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Retail Planning & Merchandising Software

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   This Ready-to-Use RFP Master with over 3,000 Criteria is focused on selecting retail planning & merchandising software solutions and provides capabilities that go far beyond those of a traditional retail planning RFP limited to asking vendors simple Yes/No questions about software features. Specialized for use in complex information system environments, this RFP Master collects information from vendors about all aspects of the retail planning implementation project they are proposing.
   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 retail planning software solution best suited to your company's needs. (Click thumbnails to enlarge) This retail planning RFP also includes questions on cloud computing and voice technology.

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    SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using thousands of professionally written retail planning RFP statements & questions to communicate your retail planning 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 RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable retail planning implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. retail planning 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 retail planning 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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    WORKFLOW TOPICS ensure the proposed retail planning 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 retail planning 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 retail planning system software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart matrix included with this retail planning RFP at no extra charge. View a typical comparison here.
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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Retail Planning System Features

      With over 3,000 pre-defined retail planning 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 retail planning Features Availability and Deliverability

      Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex system features, retail planning 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 retail planning RFP Master function is useful during both the retail planning 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

Retail Planning & Merchandising Solutions

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


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

Retail Planning 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 retail planning system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your retail planning project on-schedule and under-budget.
To view all evaluation & comparison tools included with this retail planning software RFP Click Here!


      Workflow Topics Included.

      The ability of the proposed retail planning software 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 retail planning system which includes medical equipment management. This RFP Master examines all pertinent Workflow features in detail.


      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 enterprise/business 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 retail planning proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!


Retail Planning RFP Master - $479.00 US      
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