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ERP with Outsourced Mfg System Selection

Unbiased ERP and Outsourced Manufacturing Software Selection Toolkit - 5,544+ Criteria - Updated Monthly

Use the many useful capabilities of this RFP & Response Toolkit for ERP with Manufacturing Outsourcing to perform the following:

  • Easily Adapt These Detailed RFP Criteria to Reflect Your Company's Unique ERP Needs.
  • Accurately Present ALL Your Firm's ERP System Requirements to Vendors.
  • Collect All Vendor Response in a standard way making for very easy comparison and analisace.
  • Includes a matching Vendor RFP Response Comparison & Evaluation Toolkit
  • Full Operational Level Evaluating of Vendor ERP System RFP Responses.
  • In-Depth Economic Analysie of Proposed ERP with Outsourced Mfg System.
  • Online Documentation and Unlimited FREE Help Included!

Increase the accuracy of your next Contract Mfg ERP software project by using these detailed, customized ERP criteria.

Select ERP with Outsourced Mfg Software Successfully

Start your selection project on the right track by using well-focused system choice questions to obtain better information from vendors, then evaluate and select ERP with outsourced manufacturing system software based on your exact needs. Collaboration online with Google & Microssoft 365.

View Outsourced Mfg System RFP Criteria

Designed by experts to select ERP and contract manufacturing (CM) software, this easily customized Request for Proposal template comes pre-loaded with thousands of Outsource Mfg ERP software selection requirements.
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ERP Contract Mfg System Selection Made Easier

This ERP with Outsourced Manufacturing Software RFP & Toolkit includes everything listed below. Enjoy immediate use of thousands of ERP with contract mfg system selection criteria to make the entire process of select this type of software easier, faster, and more accurate:

Very accurately perform Outsourced Manufacturing software options by using these state-of-the-art & powerful tools at EACH step needed to effectively select Contract Mfg system software. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging requirements are included!
 

ERP with Outsourced Manufacturing Software Selection Criteria

All Contract Manufacturing ERP system requirements are reviewed and updated on a monthly basis. Very easy to customize, these templates are pre-loaded with over 5,544 ERP requirements criteria about:

RECENT ERP with Outsourced Mfg RFP REQUIREMENT UPDATES INCLUDE:

Business Collaboration ERP Modile Apps Outsourced Mfg Dashboard Functions
What-If Analysis Dashboards Self-Service Capabilities ERP Ranking Reports
Executive Dashboards Business What-If Analysis Intelligent Alerts
Business Artificial Intelligence (AI) Visualizations Dashboards ERP Semantic and Text Analytics
Intelligent Data Capture Report Scheduling Business Ad-hoc Reports

The following functional areas are addressed in this RFP for ERP with Outsourced Mfg:

  • System Global Issues
  • Quality Management
  • External System Integration
  • Web Enabled Functions
  • Cloud Configuration
  • Cloud Security
  • Web Content Management
  • Personalization Capabilities
  • User Interface
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Budgeting
  • Inventory Management
  • General Ledger
  • Fixed Assets
  • Requisition Processing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Payroll Processing
  • Human Rersources
  • Contract Administration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Project Management
  • Costing Functions
  • Quote Processing
  • Sales Order Entry & Billing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Web Site Development
  • Web Site Hosting
  • Shopping Cart Functions
  • Sales Force Automation
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Expertise Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Capture
  • Document Retrieval
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Workflow Processing
  • System Configuration
  • System Implementation
  • Security
  • Initial Costs
  • System Support
  • Ongoing Costs
  • ...And Many Others!

Below is a detailed list of ERP with Outsourced Mfg requirements that enable you to immediately conduct user needs surveys, issue an RFP, and query vendors about complex Contract Mfg ERP software systems. Everything needed to select a ERP system successfully!

