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Creating Proposals in Responsive Through Salesforce

Overview

This article explains how to create proposals in Salesforce that will then appear in Responsive.

Select the applicable tab for your edition of Responsive.

  • Creating Catalog Structures

    A catalog structure is a template that allows you to organize the content for your products and services.

    1. To to Organization Settings > Proposals and click Create New.
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    2. Provide a name for the catalog structure and define catalog Merge Tags under Structure Elements.
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    3. Click Save.

    Managing Catalogs

    Create and manage your products and services here.

    1. Click the Create New icon.
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    2. Choose a catalog structure and provide details for your catalog.
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    Using Catalog Merge Tags Within Section Templates

    Catalog merge tags will be automatically replaced with the content of catalogs that are chosen during proposal creation in Salesforce.

    Use the catalog merge tag in the section description as below:

    • [catalog#<catalog_tag_name>] or
    • [catalog#<catalog_tag_name>#noname] (to exclude header name)

    Creating Proposal Groups

    Proposal groups are logical groups of catalogs, section templates, and response templates.

    1. Go to Organization Settings > Proposals > Proposal Group and click Create New.
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    2. Provide a name for the proposal group.
    3. Add catalogs, section templates, and response templates to the group.
      Note: If you want these items to be selected in advance for the group during proposal generation, click Preselect
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    4. Click Save.

    Generating Proposals in Salesforce

    Generating Unsolicited Proposals

    1. In Salesforce, click Create proposal under Opportunities page.
    2. In Responsive, go to Organization Settings > Proposal > Preferences and provide the proposal details.
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    3. Choose a Proposal Template from the drop-down list. The catalogs, sections templates, and response templates belonging to the proposal group will be listed with pre-selections if made during proposal group creation.
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      Note: If no selection is made, choose the required catalogs, section templates, and response template for your proposal. You can search the catalogs, section template and response template.
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    4. If applicable, add attachments to your proposal.
    5. Click Generate Proposal.
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    6. Once prompted with the preview of the proposal, click Generate. The user creating the proposal is sent a mail notification with an option to directly view the package, which displays in Responsive under Export Responses.
      Note: The package is published to Salesforce if Publish Export Response Package to Salesforce has been selected from the Salesforce configuration page in Responsive. You can also select the Auto-Publish Proposal to Salesforce option in Responsive to publish the new proposal to Salesforce page
      • It may take a few seconds for the package to be generated. Do a page refresh to view the proposal.
      • The proposal will be available in .zip format in the Opportunities page of Salesforce.
      • A project with the proposal details is created in Responsive and is available under the project's Export Responses page.

    Generating Proposals with RFx

    1. In Salesforce, click Create proposal option under Opportunities page.
    2. In Responsive, go to Organization Settings > Proposal > Preferences and provide the proposal details.
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    3. Choose a Proposal Template from the drop-down list. The catalogs, sections templates, and response templates belonging to the proposal group will be listed with pre-selections if made during proposal group creation.
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      Note: If no selection is made, choose the required catalogs, section templates, and response template for your proposal.
    4. Upload your RFx under Attach RFx Questionnaire.
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    5. (Optional) Add attachments to your proposal from the Attach Supporting Documents section.
    6. (Optional) Click Advanced Options to clone sections from the existing projects into your proposal. These sections will be displayed in the Table of Contents.
    7. Click Create Project. The Project primary contact and additional primary contact provided in the proposal details form will be sent a mail notification with an option to directly view the package in Responsive under Export Responses
    8. Click Open Project on the prompt to view the project in Responsive.
      Note: You can manage your RFx and generate proposal from Export Responses
  • Essentials features are subscription-based and may not be available for all users. Contact your account manager, or accountmanagers@responsive.io, for more details.

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