We use a modified version of the XTRF Quote / Project / Invoice templates, but we want to customize them more. I'm realizing that these templates are so complicated for our clients to read. I see to primary issues. First, most of our clients don't know what a CAT analysis is, so the CAT / TM discounts just confuse them. Second, the way Project/Tasks are laid out are unclear to many of our clients. In a quote, they see a summary, and then a series of tasks spread out into multiple tables. In Invoices, for larger clients that have many projects, some of their invoices are 25 pages or longer. It's just not that functional.
Has anyone customized their templates to address these issues? For the first issue, I'm considering customizing a template that doesn't lay out the CAT analysis in the detail but only puts a repetition / TM discount. And for a sophisticated client, we sent their custom templates to include the CAT analysis.
For the second issue, I don't know what to do. I am considering creating a customized template the includes details all in a single table, to reduce space and make it a more clear list. But I think that would mean I wouldn't be able to include task-level project minimums. I may be thinking of this wrong, and I'm just over thinking this.
Has anyone given this any thoughts?
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