Crack The Proposal Time-Saving Nut, Part 3: Monitor and Control Proposal Time

Crack The Proposal Time-Saving Nut, Part 3: Monitor and Control Proposal Time

Cheryl Smith
04. Dec 2021 | 2 min read

Crack The Proposal Time-Saving Nut, Part 3: Monitor and Control Proposal Time

The time-saving benefits of centralized, proposal management-specific tools go far beyond secure team, document, and collaboration management. One of the core benefits of centralizing, integrating, and automating your proposal management process is reporting. 

Reporting lets proposal managers track real-time team time, task, and process activities to quickly identify bottlenecks before they become delays. In addition, proposal managers leverage this information to complete post-award analysis for intelligence-based lessons learned and process improvements. 

  • Stop chasing proposal status. Save time by automatically monitoring your team’s progress in real time, including who's working and when they’re done. 
  • Avoid bottlenecks. With visibility into your team’s progress, you’ll know if you need to step in and re-balance resources – and quickly reassign tasks to avoid bottlenecks before they become delays. 
  • Stop scrambling to update execs. Save time by giving your executives and key stakeholders an online dashboard of opportunity and proposal status. 
  • Stop guessing at the budget. By centralizing your proposal management process and team activities, and leveraging out-of-the-box reporting, you’ll be able to better analyze and estimate resource budgets and timelines for future proposals. 
  • Audit your process. Audit trails, including version history, date and time stamp, and user’s name, save time on security audits and data recovery. 

Bottom Line: Don’t let a lack of information slow down your proposal process when centralizing and reporting will help you better monitor and utilize your resource time. 

Ready for part four? Next, we'll talk about how to make better use of your team's time. 

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Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith has been writing and managing proposals since 1998. Shipley trained, she has helped establish proposal centers and advised on capture strategy, coached orals teams and lead marketing, communications and knowledge management programs. Cheryl is a graduate of The George Washington University with degrees in Theatre, Communications and Literature. When she’s not sharing her passion for work, she loves drawing, writing, cooking and exploring the Virginia woodlands with her husband, their dog Chase and the fuzzy guests they host for Rover. She recently joined Xait’s Customer Success team as part of their acquisition of Privia.

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