Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Accelerate your RFPs

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is far more than a purchasing activity to get the best price, it’s the catalyst for focusing stakeholders on purpose and requirements.

The Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), managed by the OMG Retail Domain Task Force (RDTF) offers 13 template RFPs to accelerate and focus your process and ultimate success.

  1. Master Agreement for Standard RFPs
  2. Business Intelligence
  3. Cloud Computing Solutions
  4. Distributed Order Management (DOM)
  5. LP Exception Reporting
  6. Master Data Management
  7. Payment Solutions for Retail
  8. Point of Service (POS)
  9. Price Optimization
  10. Signature Capture and Online/Offline Debit Solutions
  11. Video Analytics Solutions for Retail
  12. Warehouse Management Systems
  13. Workforce Management Software

Under Richard Halter’s leadership each of these RFPs were jointly created by Retail buyers and solution sellers, therefore each RFP reflects real world needs and available options.

In addition to the OMG Retail RFPs above, we have developed additional drafts for topics including eCommerce, ERP, Foodservice, HR, and Product Content Management. Stay tuned for additional details or email here.

Because each situation is unique, and each retail sector evolves differently, customization is needed. To bypass much of the complexity, Thematix can apply its expertise to assist you and accelerate your understanding of each RFP and the points of modification through 2 major activities:

1.     Business Architecture to better define requirements. Our analysis highlights existing capabilities and what is needed to reach a future state through the purchase of new products/services as defined in the RFP. This will further help expose any gaps which may be needed outside of the core RFP requirements.
2.     ARTS models and specifications to expose additional architectural structures and relationships, specifically we have expertise in:
-       UnifiedPOS™
-       Operational Data Model™ (ODM™)
-       Data Warehouse Model (DWM)
-       XML Schemas
-       Retail Business Process Models
-       The Business Process Model & Notation™ (BPMN™)
-       OMG Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®)
-       Data residency

By defining requirements using Business Architecture, you can inform and leverage the appropriate ARTS models, and accurately customize the RFP template.

You will benefit from the alignment of multiple constituents and achieve increase time to value.

Vendors will be able to understand and reply faster and more accurately since they are likely to be familiar with the standard RFP templates.

Our Retail at Speed Program will Accelerate your RFPs

Connect with us for more details and discussion on how we can move forward.

Larry Smith

Richard Halter

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST) / 9 AM - 10 PM (PST)

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