VIP Calculator

Netformx VIP Calculator

Automatically analyze your VIP rebates and gain insights on potential payouts

Virtually all partners know about Cisco® Value Incentive Program (VIP) rebates. Many accept their rebate checks without question or just confirm they received the amount they expect. Others don’t maximize their full rebate potential because the list of VIP-eligible products and criteria are constantly changing.

Netformx VIP Calculator enables you to quickly calculate your anticipated rebate amount and provides you with insights, so you always know whether you are taking best advantage of Cisco programs.

The Netformx VIP Calculator estimates your VIP rebates based on:

  • The cost structure of the SKUs set by selected promotions and incentives
  • Your default partner and certification status settings
  • SKU alignment to VIP track and sub-track payment schedules
  • Architecture and annuity calculation breakdowns

The SKU cost structures can be automatically created by the Netformx Partner Incentive Tool (PIT), which analyzes all Cisco promotions, incentives, and other profit rewards that apply to a Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) Estimate. Because they are linked, the cost structures created by PIT are immediately available to VIP Calculator. That way you are ensured of having the appropriate cost structures for the VIP analysis.

With VIP Calculator you can quickly see your potential VIP payout and the payout details by hardware SKUs, annuities, and SKUs not in VIP. You can also assess the financial value of adding a track certification by performing a what-if analysis with and without the certification. When you do the analysis early in the VIP period, you have time to fulfill any certification requirements that will improve the bottom line. VIP Calculator also analyzes the impact of Cisco’s Migration Incentive Program (MIP) and Account Breakaway incentives to drive additional bonus dollar contributions.

With Netformx VIP Calculator you can:

  • Increase your VIP payout by analyzing your anticipated VIP rebate amount
  • Boost productivity since VIP Calculator gathers, organizes, and presents all the data you need in a dashboard
  • Experiment with different Cisco plans and see the resulting impact
  • See the impact of Partner Status values on rebate payout
  • Test the multiplier effect of leveraging Account Breakaway and Migration Incentive Program (MIP) programs
  • During the VIP transition period, compare potential rebates for the current and next VIP period
  • Leverage anticipated VIP rebate dollars to address competitive pressures
  • Control who can access VIP Calculator based on how your company uses its rebate funds