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Mark a quotation as reserved

Take items out of availability for a particular quotation by marking a quotation as reserved.

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Written by Matthew James Finkel
Updated over a week ago

When you add products and services to a quotation, by default those items will be marked as “quoted for” in your availability screens – this means that you can see a count of how many products are on quotations, but those items aren’t yet reserved. 

If you’re confident that a quotation is going to proceed, you can fully reserve the stock by marking it as reserved. When you do this, availability figures are adjusted for your products and services, as well as any provisional allocations of services or assets.

A note on open quotations

If you signed up for Current RMS prior to May 2017, quotations on your system will be created with the status of “Open”. 

On open quotations, stock is marked as “quoted for” in the same way as on provisional quotations. However, you cannot provisionally allocate stock or bookable resources to an open quotation.

You can turn an open quotation into a provisional quotation by clicking Mark as provisional under Actions. 

Set your default quotation status in System Preferences.

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To mark a quotation as reserved, just click Mark as reserved under Actions. 

Products, services, and any provisional allocations of resources or assets are taken out of availability for this order in exactly the same way that they are for an order.

Shortages are highlighted in red, so you can troubleshoot them as normal.

Mark as provisional

To convert the opportunity back to a provisional quotation, click Mark as provisional under Actions. Products and services will be un-reserved and marked as “quoted for” again. 

Allocate assets

To allocate assets, head to the detail view by hitting the green Detail view button. 

Switch to the allocate tab, put your cursor in the “Asset” field, and start scanning with a barcode scanner or typing asset your numbers as normal. You can also auto-allocate by using the tick boxes and choosing the option from the Action menu. See: Allocate, prep, and book out products

You can’t prep, book out, check-in, or finalize items on a quotation. Convert to an order to access these functions.

When allocating provisional quotations, you’ll see a grey “(Allocated)” status label to distinguish these allocations from fully reserved allocations on reserved quotations and orders.

Allocate bookable resources

To start allocating staff members, vehicles, or venues, click on the green Service view button.

Find the service booking that you’d like to allocate, click the blue arrow, and choose Allocate resources. See: Allocate and book out staff, vehicles, and venues

Resources you allocate on a provisional quotation show as a grey block; resources you allocate on a reserved quotation show as a light orange block.

These colors are mirrored on the Resource Planner, where you can manage labor and vehicle allocations across your company.

Revert an order to a quotation

If you’ve converted your quotation to an open order and wish to go back, click Revert to a quote under Actions from your order page. The opportunity is reverted to a reserved quotation.

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