Manufacturer Sales Compensation 2016 Report

Author: Brian Karas, Published on May 09, 2016

This is the most comprehensive statistics on manufacturer sales compensation and a must read for those who are on the manufacturing side, want to go to the manufacturer side or are curious what their vendor's salespeople make.

Manufacturers told us, in detail, about compensation and much more.

The results determined include:

  • Outside sales base salary and commission levels
  • Inside sales base salary and commission levels
  • Average quota levels set
  • Methods used to set quotas
  • Perceptions on whether quotas are fair
  • Top challenges in achieving quotas
  • Most desired non-monetary compensation
  • Cash vs stock compensation preferences
  • Outlook for sales jobs
  • Preferences for future sales jobs

Their answers are analyzed in this report, providing insight on how manufacturer sales people are getting paid, how they view the industry, and what they would recommend changing.

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*******

  • ******* ***** ****** **** * **** ~$***, *** ***** ************ of $**** ** ** $****+
  • ****** ***** **** ** ~$***, *** ***** ************ ** ~$***
  • ****** **** ** ******* *** ******, *** ******* ** ** the $** *****, *** ********* ** **** **** **-**% ** met
  • ***** ****** ********* ******** ****** ** "****** **** **** *****" instead ** ********* ***
  • ***** ******** *** *********** ************ *** *** ******* ******* ********** sales ****** **** ********* ***** ******
  • ******* ****, ***** ****** **** ** **** **** *********** ** the *******
  • **** *********** ***** ****** **** **** *****
  • ******** ******* ** ***** ****** ** *****, ***** **** * negative **** **** **** ******** ******* *** ***** ******* **** those **** ******** *******
  • **** ***** ****** ***** ********* ***** ******* ** **** * job ** *** ********, ********* **** ************* ******* ** ***********
  • ******** *** ***** ********** *** ***** ******* *** *************
  • ****** ***** **** *** ***, *** **** ***** ****** *** it's ***** **.

Outside ***** **** *****

** ***** "** **** ********** **** ** *** ******* ****/***** ************ *** ******* Sales? *** **** ** ****?" ********* **** * ******** ******* in ************ ***** *** ******* ***********.

**** ******

*** **** ****** ******* ***** **** ****** *** ** *** 70-80K (***) *****, ****** *-****** **** ************* **** *** ********.

***** / **********

***** ************ *** * ************ ******* ***** ****** ***** ****** $120,000, ***** ** ********* *****, ****** ** ******* ******** *****, numbers ***** $***,*** *** **********.

****** ********* ** ********:

  • "*** ** *** $***-$*** **** ********* ** **********. ********** **** will **** ********* ** *** ********* (******** / **********) ***** targeted **** $*** - $***"
  • "$*** ** $*** ****. $**** ** $**** ***"
  • "***** ** ** * **/** ***** **** **** ******** ***** between $*** ** $****."
  • "*** **** / *** *****."
  • "**** ** $*** ** $*** *** ******** ****, $*** ** $120k *** **** *********** ******** *********. ***** **** ** **** for ********* ** $**** ** $****, ***** **** *** *********** nationals ** $**** ** $****."
  • "$**** **** *** $*** *****"

****** ******** **** ********** **** *********** ********** *** ******** **. regional ***********.

Inside ***** **** *****

********* ** ******* ***** ************ ***** **** * ****** **** salary ****** $**,***, *** ***** ******** ** *** $**,***-$**,*** *****.  Inside ***** ******** ****** *** ** $***,***.

**** ** *** ****** ***** ***** ** ** * ********-***** position, **** ******* ****** ***** ****** ** ** ** ******* sales ****.

  • "****** ***** $** -$*** **** ***. - ***** **** ** performance ** ******(*) *********. ***** **** $**-$**"
  • "**-*** ****. **-*** *****."
  • "* **** * *** **** **** * $*,***/ ******* ***** if * *** ***% ** ***** *** * .***% ********** for ***** ****** **** * ** ****. ** ** *** 100% ** *** ****** ****** * **** *** * *** time $*,*** *****."
  • "*** **** *** ***** ** *** ***** ******* ** *** company."

Quotas - *** ******** *** ** *****

** ***** *** ******* ******, *** *** **** ** **** is ******** ******** ** *** ******* ***** ****.  ********* ****** a **** ***** ** ******, *** * ****** ***** ** falling **** ***** ** ***% ***********.

