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Learn the Keys to Setting and Getting Optimal Prices at Battle For Margin in Las Vegas June 8-9, 2017

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Watch a short video about the “Battle for Margin” two day event in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will learn valuable lessons on how to increase their competitive advantage and improve financial performance with the SPA Solution portfolio and negotiation training services.  


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This big-picture seminar is focused on strategic topics of importance to the owners, CEOs, CFOs, and general managers of distribution, manufacturing, technology and services companies.

Experts will address the topics essential to accelerating the customer value proposition, competitive positioning and market value of any distribution or manufacturing business.

The seminar addresses the strategic, analytical, process and cultural issues that are fundamental to maximizing shareholder value.

The seminar will focus on the high-level, strategic and structural issues that are easily neglected in the hustle and bustle of daily business demands. It will help you to re-focus your organization on the drivers of economic value.

Watch the following short video to learn more about the upcoming Battle for Margin event in Las Vegas.

 

 

EVENT AGENDA

Thursday, June 8

7:00 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 am: Registration

8:00 – 8:15 am: Welcome to BFM Vegas

  • Overview, Agenda, Introductions

8:15 – 9:15 am: Keynote Address

9:15 – 9:30 AM: Introduction to Group Activity

9:30 – 9:45 AM: Break

9:45 – 11:30 am: Group Activity 1: Tactical Negotiations

Participants will tackle an entertaining negotiation case designed to provide a deeper understanding of the negotiating process. Once completed, the case will be critiqued based on class outcomes.

  • Identify typical negotiating blind spots
  • How to increase power
  • Tactics and countermeasures

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Thought Provoking Planning Session

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm: SPASIGMA Personality Quotient (PQ)

Learn hands-on tools for quickly and easily recognizing personality types. Employs the Jung Myers-Briggs “MBTI” model used by 89 of the Fortune 100.

  • Quickly identify different personality profiles
  • Communicate naturally and effectively with each personality type
  • Win over and earn the trust of various personalities in the workplace
  • Tailor your negotiation tactics based on personality type

2:30 – 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 – 4:30 pm: SPA Analytics and Tools

  • SPA Overview
  • SET vs. GET Tools
  • SPA Analytics Concepts: Core Status, Visibility, Cost-to-Serve, Price Environment Score, Price Bands
  • SPA Tools: SPA BI, SPA Contract Management, SPA Price Bands

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Roundtable – The Power of Analytics

  • Conversation with existing SPA customers
  • The scoop on how to get the most out of SPA tools and training

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktails and Networking

8:00 – 10:00 pm: Dinner – LAGO at The Bellagio

 

Friday, June 9

7:15 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 am: Welcome Back

9:00 – 10:30 am: Group Activity 2 – Relationship-Focused Negotiations

Use what you have learned from the Tactical Negotiations workshop. Dive into a fun, complex, multiple-issue negotiation.

  • Discover the difference between Transactional and Win-Win bargaining
  • Strategies for crafting better long-term agreements
  • How Personality Quotient relates negotiation

10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Group Activity 3 – Strategic and Long-term Negotiations

What’s after Win-Win? Take a look at leveraging your power and working through disputes in long-term relationships:

  • Use analytics and scoring to identify your best-case scenario and most effective concessions
  • Apply personality theory when framing your persuasive argument
  • Deepen your conflict resolution skills

12:00 am – 12:30 pm: Conclusion and Wrap Up

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Breakout #1 – SPA Existing Client Demos

  • “What’s App” Discover what’s in store for existing clients

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Breakout #2 – SPASigma Clients/Seminars

  • “Show and Tell” Experience the future of learning with the SPASIGMA creative team

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Breakout #3 – Prospective Clients Demos/Sales Networking

  • “Ask Me Anything” Q & A plus demos with the SPA business development team

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Cocktails

 

Registration

If you are responsible for sales, profits, or pricing related decisions at your company you will benefit from this seminar. Register soon as enrollment is limited.

You will receive additional information once you enroll.

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our upcoming webcasts.

 

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

Strategic Pricing and Negotiation Webinar Series – Pricing Education, Analytics, and Decision Making Tools | October 2016

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Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques. If the dates don’t work for you or you have to miss a session – reach out to us for access to a recording of the webinar.

