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Gibson Consulting Group, for Katy Independent School District (ISD)
To select a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) turned to Gibson Consulting Group to manage the project’s

request for proposal education  order to create a request for proposal (RFP) that software vendors could relate and respond to. In prior projects, Gibson had found that trying to manage the considerable quantities of data from clients such as Katy ISD, as well as the data from vendors, was challenging with the tools it had in place. At the time, explains Kim Scambilis, project manager and senior consultant for Gibson, I was using Access databases to evaluate vendors' responses and match them to clients' needs-but it was very

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