  • "$** ** $***. ** *** **** ** ******* **** ***, you ****** *** **%. ** *** **** ** ***** **** job, *** **% ** ******. ***** ***** ** ** * never ****** ****** ** **% ********** ******** **** ***** ** months."
  • "******* ***** ** *** $** - $**. ******* *********** ** 90%"
  • "$** *****. **% - **% ********"
  • "* ** * *******. **% ********** *** ****** ****."
  • "$**, **%"
  • "$*.** - $*.** **%-**%"
  • "$**~$*** **%~***%"
  • "$*-* *******. ** ******* ** ** ***%"
  • "$*-**. **% - ***% **** *** ***** ************."
  • "***** $** ** $** *** ***** **** ** ******* **% of ****."

No ***** ** *** ****** *** ***

***** ****** **** ******** ***** ***** ** *** ****** *** set, *** *** ********* ******** *** ***** ****** ******.  

*** ******** ** ****** **********: "*** *** ***** ****** ********* ***?  ** *** **** *** process ** ********* ****?  **** ** *** **** ***** ** the **** *** ** *** ******?"

*** ********** ********* **** **** ****** **** ********* *** ********* designed ** ** ************:

  • "** ** *** ** *** ********** ** *** ****** ********** conference. * ***** **'* ******. ******* **** ***'* **** *** correct ******. **** *** ********, *** *****-** ****** *** ****** on *** ********."
  • "****** *** ****'* **** . ** ****** *** ******* ********** in **** *** **** ** ******** *** ***."
  • "**** **** ***** ******, *** *** ** ********* ****** **********, usually *-**%. ** ***** ** **** **** ********* ** **** at ****** *** *** ****** *****, *** *** * ****** a *** ****** **** **** ** ********* ******."
  • "* **** ***** **** * ***** **** *** *** *** subjectively. ** *** ******* ***** ** **** **%, **** ***** each ***** ** ***** **%."
  • "*** ***** **** ** ********* *** *** ** ** **-********** quota **** **** * ****** ** **** ******* ***** *******."
  • "******* ** *** ***** ********** **, **** **** **** ******* out ** ******* *** **** ****** ** ** ********. ******* managers **** ****** ************ *** *** ****** ***** ** ********** growth **** ******** ***** ******."
  • "**** ***** ******* + ********* ******. *** ********* ****** ** often ************ ** **** *************."
  • "***** ****** *** **** ********* ****** *** ** * ****** handed **** **** *** ***** *** ** * *******'* ******* for ***** **** **** ** **. *** *********** ****. ** some ***** ****** ******** *** ***** **** ******* ** **** others **** *** ***. *** ****** ***** **** **** ************* is ****** **** ******* *** ***** **** *********** **** *** release ** * *** **** ** ******* ** ******* *** that *** *** *** **** ********. **** ******* **** ***** than *** ** *** ********** ***** ** ******* ****** **** product *************** ** ** ******* *********** ** *** ******* ** year ** ****."
  • "**** *** ************ *** ** ********** **** ****** / ** discussion ** ***** **** *** ***** ******. ********** ******* **** are **** ********* ** **** **** ** ** *** *** norm"
  • "***** ****** *** ********* ***** ** **** ***********. ******* **** much **** **** **** ****. * ****** *** ** *** quota ***** ** ** ****** *** ****** *** ********* ************* within *** **** *** **** *** ***** ** **** ********."

***** **** **** ***** ****** *** **** **** ****** **** ****, or ***** ***** ** ******* ********:

  • "********** ********* ***** ** *** ****** *** **** *** ****** in * **** ******. **** ********* **** ************* **** *** regional ***** *******, ** ******* **** **** *** **** *********** with. **** *** **** *** ** *** * ***** ***** be ** ******* *** **** ** *** ******* ** *** RSM ** ******* **** **** *** **** *********** ****."
  • "****** *** ***** **** ***** **** ***** **** * **% 20% ********. **** **** ** *** ********* *****."
  • "****** *** ******* ** *** **** *-* ***** ** ***** and ****** * % ** **. ** ********** ** ******** 8-15% ******. ***** ** ********* * ***** ******** ** **** state. ** ** *** **** * *** *** ** *** state **** ****, ** **** **** **** ***** **** ****. It ** ******, *** *** **** ***."
  • "**% **** ***** ***** ******** ** *** *********. ******* ** generally ****. ********* ***'* ****** * ******* ** ***** ** a ********* **** **** **** ***"

Chinese ******* *** *********** ************ ********* ******

**** ** ***** "**** ** *** **** ** *** ******* challenge ** ******* ** ********* ******?  **** ** **** ******** for ********** **?"  ******* ******* *** ******* ****** **** ********** ***** ** the ******* ********* ** ******.

