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Sponsor Spotlight: Here's Why I'm Excited About Xactly Unleashed

This is a featured guest blog post from Xactly Unleashed Elite Sponsor, Canidium. This blog was authored by Tim Bensman, Solution Architect at Canidium.

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This is a featured guest blog post from Xactly Unleashed Elite Sponsor, Canidium. This blog was authored by  Tim Bensman, Solution Architect at Canidium.


Things have changed since I was last in San Francisco attending an Xactly conference in 2015.  Back then it was called Xactly CompCloud and I was an Xactly Customer. Now it’s called Xactly Unleashed and I am a proud Xactly Platinum Partner with Canidium. While the name of the conference has changed, I’m confident they are going to be bringing the same energy and passion for all things Sales Compensation!

Here are the five major things I am excited about:

#1 Breakouts

This is huge! There are going to be more than 50 breakout sessions available. This is where you can learn all about how the sausage is made.

If Xactly is something you use every day, this is where you can take your game to a whole new level.

Xactly is offering Incent certifications at level 1 and 2. This is awesome content for anyone who wants to develop their skills in designing and building plan objects, testing, and plan troubleshooting. It’s a hands-on, instructor-led, lab-based workshop that is definitely worth your time!

If Xactly is something your company is exploring, come hear about all of the success stories!

Canidium is presenting “Xactly Incent™ Providing an Enterprise Solution at Freedom Financial Network” at 1pm on Wednesday (be sure to register!) and talking about all the successes we have had implementing Xactly at a major enterprise player. We will talk about all of the challenges and how we were able to solve them.

#2 On-Demand Demos

Canidium will also have on-demand demos at our booth, where you can learn more about Connect™, Analytics, eDocs/Workflows, Pay curves, the mobile app, and much more. If you’re an Xactly administrator, we hope to see you at our booth! If you don’t have time, you can always follow up with us and we’d love to make your acquaintance!

#3 Networking Opportunities

I’m always eager to talk to others about how they personally use Xactly -- the analysts, consultants, strategists, and industry leaders who know sales performance management best.

Networking at a conference like Xactly Unleashed is critical. There will be interesting folks from all over the world with a passion for Sales Compensation. It’s a rare opportunity for our niche industry to come together and interact.

Comparing notes and sharing tips and tricks was extremely beneficial during my first Xactly conference. I was able to finally get an answer to: “What the heck is a trigger and why are we using it?”

#4 San Francisco

Another great part of Unleashed is that it takes place in San Francisco!  As the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California, there is plenty to see and explore.

The site of the conference -- Hyatt Regency -- is a gem as well. Bay views, amazing architecture, and the world’s largest hotel lobby (!) make this hotel a great place to stay.

#5 Throwback Party

Xactly uses a frequent hashtag with their social media posts -- #xactlylovesme. When attending Unleashed, you will definitely feel the love. Thursday night, Xactly is planning an #xactlylovesme Throwback Party – which takes place in the historic Ferry Building! This is seriously so cool, if you haven’t been inside the Ferry building, you will definitely want to check this out.

All in all, this really will be the ultimate Sales Performance Management Summit. I hope to see you there!