TL:DR – Create more meaningful collaboration with your business development team by tracking project bids and opportunities directly in Bridgit Bench using Pursuit Tracking. Import your project pipeline and start planning your project team without impacting your utilization rate.
How spreadsheets are leading to chaos
If you’re using spreadsheets to manage your workforce, chances are you’re isolated from the rest of the team. While your business development team lives in their CRM system, you need to manually move information from your CRM to your spreadsheet to figure out the impact on your workforce.
Worst of all, you’re probably having a hard time collaborating on decisions because sharing your spreadsheet with others might mean making errors in your data. Ultimately, this affects your team’s ability to make confident decisions about what projects to pursue, and your ability to optimize your workforce.
Bridgit Bench brings the whole team together with Pursuit Tracking
Once you enable Pursuit Tracking in Bridgit Bench, you can add project opportunities into the platform and start penciling in your project team. If your CRM is already integrated with Bridgit Bench, you can directly sync project opportunities without having to do any manual entry.
Using our centralized platform, you can now easily collaborate with the business development team by getting them on-boarded in Bridgit Bench without worrying about your data being affected.
With your project pipeline and workforce data staying up to date regularly, you can be confident in making the right decisions to optimize your bid strategy.
Bridgit Bench makes it easy to put together winning teams for every project you are bidding on.
How to track your project opportunities in Bridgit Bench:
STEP 1: ACTIVATE THE MODULE (FOR FREE)
To access the Pursuit Tracking feature, you need to have the module turned on for your account. To do so, please contact our customer team at firstname.lastname@example.org to have them walk you through the process.
STEP 2: EASILY CREATE A NEW PROJECT OPPORTUNITY
When you create a new project, you can now choose between labeling your project as Opportunity or Awarded. When added as an opportunity, the project status will be set to Pursuit.
STEP 3: OPPORTUNITIES ARE VISUALLY DIFFERENTIATED FOR QUICK ANALYSIS
When you go into the Gantt view, your pursuits will be shown with a dashed line and in a lighter color palette for you to easily separate your opportunities from your awarded projects. You’ll be able to create roles and allocate your workforce the same way as an awarded project.
STEP 4: UPDATE YOUR PROJECT STATUS, WHETHER IT’S BEEN AWARDED OR LOST
Once the project has been awarded, you can use the dropdown options in the top right corner to update your project. Bridgit Bench will immediately add awarded projects to your active pipeline, and will also save any lost projects for reference.
For more information on how to reactivate lost bids, please visit our support page here.
Gone are the days of traversing through complicated Excel spreadsheets just to find out who you can place on a project opportunity. With Bridgit Bench, you can import new project opportunities directly into the platform to build a winning strategy for your bids and for your workforce.
To learn more about Pursuit Tracking for Bridgit Bench and see how it can help your company consolidate labor planning and scheduling, get a demo from our team. For a full walkthrough of the Pursuit Tracking module, visit the Bridgit Help Desk.
For existing customers, please contact email@example.com to activate the Pursuit Tracking module for your Bridgit Bench account.