Why energy efficiency businesses use a proposal tool instead of Microsoft Word
Many energy efficiency still use Microsoft Word or some other word processor to create their business proposals. A previously created template is modified manually and then sent as a PDF. Sounds easy, but in practice this takes a lot of time, the chance of errors is high and you no longer have insight into your quotation after sending.
With the use of a proposal tool it has become a lot easier and better for entrepreneurs. You still use templates as a basis, but now you have a full content library in which you can search and reuse texts. The chance of errors is minimal due to smart automation. And after sending you can still adjust your quotation and you will get insight when your customer views the proposal. The modern interactive presentation options make an impression and the option to digitally sign makes it very easy for a customer to agree.
The following blog will elaborate on how to make perfect business proposals with the right tool: Read more why Microsoft Word is not the best way to create proposals
If you're in the Energy Efficiency industry, or another niche vertical, we've got a free sample proposal template that shows how to create a winning document. You can easily download and edit our proposal software template for any of your projects. With our innovative customer relationship management (CRM) tools and project management software you'll be able to increase your sales by streamlining your proposals with free templates.
Advantages of a proposal tool:
Unique and beautiful convincing
Automate sales process and improve lead time
Win more deals with smart proposals
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"Offorte helps us to distinguish ourselves in our market. Because we can issue a beautiful proposal digitally, we lower the threshold for the customer to sign. It also helps in ease, they can sign from home without having to physically come to the store. That's great!"
Petrit van der Spoel
Online Marketeer, De Vloerenman
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A business proposal example that can be used as a starting point for different target groups and companies. In addition to an open and modern design, the content is of course also very important.
You make a proposal by clearly summarising the benefits for the customer. Just as an accountant can give direction to the entrepreneur, the proposal gives direction to the collaboration.
Perfect accounting includes correct, complete figures. A proposal must be like the accountant's balance sheet: complete, error-free and customer-oriented.
Coaching is personal and completely customised, adapted to the wishes and needs of the customer. A personal offer to start the collaboration is a must.
With Offorte it is possible to fully implement a corporate identity in the proposal view, whether it is a colorful style or very dark, with the proposal templates you are flexible to adapt it to your business.
Busy days and complex schedules are part of a handymen company. Save some time by making your proposals with a proposal tool. You also immediately distinguish yourself from the competition and show your customer friendliness.
The playing field of marketing today is largely online. With an online proposal program you make the customer journey suitable and surprise your customers.
Travel agencies sell atmosphere and life experiences. The right interactive proposal stimulates the imagination and gives customers a preview of the journey to come.
View the sample proposal from a software as a service company that developed an app for the travel industry.
For a training agency, providing customisation is one of the most important aspects. The client must recognise himself in the proposal content.
proposals from web design companies count many pages where parts are always standard and a part is specifically tailored for the prospect. The Offorte content library makes it a lot easier to write a good offer.
Quality, price, advice, experience, knowledge and good service are important distinguishing factors for companies. You must make this clear when making a business proposal.
Why smart software is important for businesses in the energy efficiency sector
Most businesses in the Energy Efficiency industry struggle to create professional and impressive quotes and proposals. The companies that are succeeding are using software that allows them to create sales documents in minutes. Instead of using cumbersome templates, these companies are creating fully custom quotes and proposals that are tailored to their audience. This is why it’s important for a company of type Energy Efficiency to send quotations and proposals using proposal software.
Energy efficiency is a measure of how effectively a device, system, or facility uses energy to perform a task. Energy efficiency is closely related to energy intensity, which is the amount of energy consumed per unit of economic output. The higher the energy efficiency of a device, the lower the amount of energy required to perform a given task. For example, an LED light bulb is more efficient than an incandescent light bulb because it uses less energy for the same amount of light. Energy efficiency describes the relationship between inputs and outputs (in units of work), as opposed to the raw materials, labor, capital, and waste factors associated with production. Energy efficiency can be increased by utilizing energy sources more efficiently, or by using more efficient technologies. Energy efficiency is also commonly increased by using renewable sources, which have the benefit of being plentiful and renewable. The level of energy efficiency is often determined by the technology being used in a product. For example, LED light bulbs are more efficient than fluorescent lights; they both produce the same amount of light for a fraction of the energy used by fluorescent lights. Energy efficiency can also be improved by installing special devices that increase the utilization of primary energy sources or using alternative sources such as solar power or wind power. Energy efficiency can also be improved by better organization of production facilities such as through improved logistics or inventory management systems.