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The Grand Taxonomy of C3 2017

The great Steve Jobs once said, "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future." No offense to Steve, but we don’t agree with him here at CallidusCloud. We prefer to look to Bill…
By Hannah Pap Rocki | August 15th, 2017 | C3
Lead to Money

Lead to Money Makes the Connection to Revenue Recognition and ASC 606

Recently, CallidusCloud strategically acquired RevSym, a revenue recognition vendor specializing in solving the pain of ASC 606 compliance. The product solves an urgent business need and is a crucial product area in and of itself. But how does that fit into the broader Lead to Money suite? Analyst…
By Andres Botero | August 9th, 2017 | Lead to Money
ASC 606

Find the Best Solution for ASC 606 without the Long, Arduous Journey

ASC 606 is one of the biggest changes the accounting world has seen in decades, and the deadline for compliance is just around the corner. However, many companies are still in the early assessment state; surveys show that companies are unprepared to meet the January 1, 2018, deadline.    …
By Roxanne Oulman | July 31st, 2017 | RevSym
get strategic fast

Evolution of Sales Ops: How to Get Strategic Fast

Salespeople sell, coders code, and marketers market; so, what exactly does a sales ops professional do? It’s hard to come up with a pithy answer. There’s probably no corporate role as vitally important, with as much of a diverse and flexible charter, as sales ops. And that’s a good thing. Why?…
By Christine Dorrion | July 21st, 2017 | Sales Performance Management (SPM)
ASC 606

Sales ops, get ready. ASC 606 will change your life

ASC 606 is groundbreaking accounting literature. If you’re in sales operations, why should you care? Most accounting teams are scratching their heads to figure out the revenue side of Revenue Recognition ASC 606, as the deadline for compliance is just a whisker away, falling on January 1, 2018. But…
By Poornima Mohandas | July 20th, 2017 | RevSym
ASC 606 Accounting Standard

Salespeople, Here’s Why You Should Be Deeply, Hugely, and Terribly Interested in the ASC 606 Accounting Standard

Unless you’re an accountant, a CFO, or another executive who deals with revenue issues, the odds are pretty good that you don’t spend your free time delving into the exciting world of accounting standards. And if you’re in sales? You’re probably aggressively uninterested in such things. But right…
By Poornima Mohandas | July 1st, 2017 | RevSym
email messages

4 Subtle but Easily Missed Mistakes to Avoid in Your Email Messages

Back around the first of the year, I received an email from my health club. I’ve been a member there for 13 years, and this was the first of its kind. It said, in part: “Dear Chris, “We've noticed you haven't been in as regularly in recent weeks. “I understand there may be many reasons for not…
By Chris Bucholtz | June 22nd, 2017 | Marketing
Smart Compensation

Analytics and Smart Compensation: Expanding the Sales Manager's Toolkit

The old saw states that a poor workman blames his tools. These days, it could also be said that a successful sales manager credits his tools for guiding his success. But, to use the tools available to them, sales managers need help. Manual systems for managing commissions and other sales processes…
By Chris Bucholtz | June 12th, 2017 | Commissions
Five Things Your Comp Plan Manager’s Time Is Better Used for Than Dispute Resolution

Five Things Your Comp Plan Manager’s Time Is Better Used for Than Dispute Resolution

One of the most startling interviews I’ve done with a comp plan manager came last summer when a manager admitted that, at her previous company, half of her time was spent resolving disputes with members of the sales force. The first four hours of every day was committed to dispute resolution—being…
By Chris Bucholtz | June 6th, 2017 | Commissions
The 3 Reasons Why Our First Year Sponsoring SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW Was a Success

The 3 Reasons Why Our First Year Sponsoring SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW Was a Success

Some see digital transformation as just a buzzword, but it’s more real to me and CallidusCloud than that. This year was our first year sponsoring SAPPHIRE NOW. We wanted to show attendees how digital transformation can make each stage of the sales process more valuable. Here’s why I walked away…
By Bill Butler | May 31st, 2017 | Events