Another big month at Spiff! Here’s what’s on the menu


New default avatars

Zoo Portraits Avatars

Thanks to our Head of UX, aka Albert “Michelangelo” Candari, we updated our default avatars to animals from Zoo Portraits (All Rights Reserved. 2019). The animals are all endangered species. Let us know what you think about them!

Main Course

Nested Teams

Nested teams

Teams can now have other teams as team members. Nested teams is a game changer,  allowing companies to automate complex management structures or multi-level commission roll-ups. It’s like the movie Inception, except you’re not limited to four levels and Leo is not part of the team…unless of course one of your employees is named Leo.

Team Membership Automation

Team membership dates

Spiff now lets you specify start dates and end dates for each member of a team, including nested teams. No more having to worry about all the ramifications team changes can have on your commission calculations. Spiff updates all your calculations automatically based on the dates you specify. For example, let’s imagine you want to move Kasey from team A to team B at the beginning of next month. Team A rolls up to Dan and team B rolls up to Stacy. With Spiff, all you have to do is set Kasey’s correct start/end dates in Team A and B, and her commissions will automatically start rolling up to Stacy at the right time. Voila!

Plan Assignment Automation

Plan assignment dates

Similar to team membership automation, we added the ability to specify start dates and end dates for plan assignments. Need to move a rep from one plan to another at a specific date? Just enter the desired dates for each plan and Spiff will take care of the rest by automating all your calculations at the right time. Are you sure you still want to use Excel…?

Multi-level Commission Roll-Ups

These are very common in the commission world to reward managers or executives based on the performance of all the teams they manage. Whether your organization is two or an infinite number of levels deep, Spiff now lets you easily specify which teams a manager should receive credits from, even as those team members change throughout a period.


Support for Orders

Orders, Order Items, Pricebooks, and Pricebook Entries can now be pulled automatically from your CRM and used in your commission calculations. Isn’t it sweet?

Putting the ‘Fun’ In Functions

In addition to all these features, we’ve also added many backend features to make Spiff even more powerful as well as some smaller features and design enhancements.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please let me know directly. Also if you would like a demo, click here and we will be happy to schedule one for you. You can also watch a quick video about our product or just go to for more details.

Jean-Philippe Maitre

Jean-Philippe Maitre

Jean-Philippe is the Chief Product Officer and a co-founder at Spiff. Before Spiff, JP lead product development at Ancestry DNA and several other billion-dollar companies.