Binary, Matrix, Unilevel, Stair-Step, Hybrid & More

Compensation plans are often a reflection of a company’s personality. MultiSoft understands that not everyone wants to utilize the same type of compensation plan – you want a plan that fits your philosophies and business model. MarketPowerPRO was built on the premise that a compensation plan must fit the company that it serves.

MarketPowerPRO can be setup with an array of different compensation plan types: Binary, Weak Side Binary, Matrix, Unilevel, Hybrid, Australian, Breakaway etc. MultiSoft has an extensive amount of experience with compensation plans – we have literally setup thousands of compensation plans over the last 30 years.

Beyond the base compensation structure, the system also clearly recognizes that bonuses are critically important to the overall payment concept. A number of bonuses, from Fast Starts to Generational, are available in our bonus library and ready to be seamlessly integrated into your system.

What is the right compensation plan?

We can help! MultiSoft has a tremendous amount of experience not only programming compensation plans, but formulating them as well. MarketPowerPRO has benefited from that experience – the software comes complete with an extensive library of compensation options that have proven popular over the years.

Whatever your goals or budget, MarketPowerPRO has a compensation model to fit it.

Whether you’d like to build an off the shelf plan from within our standard library or delve into a completely customized job, MarketPowerPRO and the MultiSoft team can handle it.


Binary Compensation plans can be described as two wide with infinite depth. While there are many varieties in terms of the organization of the two legs and where new distributors will be placed throughout the genealogy, a binary compensation model will always have only two legs.


Unilevel Compensation Plans have infinite depth and infinite width. This means you can sponsor only one level of distributors, but every new distributor recruited is on your frontline. As a result, there is no spillover. A Unilevel model is considered one of the simplest and easily understood compensation plan models because of its lack of multiple levels when it comes to commissions calculations.


Matrix Plans are also known as a “Forced Matrix” or “Ladder”. A Matrix Compensation model specifies a certain width and depth in Network Marketing. Unlike some other compensation plans, a matrix limits the number of distributors a recruiter can sponsor on their first level. Most typically, there’s a limit of 5 or less. Some common Matrix models are 2×12, 3×9, 4×7 or 5×7.


Stair Step Compensation plans are for the most part variations upon a unilevel structure. Some of the very first compensation plans developed and used in Network Marketing and Direct Selling were stair-step plans. The main differences between stair-step plans and traditional unilevel plans is the percentage in commissions and the ability to break-away from the upline.

Hybrid & More

Hybrid Compensation Plans are compensation plans that borrow from multiple types of traditional compensation structures. It’s hard to specify exactly what a Hybrid Compensation plan is because of how much variation there can be from one to another.