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Every proposal writer, coordinator or manager knows that a strong team is the backbone of a winning proposal. But even the most successful team members can find difficulty in combining their workflow processes and prioritizing smooth collaboration. Building a response to requests for proposals is definitely a team sport.
The problem: on a team of successful people with varying roles and responsibilities, most likely everyone has their own methods for task completion, and they may all be drastically different from one another. One team could be using three different word processing platforms, two different document hubs, four different communication apps, and an infinite number of workflow procedures. The result: barely contained chaos.
Naturally, a team should be product-oriented in order to stay on track, but that doesn’t mean the process has to go by the wayside.
The solution: using a proposal management program, like Zbizlink’s RFP response software. Using our RFP or Resume Parser makes responses for requests for proposals more streamlined, more coherent and a lot more manageable for a team.
Using proposal management software maximizes transparency. If each member of a team has a different workflow using different applications, it becomes increasingly fatiguing for a manager to know which tasks have been done, who has completed them, and where versions of files have landed. With our software, everything has its place, and everyone on the team can monitor the progress of the project in real time.
Our software automatically makes (digital) paper trails. No more searching for previous drafts of files or panning through email chains to figure out who was assigned to a task. Zbizlink securely archives data and makes your project information searchable by folder, keyword, author, date and more. Better accountability means streamlined processes and less conflict.
Speaking of conflict: automated software reduces opportunity for miscommunication. The software’s compliance matrix makes feedback and online communication simple, saving everyone time and potential headaches. When tasks are strewn across multiple platforms, misunderstandings are bound to happen, but with every element of a project accessible in a centralized online location, clarity can be the new normal.
Automation and AI used in RFP software doesn’t hinder perfection, it encourages it. Without automation, simple errors are far too easy to miss when team members are panicked to get to a sign-off point on stressful tasks. Online software makes inconsistencies clear so that they can be remedied and polished quickly. Furthermore, software-produced information is customizable: if the RFP Parser extracts data that should be moved to another section, or phrasing needs modification, team members are free to tweak elements until perfection.
Having the aid of RFP software increases confidence. During stressful and time-sensitive projects, everyone could use an extra hand or two. Using automated software fulfills that need, allowing team members to feel confident that their hard work will be safe, error-free and on its way to securing a win.
A nimble and responsive team is a requirement these days to keep up with the changing competitive landscape. Teams must always be aware and current with an eye to the competition any time a pursuit is launched. The only way to maintain the pace required for this atmosphere, is to use software that increases the speed at which these documents can be produced and delivered. RFP response software is the only way to maintain this space. Choose the one that makes sense for you and your team, and full speed ahead!