Strategic Pricing and Negotiation Webinar Series Overview

We’re excited to announce the availability of several On-Demand webinars and October dates for our series of live educational and informative webinar sessions. Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques live or OnDemand!

Our pricing education, analytics, and decision making focused webinars will be both educational and practical, informing you about what we do, and how our products and services will significantly improve your financial performance. Register for some of this month’s live webinars or access an OnDemand webcast for an inside look at how the SPA and SPASigma teams can help your company make smarter, better-informed pricing decisions across your entire business.

The following is just one of many testimonials about the impact of implementing strategic pricing.

“SPA has taught us a lot about using our data to make better decisions. Our pricing decisions are based on facts, which make our decisions much more powerful. The improvements our company has seen are bottom line improvements. We make more money today than we did before. We have done better every year. We have done marvelous things to the bottom line… We have found that the bottom half of your business can have a significant impact on your bottom line. It’s been a wonderful relationship! They are quick to respond and it’s been wonderful. If anyone would like to make more money they should sign up now.”

– Automotive Distributor

Click here to read SPA Client Testimonials

 

Webinar Overviews

 

Pricing Education

 

SPASigma: Negotiation Training Seminars and Learning Management System

Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Typically, salespeople are trained to sell, buyers are trained to buy. Buying and selling skills provide one component, but the subject of negotiation is vast and complex. Once exposed to formal negotiation training, experienced professionals are often amazed to learn of the vital areas of opportunity only visible through the lens of negotiation.

SPASigma Seminars are dynamic one-day and two-day events, specially crafted to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the art and science of negotiation. Entertaining case studies, eye-opening critiques and interactive group exercises equip you with the skills and knowledge to negotiate more profitable agreements immediately.

Learning Management System:

  • Platform to ensure long-term retention
  • Monthly 1-Hour Webinar/Video with Exercises, Games and Testing
  • Best in Class platform accessible on any device
  • Tracking of individual performance
  • Certification Levels:  White Belt, Yellow, Green, Black, Master Black Belt
  • Social Recognition

Click here to register 

Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course:  How to Leverage 6 Sigma Methodology to Drive Profitable Growth
Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 PM Eastern

This webinar will provide an overview of SPA’s Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course. Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Greg Preuer, of SPA has created the first course designed to apply time tested Six Sigma methodology to pricing.  Those who study with Greg will learn not only how to drive the pricing process but how to sustain the gains and automate the process.  They will become Six Sigma experts (Blackbelt) in business process with a focus placed squarely on price management.

Graduates from this course will learn to chart a clear path to pricing improvement.  They will learn each of the following steps:

  • How to design and design goals which are consistent with their company’s pricing strategy.
  • How to measure and identify characteristics critical for pricing success.
  • How to analyze the current situation and steps along the way.
  • How to design an improved alternative which moves closer to the desired result.
  • How to verify that actions taken create the right results.

Click here to register 

e-Commerce:  Learn How to Strategically Price Your e-commerce Business to Capture Market Share or Capture More Margin
Tuesday, October 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:
eCommerce Offensive Pricing Strategy

  • Gain market share, but with lower GM% expectations.
  • Price levels will be more aggressive than current business.
  • No customer loyalty, choices based on each transaction.
  • Use economic or price fighting brands.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • 3 click process to place an order drives higher conversion rates … search engine optimization (seo).
  • Automated self service models needed to answer customer questions.
  • Be aware of price method mix shift, with existing customers moving to the web … build fences.
  • Measure ROI to ensure delivering.
  • And more…eCommerce Defensive Pricing Strategy
  • ecommerce provides value added services to your exist customers.
  • Drives operational efficiency inside your business.
  • Leverage ecommerce to extend your current strategic pricing model to new customers.
  • Uncover and attack the natural variation that exists in the market.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • Don’t advantage new customers with better price levels.
  • And more…

Click here to register 

 

Pricing Analytics

SPA Pricing Cube: Improving Margins Through a More Strategic Approach to Pricing
Monday, October 24 at 2:00 PM Eastern & OnDemand

Attendees will learn how to address the following all too common issues and opportunities for increasing profitability:

  • Customer relationships focused on product/service value, not price
  • Identifying and capturing available margin premiums
  • Identifying price-sensitive products and services
  • Improving sales reps’ confidence in prices
  • Stopping undisciplined discounting
  • Tracking metrics for sales force accountability
  • Improving pricing consistency and fairness

