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Accounting Software w/Kitting for Distributors

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Distributor Accounting and BOM Software RFP  This Ready-to-Use RFP Template is focused on identifying accounting software for distributors that also has kitting functions, and provides capabilities that go far beyond those of a traditional RFP limited to asking vendors basic questions about software features. Specialized for use in complex distribution business accounting software systems.

Much more than just a basic "RFP sample", this comprehensive RFP Master Template with integrated vendor RFP Response (Proposal) Evaluation functions can save you days, even weeks, of time when preparing an RFP and ALSO when evaluating vendor responses (proposals) to that RFP.  In addition, a detailed Feature to Cost Traceability function helps assure a smoother system inplementation and maximum ROI.

This RFP template utilizes quantitative, highly detailed RFP criteria and questions to ensure key requirements are not overlooked, and is designed to obtain consistent vendor proposals that can be easily compared "apples-to-apples" when evaluating either on-premise or web based software proposals.  Very easy to customize, this RFP has no limits on how many projects or clients you use it for.  Use it to query vendors with in-depth, detailed RFP questions about:

Multi-Company Payroll Card General Ledger
Cloud Administration Cost Accounting Fixed Assets
Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable
Contact Management Quote Preparation Quote Tracking
Sales Analysis Order Entry Inventory
Serial/Lot Number Receivings Processing Reporting/Query
Global Software Issues User Compatibility Vendor Profile Topics
Implementation Topics Support & Maintenance Kitting
Web Based Function

   Actual screens and questions from this RFP are shown below to illustrate how it enables you to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, acquire, and implement the wholesale distribution accounting software solutions best suited to your company's needs.
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    SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME - by using thousands of pre-detined, professionally written RFP statements & questions to communicate your accounting software features requirements quickly and accurately. No need re-invent the wheel. View RFP Table of Contents.
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    IDENTIFY FEATURE DELIVERABILITY and FEASIBILITY. Unlike other RFPs, Infotivity RFP Masters automatically collect the information needed to identify BOTH the AVAILABILITY of software features, and their DELIVERABILITY, i.e., HOW those features will be delivered. Each RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable software implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    ACCURATELY ASSESS RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. RFP Masters automatically evaluate vendor response data collected to quantitatively determine the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX of each proposed software system. This index ranks the potential support problems inherent in each proposal. Accurately compare the amount of ongoing support needed to keep each proposed software system up and running. Measure the true impact of each system on your business over the long term.  View sample here.
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    WORKFLOW TOPICS ensure the proposed software can be fully integrated and utilized to enhance your organization's business procedures. View Workflow samples here.
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    VENDOR RESPONSE VALIDATION saves time and effort, and reduces errors, when evaluating vendor software proposals. View example here.

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    "APPLES-to-APPLES" COMPARISON of vendor RFP responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative RFP questions and full vendor response validation. Perform detailed, side-by-side software feature comparisons faster and more accurately using the automated Color Comparison matrix included with this RFP at no extra charge. View typical Comparison here.
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    AUTOMATED WEIGHTED GRADE POINT SCORING quantitatively identifies how well SUITED each proposed system is to your firm's distributor accounting requirements, in detail or 3-D Bar Chart form. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.

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    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique needs, using basic Excel techniques.
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      Comprehensive Accounting Software w/Kitting Features Criteria

      Thousand of pre-defined RFP criteria ensure no important business requirements or software features "slip through the cracks".  All are in a quantitative format that guarantees vendor responses will be meaningful, consistent, and easy to compare. All questions are professionally prepared by application specialists to address BOTH the STANDARD features and EXCEPTION CASE software functions required.


      More than Detailed Business Accounting Software Features

      Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex software features, RFP Masters are not constrained to the use of summary-level "Yes" or "No" answers. All RFP Masters use a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) that identifies feature AVAILABILITY and DELIVERY Method. This RFP Master function is useful during both the software selection AND the system implementation phases of large projects because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.


      Risk & Distributor Accounting w/Kitting Software Solutions Supportability

      Unlike other RFPs, RFP Masters can also identify risk and potential support problems inherent in vendor software proposals. The Feature Support Matrix (FSM) used each RFP Master identifies the inherent risk posed for each criteria, and uses that information to calculate the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX for each vendor RFP response. For example, a feature delivered "out of the box" is less risky than one delivered through custom programming, even if the programming is free. This RFP Master function is useful during both the software selection AND the implementation phases of a large software system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.


      Customizable Weighted Scoring.

      Automatically generate a weighted grade point "Suitability" score, based on your actual priorities, that ranks how well suited each proposed accounting system is to your organization's needs. You can then compare Suitability scores in detail or in 3-D Bar Chart form, as shown below.


      Accurate "Apples-to-Apples" Comparison Ensured.

      All required response comparison matrices are included and ready-to-use! Quickly & Easily compare accounting software proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your project on-schedule and under-budget.


      Workflow Topics Included.

      The proposed software's ability to successfully integrate with existng business process workflows, or implement new workflows, is critical to a achieving the high productivity increases & ROI expected of the new software. This RFP Master examines all pertinent Workflow features in detail.


      Vendor Response Input Validation.

      Vendors must answer each RFP question by choosing from a pre-defined list of possible responses. See below for an example of this drop-down list. This forces all vendors to respond to each business and distributor accounting software question in a consistent, standard manner. Eliminates the days of time typically wasted trying to compare the inconsistent or incomplete vendor responses obtained by using traditional, non-quantitative RFP questions! Ensures vendor proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!


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