September 13, 2023

GIS WebTech Announces Guru Proposal Manager

At the heart of every successful economic development project lies a well-crafted proposal. Whether it’s attracting new businesses, securing funding for infrastructure, or winning the front-page project, the quality of a proposal can make or break the deal. To streamline and enhance this critical process, GIS WebTech announces its latest innovation: Guru Proposal Manager. In this blog, we’ll explore how Guru Proposal Manager is revolutionizing economic development.

What Is It?

Guru Proposal Manager is an all-new, purpose-built module in our Guru online site selection technology, the most advanced technology ever built for economic development. Guru Proposal Manager provides economic development organizations of all sizes the latest tools for managing the proposal process, in a simple and intuitive package.

Best of all, Guru Proposal Manager is now a standard part of Guru, meaning all current and future GIS WebTech clients get it for free. Effective immediately, it is included in all Guru Professional installations at no charge!

What Are The Benefits of Guru Proposal Manager?

1.) Efficiency and Time Savings

Guru Proposal Manager offers major efficiency and time savings. Traditional proposal development can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, involving countless email exchanges, inconsistent data sources, and poorly formatted information. With Guru Proposal Manager, all aspects of the proposal process are streamlined into a single, user-friendly platform. This not only reduces the time required to gather data and assemble proposals but also ensures that all team members are on the same page, leading to a more coherent and polished final product.

2.) Collaboration and Coordination

Effective collaboration is essential when it comes to regional and statewide economic development projects, which often involve multiple stakeholders. Guru Proposal Manager facilitates seamless collaboration by providing a centralized platform where local economic developers and regional/state leads can work together in real-time. Features like Project Q&A Chat ensure that everyone’s input is captured and that project leads can communicate to everyone seamlessly. This level of coordination is critical for delivering cohesive and well-coordinated proposals that maximize your chance to win the deal. Only Guru proposal Manager allows all participants to collaborate on a single platform.

3.) Data, Analytics and Information

In economic development, data wins deals. Guru Proposal Manager allows you to easily integrate information from around your territory. Guru Proposal Manager even allows you to save the data and materials you use regularly – whether analytics, community data, or branding collateral – all inside the platform. With Guru Proposal Manager, your proposals are maintained in a single, well-organized system and you can easily store and reuse the information you rely on to tell your community’s story.

4.) Compliance and Security

Economic development proposals often involve sensitive information and strict confidentiality requirements. Guru Proposal Manager is designed with security and confidentiality in mind. It ensures that confidential data is protected and that proposals adhere to confidentiality requirements.

5.) Streamlined Review

Getting proposals produced from data submitted by many partners can be a complex and time-consuming process. Guru Proposal Manager simplifies this process by automating workflows and notifications. Stakeholders can easily review and provide feedback within the platform, expediting the approval cycle and reducing delays.


In the competitive world of economic development where every opportunity counts, Guru Proposal Manager is a game-changer. It revolutionizes the way proposals are created, reviewed, and managed. With its efficiency, collaboration, and security features, it empowers economic development professionals to produce compelling proposals that lead to successful projects.

To learn more please join our free webinar on September 26 at 1:30 eastern. Click here to register for the webinar. If you cannot make it just drop me a note at and we can schedule a time to talk.