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The Optimized RFP Guide

How to Write an RFP Optimized to Your Needs and Use It Effectively

A Request for Proposal (RFP) should be viewed as much more than just a set of questions sent out to vendors in an effort to obtain product feature information and a quote.

A properly organized RFP can be used as a system planning tool to accurately identify entity-wide and departmental priorities and implementation sequence. Even more importantly, an RFP can also as an Implementation Management guide to ensure the system you are paying for is actually capable of doing what you contracted for.

This guide shows how an Request for Proposal (RFP) is optimized for software selection and implementation. An optimized RFP utilizes special techniques to make it useful not just for initial procurement, but throughout ALL phases of the software evaluation, selection, and implementation process.

This detailed guide provides straightforward, helpful information and real-world examples about how to:

The Table of Contents for the Optimized RFP Guide is shown below, with the major topics & benefits of each chapter summarized in red:

TABLE of CONTENTS

I.        Why use an RFP?
                The "bridge" to many benefits...
                Earned Value Management...
                Cost Management...
                Contract Management...
                Examples...

II.       Pre-RFP Preparation Needed
                Identifying the Project Domain...
                Procedural Interfaces...
                Data Interfaces...
                Business Process Reengineering...
                Organizational Issues...
                Obtain Project Domain Checklists...
                Examples...

III.      Determining the Correct RFP Organization
                Learn why organization is so important...
                Obtain Business Workflow Checklists...
                Matching Organizational Priorities...
                Examples...

IV.      Use the Best RFP Question & Statement Formal
                the Key to successful software implementation ...
                RFP Optimization Guidelines ...
                Feature Support Matrix...
                Multiple Answer Matrix...
                Addressing Legal Issues...
                Examples...

V.       Requirements Definition Made Easy
                Common Sense Rules...
                The Three Most Important Rules...
                Obtain Detailed, Ready-to-Use RFP templates...
                Examples...

VI.      Reduce Procurement Time using High-Technology
                The advantages of electronic RFPs...
                Using an Electronic RFP...
                More Accurate Product Evaluation...
                Examples...

VII.     Vendor Response Evaluation Techniques
                Quantitative analysis...
                Time-saving Tips...
                Weighted Grade Point scoring...
                Key Financial Ratios...
                Examples...

VIII.    The RFP as a System Implementation Management Tool
                Earned Value Management explained...
                Metrics Identified...
                Enhance Project Management...
                Obtain EV Metrics identification tool...
                Examples...

      This guide discusses not just how to EVALUATE vendor RFP responses using quantitative techniques, but also HOW to use the data collected by each as a PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL during the software's implementation.

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