Bidsketch is a program designed to create and send proposals or estimates to clients. They make it easy to customize your proposal, save your template for future use and track the proposal after it is sent to the client. Our company received a bidsketch proposal and loved the look. It made us feel like someone had taken the time to really think about our needs and make it simple to understand what would be accomplished for the cost.
We were in need of finding a simple way of doing proposals that at the same time looked professional. Our proposals needed to explain our process and be easy for the client to read and understand. We have also been looking for a proposal process that was easy enough for anyone in the office to use. The customized proposal look was also a benefit for a higher end looking proposal that would entice prospective clients to read the proposal and approve the cost. Our current proposal systems have not worked in the past as they were very business like, hard to understand as well as limited in the architecture, creativeness and fonts we could use.
It is easy to implement our own design template. We added our own logo and colors as well as personalizing it as our own. When the client receives our proposals using bidsketch they will be impressed by the professionalism and specific itemization for their project. The proposal being the first thing they see from us will help get the approval we need.
The whole program is easy to use. All the sections are easy to understand and make it very simple to add our own fees and descriptions. The opening and closing section templates that are in place make it easy to fill in the blanks that apply to our needs. We used most of the functions and even created some sample proposals to review the final product our client would see. The fee category was most useful for us. We were able to put a category, description and our fixed cost. This makes it much easier to plug and play when we are preparing each proposal. The Option of having a header page that we could place our logo and client information really helps to make the client feel like the proposal is very personal and looks as though a lot of time and effort was put into preparing it. This will help us attract the right clients and make them feel as though they will be getting a lot for their money. We are a creative company and now our proposals will show that from the start.
We really feel that the "Meeting Your Needs" section is going to benefit us. Our clients like to know what they will be getting and how what they get will help their business. The process section is very nice also. Our process involves sometimes many different steps such as Initial Design concepts, Revisions, Final Art Preparation and Upload to printers. Most clients have an idea of what they want but do not know how it starts and what steps it take to get to the final product or design in our case. This helps them feel comfortable about the steps that will be taken and what will be happening behind the scene.
We are aware that there are other customizable options such as adding images to the proposals, electronic signatures and tracking of the proposal approval from the client which we are excited to use as well.
All the Proposals look professional and now we have added the Terms and Conditions which we did not have on our previous proposals. This is a professional contract without doing a lot of work.
We will definitely refer this program to our clients and friends. Thank you Bidsketch for your user friendly program. We signed up for the 14 day trial and love it.