Feature Spotlight: QuoteValet, Part I
What do you think of when you hear the word "valet"? For us over at Aspire Technologies, these are just a few of the words that come to mind:
How? Glad you asked.
The answer is so mind-blowing it will take two blog posts, so first (and ironically, if you want to be snarky about it) we'll cover Simplicity and Efficiency. Respectively, these traits are the Michelangelo and Leonardo to the Master Splinter that is QuoteValet.
Important note: If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, please educate yourself, then come back and read the rest of this post.
Valet makes your parking experience a no-brainer, which is helpful when you live in an area full of tourists (coughORLANDOcough). Similarly, QuoteValet makes your quoting experience ridiculously easy.
First, it's an add-on to QuoteWerks — not an entirely new program to learn. It exists solely to make your quoting experience more seamless and less complex, not to add yet another layer to the quoting process (which is something that should NOT be taking up all or even a good chunk of your time).
Just blending in. Don't mind us.
You know you've got it goin' on when your instructions are literally one sentence long.
You know what's annoying? Wasting your time and your customers' time. Here's a short list of how the quoting process can make this annoyance a reality:
- E-mailing customers a list of options and waiting to hear back (or leaving a voicemail with these options and waiting to hear back, which is somehow way worse) before adding their final products and services to a quote.
- Asking customers to print out quotes, sign them, scan them, and THEN send them back to you.
- Calling up customers to take payment over the phone, or having to direct them to another site to pay their quote.
I think you know where this is going already, but I'll say it anyway: Using QuoteValet ensures you avoid these unnecessary shenanigans.
You give customers options. Customers choose what they want. The end.
The same ideology applies to quote peer reviews and approvals, accepting quotes, receiving payments, and sending confirmations to your customer. Customers even sign quotes electronically:
Pen-and-paper signatures are so 1776. On a related note, if John Hancock had the internet, I think we'd also all have flying cars by now. "The Jetsons" gave me unrealistic expectations about transportation, which is a discussion for another time.
Stay tuned for Part II, with a special appearance from The Shredder in clever-pun form. Meanwhile, I'll be over here thinking about how to make Raphael seem service-oriented or sophisticated.
July, 8 2014
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