(PRWeb UK) October 7, 2010
BiP Solutions, Europe’s market-leading business intelligence service, has released the latest version of their cutting-edge Tender Information service to aid businesses looking for contract opportunities.
Following a customer satisfaction survey, the latest edition of the Tender Information Tracker service, Tracker V8 was launched. New features include the addition of a dynamic user interface, the addition of Estimated Added Value (EAV) to contract data, new contract flagging features, interactive mapping technology and a Market Monitor news intelligence service.
BiP Solutions’ Tender Information Tracker service is an essential tool for SMEs looking to win public sector tenders, as well as private tenders, from the UK and Republic of Ireland, Europe or worldwide. Supported by a dedicated Business Intelligence Research Team, Tracker offers customers access to an unrivalled database of open contract opportunities from over 4500 unique worldwide sources.
For Nursing agency Kare Plus, Tender Tracker V8 has increased their tendering opportunities. Kate Willis of Kare Plus comments:
“I have just set up my V8 trial and I am really impressed. There is so much content available through the service. It is extremely easy to navigate and the features are easy to use. In particular, I find the mapping and text search facilities very useful as they allow me to look at everything in my area and the surrounding areas where we could potentially develop new opportunities.”
TRACKER V8 ENHANCEMENTS
The intuitive mapping tool is the highlight of Tracker V8 enhancements. The cutting-edge targeted cluster technology lets customers see, at a glance, the geographical density of their tendering opportunities, an industry first.
Google Maps lets customers explore the volume and geographical location of the contract opportunities that match their profile, flagged contracts, and online search results.The zoom functionality lets businesses refine their searches to specific locations.
Interactive mapping functionality compliments BIP’s existing contract search tool, that lets customers search by keywords, location, by the value of the opportunity, by industry sector and by CPV code.
For Tracker Account Manager John MacKinnon, the mapping functionality within Tracker V8 is generating positive customer feedback:
“As I guide customers through the process of setting up their alert profile and provide demonstration on how to use Tracker’s online search functionality, customers are instantly delighted to be able to see their contract results displayed geographically with our new mapping technology. The introduction of Tracker Maps is a really intuitive method for customers to quickly and easily identify and review potential opportunities – it’s a welcome addition to the service and the feedback I’ve received from our customers so far has been extremely positive.”
IMPROVED INDUSTRY SECTOR CLASSIFICATION
Industry search classifications have been improved to support CPV codes, making for faster search results and intelligence retrieval.
ESTIMATED ANNUAL VALUE (EVA)
The EAV provides an estimated annual contract value, meaning that a contract with a total value, which may have originally appeared too high for an SME to tender for, is actually within reach. In identifying the EAV of contracts, BiP Solutions aim to open up further tendering opportunities that may have been previously unavailable. The Estimated Added Value (EAV) feature is the first service to provide this sort of valuable information.
Contract flagging lets SMEs highlight contracts that are below the EU procurement thresholds and are therefore SME friendly.
PRIVATE SECTOR MARKET LEADS
Tracker V8’s new Market Leads provide reliable market intelligence on potential new business opportunities, many of which are not advertised anywhere else.
Market Leads lets businesses view news and developments, in their industry sector, in the daily Market Monitor email alert and in the Market Monitor section of the BiP Solutions website. The service provides updates on new developments in the market place, government legislation changes, breaking news, and competitor activity, by giving businesses the chance to provide specific products or services, ahead of the competition.
Businesses looking to increase their share of government contract wins not only identify more opportunities through Tracker, but they also benefit from a faster, more inclusive service that increases the likelihood of winning new business.
Ron Burges, BiP Solutions CEO comments:
“Tracker V8 demonstrates the customer-centric approach BiP takes to its products and services, with new features and functionality designed to help organisations of all sizes grow their business. BiP has invested significant resources and effort into the development of the Tracker service over recent years, and everyone in the company is excited about the advances we have made with this latest version.”
You can view the latest enhancements to Tracker by visiting the website - tendermatch.co.uk
If you would like more information please contact the Tracker support team on 0845 270 7060.