Watch this 12 minute video first. You will learn the absolute basics needed to start using AlignMix
Setting Up You Data in Excel:
Use Microsoft Excel to prepare your data for import into AlignMix
Importing Zip Code Data:
Import the zip code assignments and any zip-level data (e.g. population of each zip code) into AlignMix.
Importing Sales Account Data:
Import sales accounts/clients into AlignMix. A segmentation can be added to your account data so that each account segment can appear as a different type of account on your map. You can also import account data sets (Account sales, account potential)
Importing Sales Rep Data:
Import the location of your sales reps. Sales territory assignments can be made automatically if this data exists in your import file.
Importing District and Region Manager Data:
Import the location of district and region managers into your sales territory map. During this import these assignments will be made automatically.
Clean Alignment Tool:
The clean alignment tool will help clean up sales territories. An account based territory alignment can be converted into a geographic alignment by using this tool.
AlignMix has many tools and views that can be used to help create and modify sales territories.
Configure layers allows you to customize labels, icons, and layers that appear on your sales territory maps.
The alignment tools allow you to create and modify sales territories. The touch align tool with just one click will allow you to move sales territories boundaries and modify existing sales territories.
Creating Sales Territories:
This video will show you how to use the alignment tools to create sales territory from a blank file.
Creating an Alignment Index:
The alignment index is a data set that is created within the software. This data set will allow you to balance and optimize sales territories, sales districts, and sales regions.
Balance Sales Territories:
The ultimate goal of a sales territory mapping package is to create balanced and optimized sales territories. This video will show the best process for balancing existing or new sales territories.
Assigning Sales Territories to Districts:
Build a hierarchy by assigning sales territories to a sales district.
Assigning Sales Districts to Regions:
Build a three level hierarchy by assigning sales territories to districts and sales districts to sales regions.
Adding, Editing, Assigning Sales Reps:
Manually add, edit, and assign sales reps. This same process applies to assigning sales district managers and sales region managers.
View all sales territory, district, and region data in table form.
Use any data set to create a thematic zip code or sales territory map allowing you to pinpoint high/low potential areas.
Charts allow you to analyze how optimized your sales territories are in additional to providing powerful analytics.
Export To Excel:
Export all of your zip code and account assignments out of your sales territory maps and into Microsoft excel.
Export your maps from AlignMix and into excel or .png image file.
Export To Google Maps:
Export your territories, districts, regions, accounts and sales reps to a kml/kmz file that can then be imported into Google mymaps or any other software that can import these shape files.