Our Hands-On Labs are the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills and become an expert using the Varicent solution of your choice. They are in-depth 2-hour training sessions that connect attendees with educational instruction on a variety of topics to enhance your product knowledge and use. This is the only place to access complementary instructor-led training from the experts who designed the products themselves.

All Hands-On Labs will be held
Monday, May 6, 2024.

Want to attend more lab sessions? Not to worry!

Check out Accelerate’s Self-Service Labs.

A Day in the Life of a Comp Admin

Learning Level: Beginner

This beginner session will guide you through navigating your Varicent Incentives Admin Client and managing your environment. Throughout this session, you’ll gain hands-on experience and insights into system maintenance, controlling user access, data imports, preparation for critical events like year-end processes, and more. Get ready to elevate your administration skills!


Designing, Implementing, and Working with Workflows

Learning Level: Beginner

This session is designed to introduce you to the Workflows module so you can understand how workflows are created and used in your organization. You’ll explore swimlanes and nodes and how they are used to create workflows that automate processes such as notifying payees that a report is available for them to review and provide sign off, and other processes that can otherwise be manual and time consuming.


Foundations of Varicent Sales Planning

Learning Level: Beginner

This session will teach you the foundations of Varicent Sales Planning. You will learn what the Varicent Sales Planning solution is and use it to create a planning cycle. Then, you will learn to create hierarchies and a sales organization structure and explore other features within a planning cycle.


Data Wrangling Wizardry: Effective Data Preparation Techniques with Varicent ELT

Learning Level: Beginner

This introductory session provides you with an overview of Varicent ELT. You will learn how to clean and transform data using the out-of-the-box blueprints. In addition, you will learn how to create your own custom ELT pipes. Integration of Varicent ELT with Varicent Incentives will also be discussed.


Troubleshooting in Incentives

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session will guide new compensation administrators in resolving common challenges encountered within the Varicent Incentives Admin Client. Using real-world scenarios, you'll develop a systematic approach to problem-solving. You’ll delve into resolving import errors, addressing incorrect payouts, fixing report access issues, and acquire valuable tips and tricks throughout the session.


User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Strategies

Learning Level: Intermediate

Explore User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Strategies within Varicent's Testing Framework in this session. Learn how to create effective test cases for UAT while also understanding planning, roles, and defect management. Through practical guidance and exercises, you'll improve your skills in test case creation and gain insights into broader UAT strategies crucial for successful project closure.


Creating Presenter Adaptive Reports

Learning Level: Intermediate

Welcome to the Creating Presenter Adaptive Reports session, where you will develop skills in constructing robust Presenter Adaptive reports. In this session, you will learn how to add and configure a variety of report components such as the chart, table, metric, text, image, and Payee objects. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pivotal role of parameters, stored values, and filters—key elements that form the backbone of effective report design. Join us to learn the essentials of report creation within the Varicent Incentives environment and gain practical insights to elevate your reporting capabilities.


Making Adjustments in Incentives

Learning Level: Intermediate

In this session, you'll learn how to make adjustments to payouts in Incentives, whether they’re in the current payroll time period or a prior period. You’ll start with the foundational concepts of calendars and locking. Then, you’ll learn how to retroactively adjust pay and automatically bring the change to the current open pay period, while maintaining a log of the changes. You'll also learn how to make manual adjustments and overrides to handle exceptions.


Experience Builder: Tight Integration of Your Data, Reporting and Workflows

Learning Level: Intermediate

Experience Builder is the latest advance in solving everyday business workflow processes. It provides technical developers and the less tech savvy business user the ability to quickly generate web-based reports. Technical prowess and coding are no longer required to capture user input and real-time calculated results. In this session, you’ll use the Experience Builder framework of Report Data Models, Presenter Adaptive and Workflows to create a complete web-based user input and approval process easily and quickly.


