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ERP for Apparel with Manufacturing Outsourcing



Select ERP for Apparel with Manufacturing Outsourcing

This Ready-to-Use RFP template queries vendors about more than 5,500 state-of-the-art criteria essential to the successful evaluation and selection of the best garment, clothing & apparel enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution.

Choose Apparel ERP Software Accurately

Designed specifically for selecting software, this RFP template for apparel ERP software not only collects information about vendor background, feature availability, and pricing, but also provides the ability to collect information from vendors about proposed apparel erp system risk, potential apparel software implementation problems, and on-going supportability issues as well. These capabilities enable this RFP template to provide apparel ERP evaluation and selection accuracy far beyond that of other RFPs.   (See the optimized RFP Capability Checklist)

All requirements are updated on a regular basis, and provided with a No Questions Asked, No-Nonsense 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee! Very easy to customize, these templates contain thousands of requirements about:

Apparel Dashboards Learning Management Inventory Analysis
Mobile Apps Organizational Charts Inventory Inquiry & Reporting
General Ledger Performance Management On-line Inquiries
Fixed Assets Manager Self-Service Bill of Material Operations
Time & Attendance Employee Self-Service Job Costing
Attendance Data Capture OSHA and Safety Sales Forecasting
Scheduling Functions Compliance Requirements Sales Lead Management
Payroll Processing Purchase Order Mgmt Sales Management
Payroll Card Functions Contract Administration Quote Processing
Human Resource Mgmt Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable
Position Tracking & Control Product Lifecycle Mgmt Customer Relationship Mgmt
Position Management Inventory Management Customer Service
Recruitment & Hiring Inventory Management Marketing Management
Applicant Processing Item Master Information Ecommerce
On-Boarding Functions IM - Landed Cost Document Management
Employment/Employee Data Common Inventory Item Attributes Workflow Processing
Salary Planning Lot Tracking Cloud Administration
Budgeting Approval of Products SaaS/Cloud Security
Compensation Modify Attributes ...And Many More
Employee Relations Create/Modify Color & Size
Employment Development Inventory - ESP
Benefits Administration Product (Color/Size Matrix)
Historical Information Log Inventory Item Processing

Actual screens and questions from this ERP RFP and it's matching Vendor RFP Response Evaluation Toolkit are shown below to illustrate how they enable you to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, acquire, and implement the apparel enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution best suited to your apparel company's needs. For more details, please view the RFP Capability Checklist and/or read answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

About this ERP RFP Template for Apparel Companies that Outsource their Manufacturing:

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

Includes In-Depth Clothing & Apparel Software Requirements for:

  • Inventory Management & Control
  • Style Management
  • Color & Size Matrices
  • Fabric & Trim Optimization
  • Product Costing
  • Production Planning
  • Flexible Packaging Options
  • Multi-level SKU management
  • Bar-Coding
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Importing
  • Sales Order Processing
  • Outsourced Manafacturing
  • ...and Much More!

View a list of all the apparel ERP requirements categories in this RFP by clicking the thumbnail on the left!   Updated frequently!

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    IDENTIFY FEATURE AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other outsourced apparel manufacturing ERP RFPs, Infotivity RFP templates automatically collect the vendor responses needed to identify BOTH the AVAILABILITY of software features, and their DELIVERABILITY, i.e., HOW those features will be delivered. Each apparel RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable apparel ERP software system implementation schedules.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. Apparel Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System RFP Masters automatically evaluate vendor response data collected to quantitatively determine the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX of each proposed system for apparel. 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 with outsourced apparel manufacturing 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 apparel enterprise resoucre planning 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 proposals.
For a more detailed description of a vendor apparel ERP RFP response validation Click Here!
    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique enterprise resoucre planning 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 ERP 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.

Click this button to view examples of all the response evaluation & comparison tools included with this Enterprise Resource Planning Software for Apparel with outsourced Manuafacturing RFP:

This ERP RFP also has Supporting Documents INCLUDED:

    COVER LETTER SAMPLES - Make the task easier with this ERP software 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.
    BPE/BPR/WORKFLOW Checklists - An ideal template for mapping the current "AS-IS" state of an existing process down to the data element level, a time-saving organizer when developing the new "TO-BE" state or determining what is required to implement a new ERP process, or preparing for data conversion.
    Full Version of risk assessment matrix checklist focused on software acquisition and implementation projects for working sample "Click Here"
    the Optimized RFP Guide. Designed to be viewed in a browser off-line, this document outlines the best procedures for creating custom RFP questions. Included or Sold Separately
    The System Cutover Checklist Helps Streamlines Implementation! Included or Sold Separately
    MS Word document describing the organization and usage of the comparison matrix.
    MS Word document describing the organization and usage of the RFP.

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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Features

      Pre-defined enterprise resoucre planning RFP criteria ensure no important business requirements or software features "slip through the cracks".  All are in a quantitative format that guarantees apparel 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.

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      Identify BOTH ERP Software Features Availability and Deliverability

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

sample ERP rfp question for apparel

      Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

ERP Software Solutions

      Unlike other RFPs, an RFP Master 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 enterprise resoucre planning system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.

apparel questions that is used in the ERP RFP

      Workflow Topics Included.

      The ability of the proposed 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 RFP Master examines all pertinent Workflow features in detail.

Shown RFP sample workflow questions

      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 resoucre 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 RFP questions! Ensures vendor proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!

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

ERP Software Comparison for apparel

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

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