Technology Evaluation & Selection
Evaluating and selecting the “right” software solution for your business and omni-channel needs can be an overwhelming and difficult endeavor. With technology constantly evolving, new vendors always emerging, and the internal pressure to successfully deploy the right solutions ever increasing, it makes sense to leverage a partner with proven expertise and experience.
A successful software implementation follows a proven system and selection methodology, ensuring consistency and fairness throughout the evaluation process. 4SIGHT can assist you in evaluating omni-channel software based on the RFP responses from vendors to conduct an unbiased and thorough evaluation, ensuring the recommended solutions are able to meet your requirements and support the long-term goals of your business.
4SIGHT has a proven Nine (9) step methodology in performing Vendor Evaluation Selection projects. Our team employs a detailed, step-by-step approach throughout the evaluation and selection process making sure no stone is left unturned. It starts with a clear understanding of what you want to achieve, what your current systems are capable of, and what your future goals are. Our extensive knowledge of retail operations, omni-channel experience, the supply chain software vendor landscape, and experience assisting clients select and implement Tier-1 supply chain software solutions, uniquely position us to assist with any Omni-Channel technology initiative.
This methodology has proven to be effective in all of our software Evaluation/Selection projects, not just OMS, or DOM. It’s a methodology that all the leading software providers are accustomed to. This methodology quickly enables clients to identify which vendors are well positioned to meet their requirements. This process, through virtue of elimination, will quickly eliminate those vendors not suited for your needs.
Below is our 9-Step approach:
- Define Requirements
- Prepare & Issue RFP
- Conduct Bidders Conference
- Review Proposals from Vendors
- Conduct Scripted Demos
- Reference Checks
- Visits to Reference Sites
- Visits to Vendor Headquarters
- Vendor Selection & Negotiation
During this process we will define the omni-channel functional, technical, and commercial requirements, create a Request for Proposal (RFP), create demo scripts and assist in the selection of the best vendor and system that best meets your needs.
We bring the operations, application and technical expertise, along with proven methodologies, tools and templates, to help you effectively and efficiently evaluate and select the right solutions for your omni-channel needs.
As your objective and unbiased partner, our focus is helping you select and implement the solution(s) that makes the most sense for your operations – now and in the future.