Software Selection Process

Herbert A. Simon's 
Rational decision-makingprocess
Software Selection Process Software Selection Steps RFP Template Evaluation Report
("What's the problem?")
Research Gather needs
Develop business, functional, and technical requirements
Prioritize requirements
("What are potential solutions?")
Evaluation Identify market solutions  
Evaluate solutions  
Script scenarios for vendor demonstration  
("What is the best solution?")
Selection Compare solutions    
Compare solutions    
Leverage comparison arguments for better negotiation    

Save Time and Reduce Costs with TEC's RFI/RFP Templates

  • Save months of work gathering requirements.
  • Find out which vendors support your specific needs.
  • Reduce project implementation costs.

Choose from dozens of different software types, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), finance and accounting, and many more. 

To get started, choose a software type from the menu on the left.

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TEC's Software Evaluation Reports include vendor responses to our RFI/RFP Templates.
  • Compare as many solutions as you want-side by side.
  • See what features vendors support, and how they support them.
  • No need to wait for RFI responses.
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Project-tested Templates Do the Hard Work for You

TEC's RFI/RFP Templates list and describe up to several thousand enterprise software features using industry-standard terminology. And we update them regularly based on results from real-world selection projects.

Use TEC's Templates to gather your requirements, build RFIs and RFPs, and track the progress of your software implementation.

Gather Your Requirements Quickly and Effectively

  • Identify and prioritize the features and functions you need instead of building a list from scratch.
  • Easily add your company's unique requirements.
  • Find out what features and functions vendors support, and how they support them.

Collect Clear RFI and RFP Responses

  • Improve vendor participation by issuing RFIs that vendors can understand, and respond to easily.
  • Use RFI responses to create lists of requirements for your RFPs or requests for quotation (RFQs).
  • Make sure that vendors understand and can support all your requirements.

Eliminate Implementation Surprises

  • Get a clear picture of any required customizations.
  • Help vendors accurately cost required development work.
  • Compare your existing systems to the winning solution (gap analysis).

All of TEC's RFI/RFP Templates are delivered to your in-box as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets so you can easily share and customize them. See for yourself.