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Retail POS System RFP Template & Software Selection Toolkit - 1,542 Criteria - Updated Monthly - Purchase at Bottom

Quickly & accurately select retail point of sale (POS) software best suited to your company's needs by using the unbiased requirements, RFP template, evaluation matrix, and software selection tools contained in this toolkit.  These easily customized templates are pre-loaded with over 1,542 POS System Selection Requirements, and will save you time and money during all steps of the POS software selection process.

POS System Selection Made Easier


This Toolkit includes all of the templates listed below, bundled together at a discount, and utilizes over 1,542 POS system selection criteria to make the entire POS software selection process easier, faster, and more accurate. Obtain everything needed to thoroughly identify requirements, distribute a meaningful RFP, evaluate vendor proposals, and accurately select POS software, including:

  • Retail POS Requirements with Fit/GAP Analysis - Identify ALL crucial POS software selection needs.

    Today's retail POS expert consultants stress that you must first determine your POS requirements before trying to select retail POS software.  But just what does the phrase "determine your retail POS software requirements" really mean?  Efficiently managing the retail point of sale environment involves many critical requirements and raises many questions.

    This Requirements Checklist with Fit-GAP analysis will help you identify your company's unique POS system requirements, and answer many questions crucial to successful POS system selection and implementation.

    • Identify your organization's unique and hidden POS requirements. Answer questions such as "How can a POS software best improve my customer experience?" or "How can a POS system reduce checkout errors?", plus many others. All good questions when trying to select POS software.
    • Identify the RFP questions needed to choose the best POS software system for your organization.
    • Determine if your current POS system needs or problems are caused by workflow or software deficiencies.
    • Identify the solution to each workflow issue or POS software deficiency.
    • Determine the priority of mitigating each need or problem be.
    The POS Requirements Checklist with Fit-GAP presents hundreds of operational POS criteria in a form useful for performing the above tasks, all required to select the best POS software system.


  • RFP Template - Cut RFP preparation time by up to 90%. Obtain vendor proposals that address your needs.

    This RFP template enables you to precisely communicate your company's unique retail POS requirements to vendors, and then elicit consistent, easily evaluated and compared answers from those vendors about HOW they will provide a POS system solution tailored to your needs in these areas:

    • Retail Point of Sale
    • Inventory Management
    • Time and Attendance (Employee Time Collection)
    • Sales Reporting and Analytics
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • Accounting and/or ERP
    • Comprehensive vendor proposal evaluation and comparison templates are included!
    • Note: See bottom of page for links to integrated POS, CRM, and Accounting system pages.
    This RFP template for a Retail Point of Sale software system enables you to quickly and reliably select a POS software system best for your needs.


  • Retail POS Software Evaluation - Easily and accurately compare and evaluate POS software proposals, then select the best retail POS system for your needs!        

    These templates includes a comprehensive set of vendor RFP response (proposal) evaluation tools that enables you to quickly and accurately compare vendor POS software system proposals to your company's requirements and to each other. A detailed "side-by-side" response comparison matrix with heat map, scorecard, and 3-D bar Charts are displayed about:

    • Weighted Grade Score
    • Supportability Score
    • Vendor Response Quality Analysis
    • Detailed Heat Map
    • Proposed System Feature Comparison
    • Vendor Capabilities Profile
    • Extensive Financial Ratios
    • Payback Analysis
    This set of vendor response evaluation templates for Retail POS systems ensures impartial and accurate analysis of all competing vendor POS software proposals at the weighted grade score, supportability, and financial levels, all to assist you in selecting the best POS software system for your needs.


  • Demonstration Scripts - Ensure vendors present actionable demonstrations tailored to your needs. 

    Included in this template is an in-depth POS software demonstration script (a.k.a. a "demo" or a presentation script) that ensures ALL vendors demonstrate ALL of the software functionality important to your company's needs, and show them consistently in the SAME presentation sequence order. This ensures each vendor POS demonstration can be easily evaluated and compared with others. This POS demo script template provides the following benefits:

    • Scheduling Function allows different groups of demo attendees to be scheduled for specific time slots. Demonstration sessions can be scheduled over several days.
    • Organized by Departmental Business Function, enabling different user attendee groups to see just those functions specific to their daily needs.
    • Quantitative Scoring ensures accurate, meaningful ranking of all demonstrations.
    • Side-by-Side Comparison of all vendor POS presentation assessments at the detail level
    • Heat Map Color Highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each POS system demonstrated.
    Use this POS software demonstration script template to ensure that vendors show how their proposed system supports complex tasks and/or mitigates time consuming exceptions to standard business processes, or clear up any confusion found in their RFP response. Visual inspection is worth 10,000 words when choosing retail POS software.


