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   This Schools ERP Ready-to-Use RFP Master with over 5,778 CRITERIA is focused on selecting ERP system software solutions, and provides benefits that go far beyond those of traditional RFPs that are limited to asking vendors about the availability of ERP software features . Specialized for use in complex information system environments, this ERP Master for Schools K-12 collects information from vendors about all aspects of the ERP software implementation project they are proposing.

   Actual screens and questions from this school district enterprise resource planning template are shown below to illustrate how it enables you to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, acquire, and implement the ERP software solution best suited to your company's needs. This template also includes questions on substitute teacher management, staff management, field trip scheduling, cloud and SaaS

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    SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using thousands of professionally written ERP software statements & questions to communicate your ERP software system requirements quickly and accurately. No need to re-invent the wheel.

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    IDENTIFY Feature AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other school district ERP RFPs, Infotivity 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 Master for schools includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable ERP software system implementation schedules.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. RFP Masters for schools 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 ERP software system for school K-12 up and running. Measure the true impact of each system on your business over the long term.
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    WORKFLOW TOPICS ensure the proposed school district ERP software can be fully integrated and utilized to enhance business procedures at all levels of the enterprise.
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    VENDOR RESPONSE VALIDATION saves time and effort, and reduces errors, when evaluating vendor ERP software proposals for schools K-12.
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    "APPLES-to-APPLES" ERP COMPARISON of vendor responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative questions and full vendor response validation. Compare proposed school K-12 ERP system software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart matrix included with this Master for schools at no extra charge.
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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

ERP System Features for School Districts

      Pre-defined ERP software criteria ensure no important business requirements or software features for schools "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. For more criteria detail information Click Here!


      Identify BOTH ERP Software Features Availability and Deliverability

      Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex ERP system features, This ERP RFP Master for school district are not constrained to the use of summary-level "Yes" or "No" answers. This Master uses a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) that identify BOTH feature AVAILABILITY and DELIVERY Method. This Master function is useful during both the ERP software selection AND the system implementation phases of large school software 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 School

ERP Software Solutions

      Unlike other RFPs, an RFP Master for schools can illustrate potential support problems (and risk) inherent in vendor ERP software proposals. The Feature Support Matrix (FSM) used in each 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 Master function is useful during both the software selection AND the implementation phases of a large ERP system for schools 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 School Systems

ERP Software Comparison

      These school district ERP 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 school response comparison matrices are included and ready-to-use! Quickly and easily compare ERP system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your ERP project for school K-12 on-schedule and under-budget.
To view all evaluation & comparison tools included with this school district ERP software RFP Click Here!


      Workflow Topics Included.

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


      Vendor Response Input Validation.

      Software 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 enterpise resource planning 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 ERP RFP questions! Ensures vendor proposals for schools are easy to compare and evaluate!


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