This video is the final step in the event creation phase. Within the tutorial, we detail the various ways in which you can invite participants to the event.
An important part of any sourcing event is providing the right information to your participants. A way of doing this is to provide them with supporting documentation, be it your own Terms and Conditions, CAD drawings, photos, detailed specification sheets and so on. This video talks you through how to upload documents to your event.
The final activity to any e-Sourcing event might well be the mystical e-Auction. We hope to de-mystify this process and show you that it really is quite simple, once you have done all the hard work of defining your requirements, chasing in the participant responses and checking everything looks valid. Once done, check out this video to show you how the e-Auction works.
Once your event is out in the market, your participants will hopefully be progressing the various actions, be it uploading documents, completing questionnaires, submitting quotes or even taking part in an auction. This video talks you through the Participant tab where you can monitor their progress.
The User Hierarchy is the perfect feature for adding your colleagues, clients, stakeholders, and giving them various permissions on your events. It is completely free to add people to view your activities, and fellow Hosts only need a licence to share edits rights. You can also give other Hosts the right to manage your Admin area, such as the Participant Database and Document Library. Watch this video to learn how to do all this.
Once you have signed in, you may wish to upload your own company logo and menu colours to make the software feel like your own, not just for you but also your participants. You can also upload and manage your own database of participants and assign them into groups for future tenders. Finally, learn how to manage your Document Library to maintain the latest versions of your tender documentation.
Once registered, you can access the Manage Invitations area. If you are following an invitation you will automatically be taken to the Manage Invitations screen. If you have an invitation code you will need to navigate to Manage Invitations from your Dashboard. This tutorial gives you a good explanation of how to make the most of this feature.
Your Dashboard allows you to decide which Events you wish to take part in and which you may wish to decline. Once you have registered, every time you log in you will end up on the Dashboard, unless you are following an invite in which case you will go directly to Event Invitations section. Learn more by watching this video.
Upon a successful invitation and acceptance to an Event, you will be able to work your way through the various areas within it. The first hurdle could be a pre-Qualification Questionnaire. This is a gateway that you need to pass to see the rest of the event, just to ensure that you do have a realistic chance of winning the event.
This tutorial explains how you place bids in an advanced lot. It shows how to place bids during a qualification bid process and RFQ directly into the system or via excel. It also shows how to bid at detail and lot level during an auction and how to upload detail after the auction has finished if you bid at lot level.
During the Event, you shall most likely wish to ask the Host questions about it. The Message Board is a fantastic way to go about this as everything is in one place for you, including all the previous questions you asked and the corresponding answers. This ensures that you receive all the same information as everyone else, as the Host can communicate to everyone in such an efficient manner. This tutorial explains how to use the Message Board service.
If you have taken part in an RFQ which has progressed to an e-Auction or your Qualification Bids have been successful then you shall most likely be invited to take part in the final activity; the Online Negotiation Event or e-Auction. During the e-Auction, you shall be given feedback as to the competitiveness of your bid in real time; something you don’t get during a traditional negotiation. We appreciate this can sometimes be a stressful situation, so to give yourselves the maximum preparation, please take a look through this tutorial in order to feel comfortable with what you are doing on the day.
This tutorial shows you how to bid in a Japanese auction. In a Japanese auction, you do not see your position, but you will need to either accept or decline the ‘current bid’ for each Lot within a given time limit. After which, if you have accepted the ‘current bid’ for a Lot, you will proceed to the next round where you will be asked the same question. The auction continues until you can no longer bid for any lot.
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