Yesterday, we announced our partnership with Lohfeld Consulting Group and the new Lohfeld WinCenter(TM) software product. WinCenter provides Federal Government Contractors (GovCon) with an integrated system to manage opportunities across the capture and proposal life-cycle. It is integrated in a number of ways. In this article, I’ll talk about the integration of process and technology and how it came together. And, I’ll provide you with other resources.
As you all know, CorasWorks provides its own CorasWorks Capture and Proposal Management solution as part of its Federal Government Contractor solution set. Over the last year, we have supported customers that were using CorasWorks on SharePoint and that also had adopted a Lohfeld based capture and proposal methodology (or similar model such as Shipley). We started embedding their process into our solution during implementations. It was kind of a “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup moment”. You take the process methodology, best practices, artifacts, guidance etc. and embed it in the software and automate the work. The result is a system that works the way C&P professionals think about their work, that automates their work, that literally guides them through the process and the activities, and that provides exceptional visibility across the full life-cycle for all participants.
You’d think that this would already be a no brainer. But, there is a big chasm between consultants/professionals that have the deep process knowledge and the software vendors providing the tools. So, normally that great process is in people’s heads, on the wall, in 300 page manuals, and in some documents somewhere and users have to figure out how to use various tools to do different parts of the work. The potential productivity and effectiveness just gets lost.
So, working together, we’ve developed WinCenter. It combines the standardized best practices of the industry for the Capture & Proposal process with the power of the CorasWorks work management platform on SharePoint. It is an enhanced version of our Capture and Proposal Management solution. Its seamless integration of all aspects of the process sets a new bar to drive productivity and win effectiveness. It is available from Lohfeld and from CorasWorks. And, it is designed to be very customizable to fit your particular modified C&P process and way of working.
I’ll leave the product details to the following resources and future articles and information. Here are some resources to get you going:
- Press Release: Lohfeld Consulting Group and CorasWorks Announce Partnership for Enhanced Integrated Capture and Proposal Management Solution on Microsoft SharePoint
- Washington Technology article: Lohfeld Consulting launches automated capture management tool
- CorasWorks Product Page WinCenter: Lohfeld Capture and Proposal Management WinCenter – includes 3 minute product video
- Lohfeld WinCenter Product Page: WinCenter Integrated Capture & Proposal Tool