Proposal writing for the non-writer (part 2)
In the previous blog post, we discussed the importance of proposal writing as a critical aspect of government contracting success. But proposal writing is essential for every type of business, whether you do government contracting or not. Commercial companies too have proposal requirements. They tend to be a little less stringent or formal, but for the most part, in order to do business with another business, you need to articulate your company’s value and solution. So what do you use to create your compelling stories?
In this fast-paced technologically-driven world, you have to keep up. We have found some proposal writing apps that can help you do just that:
- Proposable (https://proposable.com/) – A proposal automation software that empowers your writing team to streamline the proposal process and close deals faster. It is a very capable system that helps you create and send rich content proposals as well as monitors activities of your prospects.
- Loopio (http://www.loopio.com/) – Will help you manage proposal content and collaborate to respond to RFPs and RFIs. With Loopio, you can manage your content with ease, review your content with a subject matter expert, collaborate with your team, export beautiful and consistently formatted proposals, close past proposals.
- BidMagic (http://www.bidmagic.com) – An app created to produce professional proposals quickly. You can automate your proposal creation, manage your products, prices, and labor.
- Paperless Proposal (http://www.paperlessproposal.com/) – A very efficient proposal writing tool that helps you and your team save at least 2 hours per quote, proposal, or contract. It has a cloud-based content delivery system, proposal analytics tracking, and CRM integration capability.
These tools are by no means the end all be all, but they can help your proposal writing process become more productive and efficient. Every business is unique and there is no amount of automation that can spit out quality proposals with the touch of a button, but efficiency should be a top priority with your proposal team.
If you have experience working with any of these tools, we would love to hear from you. What did you like or dislike? We would be glad to add your comments in the list.