Once a manufacturing or distribution organization has identified the need for new manufacturing or distribution software, it should identify the specific requirements associated with those needs using a Request for Information (RFI) document and submit that RFI document to select ERP software companies whose software is likely to satisfy those business software requirements. This phase of the ERP software selection process is when organizations document critical success factors and begin to determine how software suppliers might match up against these factors. The result of this process is an initial list of potential software suppliers, frequently referred to as the “long list,” and may include as many as 25 ERP software companies. These software companies are those companies to whom the RFI document will be sent.
For more detailed information about the RFI and Introductory Demonstrations phase of the ERP software selection process, please review TGI’s online RFI and Introductory Demonstrations resources.
RFI and Introductory Demonstrations Resources
- Fifteen Questions for Every Software Supplier
- ERP Comparison List and Long List Creation
- Request for Information Template (RFI)
- Remote Software Demonstrations
To review the next phase in the ERP software selection process, please visit Requirements and Request for Proposal.
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