Automating the Plan Documents Distribution Process using Workflows

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session is designed to introduce you to the way you can use the Incentives Plan Documents to manage your plan document process, from creation to distribution to signing. You will create a plan document and workflow and see how the payee and their manager use the workflow.


Working with Territories and Quota in Varicent Sales Planning

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session will show you how to work with territories and quotas in Varicent Sales Planning. You will learn to create territories with complex rules, balance the territories and assign sellers to the territories. Then, you will learn various ways to allocate and adjust quotas. You will also explore other features in Varicent Sales Planning.


Exploring Report Data Model: Unlock the Power of Your Data

Learning Level: Advanced

Discover the intricacies of the Report Data Model, a robust framework at the heart of Experience Builder. In this comprehensive session, you will delve into the workings of the Report Data Model, exploring its vast capabilities. You will create interactive reports that let you save user input and calculated values back to your model.


Creating Advanced Calculations

Learning Level: Advanced

This Incentives calculations session is intended to further your working ability by building more advanced calculations. Through common business use cases, you will learn how to extract specific information from requirements and how to design and build a solution within Incentives to satisfy those requirements.


More Data Wizardry with Advanced Varicent ELT

Learning Level: Advanced

This advanced session allows you to increase your knowledge about Varicent ELT. You will learn how to combine multiple datasets and use more advanced concepts in data preparation. In addition, you will learn about the various types of joins, lookups, and data cleaning methods.This session is designed for those who have experience with Varicent ELT and building pipes.


Discover the Power of Varicent AI

Learning Level: Advanced

This advanced session allows you to increase your ELT skills using Varicent AI and predictive analysis. You will learn how to use more advanced concepts in data preparation and analysis. You will also learn about the types of predictive analysis, and the types of visualizations that can be used. This session is designed for those who have experience with Varicent ELT and building pipes.

Space is limited! Registration for Hands-on Labs opens for Accelerate attendees in March 2024. Stay tuned for more information.

A Day in the Life of a Comp Admin

Learning Level: Beginner

This beginner session will guide you through navigating your Varicent Incentives Admin Client and managing your environment. Throughout this session, you’ll gain hands-on experience and insights into system maintenance, controlling user access, data imports, preparation for critical events like year-end processes, and more. Get ready to elevate your administration skills!


Designing, Implementing, and Working with Workflows

Learning Level: Beginner

This session is designed to introduce you to the Workflows module so you can understand how workflows are created and used in your organization. You’ll explore swimlanes and nodes and how they are used to create workflows that automate processes such as notifying payees that a report is available for them to review and provide sign off, and other processes that can otherwise be manual and time consuming.


Foundations of Varicent Sales Planning

Learning Level: Beginner

This session will teach you the foundations of Varicent Sales Planning. You will learn what the Varicent Sales Planning solution is and use it to create a planning cycle. Then, you will learn to create hierarchies and a sales organization structure and explore other features within a planning cycle.


Data Wrangling Wizardry: Effective Data Preparation Techniques with Varicent ELT

Learning Level: Beginner

This introductory session provides you with an overview of Varicent ELT. You will learn how to clean and transform data using the out-of-the-box blueprints. In addition, you will learn how to create your own custom ELT pipes. Integration of Varicent ELT with Varicent Incentives will also be discussed.

Troubleshooting in Incentives

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session will guide new compensation administrators in resolving common challenges encountered within the Varicent Incentives Admin Client. Using real-world scenarios, you'll develop a systematic approach to problem-solving. You’ll delve into resolving import errors, addressing incorrect payouts, fixing report access issues, and acquire valuable tips and tricks throughout the session.


User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Strategies

Learning Level: Intermediate

Explore User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Strategies within Varicent's Testing Framework in this session. Learn how to create effective test cases for UAT while also understanding planning, roles, and defect management. Through practical guidance and exercises, you'll improve your skills in test case creation and gain insights into broader UAT strategies crucial for successful project closure.


