Collaborative software tools represent a major improvement in developing compliant, compelling, and complete proposals. However, these tools are not without their drawbacks.
“What do you mean they haven’t developed a solution?!”
In the proposal world, it isn’t a case of whether or not you have heard, or will yourself utter this phase in exasperation, but when and, unfortunately, how often.
As proposal professionals, we are very process and procedure-oriented.
The progressive, sequenced structure of color-coded proposal reviews works. That is, it works on major proposals where you have lead time of 30 days or more, especially if there is a draft RFP that can help you jump start the process, and you have access to the client’s resources and Subject Matter Experts.