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Create a Quote from Pre-Built Templates

In this article we take you through the steps in creating a Quote using a Pre-Built Template. This allows you to build a Quote with existing labour, materials & disbursement data making creating quotes a lot quicker and easier. 

Create a quote by going to Quotes via the Accounts drop down menu and select Add OR quickly add a new Quote by selecting +Add Quote from the Quick Actions link in the top right hand side menu.

Also see, Pre-Built Sale Item Template

Step 1: Navigate to your Quotes and select Add, or quickly Add a Quote via Quick Actions

Step 2: Add a Quote Using Pre-Built Template

Step 3: Select your Pre-Built Template you wish to use

Select your Pre-built template from your list and select OK.

Step 4: Add the Quote detail

Enter the quote information in the form provided, assign customer and job information at this point.  You have the ability to add new customers, jobs and tasks by clicking through to a contact, job or task form that can then be created here. When happy with everything select save.

Select More to create an invoice or job from the quote, create a cover page, accept or reject the quote, save as a pre-built template or delete the quote. 

Step 5: Send your Quote

The final step in the process is to issue your Quote via email to your customer or prospect once you're happy with the Quote detail.  This is done easily within NextMinute. The below image also shows that you can select to Preview the Quote before sending.

Choose the relevant recipients ie: the customer or key contact or add recipients. 

Create an email to accompany your Quote, we make it easy with a default Quote Email, you can customise this and access the functionality of NextMinute's Content Management making it easy to draw on standard or pre-drafted copy, merge fields for key job details and templates. 

Quote view in NextMinute:

The Quote has now been labelled as being sent

View the new Quote

Your new Quote will show in your Quotes list, as shown below. 

To now turn your new Quote into a Job then follow the steps in this article - Create a Job from a Quote
Or to create an Invoice from your Quote follow the steps in this article - Create an Invoice from a Quote

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