Quote Roller Never Sleeps: More New Features!

Quote Roller Never Sleeps

It may have only been two weeks since our Big Huge Spring Update, but we’ve been staying up late to make sure we keep rolling out more features to make your proposal process more efficient! This update includes Price Lists, Expiration Dates, Catalog Cleanup, a new integration with Basecamp as well as tons of tiny tweaks and ample improvements.

Dive right in for more info under the cut!

Pricing Lists

Price Lists

You’ve all asked for it and now it’s here! Pricing lists are templates for pricing tables, so you can reuse the same pricing table when you create new proposals with putting in more effort. When you think about it, most of the time, you are using the same or similar proposals, pricing tables, copy, images, etc. (Remember you can manage all that and more by using our Content Library.) Now you can fully automate your proposal creation: from templates and content blocks to to pricing tables. Now, the question is, what are you going to do with all that new free time?

How your new pricing table works:

  • Create the new pricing list in Catalog -> Pricing Lists;
  • When you create a proposal, you can use your pre-made Pricing Lists. When you select the relevant pricing list, the page will be reloaded and all the data will be updated. You can modify it as needed;
  • You can select the appropriate pricing list right in the pricing table block in any template. When you create a proposal based on this template, the selected price list will load automatically.

Expiration date

Expiration date

One more highly requested feature! Now you can make sure your clients don’t hem and haw for too long by setting an expiration date for proposals during Step 5 of the wizard. When a proposal is expired, it will be marked as expired in Quote Roller and clients won’t be able to access the document. They will surely then feel the pain of having missed out!

Catalog Cleanup

Catalog Cleanup

Now you can clean up your products as well as categories! Great when you import many products and then want to change something. Again, we have tested the feature more than hundred times and it works just wonderfully. Reminder, the changes you make are irreversible!

Preview Mode

We have changed how the proposal preview mode works. Now you see it exactly how your client will see it.

We have also removed the preview PDF panel, as it was confusing for many and required to have the PDF plugin installed. Now you can download PDF the same way as your clients.

Archived proposals

Previously, archived proposals were available for your clients for reference. But our users were asking for a way to make proposals unavailable and archive them completely. Since now on,  Archived status of a proposal means that it is not available to your clients anymore. When you customer visits the archived proposal, they will be greeted with a message to contact the author of the proposal.

New Basecamp Integration

With our newest integration, you can convert proposals to projects with awesome project and team management tool Basecamp! Clients will be added to the projects as well.

Unfortunately we cannot implement contact sync at this moment because new Basecamp does not support Companies via API.

What do you think about the new features? What should we do next?

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Serge got 10 years of experience in web applications development using Python, JavaScript, iOS, Java, UX, and team leadership. Serge is an avid angler who loves design with MS degrees in Computer Since and Business Administration.

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  • http://twitter.com/risedisplay Rise Display, Inc.

    Fantastic release – Thanks for the updates to the Price List!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomasjhayes Tom Hayes

    Looks good. My biggest concern with the pricing though is that the hours/days are not carried through to the final pricing table. Whilst we create price lists etc. in the proposal admin when the client sees the final price table they just get to see the line item and the total price for that line item with no detail as to how that figure was achieved. It would be really good to itemise the line items themselves in the final price table so that clients get a better view of how pricing is achieved. Good work on the new release btw.

    • http://twitter.com/sbarysiuk Serge Barysiuk

      Hey Tom,

      Probably you’re using Simple layout for pricing table where only Item name and price are shown. Try to use default one. You can select Pricing Table layout in Pricing table block in your template.

      Serge

  • http://twitter.com/jamesgiroux James Giroux

    I was on yesterday and noticed these features. They are awesome! thanks for all the work you guys are doing to make quoteroller amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/francisedward.guintu Francis Edward Guintu

      You’re welcome James! Keep on the look out for even more features as we work to provide you with an awesome QuoteRoller experience!

  • http://www.linchpin.net/ Damian Thompson

    I LOVE the expiry date feature. A good proposal has a time limit in the call to action, great work guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.sorkin Ivan Sorkin

    All those changes are great! I was waiting for price list feature for a long time now :) thank you.

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