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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?
How To Write a Winning Proposal How To Write a Winning Proposal Tom Sant - July 18, 2006 Read Comments In today s economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don t you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want
Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal
Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself.
Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal Dave Stein - June 14, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company s margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper
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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!
Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. D. Geller - August 22, 2000 Read Comments Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of
Improving Proposal Management through Collaboration
Companies typically manage their proposal generation efforts using word processing documents, e-mail, and spreadsheets. However, more efficient and effective ways now exist that enable companies to collaborate with all interested parties. Online collaboration with a knowledge-based application streamlines processes, improves quality, and saves time, eliminating error-prone manual processes and redundancies.
Improving Proposal Management through Collaboration Improving Proposal Management through Collaboration Source: Source Selection, Inc Document Type: White Paper Description: Companies typically manage their proposal generation efforts using word processing documents, e-mail, and spreadsheets. However, more efficient and effective ways now exist that enable companies to collaborate with all interested parties. Online collaboration with a knowledge-based application streamlines processes, improves quality,
Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Select
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.
Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Robert Rudd - July 12, 2004 Read Comments Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been
Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences
Professional service organizations sell not just time, but knowledge. Thus, in addition to time and expense management, a business management software product must support a means for knowing how this knowledge is tracked, assigned, managed, and billed. But which product?
Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences Charles Chewning Jr. - June 6, 2006 Read Comments Introduction The most precious resource for consultants, architectural and engineering firms, and similar organizations is time. Revenue is generated when this time is billed to clients, and profits are generated when the cost of doing business is less than revenue. Profits are maximized when individual employees can bill more of their time,
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e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing
This is the transcript of an Audio Conference on e-procurement conducted by TEC during which brief case studies of how companies have improved inventory turns and reduced procurement costs through Internet enabled collaboration with suppliers were presented.
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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.
Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Document Type: White Paper Description: Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations.
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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Tec
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.
The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies Al Case and Dave Stein - November 4, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Sales training is a critical component contributing to the success of most technology companies. For sales and training executives and managers, assessing and selecting from among the many sales training and
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