Opportunity statuses are linked to your customer records. These opportunities will complement the qualifications to help you better manage your sales activities by showing you where to find the ripest fruit.
There are 3 main actions:
1. Create your opportunity status
2. Assign opportunity statuses to customers
3. Edit an opportunity status.
Create your opportunity statuses
You will be able to use the basic statuses that we have created for you, but we have also given you the possibility to create your own opportunity statuses so that they better fit your business. To use this new functionality, you will have to start by determining the number of statuses required, their respective names and the percentages to close (chances of obtaining the contract) that will be associated with them. To determine the opportunity statuses that you will use in your Collabox, click on the module Contacts .
‘opens in a new window) In the left menu, select Opportunity statuses .
To use the basic statuses, click on Add basic opportunity statuses , then on Okay .
The following statuses will appear on your page:
To create your own statutes, click on the menu Add an opportunity status. This will create your first status, or a new one, if applicable.
Note: If you have never created a status, you will come across a blank page with the menu at the top.
You just have to fill in the free fields and click on Record. Your first opportunity status is created! Repeat the previous step, followed by this one, to complete your status creation.
Note: The % to close that you determine in this section will correspond to a default value used in the Projections report sale to weight the sums of the contracts in tender. For example, if you made a bid of $ 25,000 to a client for whom you estimate the percentage of close at 75 %, the weighted income in the report will be $ 18,750.
Sales projections report
Here’s a look at one of those reports we mentioned earlier. It is presented to you with graphics, but also with the data written in tabular form.
One of the statuses no longer suits you? No problem! You can deactivate it at any time by selecting said status, then clicking on Deactivate.
Assign opportunity statuses to customers
Knowing how to create opportunity statuses is good, but you also have to use them! After having completed the creation of the statuses, you must go to your customer files to assign an opportunity status to each person.
In the module Contacts , click on Contacts list , then on the name of the person you are interested in.
You will enter this person’s file and automatically arrive in the tab Info . The first box on this tab includes the qualifications and the opportunities .
In the red box that you see, you can: indicate the title of the opportunity in the empty field; choose the opportunity status with the drop-down menu located just below; and select a submission.
Then you need to add a follow-up date , as you can see in the following red box. You will see, in the fields under the follow-up date, an estimate of what the customer is reporting to you based on the percentage granted to their opportunity status. This is also what is found in the Sales projections report .
Edit an opportunity status
When you want to change a customer’s opportunity status, you have two choices. You can make the change from the opportunities table, with its “drag and drop” formula, or go directly back to the client file.
To access the table, go to the tab Opportunity table .
You will see this table appear, offering you an overview of the progress of the files. You will see all of your customers based on their opportunity statuses. The table is sorted by date or by amount, depending on the option you choose. Each column corresponds to a status. It includes customers who share this same status, as well as a total of the weighted sums in the last row of the table.
To change the opportunity status of a customer, select the check box corresponding to the customer using your mouse. Hold down the left click while dragging the box to below the new status, then drop it to its new location. The new status will be saved in the table and in the customer file, and the color of the rectangle will automatically change.