  • "******* ********* ** *** ***** ****** ***** *** ******* ***********. Strategy: ****** *****, ***** **** ****** ********, *** **** ** value."
  • "*** **** ** *** ****** ****** *** ******** ** *** biggest *****. ***** ****** ****** *** ******* ** ***** ** the ***** *****, ** *** "***** ****" ** ******* ********** isn't ****** *** **** ********. ** ******* ***** ** *** technology ***** *** ******** **** ******** *** **** ******* ** superior ***** ******* *** ********** ** * **** ***** ** start."
  • "*******/******* * ******** ** *********** ***** **** **** ***** ******* to ********** *** **."
  • "**** **** *** **** ** ****** ** ******* *******. * $2K *** ** *** $***.**. **** ***** ******** ** ****** companies **** ***** **** **** ******** *******."
  • "*** *** **** ****** ************* ******* ** ** *** ****** every ***. **** *** ********* *** ****** *** *** *** market *** ** *** ******* **...******, *****, ***. ********* *** customers *** ******** **** ***** ** *** ******* ********. - Educating ** *** ********* ** *** ***** *******. *** **** people *** *** * *********, ***** ******. **'* ******* *** many ****** ** *** ******** ***'* **** *** **** *****. - ****** ** ** *** *** *** ** *** ******."
  • "************ *********** ******, *********** **** ***** *************, ********* ********* **** advanced ********. **** *** ** ******** *** ** *** ***** is ** *** ***** ** *** ******** ** ***** * trusted ******* *** *** *********."
  • "*** ***** ******* . ******* ***** *** ********* ** ** products *** ******* *** *******."
******* ****** ********* ** ******* ** ********* ****** *** *********** expectations:
  • "********** ******* **** **********. **'* **** ********* ** ******** *** attainable ******* **** **** ** ****** ********* ****** **********."
  • "*********** ****** ***********. *** **** **** ******** ** *** ***** creation *******."
  • "********* ****** **** ************. *** *******, **** ***'** ******* $*** from ** **** ** ******** *** ***'** *** **** * 30% ****** *********** **'* * *** ******* ******* ** ***** $6M **** ** ***** ** ** *** **** * $** territory, *** ******** *** ** ** ****** ******* *** ******** channel *** ********* *** *** ******** *** ********, ***** ******** yourself ****** **** ** ***** ******** *** ****"
  • "****** **** ** * **** ****** **** *** ******* ** growing ** * *****."

Most ******* ***-******** ************

** ******** ** *** ******** "**** ********, ******* ****, *** **** ********** ** *********?" ********* ****** sales ********* **** *********** ** *** ******* *** * **** positive ******* ***********.

  • "********** **** ******. *** ***** ****** ** **** ********. * sense ** ********* ** ********* **** ***** *** **** ** get ** ** *** ******* *** ** *** ****."
  • "******* * ******* **** * **** ********** ************."
  • "***** **** ** *** ******** ****** *******. * ******* **** values **** ***** *** ********** **** ************ ** **** ** proving *** *** *** ***** ********* ** ** **********. *** right ******* ** ***** ** *** ********* *** ****** *** treated."
  • "**** **** ***********, ****** ****** ****** ** **** ****, **** shake."
  • "**********/****** *********** *************"

**********-******* ***** **** *** ****** **** ****** ********:

  • "****** / **** / ********* ******** / **** / *********** / **** **** ****."
  • "******* - ***** ********* - *** ****** * **** ******. Last **** ******* ** * ***** ** ******* **** *** premium ******** ******* ** * **** ** ****** **********. * made *** **** ******. *** ****, *** ****** ****** ********."
  • "********, ********* *****."
  • "* **** ********** **** ** *********."