PLEASE NOTE: All templates are also available individually, separately, as needed. Please see product list at bottom of page.  

Select POS Software Reliably

Make choosing point of sale (POS) software solution easier and more reliable.  These POS software evaluation & selection templates use quantitative POS system criteria and other techniques to enhance the reliability of each step in the software selection process to:

  • Prevent Fatal Omissions - 1,542 criteria ensure all industry standard POS requirements are addressed.
  • Ensure Accurate Retail POS Evaluation - "Apples-to-Apples" comparison of POS systems based on your requirements. Vendor RFP responses can be compared in both detail and graphical forms to ensure accurate retail POS software selection.
  • Avoid Mistakes - Obtain retail POS proposals in a consistent, easily compared and evaluated format through the use of built-in, automated vendor input validation.
  • Save Valuable Time - Eliminate wasted time spent manually clarifying, scoring, and evaluating vendor proposals, and quickly choose the best retail POS software, all through the use of Automated vendor response scoring that eliminates the need to manually score thousands of vendor replies.
  • Select the best retail POS software solution using meaningful, actionable informarion.
 

Retail POS Requirements Checklist

This detailed POS software requirements checklist with a full GAP-Fit analysis matrix covers all standard retail POS operational issues, and will significantly reduces the time needed to fully identify and prioritize all of your firm's retail POS requirements, sometimes by as much as 90%.


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QUICKLY & ACCURATELY IDENTIFY ALL RETAIL POS REQUIREMENTS - Save weeks, even months, of time when identifying your POS software needs by using a detailed requirements checklist that queries users about their needs in all POS business processes.

Comprehensive Fit/GAP ANALYSIS Features are provided in this POS user requirements checklist to help you quickly identify, categorize, and prioritize POS software requirements and user needs. Quickly obtain the information needed to accurately select the POS software system best for your needs. Customizable attributes suitable for use in any POS system environment such as SAP, Oracle, Siebel, MS Dynamics, and all others.

  • Avoid Overlooked Requirements! - This checklist comes with a pre-loaded repository of hundreds requirements, guaranteed to address all aspects of a POS system.  Streamlines your POS software selection project immediately since the chances are very good that it will remind someone of something they forgot!
 

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Comprehensive Retail POS System Requirements

Eliminate wasted time during the retail POS selection process!  Minimize the risk of picking the wrong system. Reduce the time spent researching and developing requirements from scratch, since all tools are ready-to-use with a list of over 1,542 retail point of sale (POS) software selection requirements (categorized below).  This enables you to immediately conduct user needs surveys, query vendors about complex POS software systems, and conduct effective software demonstrations - everything needed to select POS software successfully!

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Please Note: The above is just a summary list of POS requirements categories in graphical format. A MS Word version of the above POS system selection criteria plus many others is available in our FREE MS Word RFP Template download.

If you don't see what you need, or have questions about what type of POS software system is best for your operations, please Contact Us!  We have more than 30 years of direct "hands-on" POS experience in operations ranging from two stores to Walmart. Our advice and support is always free!

 
 

RFP Template

Accurately choose the BEST POS software by querying vendors about all of your firm's specific POS software needs. Prevent do-overs that waste time and money. Start your project on the right track by using well-focused POS software selection questions to obtain better, more precise information from vendors, and then evaluate and select POS system software based on your exact needs.

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Quickly create an RFP tailored to your specific POS requirements.  Designed by experts to select POS software, this detailed yet easily customized Request for Proposal template comes pre-loaded with thousands of software selection requirements guaranteed to address all industry standard and many "exception case" POS issues.
  • EVALUATE POS SOFTWARE RELIABLY! - Accurately Compare and Evaluate Vendor RFP Responses! POS Response Evaluation Tools are included! A detailed set of ratios, comparisons, and scorecard functions analyze each vendor RFP response to ensure selection of the POS software proposal best suited to your needs.

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POS Software Demonstration Script Templates

RETAIL POS DEMONSTRATION SCRIPTS - The purpose of a retail POS software demonstration is to investigate and illustrate the potential strengths and weaknesses identified in each vendor RFP response (proposal). Make sure all vendor POS system demonstrations consistently address these issues as well as your firm's overall requirements. This template enables each POS software selection team member to consistently score each demonstration based on his or her priorities. View details and examples for Demonstration Script template capabilities.

  • This template is ideal for managing on-site demos that may last several days and involve different user groups from several departments, each with their own set of needs and requirements. Be sure each retail POS vendor demonstration stays on schedule and addresses everything the IT and End-User team wants to see.
  • Ensures all vendor software demonstrations are easy to evaluate and compare by requiring all functionality is demonstrated in the same order and scored consistently by all team members. Ensure your retail POS selection is fast and accurate!

