You can archive proposals or individual proposal line items. Archiving removes items from view to which you no longer need immediate access. You can still find archived items by filtering for them.
Common reasons for needing to archive proposals are that you:
- Started a new proposal but never sent it to the buyer
- Started negotiating a proposal but decided to terminate negotiation
- Sold a proposal and corresponding line items completed their delivery
Common reasons for needing to archive proposal line items are that you:
- No longer need one of the proposal line items in the proposal
- Sold a proposal that is set to deliver or currently delivering and want to stop delivery permanently and release inventory for corresponding line items
If you started a new proposal but never sent it to the buyer, you can archive the entire proposal without delay or further action.
If the proposal is under negotiation, and hasn't been accepted or finalized by the buyer, you'll need to terminate negotiation before you can archive the proposal. You can't archive individual proposal line items on proposals that have had negotiation terminated. If you need a modified version of a terminated proposal, without some of the proposal line items, copy the terminated proposal and modify accordingly.
Proposals (and their proposal line items) can be archived without the need for buyer approval if their corresponding delivery order and line items completed their delivery—that is, the end dates of the line items are in the past.
Proposals that are sold and have not yet started delivery or are currently delivering need to be reopened. Once reopened, you can archive individual proposal line items in the proposal, including those with corresponding line items that are currently delivering or set to deliver.
Archiving proposal line items requires you to request acceptance from the buyer again. Until the buyer accepts again, corresponding line items continue to deliver or are scheduled to deliver per the previously negotiated and finalized details.