This webcast draws on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.
Click here to register for live session 
Click here to register for OnDemand session 

 

Decision Making

 

Reporting Tool: Measure Achieved and Potential Margin Impact of Strategic Pricing
Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Understand achieved and potential impact from “The SPA Pricing Cube”
  • Uncover missed opportunities and lost pricing dollars
  • Rank pricing performance of Sales Reps, Order Writers, Branches, Vendors and Product Categories
  • Understand and manage your Pricing Methods Mix
  • Highlight trends as well as monitor and manage performance over time

Click here to register 

Contract Management Tool: Workflow Tool for Automated Management of Contracts & Special Pricing Agreements
Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Identify and fix underperforming Contracts and Special Pricing Agreements
  • Choose from SPA Recommended Prices, Capped Prices, or GM% / Discount% Targets
  • What if modeling of price changes and batch updating
  • Quantify the value of underperformance
  • Export new pricing for automated upload to ERP
  • Pass along vendor cost increases
  • Manage Annual Review Process – never miss a window of opportunity again

Click here to register for On-Demand session 

SPA Vendor Management Tool: Identify Cost Savings Opportunities
OnDemand

Topics Covered:

  • The cost management challenge
  • Why distributors struggle to effectively manage costs across their product portfolios
  • Missed cost decrease opportunities typically represent 2% to 3% of COGS
  • Patterns of missed cost savings opportunities SPA has observed by analyzing the data of its clients
  • Discussion of the analytical factors SPA leverages in its assessment of the relative cost positions of various vendors and its quantification of the savings opportunity
  • Demo of SPA’s vendor cost management tool
  • Upcoming tool enhancements
  • Client data requirements for tool and overview of the setup process
  • Q&A

Click here to register 

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our Battle for Margin Conferences.

 

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

SPA Pricing Analytics & Decision Making Tools Webinar Series | August 2016

Posted on

Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques. If the dates don’t work for you or you have to miss a session – reach out to us for access to a recording of the webinar.

Webinar Series Overview

We’re excited to announce the August dates for our series of new webinar sessions that we will be conducting on a monthly recurring basis.

Our pricing education, analytics, and decision making focused webinars will be both educational and practical, informing you about what we do, and how our products and services will significantly improve your financial performance.

The following is just one of many testimonials about the impact of implementing strategic pricing.

“SPA has taught us a lot about using our data to make better decisions. Our pricing decisions are based on facts, which make our decisions much more powerful. The improvements our company has seen are bottom line improvements. We make more money today than we did before. We have done better every year. We have done marvelous things to the bottom line… We have found that the bottom half of your business can have a significant impact on your bottom line. It’s been a wonderful relationship! They are quick to respond and it’s been wonderful. If anyone would like to make more money they should sign up now.”

– Automotive Distributor

Click here to read SPA Client Testimonials

August Pricing Analytics and Decision Making Tools Webinar Series Schedule

These webcasts draw on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for some of this month’s webinars for an inside look at how the SPA team can help your company make smarter, better-informed pricing decisions across your entire business.

 

Pricing Analytics Tools

 

SPA Pricing Cube: Improving Margins Through a More Strategic Approach to Pricing

Friday, August 12 at 2:00 PM Eastern | Thursday, August 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Attendees will learn how to address the following all too common issues and opportunities for increasing profitability:

  • Customer relationships focused on product/service value, not price
  • Identifying and capturing available margin premiums
  • Identifying price-sensitive products and services
  • Improving sales reps’ confidence in prices
  • Stopping undisciplined discounting
  • Tracking metrics for sales force accountability
  • Improving pricing consistency and fairness

This webcast draws on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for August 12 here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2343360921009427715

Register for August 25 here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/967914755615954691

 

 

Strategic Costing

Tuesday, August 9 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • How to make money with Strategic Costing
  • Mechanics of Strategic Costing
  • Ease of implementation; no change management
  • Quick ROI

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6365240314995801603

 

Decision Making Tools

 

Reporting Tool: Measure Achieved and Potential Margin Impact of Strategic Pricing

Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Understand achieved and potential impact from “The SPA Pricing Cube”
  • Uncover missed opportunities and lost pricing dollars
  • Rank pricing performance of Sales Reps, Order Writers, Branches, Vendors and Product Categories
  • Understand and manage your Pricing Methods Mix
  • Highlight trends as well as monitor and manage performance over time

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3034186275764470275

 

Contract Management Tool: Workflow Tool for Automated Management of Contracts & Special Pricing Agreements

Thursday, August 4 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Identify and fix underperforming Contracts and Special Pricing Agreements
  • Choose from SPA Recommended Prices, Capped Prices, or GM% / Discount% Targets
  • What if modeling of price changes and batch updating
  • Quantify the value of underperformance
  • Export new pricing for automated upload to ERP
  • Pass along vendor cost increases
  • Manage Annual Review Process – never miss a window of opportunity again

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7415239834661287683

 

Implementing Strategic Pricing for Non Stock and Rockwell Business

Tuesday, August 16 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Attend the webinar to learn the solutions to these business challenges.

Non Stock Pricing Challenges

  • How to price non stock business strategically?
  • Leverage Strategic Pricing Associate tools when selling non stock products
  • Drive margin % gains across all sales
  • Maintain price continuity across product families

Rockwell Automation Pricing Challenges

  • How to price Rockwell business strategically?
  • Keep connection with published distributor prices
  • Discount classification and suggested resale discount pricing matrix
  • Leverage Strategic Pricing tools when selling Rockwell products
  • Maintain continuity across product categories

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7320653247370516995

 

SPA Vendor Management Tool: Identify Cost Savings Opportunities

Thursday, August 18 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • The cost management challenge
  • Why distributors struggle to effectively manage costs across their product portfolios
  • Missed cost decrease opportunities typically represent 2% to 3% of COGS
  • Patterns of missed cost savings opportunities SPA has observed by analyzing the data of its clients
  • Discussion of the analytical factors SPA leverages in its assessment of the relative cost positions of various vendors and its quantification of the savings opportunity
  • Demo of SPA’s vendor cost management tool
  • Upcoming tool enhancements
  • Client data requirements for tool and overview of the setup process
  • Q&A

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1649311798162526211

 

Price Banding: Automated Tools to Assist Sales Team Drive Margin and Commission Growth

Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Sales people say “It’s like having a negotiation expert working alongside you!”

Learn how your sales team can:

  • Win more business
  • Maximize order margin
  • Grow commissions
  • Identify cross sell opportunities

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6295876524446324483

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our Pricing Education webinar series and our Battle for Margin Conferences.

 

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

SPA Pricing Education Webinar Series | August 2016

Posted on

Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques. If the dates don’t work for you or you have to miss a session – reach out to us for access to a recording of the webinar.

Webinar Series Overview

We’re excited to announce the August dates for our series of new webinar sessions that we will be conducting on a monthly recurring basis.

Our pricing education, analytics, and decision making focused webinars will be both educational and practical, informing you about what we do, and how our products and services will significantly improve your financial performance.

The following is just one of many testimonials about the impact of implementing strategic pricing.

“SPA has taught us a lot about using our data to make better decisions. Our pricing decisions are based on facts, which make our decisions much more powerful. The improvements our company has seen are bottom line improvements. We make more money today than we did before. We have done better every year. We have done marvelous things to the bottom line… We have found that the bottom half of your business can have a significant impact on your bottom line. It’s been a wonderful relationship! They are quick to respond and it’s been wonderful. If anyone would like to make more money they should sign up now.”

– Automotive Distributor

Click here to read SPA Client Testimonials

 

August Pricing Education Webinar Series Schedule

These webcasts draw on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for some of this month’s webinars for an inside look at how the SPA team can help your company make smarter, better-informed pricing decisions across your entire business.

 

Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course: How to Leverage 6 Sigma Methodology to Drive Profitable Growth

Monday, August 8 at 2:00 PM Eastern

This webinar will provide an overview of SPA’s Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course. Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Greg Preuer, of SPA has created the first course designed to apply time tested Six Sigma methodology to pricing. Those who study with Greg will learn not only how to drive the pricing process but how to sustain the gains and automate the process. They will become Six Sigma experts (Blackbelt) in business process with a focus placed squarely on price management.

