Frequently Asked Questions
- What are TEC RFP templates?
- How is the information presented?
- How will TEC RFP templates save me time and money?
- How can I see a sample RFP template?
- Can I use TEC RFP templates as a starting point for building my own custom template?
- How are TEC RFP templates created?
- How do I know the RFP template I select is up to date?
- Will I receive my template immediately?
- What forms of payment to you accept?
- Is your payment system secure?
What are TEC RFP templates?
Developed in conjunction with software analysts and the world's leading software vendors, TEC's request for proposal (RFP) templates are specially designed Excel spreadsheets that give you a comprehensive list of features and functions (criteria) for each of over twenty different kinds of enterprise software solutions. These lists of criteria, which in most cases numbering in the thousands, give you a full view of all the features and functions currently available for the selected type of software. This allows you to easily determine which features and functions are required for your organization, as well as to compare vendor support side-by-side in one easy-to-use document.
How is the information presented?
To ensure ease of use, the features and functions contained in TEC's RFP templates are presented in an easy-to-access, color-coded, hierarchical structure. For example, the discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) RFP template contains 3,690 features and functions, divided into 8 main modules and 56 submodules. Each criterion provides a column where you can assign a priority, as well as a column where vendors can indicate their level of support for that specific criterion. Many contain annotated explanations for greater clarity and ease of use.
How will TEC RFP templates save me time and money?
TEC templates list more features and functions (criteria) than any other templates. For example, TEC's discrete ERP template contains over 3,600 features and functions; business intelligence (BI) contains 1,955 features and functions; accounting contains 4,122 features and functions, etc. This gives you a view which is more complete and detailed than any other templates—and which helps to make sure that nothing is forgotten or slips through the cracks.
How can I see a sample RFP template?
Can I use TEC RFP templates as a starting point for building my own custom template?
Yes, and that is why TEC templates come to you in a convenient spreadsheet format. You can cut and paste to create your own custom template, and even add new criteria or new sections if you choose to.
How are TEC templates created?
TEC RFP templates are created by TEC industry analysts in conjunction with the world's leading software vendors, including SAP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Infor, Epicor, Lawson, etc. This ensures that TEC's RFP templates are as complete and current as possible.
How do I know the template I select is up to date?
TEC RFP templates are updated on a continuous basis, in response to new software releases, new vendor functionality, and ongoing changes in the marketplace.
Will I receive my template immediately?
Yes, your template will be available for download as soon as your transaction is completed.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept MasterCard and Visa for online transactions. We also accept American Express. Please note, however, that we do not presently accept American Express Corporate cards for online payments. To use your American Express Corporate card, or to order by check or money order, please call our toll-free help line at 1-800-496-1303 from 9 AM to 5 PM, EST.
Is your payment system secure?
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