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This Ready-to-Use RFP Master is focused on selecting process manufacturing ERP system software solutions, and provides capabilities that go far beyond those of a traditional RFP.  This RFP Master utilizes highly detailed, quantitative RFP questions to ensure key requirements are not overlooked, and collects information from vendors about all aspects of their proposed process manufacturing enterprise resource planning software system in a format that can be easily compared "apples-to-apples" when evaluating either on-premise or web based software proposals.   Very easy to customize.  Use it to query vendors with in-depth, detailed RFP questions about:

Multi-Company Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable
General Ledger Fixed Asset Contract Management
Order Entry Quality Assurance Bar Code Labels
Inspection Checklist FIFO Sanitation
HACCP Management Lot Control Product Recall
Customer Complaint Mgmt Project Management Production Planning
Materials Planning Production Work Ordersy Production Control
Recipe Management Packaging Data Mgmt Work Center Routing
Shop Floor Control Performance Reporting CIM
Product Costing Sales Force Management Quote Processing
CRM Customer Service Marketing Mgmt
Human Resources Cloud Security Document Retrieval
Implementation Topics Support & Maintenance Many More...

This RFP presents detailed questions about SaaS, Cloud and on-premis server-based computing and security. 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 process manufacturing enterprise resource planning software solution best suited to your company's needs.  Return to the beginning of the ERP software selection section.

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    SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using 4,620 criteria to quickly and accurately identify your exact needs, then simply delete the rest to easily create an unbiased process manufacturing ERP RFP that best communicates your specific requirements to vendors!  Use this Excel-based, universally understood, and highly customizable template.  In addition, a detailed Feature to Cost Traceability function helps assure a smoother system inplementation and maximum ROI. View typical RFP Table of Contents.
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    IDENTIFY Feature AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other process manufacturing ERP software 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 process manufacturing ERP RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable process manufacturing enterprise resource planning software system implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. Process Mfg ERP Software 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 ERP software system for process manufacturer 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 heavy equipment enterprise resource planning software 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 process manufacturing ERP software proposals. View example here.
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    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique process manufacturing enterprise resource planning system needs, using basic Excel techniques.
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Included with this process manufacturing ERP RFP are the following vendor response evaluation & comparison tools....
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    "APPLES-to-APPLES" DISTRIBUTION ERP COMPARISON of vendor RFP responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative RFP questions and full vendor response validation. Compare proposed process manufacturing 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. View a typical comparison here.
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    "process manufacturing ERP 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 process manufacturing ERP system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning system. This Score is based on all process manufacturing ERP vendor responses except Pricing and Vendor Background. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Feature Delivery Methods This graph compares HOW each process manufacturing ERP vendor is planning to deliver the proposed engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning system. The bars show how much of each competing 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 process manufacturing ERP comparison are based on responses to process manufacturing ERP 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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    Supportability Index A proposed engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning system could look very good on paper, but once implementation begins the reality could be very different. The ease with which a process manufacturing 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 system. The Supportability Index is based on responses to process manufacturing ERP Software System Features only. This graph compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning system. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Overall Comparison This graph compares the total Weighted Score of each proposed engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed process manufacturing ERP system and whether or not the process manufacturing ERP system can indeed be implemented by the proposing process manufacturing 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 engineer to order manufacturing enterprise resource planning RFP. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities PROFILE of a proposing process manufacturing ERP vendor. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.


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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Process Manufacturing ERP System Features

      Thousand plus of pre-defined process manufacturing enterprise resource 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.

Process Mfg ERP table of content


      Identify BOTH ERP Software Features Availability and Deliverability

      Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex process manufacturing enterprise resource 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 Process Mfg ERP RFP Master function is useful during both the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning 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.

production planning & Scheduling sample questions


      Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

ERP Software Solutions for Process Manufacturer

      Unlike other RFPs, an Process Mfg ERP Software 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 process manufacturing enterprise resource planning system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.

RFP sample of questions taken from the recipe management section


      Workflow Topics Included.

      The ability of the proposed process mfg ERP 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 ERP system for process manufacturers. This software RFP Master examines all pertinent Workflow features in detail.

typical workflow criteria 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 process manufacturing enterprise 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 RFP questions! Ensures vendor proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!

quality assurance & control sample questions from the ERP RFP Master


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

ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturer

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

sample of vendors answers side by side to compare in the matrix


      Evaluation Ratios

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


      Weighted Grade Score Graph

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


      Process Mfg ERP Supportability Index Graph:

      The Supportability Index is a forecast of how much engineer to order ERP & warehouse management software support and maintenance may be required to keep each proposed software system running at full potential over it's lifetime. This score is determined by how much custom coding is required to implement the proposed process manufacturing ERP software, and which business processes depend on the customized software.


      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 engineer to order ERP & warehouse management system that also has a high Weighted Score, along with the Vendor Profile. The more custom code, the higher the risk posed by that process manufacturing ERP system. Therefore, the more custom coding, the more expertise and capabilities a vendor should have.


      Vendor Profile Score Graph:

      The backgrounds, expertise, capabilities, and certifications of each vendor is obtained in the Vendor Global Issues section of the process manufacturing ERP RFP. The engineer to order ERP & warehouse management vendor responses to this section are totaled separately from the software functionality topics, and this data is used to calculate the "Vendor Profile Score". The higher the score, the more CAPABILITIES a vendor is probably going to be.

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