Graduates from this course will learn to chart a clear path to pricing improvement. They will learn each of the following steps:

  • How to design and design goals which are consistent with their company’s pricing strategy.
  • How to measure and identify characteristics critical for pricing success.
  • How to analyze the current situation and steps along the way.
  • How to design an improved alternative which moves closer to the desired result.
  • How to verify that actions taken create the right results.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/443702795863938051

 

SPASigma: Negotiation Training Seminars and Learning Management System

Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Typically, salespeople are trained to sell, buyers are trained to buy. Buying and selling skills provide one component, but the subject of negotiation is vast and complex. Once exposed to formal negotiation training, experienced professionals are often amazed to learn of the vital areas of opportunity only visible through the lens of negotiation.

SPASigma Seminars are dynamic one-day and two-day events, specially crafted to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the art and science of negotiation. Entertaining case studies, eye-opening critiques and interactive group exercises equip you with the skills and knowledge to negotiate more profitable agreements immediately.

Learning Management System

  • Platform to ensure long-term retention
  • Monthly 1-Hour Webinar/Video with Exercises, Games and Testing
  • Best in Class platform accessible on any device
  • Tracking of individual performance
  • Certification Levels: White Belt, Yellow, Green, Black, Master Black Belt
  • Social Recognition

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3946629194214226947

 

e-Commerce: Learn How to Strategically Price Your e-commerce Business to Capture Market Share or Capture More Margin

Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

eCommerce Offensive Pricing Strategy

  • Gain market share, but with lower GM% expectations.
  • Price levels will be more aggressive than current business.
  • No customer loyalty, choices based on each transaction.
  • Use economic or price fighting brands.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • 3 click process to place an order drives higher conversion rates … search engine optimization (seo).
  • Automated self service models needed to answer customer questions.
  • Be aware of price method mix shift, with existing customers moving to the web … build fences.
  • Measure ROI to ensure delivering.
  • And more…

eCommerce Defensive Pricing Strategy

  • ecommerce provides value added services to your exist customers.
  • Drives operational efficiency inside your business.
  • Leverage ecommerce to extend your current strategic pricing model to new customers.
  • Uncover and attack the natural variation that exists in the market.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • Don’t advantage new customers with better price levels.
  • And more…

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1104873222506515715

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our Pricing Analytics and Decision Making tool webinar series, respectively.

 

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

SPA Pricing Analytics & Decision Making Tools Webinar Series | July 2016

Posted on

Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques.

Webinar Series Overview

We’re excited to announce that SPA has developed a series of new webinar sessions that we will be conducting on a monthly recurring basis.

Our pricing education, analytics, and decision making focused webinars will be both educational and practical, informing you about what we do, and how our products and services will significantly improve your financial performance.

The following is just one of many testimonials about the impact of implementing strategic pricing.

“The Strategic Pricing program has improved our margin from 27% to 31%. These results have moved us to the NFPDA High Performers Profit Category. The increase in profit has allowed us to justify increasing the sales force, customer service and the funding of new marketing programs.”

– Distributor

Click here to read SPA Client Testimonials

July Pricing Analytics and Decision Making Tools Webinar Series Schedule

These webcasts draw on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for some of this month’s webinars for an inside look at how the SPA team can help your company make smarter, better-informed pricing decisions across your entire business.

 

Pricing Analytics Tools

 

SPA Pricing Cube: Improving Margins Through a More Strategic Approach to Pricing

Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 PM Eastern | Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Attendees will learn how to address the following all too common issues and opportunities for increasing profitability:

  • Customer relationships focused on product/service value, not price
  • Identifying and capturing available margin premiums
  • Identifying price-sensitive products and services
  • Improving sales reps’ confidence in prices
  • Stopping undisciplined discounting
  • Tracking metrics for sales force accountability
  • Improving pricing consistency and fairness

This webcast draws on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for July 5 here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7816509900820852738

Register for July 28 here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1325007544149223172

 

 

Strategic Costing

Tuesday, July 12 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • How to make money with Strategic Costing
  • Mechanics of Strategic Costing
  • Ease of implementation; no change management
  • Quick ROI

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/89230141808258820

 

Decision Making Tools

 

Reporting Tool: Measure Achieved and Potential Margin Impact of Strategic Pricing

Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Understand achieved and potential impact from “The SPA Pricing Cube”
  • Uncover missed opportunities and lost pricing dollars
  • Rank pricing performance of Sales Reps, Order Writers, Branches, Vendors and Product Categories
  • Understand and manage your Pricing Methods Mix
  • Highlight trends as well as monitor and manage performance over time