** **** *****-****** *******, *** ******** *****: "** ***** ******** ******* ****?"

Cash ** ****, **** **** *****

***** ****** ****** ** ****** **** **** *****. ** *** ****** we ***** "*** ********** ** * ******* ***** **** (****** Stock ******** ****, ** ***** *******)? ***** *** ****** **** stock ** **** ************? ***?"  ********* ****** **** **** ** king:

  • "* ***** ****** **** ****."
  • "*'* ****** ************. ******** *****?"
  • "**** ************, * *** ****** ** ** ***"
  • "******* ** *** ******* *** ****** ** ******* *** **** in * ******* - ***** ***** **** ********, *** ** I ****** ***..."* **** ** *** **** ** ***** *** in *** ****!" ** ***** *****...**** *** ****!"
  • "**** ************, ***** ** *** *** ** ******* ***** **** investor ***** ****** ** ***. ******** *******'* ***** ******* ** too ***** ** **** * ***** ******** ** ***** *****"
  • "***** ****** ** *** *****. ***** **** ** **** ******* more ************."
  • "*** **** *** ****. *'* ****** **** ************. **** ** the ************* ******** ******** *** **** *** ** ***** *********, so *** ***** ** **** ** *** ******* ** * whole. ******* *********, ******* ** **** ***** ******** **** **** a **** **** *** *** ****** ***** ********* ****'* ******* snatched ** **** **** **** ****** *** *********."
  • "**** ** ****. ***** ** **********. ***** ** * *****-** or "*****-*****" ********* ** ***** ** **********."
  • "***** ** ****. * ***** ****** **** ** *** ****** based ** ******* ************."

***** **** *** ****** ***** ****** ****** *** ** **** particular **********:

  • "* ***** **** **** ***** ** * *** *** *** books ** *** ******* *** **** ****** ********* ** *** fiscal ******."
  • "**** **********. **'* * **** ************ **** ** ** * part ***** ** *** ******** ***'** ******* *** ********. *'* personally ****** **** ***** ** *'* ** * ****** ****** point ** **** *** **** * ****** **** **** ***********."
  • "** * ******* ** *** *******, **** *****. ** *'* there **** ** **** ****, **** ************."
  • "* ***** ****** ***** **** **** ****, *** ** ********** account *** ***** *** **** ** *** *** ** ***** stock *******."

Industry ******* - ***** *******

***** ****** ******** *** ******** "**** ** *** ****** ******* for ***** **** ** *** ******** ********?  ** *** ***** it ** ******** **, ** ****?" **** ****** ******* **/** results.  **** **** *** ****** *** **, ***** ****** *** downward ****** ** *** ******.
 
******** ******* *** ******** ******** **** * ******, ***** **** to ***-**** ******** *** ***** ***********:
  • "**** *** ******* ******** *** ******** ****. ** ****** **** its ******** ************ ********* ** ******** *** **** ***** ***** value."
  • "******** ****. ** **** ***** ***** ********* **** **, *** sales **** *** ***** ** ** *** ***** ** **."
  • "******** **** *** ** ***********"
  • "********** ******** ****. ********* *** *********** *******, ***** ******** ** just ******* *** ** *** ********. ***'* *** ***** ******** by ****** ************* *** *** ****. *** ********* **** ***** and ****** *** ****** * *** ****** *** ******* ** to *** ********. *****, ***** *** ******** **** *** **** companies ** **** *** *** *** ******** *** ******** **** commoditized."
  • "******** **** *** ** *** ********* *** **** ***** ******."

*** ******** ***** ****** ** ** *******, *** **** ******** reasons:

  • "* ***** ** ** ******** **. ***** ** ** ********** for *** ****-**-**** ***** ******* ** **** ********.
  • *** ******* ** ****** *** ******** **."
  • "******** ** *** ** * ********* ***** ********** ***** ***** will ****** ** * **** *** *** ***** *** ******** it ******** (*** ****** *** **** / ****** / ****** / **************). * **** **** *** * ****** **** **** my ******* ** **** ***** *** ********. * *** *** needle ******** ** *** *** *********** ******."
  • "******** ** ****** ******** **. * **** ****** ***** *********** in **** ******** ** ** *** ***** **. ** *** healthy."

 Advice ** *******: **** ** **** ******

** **** ***** "** * **** ****** ***** **** ****** for * ***** ****** *****, **** ***** *** ********* **** pursue? * *** ****** *** ******** ********, ** *******? **** a ************, **********, ** ********* ****?".