View a DETAILED list of the criteria categories in this RFP:

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Much more than simply a list of Outsourced Manufacturing ERP questions, each RFP Master contains a comprehensive electronic Request for Proposal (RFP) PLUS powerful vendor RFP response (proposal) evaluation tools, all in familiar Excel spreadsheet format. Each simplifies and streamlines the many complex tasks required to not only prepare and distribute an RFP electronically, but also to evaluate the vendor responses to that Outsourced Manufacturing enterprise resource planning RFP! Enjoy the benefits of: (Click thumbnails to enlarge)

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SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using thousands of professionally written ERP with Outsourced Mfg software RFP statements & questions to communicate your ERP with Outsourced Mfg software 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 Outsourced Manufacturing ERP 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 Outsourced Manufacturing ERP implementation schedules. View samples here.
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Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. 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 with Outsourced Mfg software 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 enterprise resource planning software for Outsourced Manufacturing 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 ERP with Outsourced Mfg software proposals. View example here.
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Included with this ERP RFP are the following evaluation & comparison tools...
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"APPLES-to-APPLES" COMPARISON of vendor non-manufactureing ERP RFP responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative RFP questions and full vendor response validation. Compare proposed ERP with Outsourced Mfg 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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"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 ERP with Outsourced Mfg system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed system. This Score is based on all ERP with Outsourced Mfg 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 ERP with Outsourced Mfg vendor is planning to deliver the proposed enterprise resource planning software system for outsourced manufacturing. 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 ERP comparison are based on responses to enterprise resource planning 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 outsourced 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 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 Outsourced Manufacturing ERP System Features only. This graph compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed 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 enterprise resource planning system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed Outsourced Manufacturing ERP system and whether or not the ERP system can indeed be implemented by the proposing ERP with Outsourced Mfg vendor successfully. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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ERP Vendor Profile Scores This graph compares a score measuring the background, expertise, capabilities, and other data collected in the ERP Vendor Global Issues section of the Outsourced Manufacturing ERP RFP. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities PROFILE of a proposing ERP vendor. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.

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A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

ERP with Outsourced Manufacturing System Features

This RFP contains thousands of pre-defined ERP and Outsourced Mfg criteria that 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.

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Scorecard

This RFP for ERP and Outsourced Manufacturing software is set up to identify BOTH the availability of a software function and HOW it will be delivered. The many ways software functions can be delivered, and the amount of RISK involved with each, makes this very important. Vendors must answer in one of the following ways:

      FS (Yes, Full Support out of the box)

      CO (Yes, using a Configuration Option)

      RT (Yes, using a Reporting Tool)

      3P (Yes, using Third Party product)

      PE (Yes, a Paid Enhancement)

      FE (Yes, a FREE Enhancement)

      NS (No - Not Support)

This allows the reliability and on-going support cost risk of competing ERP systems to be compared. Use an extensive set of CUSTOMIZABLE Weighted Grade Scoring calculations to evaluate the suitability of vendor proposals to your specific prioritized needs quickly and efficiently.


 

Identify BOTH ERP with Outsourced Mfg Features Availability and Deliverability

Unlike other RFPs that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex Outsourced 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 RFP Master function is useful during both the Outsourced 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.


 

Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

ERP with Outsourced Mfg 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 ERP RFP Master for Outsourced Manufacturing function is useful during both the software selection AND the implementation phases of a large Outsourced Manufacturing enterprise resource planning system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.


 

Workflow Topics Included.

The ability of the proposed 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 software system. This Enterpise Resource Planning RFP Master for Outsourced Manufacturing 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 Outsourced Manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) 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!


 

Color-Coded, "Apples-to-Apples" Comparison of Proposed ERP with Outsourced Mfg Systems

Outsourced Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison

These comparison matrices automatically change software 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 Outsourced Manufacturing ERP system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your ERP with Outsourced Mfg project on-schedule and under-budget.
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Proposal Evaluation Ratios - Side-by-Side Comparison

This ERP software evaluation scorecard uses an extensive set of ratio calculations to compare and select vendor ERP proposals quickly and efficiently.


 
Evaluation Ratios

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


 

ERP and MANUFACTURING OUTSOURCING Software Cost Savings Analysis:

ERP with Contract MFG SYSTEM COST ANALYSIS - Calculates and illustrates Yearly Savings, Payback Period, Return on Investment (ROI), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and other software project decision making ratios.


 

Weighted Grade Score Graph

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


 

ERP Supportability Index Graph:

The Supportability Index is a forecast of how much enterprise resource planning 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 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 system that also has a high Weighted Score, along with the ERP Vendor Profile. The more custom code, the higher the risk posed by that outsourced manufacturing ERP system. Therefore, the more custom coding, the more expertise and capabilities a ERP vendor should have.


 

ERP Vendor Profile Score Graph:

The backgrounds, expertise, capabilities, and certifications of each vendor is obtained in the Vendor Global Issues section of the outsourced manufacturing ERP RFP. The 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.


