TMS Evaluation and Selection
Once a business case justifies the return on investment (ROI) of a Transportation Management System, an evaluation and selection process begins.
4SIGHT has a proven nine (9) step methodology in performing TMS Evaluation/Selection projects to identify which software vendors are well positioned to meet Shipper requirements.
This methodology has proven to be effective in all of our software Evaluation/Selection projects, not just TMS. It’s a methodology that all the leading software providers are accustomed to. This methodology quickly enables a Shipper to identify which vendors are well positioned to meet specific requirements. This process, through a process of elimination, will quickly eliminate those vendors not suited for the Shipper’s needs.
Below is the outline of our 9-Step approach:
- Define Requirements
- Prepare & Issue RFP
- Conduct Vendor Q & A Session
- 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 TMS functional, technical, and commercial requirements, create a Request for Proposal (RFP), create demo scripts and assist in the selection of the vendor and system that best meets your needs.