Gartner Research

Reap Maximum Value from RFIs by Using Focused Template Design

Published: 30 July 2013

ID: G00251530

Analyst(s): Alvin R. Park, Gayla Sullivan

Summary

Drafting a concise, focused request for information is essential to obtaining accurate, reliable vendor information that can be objectively compared and scored. IT vendor managers who fail to do so face increased risks associated with poor vendor and solution selection.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop a Standardized Format for RFI Questions and Scoring Schemas
  • Understand the Three Key RFI Question Types
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Raw Data
  • Determine Question Weightings
  • Reap the Benefits of a Consistent, Repeatable RFI Approach
  • Conclusion

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