*******, **** ********* ********* **** ****** ***** ********* **** * friend **** * *** ** *** ******** ********, **** ************ jobs **** ******* **** ********** ****.

 

Startups *** ********** *** **** ******

*** ****** **** ***** "***** **** ** ******* ***** *** most **** ** **** ** ***** ***, ** *********** ***** like **** ** *******, * ******** ***** **** **** ** Nest, ** * ******* ********** *******?".

********, **** ****** **** *******, **** ****** ** ******* ** the *********** ******.

******** **** ********* ********** **** ****** *********:

  • "***** **. *********** ****** ******** ** ***** ******** ** *****. Start *** *** ***** ** ** **** ******."
  • "* ***** ****** ** **** ** * *******. ****** ** bigger."
  • "* ***** **** ** ** *** **** ** ***** *** a ***** ***** *******. ***** ********** ** ****** ***** * see **** ****** ***** *******."

*********** ****** **** **** ******* *** ****** ******* ** ***** risk:

  • "*** **** ** ***** ** ********* ** ** *********** *****. At **** ***** ** ** **** *'* **** **** ******* the *********** *****"
  • "****** ** ******* *** ********* ***? ********** * *******. ******** earning ***** ** * **** *****, *** *** **** ***** a ***. *** ** ***********? *********** *****."
  • "* ***** ****** ** ** **** ** ***** *** * established *****, ** **** ****** ************ **** ********* **** ******* competition."
  • "*** ******* ** ****** ***, ********* *********** ** * **** bet."

Sales ****** *** ****** ** **** ** *** ***, *** ***** **

***** ****** ***** ***** * *** ** **** ** *** road, ** ***** "** *** **** ***** ****** ***** *** much **** ** *** ****? ** *** ***** *** ****** is ***** *** ************? *** ** *** ***?" ** *** how ****** ** *********.

*** ******* **** ~*:* ******* **** **** ** *** **** was *********** *** *** ***.

  • "***** ****** **** ** ** ** *** ****. **'* **** of *** ***. **** "********" *** ******** *** **** ** the ***** ** ***** *****."
  • "***** ** ***** *************, *** ************* ******* **** **** *********. I *** **** ** ******, ** * ******* **'* ***** it. *'* ****** **** ** **** * ****** ****."
  • "****** ** ***** *** ************, * **** ********** ** ** what * ** *** *** ****** * ** ****."
  • "**, ****** ** ***** ************. ***** ** ***** ** ********* is *** **** **** ** *** ***."
  • "**** ******** ** ***** **** **** * ************ ******** *** you **** ** ** ** *** **** ** ******** ***** relationships. *******, **** ******** *** **** ******** ***********, *** ****** has ******* ** ***** ***. ************* **** ******** ******* (**** a ******) ***** **** ** **** **** ** ******. *** capabilities ** ******* ** ** ***'* ** ********** *** * webinar. *******, ******** ********* (***) *** ****** *** ***** ******* in ***** ** **** ********* *** ******* **** *** ******* of ***** ****."
  • "** *** *** ** ******* ***** *** **** ** ***** time ** *** **** ** ******* **** *** ********. ** is *** ****** ***** *** ************ - ** * **** yes. ****** *** ******* ***** **** ***** *** **** ** while ** *** **** ** *** ***** ** ********** *** - *** ******** ** **** ** *** ** ******."
  • "**** ** *** **** ***'* * ***** ***** *** **; compensation *** "****** *******" **** ** *** **."

Comments (16)

***** ** *** ******* ******, ***'* ******** *** * **** of * *** ****** **** ******* * ****** ****** *** your *******!

**** *** ****** **** ***** ** ******

*** ** * **** ********, *** **** *** *** ********* to *****, *** **** *** *** ***** ** $* *******, does **** **** * *** *** **** ****** *** *** to **** $* ******* *** ***** **** ** **** **** mean ** **** ***** ** *** $* ******* ***** ** business ********** ** ** * ***-********** ****** ** **** *** simply ****** ***** ******* **** **** ***** *******?

*** **** *** ** **** **** ****, *** *** ***** next **** ** $*.* *******, **** **** **** ** *** to **** **** ******* **** ** **** ** ******** **** to **** ** ********** *.* ***?

