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Are you considering issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) or quotation for the purchase, or outsourced development of applications software for your organization?

Before selecting a solution or beginning your applications implementation and integration effort, it is critically important that sufficient requirements are clearly and accurately defined.

Proper requirements analysis that is facilitated by qualified professionals (IAG Requirements Consultants) can quickly and easily specify the necessary requirements needed for the project.

A business requirements document provides the blueprint for the system and the basis for the selection, design or functional specification of the software. Very often, skipping this essential step inevitably results in budget overruns, missed project and implementation deadlines and missing or incorrect software functionality.

The primary reason most organizations tend to shortcut this phase is the belief that it will take too long or that the spec will not be useful for the developers/vendors.  This is certainly an understandable premise given the common lack of effective requirements definition processes in most organizations.

However there is an effective alternative. IAG provides professional consultants to facilitate the requirements definition for RFP preparation purposes — that will result in improved software selection and sourcing.

IAG Consulting follows a set of core software selection best practices that are focused on business requirements (vs. product features).

IAG’s Senior Consultants can be engaged to:

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Facilitate Requirements Discovery Sessions with the Project Stakeholders

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Assist in the vendor selection process as an unbiased third-party representative acting on behalf of the business and IT stakeholders.

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Define the vendor evaluation criteria or selection scorecard

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Review, validate and prioritize the essential requirements for the RFP

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Produce part or all of the RFP. IAG uses standard RFP templates or we can use an organization’s own format. The RFP will define the necessary application functionality, data & interface requirements, and all other essential criteria so that responses can be effectively and efficiently evaluated.

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