An individual or a company that promotes products and/or services provided by a Merchant in return for a commission is called an Affiliate
and a program
that is designed to compensate affiliate partner
for driving and track prospective and qualified leads or sales to merchant's website based on performance (i.e. sales commission) is an affiliate tracking software
. It helps affiliates
to view their statistics
on hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis, and allow them to track their progress by viewing detailed statistics of clickthroughs and total sales generated.