Software Selection - Made Better!
Use these unbiased evaluation and selection templates & tools to make the best software selection. Save time and $$ during all steps of the software selection process.
The Tools and Templates below will help you choose the best software quickly and accurately. Included are state-of-the-art requirements checklists, RFP template models, and in-depth software evaluation & selection tools (scorecards) that assist you at each step of making a software selection. The following tools for selecting software best for your organization are available:
- Requirements Checklists with GAP-Fit Analysis enable more accurate identification and prioritization of all software requirements. Easily optimize the system planning needed for success!
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Templates with matching vendor response evaluation scorecard and software selection guide. Query vendors about all industry standard criteria, including those for leveraging best practices to your firm's advantage.
- Vendor Software Selection Scorecard - (included with each RFP template & also available separately)
- Vendor Software Demonstration/Presentation Scripts enable viewing how proposed software performs in critical operating scenarios. This improves the accuracy of all decisions needed when selecting the best software.
- Real-Time Software Evaluation Matrix - enables interactive gathering, comparison, and evaluation of competing software solution features with real time results. Ideal for collecting detailed information at trade shows.
Guide to Accurate Software Selection
Detailed Requirements ChecklistsThis tool will save you significant amounts of time when planning a new software selection project. Determine user needs more precisely, and ensure that all business needs, workflow, and software requirements are accurately identified. Make the software selection process easier from the start!
This detailed software requirements list is useful in many ways. First, send it to users of your current system enabling them to quickly and accurately identify what is and is not important for their needs. This helps focus software selection efforts more precisely. These detailed checklists & templates act as "memory joggers" to help users remember the time-wasting issues they face daily. These requirements checklists are the most detailed in the industry, and quickly become a software selection guide that helps prevent crucial needs from slipping through the cracks. Second, you can use the GAP tools inlcuded in each to perform comprehensive GAP-Fit analysis identifying just HOW specific problems (GAPs) can be best resolved.
REQUIREMENTS CHECKLISTS ACCURATEL IDENTIFY ALL SYSTEM NEEDS - Starting to plan a new system? These tools can guide the way to success! Use these detailed software requirements as a planning tool, or as a user needs survey, or as a selection template. Also included in each requirement check list is an easy-to-use GAP-Fit Analysis Matrix to better document, categorize, and evaluate ALL requirements and potential sources of savings before new software is selected.
- Uncover Hidden Requirememnts - Use a comprehensive requirements list to quickly and thoroughly conduct in-depth software requirements identification and gathering activities to ensure all business, workflow, and user needs are addressed. Use the button below to see how detailed they are.
Request for Proposal Tools - RFP TemplatesAccurately choose the right software! Prevent expensive do-overs and other time-wasters by using these in-depth RFP and requirements templates. Now you can put your project on the fast track to success by using certified software selection questions to elicit better, more precise information from vendors, and by evaluating and selecting software based on your exact needs. The selection templates below can be used individually or as an integrated group.
||Designed specifically for selecting software, these detailed RFP templates enable the creation of an RFP tailored to your needs. Available for over 100 applications, each customizable RFP Template is pre-loaded with thousands of software selection requirements guaranteed to address all industry standard criteria and BEST PRACTICES. Organized by business process, these RFP templates can be used as user requirements checklists in addition to eliciting proposals from vendors in any software acquisition project. Follow this link to obtain example RFP Questions tailored to your organization's needs.|
- RFP Template Toolkit Included - A comprehensive collection of software selection tools. This included a matching software evaluation matrix (scorecard) and a wide collection of supporting checklists addressing all phases of the software selection process. View the Complete Tool List
- Avoid Fatal Omissions - These specialized Request for Proposal templates contains a highly detailed collection of system requirements and Cloud/Web-based SaaS operational & security evaluation questions to investigate all aspects of a proposed solution.
