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Construction ERP Software Selection Templates - 6,300+ Criteria - Updated Monthly - Pricing at Bottom

The most reliable way to identify user needs, determine software requirements, prepare an RFP,
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Save Time - These templates for selecting construction ERP software contain over 6,300 selection criteria, saving you
weeks of time trying to identify requirements from scratch. All criteria are in quantitative format for choosing ERP software systems.

Save Effort - Full sentence ERP requirements reduce the effort needed to answer vendor questions. Full input validation eliminates the need to clarify vendor responses. Automated response scoring eliminates the need to manually score thousands of vendor replies. Allow your staff to focus on their core job responsibilities.

Save Money - The templates listed below reduce or eliminate the need to bring in outside resources and/or pay for extra overtime to address false starts and do-overs caused by overlooked requirements. Select software more effectively.

Avoid Mistakes - Each template provides meaningful decision-making information, all based on your requirements, as needed during each step required to accurately choose construction enterprise resource planning software.  Quickly select the best construction ERP software system by using the quantitative ERP software requirements and software selection templates discussed below  

Construction Software Selection Criteria

All construction ERP system requirements are reviewed and updated on a monthly basis. Very easy to customize, these templates are pre-loaded with over 6,300 requirements criteria about:

Project Dashboards Human Resource Mgmt Accounts Payable Process Warranty Claims Process
General Ledger Position Tracking Vendor Maintenance Preventive Maintenance
Chart of Account Maintenance Recruitment & Hiring Check Processing Maintenance Costing
Journal Entry Functions On-Boarding Functions Accounts Payable Reports Account Receivable
Period Closing Functions Employment Data CAD Interface Project Management
General Ledger Inquires Employee Issues Inventory Management Project Portfolio
General Ledger Reporting Compensation Item Master Info Track Project Emails
Fixed Assets Employee Relations Lot Control RFP Preparation
Asset Management Benefits Administration Item Cost Issues Bid Processing
Asset Acquisition Insurance Item Re-Ordering Process Scheduling
Depreciation Paid Time Off Receiving Process Resource Management
Asset Lifecycle Benefits Reporting Quality Check Risk Management
Budget Creation Non-Resident Alien Process Inventory Analysis Cost Control
Budget Modification Learning Management Inventory Reports Field Communications
Budget Audit Trails Manager Self Service Job Costing Daily Log
Budget Reporting Employee Self Service Parts Management To-Do-List
Compliance Issues Purchase Order Mgmt Inventory Records Submittals
Time Data Capture P.O. Interface Equipment Identification Transmittals
Attendance Tracking eProcurement Interface Inventory Location Field Work Orders
Alerts and Messaging Purchase Requisition Sevice Work Orders Change Orders
Payroll Processing Purchase Order Process Work Order Process Equipment Tracking
Payroll History Functions Purchase Reports Service Dispatch Project Billing
Payroll Reports Contract Administration Service Dispatch Reports Workflow Processing
Earnings Contract Monitoring Service Fleet Asset Saas/Cloud
Payroll Deductions Contract History Equipment Maintenance ...and more

 

Tools for Selecting Construction Software

The following template toolkits are available for each step of the construction enterprise resource planning software selection process, listed below.  You may purchase individual templates and/or toolkits separately, or buy all toolkits bundled together as a Master Toolkit & Save 40%!

Actual screens and questions from this RFP template are shown below to illustrate how it enables you to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, select, acquire, and implement the construction ERP software solution best suited to your organization's needs.


These Toolkits include the following to Help Select ERP Software Successfully:


  In-Depth RFP Functionality - Obtain Meaningful Responses that are Easily Compared and Evaluated. This RFP Template INCLUDES the following capabilities:

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SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using over 6,300 feature criteria to quickly and accurately identify your exact needs, then simply delete the rest to easily create an unbiased construction enterprise resource planning RFP that best communicates your specific requirements to vendors!  Use this Excel-based, universally understood, and highly customizable template.  In addition, a detailed Feature to Cost Traceability function helps assure a smoother system inplementation and maximum ROI. View typical RFP Table of Contents.
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IDENTIFY FEATURE AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other construction ERP software RFPs, Infotivity RFP Masters template 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 construction enterprise resource planning RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable construction software system implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. Construction Software 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 construction enterprise resource planning 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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ENHANCEMENT COST TRACKING - This RFP template feature provides a facility for cross-referencing the cost of specific custom programming and/or scripting tasks with vendor invoices. This enables the RFP to become a very useful implementation cost management/audit tool. Ideal for Earned Value Management (EVM).
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CUSTOMIZABLE WEIGHTED GRADE SCORING - (automatically calculate suitability to unique company needs!)