To view POS Demo Script detail please click this button:
 
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If you have questions about using the templates above, or how to select POS software in general, please Contact Us! We have over 30 years direct "hands-on" POS experience ranging from two store operations to Walmart.

Advice & Support from an POS Software Selection Expert is Always FREE!

 


PRODUCT LIST

All POS system evaluation and selection templates shown on this page can be purchased together (BUNDLED) at a significant discount, or each can be acquired individually, as needed. Each option is listed below.

OPTION #1 -

POS SOFTWARE SELECTION TOOLKIT BUNDLE -

Buy ALL the Templates described on this page bundled and save $120.00! This includes the POS Requirements Checklist with Fit-GAP analysis, Request for Proposal (RFP), Vendor Response Evaluation, and Demonstration Script Templates. Everything needed to select the best retail POS software based on your requirements. This bundle includes ALL the Toolkits, summarized below:

  • Unlimited Vendors, Staff Users, and Projects - No Questions Asked 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1,542+ POS Selection Criteria
  • INCLUDES the full Requirements Checklist with Fit/GAP Analysis
  • Retail POS Request for Proposal (RFP) Template Toolkit
    • In-Depth, Detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) Template
    • Vendor Input Validation
    • Feature Availability & Delivery Evaluation
    • Vendor RFP Response Evaluation
    • Response Quality Analysis
    • Enhancement / Cost Cross-Reference
    • Weighted Grade Scoring
    • Supportability Index Scoring
    • Optimized RFP Guide
    • RFP Documentation
    • All Cover Letter, Guide, & Checklist Templates
  • INCLUDES the full Retail POS Proposal Evaluation, Comparison, & Selection Template Toolkit
    • Side-by-Side Response Comparison with Heat Map
    • Vendor Response Quality Ratios
    • Response Evaluation Scorecard
    • 3-D Bar Chart Response Comparison Graphs
    • Evaluation Matrix Documentation
  • INCLUDES the full Vendor POS Software Demonstration Script Template
  • FREE LIVE SUPPORT - Telephone/Email

$418.00 US         (Secure Checkout)    

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee on All Products
Unlimited Staff Users - Unlimited Vendors - Unlimited Projects

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Help and Advice from a certified POS Software Selection Expert is Always FREE!


OPTION #2 -

POS SYSTEM RFP TEMPLATE and RESPONSE EVALUATION TEMPLATES ONLY -

Buy just the RFP Template and Vendor Response Evaluation Templates described above. This includes the POS Requirements Checklist with Fit-GAP Analysis, Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, and all Vendor Response (Proposal) Weighted Grade Scoring, Supportability, Comparison Matrix, and Financial Ratio calculation tools. Everything needed to identify your true requirements, prepare a meaningful RFP, and select the best retail POS software based on your requirements. This bundle includes ALL the Tools summarized below:

  • Unlimited Vendors, Staff Users, and Projects - No Questions Asked 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1,542+ POS Selection Criteria
  • INCLUDES the full Requirements Checklist with Fit/GAP Analysis
  • INCLUDES the Retail POS Request for Proposal (RFP) Template Toolkit
    • In-Depth, Detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) Template
    • Vendor Input Validation
    • Feature Availability & Delivery Evaluation
    • Vendor RFP Response Evaluation
    • Response Quality Analysis
    • Enhancement / Cost Cross-Reference
    • Weighted Grade Scoring
    • Supportability Index Scoring
    • Optimized RFP Guide
    • RFP Documentation
    • All Cover Letter, Guide, & Checklist Templates
  • INCLUDES the full Retail POS Proposal Evaluation, Comparison, & Selection Template Toolkit
    • Side-by-Side Response Comparison with Heat Map
    • Vendor Response Quality Ratios
    • Response Evaluation Scorecard
    • 3-D Bar Chart Response Comparison Graphs
    • Evaluation Matrix Documentation
  • FREE LIVE SUPPORT - Telephone/Email

$299.00 US         (Secure Checkout)    

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee on All Products
Unlimited Staff Users - Unlimited Vendors - Unlimited Projects

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.


OPTION #3 -

VENDOR POS DEMONSTRATION TOOLKIT ONLY -

Buy just the POS SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION Toolkit described above. This includes everything needed to schedule and present quantitative demo scenarios to vendors, all grouped by application/department focus. Schedule different user groups for different demo sessions, as summarized below:

  • No Limit on Number of Staff Users, Vendors, and Projects - No Questions Asked 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Full Vendor POS Software Demonstration Script Template
  • FREE LIVE SUPPORT - Telephone/Email

$239.00 US         (Secure Checkout)    

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee on All Products
Unlimited Staff Users - Unlimited Vendors - Unlimited Projects

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.


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