A prospect is "between" an inquiry and a tentative: spaces are added to a prospect, but the space is not held. Prospects will be useful if you wish to create proposals listing specific spaces, but you will want to be sure to book the spaces (so they have a tentative or definite status) before you send out contracts.
This article will walk you through creating a prospect.
- Click the + add event icon. If you are on the calendar, you can select the dates for your event first.
- In the Create field, confirm that Event is selected.
- Check Internal Event if the event is internal (staff meetings, trainings, etc).
- Add the name of the prospect.
- Add the account and contact for your prospect.
- Start typing to search. If you select an existing account, the search results for the contacts field will only include contacts from that account. If you want to add a contact from a different account, you will need to add the contact first.
- If this is a new account or contact, type in the complete name. Click Create '[Account Name]'.
- The fields for account/contact information will appear. For accounts, lead source and market segment are required.
- Select an event role for your contact (optional).
- Select any applicable event tags.
- Select the event type from the drop down.
- If your system admin has set up business classifications, you will need to select one from the dropdown. See Manage Business Classifications.
- If your system admin has set up genres, you can select one from the dropdown. See Manage Genres.
- If you are a booker, set the visibility for this prospect. See Visibility Settings.
- If you want to apply task templates to your prospect, click Select Templates. See Apply a Task Template.
- Check Prospect.
- Click + Dates if you haven't already selected your dates or would like to add additional ones.
Do you usually select the same rooms? You are able to set default rooms which will be automatically selected for you. For more information, see Set Default Rooms.
- Click + Rooms at the top to apply a selection to all dates, or click + Room for a specific date to apply a selection to only that date.
- In the slider, select the desired rooms.
- Click Save.
- You may now adjust your spaces as needed before creating your prospect:
- Add additional rooms to the entire prospect by clicking + Rooms or add additional rooms to a day by clicking its + Rooms button.
- Adjust the time for all spaces by clicking access_time Times at the top or adjust times for an entire day by clicking access_time Times in the date header. To adjust the time for an individual space, click its time.
- If your account has space usages setup, select a usage for all spaces, all spaces on a date, or individual spaces.
- Remove individual rooms from a day by clicking the X remove icon, or even remove an entire day by clicking the X remove icon in the day's header.
- Once all the information is correct, click Save.
Your prospect is now created.