Highly flexible weighted grade score based on user-defined weights down to the detail row and response level is calculated for each RFP question criteria. This user-defined, customizable weighting allows vendor RFP responses to be evaluated based on your company's specific needs priorities. Calculate weighted scores by department, by workflow process, by application, or by activity to calculate a score that reflect the true value and impact of a proposed ERP software system.

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    WORKFLOW TOPICS ensure the proposed ERP software for management can be fully integrated and utilized to enhance business procedures at all levels of the enterprise. View Workflow samples here.
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    VENDOR RESPONSE VALIDATION saves time and effort, and reduces errors, when evaluating vendor construction ERP software proposals. View example here.
For a more detailed description of a vendor RFP response validation Click Here!
    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique construction enterprise resource planning system needs, using basic Excel techniques.
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  All Vendor Response Evaluation & Comparison tools listed below are INCLUDED with this construction ERP software RFP. Evaluate Proposed Software Based on Suitability, Quality, Supportability, and Financial Impact.
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"APPLES-to-APPLES" FEATURE COMPARISON of vendor RFP responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative RFP questions and full vendor response validation. Compare proposed construction enterprise resource planning system software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart matrix included with this RFP at no extra charge. View a typical comparison here.
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    "Construction Response Evaluation Ratios (scores) indicate how a vendor is planning to provide the proposed solution, e.g. the pros and cons of a vendor proposal from a practical "is it doable?" perspective. See HOW a vendor is planning to address each of your requirements, and just how reliable it really is.. View a typical evaluation ratios here.
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RESPONSE QUALITY ANALYSIS RATIOS - SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON - (Compare proposal feasibility side-by-side!)

Compare the "doability", i.e., the feasibility, of vendor proposals compared to each other in detail. See HOW each vendor is planning to provide the solution to your needs, and if that solution is really viable.

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    AUTOMATED WEIGHTED GRADE POINT SCORING is a quantitative measure of how well a proposed construction ERP system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed ERP system. This Score is based on all construction enterprise resource planning vendor responses except Pricing and Vendor Background. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Feature Delivery Methods This graph compares HOW each construction ERP vendor is planning to deliver the proposed ERP system. The bars show how much of each competing system is going to be delivered Fully Supported "out-of-the-box", how much will be delivered using the Report Writer, a Configuration option or 3rd Party product, and how much is dependant on Custom Programming & Scripting. The scores used in this construction enterprise resource planning comparison are based on responses to construction system questions only, i.e., no vendor, pricing, or support responses are utilized. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Supportability Index A proposed ERP system could look very good on paper, but once implementation begins the reality could be very different. The ease with which a enterprise resource planning system can be implemented and maintained over it's expected life is controlled in large part by the amount of custom programming and scripting required to build & maintain the system. The Supportability Index is based on responses to construction enterprise resource planning software system features only. This graph compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed construction ERP software system. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Overall Comparison This graph compares the total Weighted Score of each proposed construction ERP system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed construction enterprise resource planning system and whether or not the ERP system can indeed be implemented by the proposing enterprise resource planning vendor successfully. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Vendor Profile Scores This graph compares a score measuring the background, expertise, capabilities, and other data collected in the Vendor Global Issues section of the ERP RFP for construction. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities PROFILE of a proposing construction enterprise resource planning vendor. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.


  The Supporting Documents below are INCLUDED with this Construction Software RFP:

COVER LETTER SAMPLES - Make the task easier with this construction ERP RFP cover letter template collection. Choose from Letter samples designed for all events, such as "RFP Response Request", "Intent to Respond", "No Intent to Respond", "RFP Change Enclosed", "Proposal Rejection" "Finalist Selection", and " Best & Final Offer Request" to meet your unique construction enterprise resource planning system needs.
FULL VERSION of the RISK ASSESSMENT MATRIX CHECKLIST focused on construction system acquisition and implementation projects for working sample "Click Here"
BPR / BPE / WORKFLOW Processing Checklists - Excel-based template for mapping the current "AS-IS" state of an existing enterprise resource planning business process down to the data element level, a time-saving organizer when developing the new "TO-BE" state, or when trying to determine what is required to implement a new process, or when preparing for data conversion.
The OPTIMIZED RFP GUIDE. Designed to be viewed in a browser off-line, this document outlines the best procedures for creating custom ERP RFP questions for construction. Included or Sold Separately
The CONSTRUCTION ERP SOFTWARE CUTOVER CHECKLIST Helps Streamlines Implementation! Included or Sold Separately
MS Word DOCUMENTATION describing the organization and usage of the construction enterprise resource planning RFP and Evaluation/Comparison matrices.


