It has been a little while since we released updates to Market Dojo, but that doesn’t mean the engineering team have been resting. In fact, they have been very busy working on new features and customer requested tweaks. Here is a run-down.
Lot templates for advanced lots
To complement the Questionnaire template feature we released earlier in the year, we have now added a Lot template feature as well. Lot templates allow administrators to setup best-practice templates that can quickly be added to a sourcing event. By creating a library of lot templates, companies using advanced lots can make their users more productive.
We have improved the re-invite participants feature, to improve traceability of the invite process. This means that the Host is copied on any re-invite emails, in the case that a participant has not received the original.
Bulk download documents
Once an event has completed, you may wish to download all the documentation for the winning participants, or even for everyone who took part. This can now be accomplished with a single click, making it very easy to share the results with stakeholders or record the agreement in other systems.
Export questionnaire for participants
Over the course of 2016, we have made many improvements to our questionnaire engine, adding new question types, better support for editing, performance improvements, and much more. As a result, our customers are running more questionnaires on Market Dojo, and those questionnaires are more detailed. It is often necessary for our participants to collaborate with colleagues to provide the answers. They also need a record of what answers were given, which they can share. To make this easier, we have added a way of exporting the questionnaire into a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet contains details of the question; the expected answer format; and the answer if it has been provided. This will help make the process of answering questionnaires easier and more efficient for participants.
More field types for Advanced Lots
In addition to text and price fields, we have added a number field, date field and picklist field types to advanced lots. This is something our customers have requested, and it will help anyone who wants to restrict the type of answers that participants can provide. This is particularly beneficial if you are running a lot of similar events, and want to ensure data consistency for reporting purposes.
Award Lots – notify awarded participant
Once an auction or RFQ has been completed, it is necessary to record who won and notify them. This step often includes further evaluation and review before a final decision is made. However, some of our customers are running many events every day and wanted a more streamlined way of completing the process. For those people, we have added an extra step to our award lots dialogue. This means that once an event is completed, the decision can be recorded and the winner(s) informed in less than a minute. Here is how it works.
Supplier onboarding – Configurable timescales
One of the benefits of using SIM Dojo to onboard your suppliers is that the system will automatically track and remind suppliers, scorers and administrators of the deadlines. In the latest release, we have added the ability to customise the durations associated with each deadline.
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