SOURCE: Octant

May 30, 2007 12:22 ET

Octant Announces Enhanced Sales and Proposal Capabilities With Enterprise Management Suite for Proposals 2.0

Version 2.0 Assimilates Knowledge Management Tools and Proposal Management Best Practices, Simplifying and Easing Cross-Departmental Acceptance, Teaming Collaboration and Reducing IT Burden

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) - Octant announced the launch of Enterprise Management Suite for Proposals™, Version 2.0, a revolutionary suite of proposal tools that help companies gain a competitive advantage by standardizing, automating, and simplifying the way business development and proposal managers create and manage proposal materials across the enterprise. The announcement was made at the Association of Proposal Management Professional's 18th Annual Conference held in Savannah, Georgia, May 30 through June 2.

With Enterprise Management Suite for Proposals™ (EMS for Proposals) 2.0, Octant significantly enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of business development and proposal teams by incorporating key knowledge management concepts to the product. EMS for Proposals™ 2.0 provides greater control and visibility through all aspects of the sales and business development process. 2.0 features and enhancements eliminate wasted time and effort spent searching for critical information, whether within a single business unit or document or across teams and information distributed across the world.

Enhancing the Productivity of the Enterprise: More than Document Management

EMS for Proposals™ manages related information, improves team collaboration, standardizes and simplifies the proposal process and ultimately leads to an improved end product that wins. Octant offers EMS for Proposals™ as a suite of proposal tools tailored to address the cross-departmental and geographically dispersed needs of sales and proposal management professionals. The new version is available for immediate delivery and is available in several versions, including the popular EMS for Proposals, SharePoint® Edition.

"With our new offering, EMS for Proposals™ 2.0 greatly extends our powerful platform across internal teams, back-office systems and external teaming partners," said Lynda L. Benjamin, Vice President of Product Development at Octant. "The rollout of the new version requires little training, increases user acceptance rates, while quickly increasing productivity across the enterprise."

More than Collaboration and Content Management: Enhancing Proposal Writers to Executive Management Capabilities

Octant's SmartTools™ reduce the risks associated with inaccurate information. Octant provides the proposal teams with the unique tools that support quick and deep searching of existing content and the ability to cross-reference against new materials. EMS for Proposals™ provides the right tools at the right time to the right people throughout the organization.

End-to-End Proposal Management: From Theory to Practice

"With today's information overload and multiple ways to retain proposal content, it is an overwhelming task to control the disparate business development and proposal management content," said Scot Johnson, CEO of Octant. "This release was designed from ground up to meticulously meet the specific needs of proposal managers and their teams. We have created an extremely powerful yet user-friendly approach to improve our customers' proposal management process, using knowledge management practices; this ensures the best practices are leveraged to create the most compelling, effective proposals possible."

About Octant

Octant was born out of the need to help organizations respond quickly and intelligently to customer requests. As such, Octant has created a suite of tools to connect the right people with the right information at the right time, to help organizations of any size become more agile, more responsive and more effective. For more information about Octant and our proposal software solutions, please visit to contact us or to request additional information.

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