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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Construction System Features

Thousand plus of pre-defined construction ERP 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.

construction enterprise resource planning table of content


      Utilize an Extensive List of:

Construction ERP Software Fit/GAP Analysis

Precisely identify, collect, & prioritize all construction functional and process deficiencies between the software system currently in use and client/company current or projected needs. Easily document the severity, category, and requirements type of missing functionality using GAP analysis, and then calculates a score, for each GAP. The GAP process creates a prioritized, detailed list of ERP software requirements useful in all later phases of the construction enterprise resource planning software evaluation/selection process, i.e., in RFP creation, Software Demonstrations, Price (BAFO) negotiation, and software system implementation. View details at Fit/GAP Analysis Details.


      Identify BOTH Construction Software Features Availability and Deliverability

Unlike other RFP templates that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex construction ERP 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 ERP RFP Master function is useful during both the enterprise resource planning software selection AND the system implementation phases of large projects because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable ERP software functionality and vendor invoicing.

Scheduling functions sample questions


      Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

ERP Software Solutions

Unlike other RFP templates, an time and management software RFP Master template 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 ERP system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.

RFP sample of questions taken from the construction overall capabilities section


      Effectively Manage Implementation

Enhancement Cost Tracker

This ERP RFP template provides an "Enhancement Cost" column for cross-referencing vendor invoices with the estimated cost of each custom custom script and/or source code modification proposed by the vendor. This makes the construction enterprise resource planning RFP an ideal tool for managing vendor invoices effectively. The uses of this are many: preventing payments to vendors from exceeding usable system progress, preventing vendor over-billing, and prevents proposed tasks from being omitted, and as an implementation audit tool.
 


      Workflow Topics Included.

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

typical workflow criteria questions for construction


      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 construction ERP 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!

compliance issues sample questions from the TAMS RFP Master template


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

Construction Software Comparison

These 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 construction enterprise resource planning software system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your project on-schedule and under-budget.

sample of vendors answers side by side to compare in the matrix


      Evaluation Ratios

Use an extensive set of ratio calculations to compare construction ERP vendor proposals quickly and efficiently.


      Weighted Grade Score Graph

Compares the Weighted Grade Point Score calculated for each proposed ERP system. This is calculated as follows: The enterprise resource planning vendor response to each RFP question is assigned an unweighted "raw" score. This raw score is then multiplied by the weight factor you entered previously (default = 1) for that construction ERP software RFP question to calculate the weighted score for each response. All of these individual scores are then totaled for use in this comparison. This score is essentially a measure of how well a construction enterprise resource planning software system fits your business and software needs, prioritized by the weight (importance level) you assigned to each question in the RFP. In essence, this score measures the SUITABILITY of each proposed ERP software system to your overall requirements. . NOTE this score measures just software functionality, and does not include any measure of vendor background, expertise, support, or programming ability.


      Feature Delivery Method Comparison:

An analysis of how each construction vendor is proposing to deliver the system feature/function contained in their construction enterprise resource planning proposal. The graph below shows the percentage that is Fully Supported "out-of-the-box", the percentage to be done via Report Writer, a Configuration Parameter, or Third-Party add-in, versus the percentage to be done via Custom Coding (Scripting / Programming). This information is very useful in terms of identifying RISK, since a Fully Supported (and tested) construction feature presents far less risk than that same enterprise resource planning feature done as a "custom programming" task. Also, see the Supportability Index, which sums up these detail risk factors.


      ERP Supportability Index Graph:

The Supportability Index is a forecast of how much construction enterprise resource planning software support and maintenance may be required to keep each proposed software system running at full potential over it's lifetime. This score is determined by how much custom coding is required to implement the proposed construction ERP software, and which business processes depend on the customized software.


      Overall Comparison Graph:

This graph compares both the Weighted Grade (Suitability) Score, Supportability Index, and the Vendor Capabilities Profile side-by-side for easy reference. It is important to see how much custom coding is in a proposed construction system that also has a high Weighted Score, along with the Vendor Profile. The more custom code, the higher the risk posed by that construction enterprise resource planning system. Therefore, the more custom coding, the more expertise and capabilities a vendor should have.


      Vendor Profile Score Graph:

The backgrounds, expertise, capabilities, and certifications of each vendor is obtained in the Vendor Global Issues section of the ERP RFP for construction. The ERP vendor responses to this section are totaled separately from the software functionality topics, and this data is used to calculate the "Vendor Profile Score". The higher the score, the more CAPABILITIES a vendor is probably going to be.



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