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That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project
If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is

what is a rfi  help you sort out what is important—and what is not. Creating Your RFI Now it’s time to map your processes onto a software feature-and-function model that will allow you to clearly communicate your needs to software vendors. Great! But how do you explain those processes to the software vendor in a language they can understand? RFI, Anyone? The process of building an RFI can be painstaking for an organization. A traditional RFI is primarily used to gather information to help make a decision on what

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Business Intelligence (BI) RFI / RFP Template

Reporting and Analysis, Analytics, Data Warehousing, Workflow, Data Integration, Support, and System Requirements Get this template

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