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The Data Warehouse RFP
If you don’t have a data warehouse, you’re probably considering drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive

writing an rfp  software and their price. Writing an effective RFP that is well structured and includes different metrics will ensure that you receive the information you need and will make you look good.

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