***** ** * *** ****** ******** ** *** * ** the *** **** *** **** ***** ** $*** *** **** 1 **** ** **** **** ******. **** ** *** * of *** **** **** *** ***** ** **** *** *** only **** ** ** *** **** *** ******** ******** *** are *****...** ** *** ** **** *** **** $**** **** you **** ** **** $*.*** **** ****...*** ** **...

*** * **** ******** ** ***.

****** *** ****** ***-******, ****** ***** ** ***-***** *** * later ***** **** ** **'* * *** ****** ******** ** June *** *******.

** **** ***** **** ***** ** ** ******* ****** *** need ** **** ** *** *** ** *** ****, *** it ** **** ****** **** ********* ****** ***** ** "*****" quarter **** ******* ** ***** *** ***** ****** (**: ** is **** *****, ** ** ****, ** ** **** ** is ****). **** **** ***** **** **** ********* ** ******* for ********* ***** ** **** ** *** ****** ****.

*** ** **** ***** ***** **** $** **** **** ** $2.5M **** ****, **** ***** *** **** ** ** $*.** worth ** ******** **** ******** ****.

**** *****?

***, ** *** ***'* **** **** *****, *** *** "** trouble", *** **** ***** **** ********* ******.... **** **** ********* that...

****, ******! * ****** **** ********* **** ****** ****** ***** on *******? **** ***** **** ****** **** *** ** * newbie **** **** ***** * ******** ***********? ** ** ** hard **** ***** *** ******** ** ****** *** *** ***?

*********, ***, *** *** ** ***** ** *** ***** *****.

*******, *** ******* ****** *** * ******* ****** **** **** to ***, *** "*" ****** ** ***** ******.********** ** ***** **** ***** **, ** *** ***'* **** a ****** *** **** ** * ***** ******* ** ***** the ******* *******.

** ******* ** *** ** *** *******, *** "********" ** general, **** ***** **** **** ** ** ** ********** **** person ***** ** **** * **** ** ******** (******** *********), and *** *********** *** **** ************* **** *** ******* ******'* have ***** ***** *********. ** **** ****, ** ******** ***, the ****** ** *** ** *** *******, *** *** * few **** ******** ** **** *** **** ** ***** * few ****** ***** ** *********** ******* ** ****** **** ******* at ***-**** *****.

*'** **** **** **** **** *****, ***** * *** ******** buys $**,*** ***** ** ******* **** **** ****** **** *** just ** ** * ***** ** ***** ***** ****** (******* this ******* **** *** ******** ******* ******* ** ** * lot ** ******** **** *** ***** ******* *** *******). *** company **** *** **** **** ******* **** ***** **** ******** sales ******, *** *** *** ******* (*** ************).

** ******* ** *** ** *** *** *** *** ******** overall, **** ***, **** **** ******* **** * ******* *****. Or, **** ****** *** ** ****** ** **** * *********** in * **** ****** ******, ** **** *** ***** *** ropes *** ***** **** ** *** *******/****** ***** *** *** regional ******. **** ** **** ***** **** ***** ** ***** their *** ******, ***** ***** ** *** ****** **** **** helping ** **** ****** **, ** **** *** * ********* region.

****-*******, *** ***** ****** (*** ** *** *******) *** ********* given * ****, ***** *** ** * *********** **** ** a ***-*********** ****.

* **** ** **** ** ********-**** **** *** ******* ***** you ******* **** ********** ** **** ******. ** * **** to ******* * ***** ****** ** ** ******* *** ** doing * *** ** ******** *** ***** ******* *******, **** are *** ***** ** **** ** **** **** *** ***** something ** *** ******* ****** *** *** **** **********. * can ***** **** * ******* "****", ***** ** ****** "* trust ***'** ***** ** *** ******** ** *** **** ******, so **** ** * ********** **** ******* **** ****** ********".

** *** **** ** *********** ** ***** **** *** ***** person *** ** ***** **** ****, ***** ** ********* **** by ******* ****** *********** ***** **** **** ** *** ******* or ********* *********** *** **** ** *** **** *** ****, which *** *** ****-**-******* ***********. ** *** ****** ****** *** company (** ** *****) ****** ********** ***** *** ****** **** are *********** ******** ** *** *** **** ***, ****** **** is ****** ******** (********* *********** ******** ** **** ******** *** be *** ******* *** **** ******, *** *** ****** ***** ends ** ******* **** * **** *******).