- Prevent False Starts when evaluating, selecting, and implementing Cloud-based or On-Premise systems. A comprehensive set of ratios, scorecard, and comparison functions for software RFP response evaluation ensures thorough investigation of all vendor system proposals.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ System Evaluation and Selection Toolkit - Comparing and evaluating vendor responses (proposals) to an RFP can be very time consuming. Now you can make the vendor proposal evaluation and selection process faster, more accurate, and more consistent! These tools and templates provide weighted grade scoring, functionality heat maps, detailed side-by-side comparisons, and response quality analysis ratios. Vendor RFP responses are scored at all levels - functionality, operational, and financial. This ensures the best software is chosen, i.e., an optimized software selection that fits both your requirements and budget.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ DEMONSTRATION SCRIPTS - Optimize this step of the software selection process by ensuring all vendor demonstrations consistently address your organization's needs as identified in your Request for Proposal (RFP). Each Demo Script Template enables all software selection team members to score each individual demonstration based on his or her priorities. Easily compare the demonstration scores of competing software, whether they be on-premise or web based. Learn how a Demo Script can help your software selection efforts at "Why a demonstration script is needed".
Software Selection Scorecard Templates
Software Demonstration Script Templates
System Evaluation and Selection Toolkit - Comparing and evaluating vendor responses (proposals) to an RFP can be very time consuming. Now you can make the vendor proposal evaluation and selection process faster, more accurate, and more consistent! These tools and templates provide weighted grade scoring, functionality heat maps, detailed side-by-side comparisons, and response quality analysis ratios. Vendor RFP responses are scored at all levels - functionality, operational, and financial. This ensures the best software is chosen, i.e., an optimized software selection that fits both your requirements and budget.
DEMONSTRATION SCRIPTS - Optimize this step of the software selection process by ensuring all vendor demonstrations consistently address your organization's needs as identified in your Request for Proposal (RFP). Each Demo Script Template enables all software selection team members to score each individual demonstration based on his or her priorities. Easily compare the demonstration scores of competing software, whether they be on-premise or web based. Learn how a Demo Script can help your software selection efforts at "Why a demonstration script is needed".
The Software Evaluator
This template is very useful if you already have a short list of software products and now need a way of consistently gathering and evaluating meaningful information about each. It is also extremely useful at a trade show, since it enables you to quickly and consistently collect detailed software information from many vendors in real time at a trade show.
Software Selection Process Optimization
Free requirements lists, RFI/RFP sample templates, and examples provided by vendors are notoriously biased. Don't waste many hours of time trying to search them out on the Web, then manually trying to paste them together just to produce an incomplete requirements checklist. And don't waste even more time manually preparing and evaluating an old-fashioned paper-based RFP Request for Proposal, or installing then learning new RFP software!
Each detailed Infotivity Request for Proposal template and matching requirements checklist is a fully integrated, ready-to-use RFP, complete with a matching decision matrix toolkit for vendor response evaluation that streamlines the tasks involved in identifying your business needs, mapping each business process, then selecting and implementing the software system best suited to your firm's prioritized needs. Ensure a more productive process for requirements gathering then evaluating and selecting software is put into place.
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Why settle for using just RFP examples? Used around the world since 1989, all Infotivity RFP Template Masters contain comprehensive criteria for selecting software, are fully CUSTOMIZABLE, and are guaranteed (certified) to address all industry standard criteria. In addition, all RFPs query vendors with questions about real world software requirements using quantitative software selection techniques as outlined by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and CMMI Institute.
Each Request for Proposal (RFP) template, i.e., model, comes complete with a comprehensive software proposal evaluation matrix and selection guide to help ensure your process mapping, system planning, system comparison, response evaluation, and system acquisition decisions are based on ALL the critical requirements needed for successful system selection and implementation, whether it be a traditional on-premise software or Web/Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS). Use the above requirements checklist, RFP templates, evaluation matrices, guides, and other in-depth tools for selecting software to make the BEST decisions possible. All products are covered by our 30 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee, and telephone support is always FREE!Return to the TOP of the Software Selection Tools Page.
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