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Success Keys for Proposal Automation
Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking

proposal writing  the fact is that proposal writing has become a common requirement for closing business throughout the entire business world. Today, people who sell everything from waste collection services to complex information technology have to create client-centered, persuasive proposals. What's the best solution, you may ask? Proposal automation software. By using proposal automation software, you create consistent, winning proposals in minutes. Success Keys for Proposal Automation If you're thinking about

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Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

proposal writing  the writer of a proposal is attempting to communicate ideas to the reader, and most readers are pretty much the same. For example, a study that was reported more than two decades ago showed that readers of technical manuals preferred writing at a 5th grade level, regardless of whether they were administrative assistants with high school diplomas or scientists with Ph.D.s. So we'd advise vendors to look closely at these results, which we summarize in the next section. If you're unsure, you could do your Read More

How To Write a Winning Proposal


Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

proposal writing  the fact is that proposal writing has become a common requirement for closing business throughout the entire business world. Today, people who sell everything from garbage collection services to complex information technology have to create client-centered, persuasive proposals. What Goes into a Winning Proposal? Your objective in writing a proposal is to provide your client with enough information—persuasively presented information—to prove your case and motivate the client to buy your services or Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 9)


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proposal writing  process fit, the implementation proposal, and a TCO analysis. * although the disclaimer at the bottom of this post does give me some wriggle-room for a bald-faced lie or two. Now here’s where things get interesting. Following successful contract negotiations with BigGun ERP, TurtleSpice’s CEO leaves TurtleSpice—only to move to another CEO position… with VenisonBland. The new CEO of TurtleSpice? Well, Wade Sharkey, naturally. And all of a sudden he’s not so keen on the idea of VenisonBland Read More

4 Essential Components for Successful Sales


Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

proposal writing  For many sales professionals proposal writing is a time-consuming, cut-and-paste task that often produces a document disconnected from the sales process. A low Proposal Close Ratio actually might more closely reflect a sales professional's writing skills or poor use of a word processing system rather than his selling ability. A company must ensure that its sales professionals write sales proposals that help buyers make informed buying decisions. Equally important, the company must ensure that its sales Read More

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Implementation Guidelines


I'm writing today from the HIMSS convention in Orlando, Florida, where I'm looking to see what new technologies are available to the health care industry to facilitate patient care and communication between patients and doctors.A few interesting presentations of note thus far: Enjoyable EHR interfaces: Improved quality, cost and acceptance through user-friendly EHR interface hosted by Paul

proposal writing  Medical Records (EMR) Implementation Guidelines I'm writing today from the HIMSS convention in Orlando, Florida, where I'm looking to see what new technologies are available to the health care industry to facilitate patient care and communication between patients and doctors.A few interesting presentations of note thus far: Enjoyable EHR interfaces: Improved quality, cost and acceptance through user-friendly EHR interface hosted by Paul Schadler, MD, Co-Medical Director Health Center Planning, Read More

Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation


Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called "Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down". A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete preventive maintenance program consisting of better business practices and a simple tool such as a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) package can streamline the process and result in immediate savings in both time and money. So how do you justify the initial investment and where can the cost savings be seen across the enterprise?

proposal writing  Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Web Work Mobile CMMS allows operations and maintenance managers to exchange information easily and more efficiently to increase workflow, create greater efficiency and improve profitability . Source : Tero Softwa Read More

Employee Performance Management: Making It a Reality in Your Organization


Over 90 percent of human resources (HR) professionals rate employee performance management (EPM) as a top priority. Yet considerably fewer have EPM systems deployed within their organizations, mostly because of concerns about presenting a persuasive case for such projects to executive management. However, a structured approach to selecting, planning for, and implementing an EPM solution can help alleviate those concerns.

proposal writing  Performance Management: Making It a Reality in Your Organization Employee Performance Management: Making it a reality in your organization If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   Halogen Software Inc. has established itself as the leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Read More

How to Create a Business Case for Your Human Resources System


Getting CFO or CEO approval to purchase a new software system is often a challenge—but more so if that system is for human resources (HR), as HR is not traditionally considered a profit center. You need a business plan to gain management buy-in for your proposed HR project. Not sure what your plan should address? Find out the key components of a persuasive and detailed business case, so you can get support for your initiative.

proposal writing  time spent researching, reviewing proposals, etc…You will want to use an average burden rate for those involved in the decision making. Project management (internal selling) - the time spent getting support for the project as well as managing the project implementation. Software – be sure to include the license and support costs or the monthly cost of using software as a service. If you are doing a multi-year analysis, don’t forget to account for price increases. Hardware – the cost of servers, Read More

Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

proposal writing  configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. These Web-based offerings facilitate sales across their customers' diverse channels by streamlining their sales processes, from opportunity to order . Using Q2O/CPQ solutions, dispersed sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes, proposals and contracts, manage complex pricing, and manage orders. Most recently, I’ve  reported on Read More

SalesProposals.com


SalesProposals.com’s central product is the Sales Document Builder (SDB), an Internet-based service which automates the sales proposal development and production process.

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ProSight Portfolios


ProSight offers ProSight Portfolios, a portfolio management software application, accompanied by related services designed to implement and automate the portfolio management process. Business investment management components of the solution include asset portfolio management; innovation management; compliance management; capital planning; marketing investment management; and proposal management. Technology investment management features include application portfolio management; project portfolio management; resource management; capital planning and investment control (CPIC) budgeting; IT governance; and US Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and privacy compliance.

proposal writing  marketing investment management; and proposal management. Technology investment management features include application portfolio management; project portfolio management; resource management; capital planning and investment control (CPIC) budgeting; IT governance; and US Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and privacy compliance. Read More

Enterprise Contract Management for Life Sciences: Integrating Contract Creation, Administration, and Execution


Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprise-wide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can provide the transparency needed to satisfy auditors, balance pricing with go-to-market strategies, and support sales and finance—including accurately predicting margins. Find out about solutions that offer support for enterprise pricing and contract management.

proposal writing  Releases Contract Management , Proposal Contract Management Software , Contract Management Benefits , Supply Excellence Contract Management , On-demand Contract Management , Spend Management Contract Management , Best Contact Management , Automating Contract Life-Cycle , Easy Contract Management , Contract Management Forms . Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprisewide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can provide the Read More

Sweet Spots and What-Nots: Enterprise Management Software Vendor Provides Notable Solutions


Deltek uses a wealth of standalone and bundled modules to target various markets, including professional services firms both domestically and internationally, as well as the full range of federal contractors and project-focused enterprises.

proposal writing  provides client relationship management, proposal automation, project management, resource management, project and financial accounting, time and expense (T&E) capture, billing, purchasing, multicurrency, multicompany, and performance management functionality in a single solution. Project-focused organizations and professional services firms around the world have apparently been deploying Vision, since it offers an exceptional business fit for such firms in a wide range of vertical markets, including Read More

Deltek Vision


Deltek Vision CRM provides a complete business development and marketing solution targeted at project-based, professional service organizations. With Vision CRM, professional services organizations can manage and leverage centralized client, contact, opportunity data, and previous project history to make more effective business development decisions while increasing client satisfaction and revenue. In addition to a flexible configuration model for supporting a firm's unique process requirements, Vision CRM also delivers proposal automation functionality, which helps organizations to efficiently produce custom proposals, request for proposal (RFP) responses, and government proposals that include the firm's most recent and relevant experience.  

proposal writing  Vision CRM also delivers proposal automation functionality, which helps organizations to efficiently produce custom proposals, request for proposal (RFP) responses, and government proposals that include the firm's most recent and relevant experience. Read More