Most companies often manage proposals within their sales department with limited or no direct access to the business systems. This is a major breakdown in companies that have complex production processes. In the manufacturing industry, some products may require many components for a final product and or produce custom configurable products that may require many different parts and labor associated costs. When translating these intricacies to customer proposals, the request for proposal (RFP) process can get very complicated, very fast. Without direct access to the enterprise business systems, keeping track of prices and parts changes becomes a time consuming and tedious process. This leads to labor costs and process inefficiencies. Enterprises employ ERP, or MRP solutions to manage every aspect of their manufacturing processes, the vast majority of them do not realize that with the right tools in place they can fuse existing data with a proposal management software solution to enhance the experience and efficacy of their sales department when submitting requests for proposals.
To alleviate this problem, Coldwater Technology has created a modular proposal management solution that allows for the complete management of RFPs. Complete with a user maintained product configurator that allows for a complete definition of allowable features and options. Our proposal management solution integrates effortlessly into your existing enterprise software. As a result, we empower your company's sales department to, effectively and accurately submit requests for proposals to potential clients. Allowing them to focus on selling and bringing in business and not worrying about the accuracy of product prices, descriptions, configurations, or their availability.
We offer the following application to meet your proposals management needs:
This solution is tailored & designed to service the following industries: