Qvidian Revolutionizes RFP Response Management with Spring 2016 Release


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New Capabilities Significantly Improve Productivity and Quality Output for Proposal, RFP, and Operations Managers

CHELMSFORD, MA – April 26, 2016 Qvidian, the innovator in sales execution solutions, today announced the Spring 2016 Release of its industry leading, cloud-based Proposal and Content Automation solution. The latest release offers a revolutionary new way to manage questions and answers in Requests for Proposals (RFP) responses and other questionnaire documents, saving teams significant time while improving overall document quality.

“We have been on a journey to elevate how organizations address the increasing volume and complexity of RFPs,” stated Lewie Miller, President and CEO of Qvidian. “Qvidian’s latest release represents a revolutionary new approach to RFP management with an emphasis on collaboration, simplicity, and visibility, enabling customers to achieve greater efficiencies and productivity. This is just the beginning and we are accelerating the pace of innovation in support of helping customers achieve more, faster.”

Looking more holistically at the process of managing RFP questions and responses, the Spring 2016 Release addresses critical needs of the end user to improve productivity, and enables even closer collaboration across team members to effectively manage projects and help ensure accuracy and quality in final documents. As a result, organizations can generate higher quality RFP responses and sales documents that are quickly supplied to sales and delivered to customers faster, increasing overall proposal volume and securing higher win rates.

Key capabilities include:

Easily Build & Manage Response Teams

Teams working together to address both simple or complex RFP responses can now more easily collaborate on projects through assignments and workflows built into the platform. This reduces the reliance on email communication and ‘cut-and-paste’ activities saving teams significant time.

Project owners simply drag and drop content from Microsoft Word or Excel RFPs into the workspace, select project team members, and assign tasks to build workflows that facilitate the process of answering questions and reviewing responses. Organizations benefit by accelerating the speed of responses and ensuring individuals are aligned with their particular expertise.

Advanced Collaboration Capabilities

Multiple-role security ensures appropriate permissions are set for writers, reviewers, and contributors. Team members are easily added as each new RFP project begins, and project owners can send notifications directly from the system to alert appropriate personnel. Individual tasks are then assigned so team members can be working on multiple questions at the same time. This deep collaboration enables teams to work more efficiently while improving response quality.

Real-time Tracking Responses & Project Status

Project owners now have visual indicators within the workspace to easily understand what has been completed or what is pending. They can easily track the overall status of a project, or view individual assignment rules to unclog bottlenecks. These enhancements eliminate the significant manual effort now required by project owners to follow up with collaborators by phone or email. Audit trails on all activity and non-activity not only provide for better project management, but also offer greater visibility into potential areas of concern, providing project owners the insights needed to take rapid corrective action.

“Qvidian’s product advancements demonstrate Qvidian’s commitment to innovation and their vision for what can be accomplished,” states Qvidian customer Leif Ueland, Director of Sales Operations at Questar Assessment, Inc. “It is obvious that they are listening to their customers. I am really excited about how proactive they are being and the dramatic changes they are making. I can’t wait for this product release.”

“When you hear customers say things like ‘This is a big win for us’ and ‘Mind officially blown’ you know you’ve hit the mark,” said Karen Meyer, Vice President of Products at Qvidian. “Our commitment to pushing the envelope to develop radically new ways for people to manage the RFP and proposal process is evident in this latest release, and we’re thrilled at the feedback customers have given.”

The Spring 2016 release of Qvidian Proposal Automation is available today. For more information, visit http://www.qvidian.com/proposal-software.

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About Qvidian

Qvidian provides cloud-based sales execution solutions that save sales, content, RFP, and proposal teams time while improving effectiveness and optimizing productivity. From content automation for managing RFP responses, proactive proposals and other sales assets to digital playbooks that guides successful sales behavior, Qvidian enables teams to more easily access, assemble, deliver, measure and manage sales content. Qvidian’s innovative software and advisory services offer real-time insight to ensure selling teams do what’s needed to win, by driving repeatable methodologies and making organizations more agile. With over 1,200 global customers including Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Citi (NYSE:C), Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), CA (NASDAQ:CA), and Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST), Qvidian is helping organizations significantly increase their profitable revenues while eliminating waste and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.qvidian.com or call 1-800-272-0047 or +44 (0) 870-734-7778.

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