Information on lever triggers for Commercial Distributors incentives

Summary

This article provides information on the lever triggers for rebate calculation in the Commercial Distributor Incentives Program.

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The Commercial Distributor Incentives Program do not have lever triggers at this moment; this means that you start earning incentives as soon as you start selling participant products.

However, the levers can be reviewed and changed at any time during the fiscal year. If there is any change, it will be stated in the MCIA that is sent to the partner administrator.

To check lever details in CHIP:
  1. Open the Channel Incentives Platform tool (CHIP).
  2. Log in using your Microsoft account (previous Live ID).
  3. Select Program NameRebates.
  4. Select the Period in question from the dropdown.
  5. Click Earned Funds.
  6. Go to Lever Details section. And click on the green triangle.
  7. A table will be displayed with one row per participant lever.


Here is the definition of each of the fields on the Lever Details table:

Field:      Definition:
Performance GoalsThe performance description by which a rebate is calculated. Details about this goal were originally agreed to in your Microsoft Rebate Letter.
GoalThe Goal is the level of performance expected to obtain the rebate.
AchievementAchievement is the performance as measured from the beginning of the quarter to the current day, based on the most recent data feed from MS SALES.
Attainment LevelThe Attainment Level is a percent reflecting the ratio between the Performance Goal and the Net Performance.
Payout TierPayout Tier is the rebate percentage earned if the entire target amount was not met.  Generally, a threshold is indicated at which no rebate is earned, followed by a graduated scale that can exceed 100%.
PayoutThe Payout percent is a percentage that is applied to the Basis to determine the raw earnings.
Rebate %Rebate Percentage is the percentage of earnings that are provided as a rebate.
Co-Op %The Co-Op percentage is the percentage of earnings that are applied towards reimbursement via the Co-Op claiming process.
BasisThe Basis is the base revenue against which an earned rebate is calculated.
Rebate EarnedRebate Earned is the resulting amount after the Basis, Payout and Payout Tier are multiplied together. The amount is shown in the transaction currency for the indicated Performance Goal.
Co-Op EarnedThe Co-Op Earned is the resulting amount after the Basis, Payout and Payout Tier are multiplied together. The amount is shown in the transaction currency for the indicated Performance Goal.



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Article ID: 2961487 - Last Review: 17 Oct 2014 - Revision: 1

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