Create and Send Offers (Quotes)

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Offer creation follows the same basic procedure as project creation. Data input first takes place in a separate input screen. However, the creation of offer items (sub-projects) is slightly different from project management.

 

Offer Input Screen

Some information in the input screen is for internal processes, other for your customer's information.

 

Using Offer Templates

You can declare any existing offer as a template and use this in the creation of new offers. For more information read Project and Offer templates.

 

Text Count in Offers

The text counting feature is capable of processing MS Office formats (incl. PowerPoint), PDF and general text.

For information on how to use TOM Count go here.

 

Please note that you can generate offer items from the imported files!

 

Managing offer items

Method 1: SP-Assistent while in Input window
This follows the same basic procedure as in Project management (see SP Assistent)

 

Method 2: Adding offer items

Upon returning back to the main offer screen, the first offer item will have been created for you.

You still need to edit the details, including prices. To do so click into the row in the offer items list and edit the details in the edit area at the bottom of the screen.
You can create more offer items by clicking on .
A calculation aid on the right enables you to assess project costs and the expected margin.
For information on how to include discounts or surcharges read Discounts and surcharges.

 

 

Printing the Offer

Click the  Print   navigation tab (at the bottom of the screen).
The default offer phrases are defined in User Settings >Formulare >Offers and can be edited here.
You may want to use standard text modules. as defined in User Settings >Formulare >Offers.
List Translation Files: Use this option to display a complete listing of translated files, separated by a semicolon, on your offer. TOM inserts the list first place in the second large text field (you will see the result immediately.)
- You can define an introductory phrase (such as "Files to be translated" as part of the Offers form template in User Setting | Forms
- Important TOM will search the files in the your Offer Folder (top level).  Make sure you have defined one and that the original files are stored in it!
You may want to switch to another form template for the current client.
 
"Print on 2 pages" option

If you have long introductory text the 2-page option will force all offer items to appear on the second page (thereby avoiding undesired page breaks). This may require a little experimenting,

PDF-only option

requires TOM to run on FileMaker Pro, more info here

PRINT-TO-WORD option

prints the offer using an MS-Word template, more info here

 

Click the Print button.

 

 

E-Mailing the offer  

Click the  E-Mail  navigation tab (at the bottom of the screen).

You can create

a text-only offer mail, using pre-defined e-mail templates
an empty e-mail, or
an e-mail with the previously created PDF file attached

 

Option: Inquiry to several translators

You can send out an inquiry to several translators at a time. This feature

is available in Finding translators
to edit the text template go to >User settings >Forms >E-Mail >General .