** *** **** ** ***-***********, **** ** ********* ***** *** sales ****** *****'* **** ** ***** *** ****, ***** ******* more **** * "*****". ***** *** **** ******. ** **** case *** ***** ****** *** ** ***** ** *** (********** By *********) ******** *** *** ***** *** ****** ******* ** a **********, ******* *** ******* ***** ***** **** ** ******** at *****. ** **** **** ******* ** ****** * ***** of ***** *******, *** **** * "*****" ** ********** **** "Get **-**** ******* ***** ******** ** * ** **** ******* companies". **** ***** **** *** ***** ****** *** *** ******* to **** ********, *** **** ********, ***., *** **** ** case **** **** *** ** ** * ***** *** *** company ****'* **** **** ******** ****** **** ***.

*** *** ****** **** "**** ******* **********" ***** *** **** common **** "**** **** **********"?

**** ** **** *'** **** ** ******** ******** ***** *** "draw ****" *** "**** *******" *** ****** ** ******** ********. Though ******** ** ******** *****, ** **** *******, ** *****. :)

***********. ***** ** ********* ******** **** ** **** ***** ****** that *** **** ***** ******?

******* **** ***** ********* ** *** ********.

* **** **** **** ********* *** ** **** **** *** IT ********, *** ******* **** **** *****. ***** ** **** higher *****, ***** ** ***** ****** ****** * ********* *** of ******** *** ********* * ********* **** ** ***** *****/***** process.

**** **** *** ******** *******, ******!

** ** ******** ** **** **** ***** *********/******* *** ******* came **** (** ** ***** **** **********)? * ***** ************* will ****** * *** ***** ** ****...

*** ****** ********* *** **** *** **** ********* **** *** US, ** **** ** ******** ** *** *** ****** ** the **.

**** **** ** ******* ** **** ************* ******** *** ***** sales ****** *** ****** **** ** **** *** **** ******** in **** ******

* ***** **** ** ** **** ***********. ** **** ** see * *********** *** ****** ** **** ** ** ********** pay ****** ** **** *******.

* ***'* ***** **'** **** *** *********** ***, *** **** could ** ***********. * ***** *********** *********** ** ************ ****** sales ***** ** *********, ****'** **** ** *** **** ******** (at * **** *****), ******** ******* **** *** *****.

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ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It includes our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
Hikvision Distributor Says Hikvision "Top Rated Yet Most Hated" on Jul 12, 2017
The CEO of 2M Solutions, a distributor selling Hikvision cameras under their own as well as Hikvision's brand has publicly declared Hikvision to be...
Security Trade Magazine Readership Statistics on Jul 10, 2017
150 IPVM members reported how many and what security trade magazines they read, both in print and online. Here are the key findings: Most do...
Best Manufacturer Perks on Jul 07, 2017
A decade ago, the best manufacturer perk was likely a trip on the Pelco jet: But the Pelco jet is long, long, long gone. What types of perks...
Hikvision USA Hires VP of Business Development on Jul 05, 2017
Hikvision USA is expanding again, this time in its drive to move up market to larger integrators and end users. In this note, we analyze...
IndigoVision Raids Avigilon Sales Team on Jul 05, 2017
If you can't beat 'em, hire their employees? This could be described as IndigoVision's most recent strategy to increase market share in North...
PTZ Usage Declines 2017 - Statistics on Jul 03, 2017
PTZ usage is declining, now at ~6% of all cameras integrator use, down from ~10% of cameras used in 2014, according to new IPVM...
Hikvision Hits Record 'ALL PRODUCTS' Sales Run on Jun 30, 2017
Hikvision has a new record. This one is for the most times a video surveillance manufacturer has put all their products on sale in 2 months....

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Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...
Competing Against ADT on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Hikvision Launching Deep Learning Recorders on Jul 20, 2017
Hikvision has become a common choice for super low cost NVRs. Now, Hikvision is aiming to move up market, with deep learning NVRs that claim far...
PR Campaign Exploiting Manufacturer Cybersecurity on Jul 20, 2017
Manufacturers increasingly have a bulls-eye on their back. As cyber security solutions providers grow, they realize a great way to get publicity...
Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It includes our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...

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