Creating Presenter Adaptive Reports

Learning Level: Intermediate

Welcome to the Creating Presenter Adaptive Reports session, where you will develop skills in constructing robust Presenter Adaptive reports. In this session, you will learn how to add and configure a variety of report components such as the chart, table, metric, text, image, and Payee objects. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pivotal role of parameters, stored values, and filters—key elements that form the backbone of effective report design. Join us to learn the essentials of report creation within the Varicent Incentives environment and gain practical insights to elevate your reporting capabilities.


Making Adjustments in Incentives

Learning Level: Intermediate

In this session, you'll learn how to make adjustments to payouts in Incentives, whether they’re in the current payroll time period or a prior period. You’ll start with the foundational concepts of calendars and locking. Then, you’ll learn how to retroactively adjust pay and automatically bring the change to the current open pay period, while maintaining a log of the changes. You'll also learn how to make manual adjustments and overrides to handle exceptions.


Experience Builder: Tight Integration of Your Data, Reporting and Workflows

Learning Level: Intermediate

Experience Builder is the latest advance in solving everyday business workflow processes. It provides technical developers and the less tech savvy business user the ability to quickly generate web-based reports. Technical prowess and coding are no longer required to capture user input and real-time calculated results. In this session, you’ll use the Experience Builder framework of Report Data Models, Presenter Adaptive and Workflows to create a complete web-based user input and approval process easily and quickly.


Automating the Plan Documents Distribution Process using Workflows

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session is designed to introduce you to the way you can use the Incentives Plan Documents to manage your plan document process, from creation to distribution to signing. You will create a plan document and workflow and see how the payee and their manager use the workflow.


Working with Territories and Quota in Varicent Sales Planning

Learning Level: Intermediate

This session will show you how to work with territories and quotas in Varicent Sales Planning. You will learn to create territories with complex rules, balance the territories and assign sellers to the territories. Then, you will learn various ways to allocate and adjust quotas. You will also explore other features in Varicent Sales Planning.

Exploring Report Data Model: Unlock the Power of Your Data

Learning Level: Advanced

Discover the intricacies of the Report Data Model, a robust framework at the heart of Experience Builder. In this comprehensive session, you will delve into the workings of the Report Data Model, exploring its vast capabilities. You will create interactive reports that let you save user input and calculated values back to your model.


Creating Advanced Calculations

Learning Level: Advanced

This Incentives calculations session is intended to further your working ability by building more advanced calculations. Through common business use cases, you will learn how to extract specific information from requirements and how to design and build a solution within Incentives to satisfy those requirements.


More Data Wizardry with Advanced Varicent ELT

Learning Level: Advanced

This advanced session allows you to increase your knowledge about Varicent ELT. You will learn how to combine multiple datasets and use more advanced concepts in data preparation. In addition, you will learn about the various types of joins, lookups, and data cleaning methods.This session is designed for those who have experience with Varicent ELT and building pipes.

Space is limited! Registration for Hands-on Labs opens for Accelerate attendees in March 2024. Stay tuned for more information.


Discover the Power of Varicent AI

Learning Level: Advanced

This advanced session allows you to increase your ELT skills using Varicent AI and predictive analysis. You will learn how to use more advanced concepts in data preparation and analysis. You will also learn about the types of predictive analysis, and the types of visualizations that can be used. This session is designed for those who have experience with Varicent ELT and building pipes.

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Space is limited!

Registration for Hands-on Labs opens for Accelerate attendees in March 2024.

Stay tuned for more information.

 

Self-Service Labs

May 7-9, 2024

Want to attend more lab sessions? Not to worry! Take advantage of Accelerate’s self-service labs. These self-paced experiences are designed to accommodate all levels of expertise, and are a flexible alternative to the instructor-led, Hands-On Labs held on May 6. Select from any of the above sessions and dive into practical learning modules, gaining valuable insights and skills. Check back soon for more information.

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