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5093873919421265668

 

Contract Management Tool: Workflow Tool for Automated Management of Contracts & Special Pricing Agreements

Thursday, July 7 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • Identify and fix underperforming Contracts and Special Pricing Agreements
  • Choose from SPA Recommended Prices, Capped Prices, or GM% / Discount% Targets
  • What if modeling of price changes and batch updating
  • Quantify the value of underperformance
  • Export new pricing for automated upload to ERP
  • Pass along vendor cost increases
  • Manage Annual Review Process – never miss a window of opportunity again

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/446020565509881092

 

Implementing Strategic Pricing for Non Stock and Rockwell Business

Tuesday, July 19 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Attend the webinar to learn the solutions to these business challenges.

Non Stock Pricing Challenges

  • How to price non stock business strategically?
  • Leverage Strategic Pricing Associate tools when selling non stock products
  • Drive margin % gains across all sales
  • Maintain price continuity across product families

Rockwell Automation Pricing Challenges

  • How to price Rockwell business strategically?
  • Keep connection with published distributor prices
  • Discount classification and suggested resale discount pricing matrix
  • Leverage Strategic Pricing tools when selling Rockwell products
  • Maintain continuity across product categories

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5468895345423376900

 

SPA Vendor Management Tool: Identify Cost Savings Opportunities

Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

  • The cost management challenge
  • Why distributors struggle to effectively manage costs across their product portfolios
  • Missed cost decrease opportunities typically represent 2% to 3% of COGS
  • Patterns of missed cost savings opportunities SPA has observed by analyzing the data of its clients
  • Discussion of the analytical factors SPA leverages in its assessment of the relative cost positions of various vendors and its quantification of the savings opportunity
  • Demo of SPA’s vendor cost management tool
  • Upcoming tool enhancements
  • Client data requirements for tool and overview of the setup process
  • Q&A

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/44987992930008068

 

Price Banding: Automated Tools to Assist Sales Team Drive Margin and Commission Growth

Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Sales people say “It’s like having a negotiation expert working alongside you!”

Learn how your sales team can:

  • Win more business
  • Maximize order margin
  • Grow commissions
  • Identify cross sell opportunities

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/779054940982158084

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our Pricing Education webinar series.

 

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To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

SPA Pricing Education Webinar Series | July 2016

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Now it is easier than ever to make time to learn about the latest strategic pricing and negotiation tools and techniques.

Webinar Series Overview

We’re excited to announce that SPA has developed a series of new webinar sessions that we will be conducting on a monthly recurring basis.

Our pricing education, analytics, and decision making focused webinars will be both educational and practical, informing you about what we do, and how our products and services will significantly improve your financial performance.

The following is just one of many testimonials about the impact of implementing strategic pricing.

“We dabbled in strategic pricing on our own but never got the results that we needed until we hooked up with SPA. The greatest benefit we have seen is the margin enhancements. The process has been great with SPA! There is not a single investment that you can make at your company that will get you the kind of returns that we have achieved by working with SPA.”

– Industrial Distributor

Click here to read SPA Client Testimonials

July Pricing Education Webinar Series Schedule

These webcasts draw on SPA’s experience working with hundreds of companies to drive pricing gains of 2-4 margin points on affected revenue with minimal customer pushback.

Register for some of this month’s webinars for an inside look at how the SPA team can help your company make smarter, better-informed pricing decisions across your entire business.

 

Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course: How to Leverage 6 Sigma Methodology to Drive Profitable Growth

Monday, July 11 at 2:00 PM Eastern

This webinar will provide an overview of SPA’s Six Sigma Strategic Pricing Course. Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Greg Preuer, of SPA has created the first course designed to apply time tested Six Sigma methodology to pricing. Those who study with Greg will learn not only how to drive the pricing process but how to sustain the gains and automate the process. They will become Six Sigma experts (Blackbelt) in business process with a focus placed squarely on price management.

