Departments lets you create separate groups of team-members within your Proposable account. This lets you segment team-members, analytics data, and library templates in ways that make sense for your company. Whether you have a multiple sales teams selling different products, or have multiple teams selling under different brands, you now have the ability to create, segment and track each of these unique departments within Proposable.
Here’s a few reasons why departments are useful
See performance and analytics from each Department
The department drop-down allows you to quickly select various business units or groups of sales team members with just a click. Simply choose the department you’d like to do a pipeline review and presto, instantly view the entire department’s In Progress, Accepted and Lost deals. You can also drill down to a specific sales team member. If you have offices or sales teams in different regions, you can create departments by the following:
By Product/Service Type
By Title (Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Business Development)
Create department specific proposal templates and content in your library
One key component of Proposable is the Library that allows you to store all of your content such as Templates, Sections and Line-Items. Adding value to the Library is the ability to share your content by department. This works well for organizations who sell in various languages or countries. You can now share your content with a department. This is a great way to avoid sharing irrelevant content with team members. Similar to Dropbox and Google Drive, you can either share a single document (or template), section or line-item to a specific department. However, you can also share an entire folder this way you can move content into the already shared folder.
Track Proposals by Department & Salesperson
Proposal management and tracking is key when having a large distributed team. This functionality allows you to drill-down In Progress proposals by department and or salesperson. This is a great way to hold salespeople and departments accountable for their In Progress, Accepted and Declined proposals.
Set Currency per Department
In some cases you may have a department that deals in other countries which requires you to support multiple currencies. With the departments feature you can specify a currency for a particular group or country. You can also have multiple users in multiple departments this way if you have a sales team member selling in North America, they can send a proposal in either USD or CAN dollars.
Customize Department Branding
Sometimes, our customers need to customize the "Branding" of a department, for when a department was created for a different business unit that has it's own unique brand or if you have multiple brands underneath you account. You can customize the "display name", "proposal URL", and "proposal logo" which will all display when proposals are sent from this department.
Want to learn more about our Departments feature? Request a demo and we’ll give you the run-down of how this can help your organization keep a pulse on sales teams, proposals and your content.