TORONTO, CANADA—Loopio, the leading provider of Request for Proposal (RFP) response software, is proud to announce the launch of the RFP Academy, a free online training program for RFP response professionals.
The RFP Academy provides comprehensive digital lessons on better RFP management, designed for professionals in proposal management, sales and solution consulting. Each lesson has been created with insights from industry experts, such as Jon Williams, Managing Director, Strategic Proposals; Marie-France Cardin, Principal, The Winning Business; and Kathryn Bennett, Proposal Manager, Dude Solutions.
“The Loopio team has accumulated an incredible amount of knowledge from our customers, partners, and renowned proposal experts over the past six years,” says Zak Hemraj, CEO and Co-Founder of Loopio. “We created RFP Academy to share that collective knowledge with the RFP response community so that they can develop new skills and grow professionally, no matter their level of experience.”
The Academy’s first course, Designing the Ideal Response Process, provides a practical, step-by-step approach to maximizing efficiency when responding to proposals without diminishing proposal quality.
“According to our 2020 Benchmark Report, proposal managers believe one of the top ways their company can win more RFPs is through process improvements,” says Hemraj. “We hope that free access to these learnings helps participants drive growth and have a bigger impact on their organizations.”
In the course, participants are guided through eight lessons, each of which has a weekly exercise to help them mark their progress and enhance their learning. Participants can work through the course material at their own pace, and the lessons cover the following aspects of the response process:
- Proactivity: Activities to do before receiving an RFP that can have a big impact later in your process.
- Collaboration: Insights on engaging internal subject matter experts so that you always have high-quality answers.
- Ongoing Maintenance: Advice for ensuring long-term efficiency and continuous improvements to your RFP process.
When participants are finished, they can test their newfound knowledge in a final assessment.
Participants can sign up for the Academy at academy.loopio.com.
Loopio is a Toronto-based technology company that helps enterprises supercharge their responses to RFPs, DDQs, and Security Questionnaires. With Loopio, teams can respond faster, improve response quality, and win more business. It has been adopted by more than 800+ world-leading organizations, including DocuSign, FedEx, IBM, Sprinklr, and Thomson Reuters, since 2014.