Commission schemes are one of the most popular ways to boost morale and motivation. However, managing this can also create a huge admin burden. Different employees perform differently and can qualify for commission based on a number of complex rules.
Use our template as an intuitive, customizable tool to register sales and calculate the commission owed to each of your employees.
What is a commission calculator?
As the name suggests, sales commission calculators are simple CRUD applications, that calculate the amount of commission that is owed to your employees. This means setting rules so that when a team member completes a sale, their commission is determined automatically.
The goal is to automate and streamline workflows for issuing commission-based payments.
Define your own rules to match your existing commission structure. That way, your employees can simply log their sales, and our template will take care of the rest.
Why use a dedicated tool to calculate commissions?
Businesses use a range of tools to manage commission payments. For example, it’s still common for sales managers to manually figure out what is owed to their team in incentive compensation. Other companies rely on spreadsheets to manage commission calculations.
Each of these solutions creates problems. Manual calculations lead to avoidable admin costs and scope for error. Spreadsheets are simply not efficient when managing commissions for large teams.
This is especially true in the case of tiered commission, or any situation where the total amount of incentive-based salary is based on tenure or seniority.
Spreadsheets also create unnecessary security risks around sales reps’ and customers’ sensitive data.
Dedicated commission calculation software offers superior usability, customization, security, and efficiency.
What should a commission calculator include?
Commission calculators are simple CRUD apps , comprising of two elements:
- A data layer, for storing sales records and automating calculations.
- A front-end interface, for gathering, displaying, and managing data around sales compensation.
Users can record sales through the app’s front end. The data layer is used to store this information and apply your calculation rules.
The best commission calculator tools provide additional features to fully streamline processes. For example, third-party integrations, custom automations, and other advanced functionality.
You might like to add additional short term incentives around selling certain volumes worth of a product. Or, you might want to create custom screens around analytics for total commissions or average commission rates.
Our commission calculation template
We’ve built our template to maximize security, usability, and efficiency. Use Budibase templates as deployment-ready solutions or customize them to match your specific requirements.
Out of the box, our template offers:
- Design customization.
- Streamlined workflows.
- Process automation.
- Intuitive UI.
- Custom RBAC.
- Rule-based calculations.
- Responsive design.
- Flexible hosting.
- External data support.
- Single-screen UIs.
Say goodbye to laborious, time-consuming commission calculations.
Intuitive commission calculation UIs
Our lightweight, simple template offers a clean, efficient user experience. We’ve built an intuitive single-screen interface for managing all aspects of your employee commission program.
Use modal forms and pop-ups to register sales, analyze employee data, and view performance reports.
Our single-screen tool offers unrivaled usability, without compromising on functionality. Users can perform all kinds of CRUD actions, at the press of a button.
Custom calculation rules
Our template offers different commission percentages to employees, based on their length of service. Employees receive a 5% commission in their first year, 10% in years two to five, and 15% in years five to ten. Beyond this, they’ll receive an extra 0.5% for each year of service.
We’ve provided separate formula variables for employees’ current commission rate, and their rate at the time of each sale. This ensures accuracy, even when dealing with back-dated or historical data.
Role-based access control
Our template offers customizable RBAC. Maximize your app’s security and usability, by granting each user the exact permissions they need. Restrict screens and data to different permission tiers, at the press of a button.
Grant permissions based on your employees’ job role, department, seniority, and more.
We’ve built our template around two levels of access. Basic users can register sales, and view their colleagues’ overall performance. Power users can access more detailed sales reports, histories, and individuals’ commission data.
Budibase tools work perfectly across all devices. Our commission calculation template is fully mobile-responsive, with all design elements scaling and resizing to suit users’ screens. Our components are also thoroughly accessibility tested.
Maximize app adoption by giving your team a tool that they can access anywhere, on any device.
Craft mobile-specific UIs, using custom conditionality rules.
Searchability and filtering
Our template offers advanced searchability and filtering. We’ve provided a dynamic filter component, to quickly isolate and locate specific data, using any variable or field. Create complex filtering rules, using a range of numerical and textual expressions.
Search for employees based on their sales history, commission rate, length of service, personal details, and more.
With Budibase, it’s easy to give your employees the exact data they need, right at their fingertips.
Budibase offers powerful conditional UIs. Update, display, and hide design elements based on form inputs, user data, behavior, app actions, database entries, and more. Create incredible interfaces which respond as users interact with your app.
We’ve used conditionality to pack a huge amount of functionality into our lightweight, single-screen app.
Create powerful branched forms, mobile-optimized UIs, and intuitive in-app navigation, using custom conditionality rules.
Performance monitoring and reports
Our app is designed for speedy access to information. We’ve created beautiful, autogenerated reports for each member of your sales team. Quickly view volumes and amounts of sales, commissions, current commission rates, and itemized sales lists.
Use simple Markdown to alter the design and layout of your reports, in seconds.
Calculate commissions with Budibase
Budibase is the fast and cost-effective way to build CRUD apps. Our low-code platform offers complete customization and unparalleled development times.
Choose Budibase for:
- Open-source design.
- Fast deployment.
- Custom RBAC.
- Flexible hosting.
- Mobile-friendly apps.
- Free SSO.
- External data support.
- Total customization.
With Budibase, you can create fully custom business apps , in as little as five minutes.
Our open-source, low-code platform
We’re on a mission to build the world’s leading ecosystem of open-source tools. Our low-code platform is built to offer fast, cost-effective builds, complete customization, and incredible developer experiences.
We also offer a range of support packages and SLAs for power users. Check out our pricing page for more information.
External database support
Connect our commission calculation to existing data, in seconds. Budibase offers external database support for MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, S3, MongoDB, CouchDB, Airtable, Oracle, REST API, and more.
You can also upload existing spreadsheets, or build your app’s data layer from scratch, using our built-in database.
Use self-hosting or Budibase Cloud for our commission calculator app. Host your Budibase tools on your own infrastructure using Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Compose, or Digital Ocean.
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Customization and scalability
Over time, your business will inevitably grow and change. With Budibase, your tools are ready to evolve to meet new challenges. Add new users, data, screens, and functionality, using our intuitive low-code app builder.
Don’t wait for the features you need from off-the-shelf vendors. With Budibase, you build fully deployable custom tools, in under five minutes.
Budibase is the smart choice for security-conscious businesses. Protect your employees’ data with optional self-hosting, custom RBAC, and more. We empower our users to use the exact right security protocols for their specific needs.
Budibase users also enjoy free SSO across all of their tools, as well as OpenID and OAuth support.
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