Gartner Research

How to Expedite Your E-Commerce RFP Process

Published: 08 July 2013

ID: G00254996

Analyst(s): Penny Gillespie , Gene Alvarez


RFPs are key documents that can help CIOs and business leaders during application vendor selection and negotiation. To reduce the time and effort required to create an effective RFP for an e-commerce platform and to help evaluate vendor responses, apply the best practices presented in this research.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Know the Differences Between an RFI and RFP, and When to Use Each Document
  • Use Gartner's Toolkit for the E-Commerce RFP Process to Jump-Start Your RFP Project, and to Get Your RFP Into the Hands of the Best Prospective Vendors as Quickly as Possible
  • Use Gartner's RFP Vendor Questionnaire and Tally Sheet to Capture Vendor Details on Their Product Offerings and to More Easily Assess Vendor Appropriateness for Your Business

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