“Unless your tender or RFP is compelled by explicit compliance requirements, such as public sector directives, you may be wasting a lot of your and other people’s time and money driving a system selection process that is not actually in your best interests.”
The typical software solution RFP is a paper mindset in a digital age. It doesn't make sense for modern business and hasn't for years. Unless you are buying a commodity, don't go to RFP.
But don't take it from us - here is what Forbes has to say:
"Unpaid work, Disorganised, No partnership, Unfair assessment, Defocussing, Too many respondents, No guarantee for anyone"
Most RFPs for IT projects are just a way for people to hide behind process and shirk responsibility. The practice of business consulting has boomed on its willingness to prop up the facade and diffuse the accountability. For most business consultants an RFP is a cow to be milked with both hands
We hate responding to RFPs. They leave no room for advanced thinking, deep analysis or innovation. There is another, better way – you can invest our time in building out a workable proof of concept that drives to the potential and clearly exposes how successful outcomes for IT projects could be achieved.
Our 1-2-3 methodology proves very rapidly how your business challenges can be addressed with innovation along the way in a real-world demonstrable way.
Answering RFPs costs us so much that we would rather give you this as free consulting services than have you waste our time plodding through valueless spreadsheets from your milky handed consultant.