  This ERP RFP Toolkit includes a full set of Auxillary Checklists and Full Documentation INCLUDED:    

BPE / BPR / WORKFLOW Checklists - Ideal templates for mapping the current "AS-IS" state of an existing ERP process down to the data element level, a time-saving organizer when developing the new "TO-BE" ERP system 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 ERP software acquisition and implementation projects for working sample "Click Here". Be sure your ERP selection project is running on all cylinders!

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 ERP needs.

the Optimized ERP RFP Guide. Designed to be viewed in a browser off-line, this document outlines the best procedures for creating custom, quantitative RFP questions. Correctly formatted RFP questions are key to successful ERP software selection. Included, also Sold Separately

The ERP System Cutover Checklist Helps Streamlines Implementation! Included, also Sold Separately

MS Word document describing the organization and usage of the HR System Response Evaluation & Comparison matrices.

MS Word document describing the organization and usage of the ERP Software RFP template.


This RFP template is organized by business process for easy reference, and provides the detail needed to:

  • Collect Your Outsourced Manufacturing (Service) ERP Requirements Easily & Accurately:

    Quickly Identify the Functions & Features You Need - No Need to Start from Scratch!
    Send a Needs Survey to Users - Jog User Memory & Gather Unique User Needs in Detail!
    Easily Add Your Organization's Unique Needs & Requirements

  • Clearly Communicate Your Organization's Needs to Vendors:

    All Requirements are Presented to Vendor Using Full, Easy-to-Understand Sentences
    instead of Ambiguous, easily Mis-Understood "Feature-Speak"
    All RFI/RFP Templates Provide Full On-Line Help
    You Can Provide Full Instructions to the ERP with Outsourced Mfg software Vendors as Needed
    Unlimited Space for Your Company Background, Current enterprise resource planning System, & Project Goals
    for ensuring ERP software vendors fully understand your organization's needs & goals.

  • Obtain Clear, Concise, & Easily Evaluated ERP with Outsourced Mfg RFI/RFP Responses from Vendors:

    Response Format Enhances ERP Software Selection & Implementation Decision-Making Data
    Speedy Response Entry Process Increases Vendor Response Participation and Accuracy
    Learn Eactly Which Features, Functions, & Processes are Provided by Each Proposed System
    Ideal for Gap Analysis
    Complete Vendor Response Validation Ensures Easy, Accurate "Apples-to-Apples" Outsourced Manufacturing ERP Comparison

  • Identify & Mitigate Risks - Eliminate ERP with Outsourced Mfg System Implementation Surprises

    Special Vendor Response Set Identifies both IF a Feature is Being Delivered
    and Also HOW It will Be Delivered.
    A RISK Assessment Score is Assigned to Each Feature's Delivery Method.
    Overall Supportability is Determined from Total Risk Assessment Score.
    Color-Coded Outsourced Manufacturing ERP software Comparison Matrix Shows Where Risk Mitigation is Needed at the
    Process Feature Level.

  • Manage ERP with Outsourced Mfg system Implementation Costs More Effectively:

    Cost Matrix Cross-References Feature Delivery with Enhancement Costs
    Easily View the Status of Required Outsourced Manufacturing ERP System Customization Tasks
    Enables Accurate Tracking of Individual Features and Enhancements
    Track Implementation Progress & Payments Using "Earned Value Management" Techniques.
    Ensures You Receive What You have Contracted For (& Are Being Charged For!)

     

    PURCHASE - RFP for ERP with Outsourced Manufacturing Software and System Selection Toolkit

    This includes the Contract Manufacturing ERP 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 plan your new system, identify your true requirements, prepare a meaningful RFP, and select the best ERP with Outsourced Mfg software based on your requirements. This bundle includes ALL the Tools shown on this page, summarized below:

    • No Limit on Vendors, Staff Users, and Projects - 30 Guarantee
    • 5,544+ ERP System Selection Criteria
    • All User Needs & System Planning Templates
    • the Requirements Checklist with Fit/GAP Analysis Template
    • Request for Proposal (RFP) Template Toolkit for a ERP with Outsourced Mfg System
      • 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 ERP 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
      • Financial Ration Analysis
      • Evaluation Matrix Documentation
    • FREE LIVE SUPPORT - Telephone/Email

    30 Day Guarantee on All RFPs
    Unlimited Staff Users - Unlimited Vendors - Unlimited Projects

    Enterprise Resource Planning Software with Outsourced Mfg and Response Evaluation Matrices - 5,544+ CRITERIA

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