Simply put, we GUARANTEE we can save any Company, small or LARGE, 3 to 5 days on a 30-day-turn Proposal or it’s FREE!*
123Proposal Automation Software, Inc. (123PAS.com) specializes in a "Different Type" of Proposal Automation. Our Software helps your Proposal Team improve response times for RFPs and other types of proposal requests, and relieves your Team of "Tedious and Repetitive" Production Tasks.
Our tools can also be used as a "Companion" to software applications like SharePoint, Privia, VPC, Qvidian and other "Content Management" software applications with "Little to No Overlap" in Features.
Using our Automation Tools, simply put, allows your company to spend more time “Polishing” your Proposal to make it more “Compelling” and less time on the overall production of the proposal.
We will attempt to explain how our Proposal Automation Software “Alleviates” and in some circumstances “Eliminates” Pain Points in the Proposal Process by asking some simple questions…
Assuming we are dealing with a (medium-sized) 200-400 page proposal submission and it’s a 30-day deadline.
1. If the Proposal drops on a Monday morning, when would you usually schedule your Kick-off Meeting? (2 days later, 3 days, or even longer?)
2. During the Kick-off meeting, what “Artifacts” do you have in hand for your Proposal Team? (Annotated Outline Completed, RFP Requirement Relationships between all of the Requirement Documents (i.e., between Section L, M, C and Attachments), Compliance Matrix, Storyboards, Annotated Author Documents, none of the above?)
3. How long does it take to produce these Artifacts? Can they even be completed before Kick-off or do you normally wait until after the team is off researching their sections and writing assignments?
4. How do you normally produce an Artifact like a Compliance Matrix (a lot of manual Copying and Pasting from Section L, M and C into your Compliance Matrix Template?)
5. How do you go about Parsing/Stripping your Requirement Documents (another long exercise in Copying and Pasting?)
Again…Pain Points. These things that I mention are a NECESSITY in each and every proposal at some point in time, and they take up lots and lots of valuable time, that can and should be utilized elsewhere. Also, these Pain Points are just a few that you will encounter in most proposals. If you add to these, the Pain Points that hit you when you have to Desktop Publish (DTP) your Volumes…how long does your “Pens Down” timeframes usually last when you are waiting for the documents to be DTP’ed, knowing that you shouldn’t be writing/updating your sections while someone else (the Desktop Publisher) has it “checked-out” for the Formatting Process (VERSION CONTROL!!!) then multiply this time by at least 3X (before Red Team, Gold Team and Final Submission)
What about producing an Acronym List/Glossary, a RFP Requirement in 95% or more Federal Proposals. When should you start “Producing” this Pain Point called an Acronym List? You can’t start it too early in the process because the Documents/Volumes are too much in flux. After Red Team is the Norm, but that usually puts you up against that dreaded Deadline again, and it’s a Time consuming process to read every word in a Volume and pull out every Acronym and Definition into some Excel Workbook or Word Table, sort the list, delete the duplicates…you get the idea.
We recently heard back from a few of our Users, and this is what they had to say...
"... your excellent, innovative tools cut our desktop publishing time by at least a third."
"For the past few proposals we produced, we finalized the proposals earlier and with a lot less stress than what we were used to…"
NewWave Telecom & Technologies, Inc.
"I love working with this new software. I know it is going to be an asset to us when we use it throughout the whole proposal process..."
Systems & Methods, Inc. (SMI)
"So far I am impressed with the functionality.
I have parsed L, M & the PWS and started completing the Proposal Managers Worksheet. This was 207 pages of requirements. This took about an hour to parse and another few to go through and clean up. This usually takes a day or two to complete manually.
At this point I can see this tool being very helpful to quickly understand solicitation requirements at a high level to aid in our business development and bid/no bid.…"
Quality Management Representative & Proposal Specialist
We are very proud to say that their Pain Points were soothed tremendously because of the use of our Proposal Automation Software that solely focuses on the Pain Points in the Proposal Process. Our Software can save any company (small or large) 3 to 5 days on a 30-day turn Proposal…GUARANTEED!