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Direct Store Delivery ERP System

RFP - Example Questions

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This Ready-to-Use ERP RFP Master is focused on selecting direct store delivery ERP system software solutions, and provides capabilities that go far beyond those of a traditional DSD ERP RFP limited to asking vendors simple Yes/No questions about software system features. Specialized for use in complex information system environments, this enterprise resource planning RFP Master collects information from vendors about all aspects of the direct store delivery system implementation project they are proposing. Very easy to customize. Use it to query vendors with in-depth, detailed RFP questions about:

Application Environment Accounts Payable Customer Service
Service Level Requirements   Vendor Maintenance   Web Enabled Functions
  Dispute Resolution   Check Processing   HelpDesk Functions
  Diaster Recovery   Accounts Payable Process   Escalation Capabilities
  Security   Inquiry Functions   Incident Mgm't
Service Level Agreement   AP Reporting   Resolution Process
Dasboards Functions Inventory Management Marketing Management
  Fleet Mgm't Dashboards   Item Master Info Warehouse Mgm't
  CMMS Dashboards   Item Process   Warehouse Issues
  DSD Dashboards   Inventory Analysis   Alert Messaging
Mobile Apps   Inventory Inquiry   Voice Directed Technology
  DSD Apps   Vendor Managed Inventory   RFID Tag Technology
  Manager Apps   Inventory Reporting   Receiving Process
  Accounting Apps Load Management   Quality Control
  Fleet Mgm't   Picking   Put-away Procedures
Supported Hardware   Load Optimization   Picking Procedures
Device Management   Load Planning   WH Reports
Electronic Data Interchange   Unloading CMMS Capabilities
General Ledger Scan Based Trading   Specific Services
  COA Maintenance   Shrink Plan   Asset Management
  General Ledger Process Direct Store Delivery   Work Order Process
  Period Closing   DEX/UCS   Preventive Maintenance
  Inquires Functions   Routing Management   Inventory Mgm't
  General Ledger Reporting   Route Sales Process Fleet Management
Fixed Assets   Pricing   Vehicle Records
  Asset Mgm't   Prospect Mgm't   Preventive Maintenance
  Asset Acquisition   Surveys   Fuel Data
  Depreciation   Commissions   Tire Management
  Asset LifeCycle End of Day   Parts Management
Financial Reports   DSD Reports   Service Work Orders
Payroll Processing Route Assistance   Repair Work Orders
  Payroll History   EPOD   Service Asset Management
  Payroll Reports Sale Order Process   Warranty Claims Process
  Earnings   Order Data Elements GIS/GPS
  Deductions   Customer Order Entry Document Capture
  Wage Attachments   Invoice Preparation Document Retrieval
  Taxes Cash Management Workflow Process
  Labor Allocation   Cash Mgm't Reporting SaaS/Cloud Security
  Record Keeping Budgeting Cloud Configuration
Purchase Order Mgm't   Budget Creation Cloud Administration
  P.O. Interface Issues   Budget Modification Initial Cost
  Purchase Requistion Process   Budget Audit Trail Ongoing Cost
  Purchase Order Maintenance   Budget Reports
  P.O. Line Item Data Trade Promotion Mgm't And Much More...
  Purchase Order Process Promotion Planning
  Purchasing Reports Promotion Execution
  Contract Administration Promotion Analysis

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

This RFP contains questions that query vendors about fine dining, quick service, bar, take out and delivery (DSD) features to ensure the optimum fit to your current and future requirements. Just delete questions you dont need.

