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This Ready-to-Use RFP Master ™ is focused on selecting light manufacturing accounting system software solutions, and provides capabilities that go far beyond those of a traditional RFP. This light manufacturing accounting RFP Master utilizes highly detailed, quantitative RFP questions to ensure key requirements are not overlooked, and collects information from vendors about all aspects of their proposed light manufacturing accounting software system in a format that can be easily compared "apples-to-apples" when evaluating either on-premise or web based software proposals. Very easy to customize. Use it to query vendors with in-depth, detailed RFP questions about:

Multi-Company Multiple Warehouses General Ledger
Budgeting Purchasing Management Fixed Assets
Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable
Cost Accounting Raw Materials Inventory Bill-of-Materials (BOM)
Sales Analysis Order Entry Inventory
Serial/Lot Number Receivings Processing Reporting/Query
Global Software Issues User Compatibility Vendor Profile Topics
SaaS/Cloud Security Cloud Configuration Cloud Administration
Implementation Topics Support & Maintenance Many More...

This RFP presents detailed questions about SaaS, Cloud and on-premis server-based computing and security. 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 light manufacturing accounting software solution best suited to your company's needs.

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SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using thousands of professionally written light manufacturing accounting software RFP statements & questions to communicate your software system requirements quickly and accurately. No need to re-invent the wheel. View typical RFP Table of Contents.
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IDENTIFY Feature AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other light manufacturing accounting software RFPs, Infotivity RFP Masters automatically collect the information needed to identify BOTH the AVAILABILITY of accounting software features, and their DELIVERABILITY, i.e., HOW those features will be delivered. Each accounting RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix ™ (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable light manufacturing accounting software system implementation schedules. View samples here.
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Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. light manufacturing accounting software RFP Masters automatically evaluate vendor response data collected to quantitatively determine the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX ™ of each proposed accounting 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 accounting 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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VENDOR RESPONSE VALIDATION saves time and effort, and reduces errors, when evaluating vendor light manufacturing accounting 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. Compare proposed system accounting software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart ™ matrix included with this light manufacturing accounting RFP at no extra charge. View a typical comparison here.
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A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Light Manufacturing Accounting System Features

Thousand of pre-defined light manufacturing accounting 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.


Identify BOTH Software Features Availability and Deliverability

Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex light manufacturing accounting system features, RFP Masters are not constrained to the use of summary-level "Yes" or "No" answers. This RFP Master ™ uses a Feature Support Matrix ™ (FSM) that identify BOTH feature AVAILABILITY and DELIVERY Method. This RFP Master function is useful during both the light manufacturing accounting 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.


Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

Software Solutions

Unlike other light manufacturing accounting software RFPs, an RFP Master can illustrate potential support problems (and risk) inherent in vendor software proposals. The Feature Support Matrix ™ (FSM) used in each RFP Master ™ categorizes 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" FULLY SUPPORTED 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 light manufacturing accounting system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.


Color-Coded, "Apples-to-Apples" Comparison of Proposed Systems

Software Comparison

These light manufacturing accounting software comparison matrices automatically change vendor response cell background color to GREEN, YELLOW, or RED, to reflect how favorable each response is to your needs! Compared to the tedious task of reviewing hundreds of mono-color Yes/No answers, these colored responses allow problem areas to be spotted more easily, and risk assessment is made much more accurate. All required response comparison matrices are included and ready-to-use! Quickly and easily compare light manufacturing accounting software system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your project on-schedule and under-budget.
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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 light manufacturing 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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