Graduates from this course will learn to chart a clear path to pricing improvement. They will learn each of the following steps:

  • How to design and design goals which are consistent with their company’s pricing strategy.
  • How to measure and identify characteristics critical for pricing success.
  • How to analyze the current situation and steps along the way.
  • How to design an improved alternative which moves closer to the desired result.
  • How to verify that actions taken create the right results.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6287615892721026564

 

SPASigma: Negotiation Training Seminars and Learning Management System

Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Typically, salespeople are trained to sell, buyers are trained to buy. Buying and selling skills provide one component, but the subject of negotiation is vast and complex. Once exposed to formal negotiation training, experienced professionals are often amazed to learn of the vital areas of opportunity only visible through the lens of negotiation.

SPASigma Seminars are dynamic one-day and two-day events, specially crafted to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the art and science of negotiation. Entertaining case studies, eye-opening critiques and interactive group exercises equip you with the skills and knowledge to negotiate more profitable agreements immediately.

Learning Management System

  • Platform to ensure long-term retention
  • Monthly 1-Hour Webinar/Video with Exercises, Games and Testing
  • Best in Class platform accessible on any device
  • Tracking of individual performance
  • Certification Levels: White Belt, Yellow, Green, Black, Master Black Belt
  • Social Recognition

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4467806501007714308

 

e-Commerce: Learn How to Strategically Price Your e-commerce Business to Capture Market Share or Capture More Margin

Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Topics Covered:

eCommerce Offensive Pricing Strategy

  • Gain market share, but with lower GM% expectations.
  • Price levels will be more aggressive than current business.
  • No customer loyalty, choices based on each transaction.
  • Use economic or price fighting brands.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • 3 click process to place an order drives higher conversion rates … search engine optimization (seo).
  • Automated self service models needed to answer customer questions.
  • Be aware of price method mix shift, with existing customers moving to the web … build fences.
  • Measure ROI to ensure delivering.
  • And more…

eCommerce Defensive Pricing Strategy

  • ecommerce provides value added services to your exist customers.
  • Drives operational efficiency inside your business.
  • Leverage ecommerce to extend your current strategic pricing model to new customers.
  • Uncover and attack the natural variation that exists in the market.
  • Leverage channel specific pricing with web as portal to it.
  • Don’t advantage new customers with better price levels.
  • And more…

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5818132124242326788

 

Other SPA Events

Click here for other SPA event dates and times including our Pricing Analytics and Decision Making tool webinar series, respectively.

 

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.

Inside SPA: The Power of Strategic Pricing

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Reducing your operating expenses, increasing your sales volume, and reducing your cost of goods sold all deliver bottom line profit improvement. But no element of your business mix can deliver more impact to your bottom line than strategic pricing. Watch our collection of videos to learn about the power of strategic pricing and how SPA’s clients are realizing significant margin improvements.

We have worked with hundreds of distributors and manufacturers to deliver margin gains of 2 to 4 points or more. How? By helping our clients implement a structured approach to pricing that avoids these common and costly pricing errors and approaches:

  • Charging small customers less than they are willing to pay
  • Missing the opportunity to charge premiums on products that are less sensitive to price
  • Allowing exceptions to drive pricing architecture
  • Using a cost-plus pricing approach

Making small changes to your Pricing Strategy typically delivers worth 2 to 4 margin points or more. That’s $200,000 to $400,000 per year per $10 million in affected revenue!

The Architecture of Optimized Pricing

The SPA Pricing Cube™ combines your understanding of markets with SPA’s powerful analytics, to identify the optimal pricing architecture for your business, focusing discounts on the most price-sensitive products and customers, where it will have the biggest payoff in competitive positioning; and extracting small premiums on less-sensitive products and customers.

The SPA Pricing Cube™ takes the guesswork out optimized pricing in complex environments, allowing your sales force to focus on serving the customer and driving value. Our process provides for flexibility and discipline in pricing, to create a balance that works in your business.

Strategic Pricing Videos

Click Here to access our collection of videos that provide valuable perspective for all companies that would like to improve their performance through strategic pricing.

Click here to hear what our clients have to say about the power of Strategic Pricing.

Follow SPA

To easily keep up with the latest SPA announcements, events and resources you can subscribe to our Strategic Pricing Pays blog or follow us on LinkedIn or on the following major social media channels and file sharing platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, SlideShare, and YouTube.

We also encourage you to join the Strategic Pricing discussions in our LinkedIn group and to sign up to receive our Strategic Pricing Newsletter by clicking here.