CaterQuotes tackles handover manual chore

CaterQuotes’ mission to remove complexity from the equipment quotation and delivery process has led it to develop a piece of software that allows dealers to automatically generate handover manuals for their clients.

Handover documents are typically passed onto clients at the end of a project, but can be notoriously time-consuming and laborious to compile. CaterQuotes says it has worked out a way to automate the task, however.

Speaking recently to Catering Insight, managing director Stuart Campbell said the tool would be particular helpful for dealers signing off very large projects that feature multiple sites and dozens of items of equipment.

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“What the end-user wants is a handover manual showing all the operating instructions, what the position numbers are, what services there are, and all that type of stuff,” he said. “Currently what happens is somebody has to sit at a photocopier and copy all of that, collate it and put it into a book. It can sometimes take three or four days to create something, but we can now create this instantly with the click of a mouse.”

Campbell says dealers can then either extract all the information and hand it to the client on CD or even send them a link so they can save the manual on their PC.

Last month we revealed that CaterQuotes had developed an application allowing dealers and consultants to create quotations directly from CAD drawings. A full version of the tool should be available from February.

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