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    SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using thousands of professionally written DSD ERP system RFP statements & questions to communicate your DSD ERP 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 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 DSD ERP RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable direct store delivery software system implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    Determine 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 DSD ERP 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 DSD ERP software proposals. View example here.
    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique direct store delivery system needs, using basic Excel techniques.
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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 DSD ERP system software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart matrix included with this DSD ERP RFP at no extra charge. View a typical comparison here.
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    "Direct Store Delivery Response Evaluation Ratios (scores) help you save time. View a typical evaluation ratios here.
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    AUTOMATED WEIGHTED GRADE POINT SCORING is a quantitative measure of how well a proposed DSD ERP software system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed DSD ERP system. This Score is based on all vendor responses except Pricing and Vendor Background. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Supportability Index A proposed DSD ERP system could look very good on paper, but once implementation begins the reality could be very different. The ease with which a DSD ERP 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 DSD ERP system. The Supportability Index is based on responses to DSD ERP Features only. This graph compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed DSD ERP system. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Feature Delivery Methods This graph compares HOW each vendor is planning to deliver the proposed direct service delivery enterprise resource planning system. The bars show how much of each competing ERP 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 comparison are based on responses to DSD enterprise resource planning software 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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    Overall Comparison This graph compares the total Weighted Score of each proposed DSD ERP system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed DSD ERP system and whether or not the direct store delivery system can indeed be implemented by the proposing DSD ERP 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 DSD ERP RFP template. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities PROFILE of a proposing DSD ERP vendor. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.


This ERP RFP for direct store delivery also has Supporting Documents INCLUDED:

    Cover Letter Samples - Make the task easier with this DSD 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 ERP needs.
    Full Version of risk assessment matrix checklist focused on DSD ERP system acquisition and implementation projects for working sample "Click Here"
    the Optimized ERP RFP Guide. Designed to be viewed in a browser off-line, this document outlines the best procedures for creating custom DSD ERP RFP questions. Included or Sold Separately
    The Direct Store Delivery ERP System Cutover Checklist Helps Streamlines Implementation! Included or Sold Separately
    MS Word document describing the organization and usage of the DSD ERP comparison matrix.


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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Direct Store Delivery (DSD) ERP System Features

      Pre-defined ERP RFP for direct store delivery criteria ensure no important business requirements or system 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.

This DSD ERP RFP contains questions about SaaS, Cloud Computing, and Mobile DSD ERP

DSD ERP Table of Content


      Identify BOTH DSD ERP Software Features Availability and Deliverability

      Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex ERP system features for direct store delivery , DSD ERP RFP Masters are not constrained to the use of summary-level "Yes" or "No" answers. This ERP 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 direct store delivery ERP 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.

sample rfp questions on DSD ERP services mobile & handheld device


      Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

DSD ERP Software Solutions

      Unlike other RFP templates, an direct store delivery RFP Master can illustrate potential support problems (and risk) inherent in vendor system proposals. The Feature Support Matrix (FSM) used in each DSD ERP RFP Master categorizes the inherent risk posed for each criteria, and uses that information to calculate the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX for each vendor ERP 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 DSD ERP RFP Master function is useful during both the software selection AND the implementation phases of a large direct store delivery system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software system functionality and vendor invoicing.

ERP rfp example questions on direct store delivery


      Vendor Response Input Validation.

      Vendors must answer each ERP 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 direct store delivery (DSD) ERP software system 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 ERP proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!

Vendor management inventory rfp sample questions for the direct store delivery ERP system


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

DSD ERP 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 direct store delivery ERP system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your DSD ERP project on-schedule and under-budget.

demostrates how to compare side by side vendor rfp responses for DSD ERP marketing management questions


      Evaluation Ratios

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


      Weighted Grade Score Graph

      Compares the Weighted Grade Point Score calculated for each proposed DSD ERP system. This is calculated as follows: The vendor response to each ERP 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 DSD ERP 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 direct store delivery ERP software system fits your business and software needs, prioritized by the weight (importance level) you assigned to each question in the DSD enterprise resource planning RFP. In essence, this score measures the SUITABILITY of each proposed ERP system to your overall requirements. . NOTE this score measures just point of sale 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 DSD ERP vendor is proposing to deliver the system feature/function contained in their DSD ERP 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) DSD ERP feature presents far less risk than that same direct store delivery enterprise resource planning feature done as a "custom programming" task. Also, see the Supportability Index, which sums up these detail risk factors.


      DSD ERP Supportability Index Graph:

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


      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 DSD ERP system that also has a high Weighted Score, along with the Vendor Profile. The more custom code, the higher the risk proposed by that ERP system.


      Vendor Profile Score Graph:

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


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