How to Enhance RFP Preparedness to Ensure a Smoother Journey to Completion: A Quick and Easy Approach

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” is as timeless and universal as it gets.

While preparation does take work – at least upfront – it usually makes the rest of the journey smoother and shorter. In sum, it can lead to a more successful outcome, which is the objective of all business plans.


RFP Preparedness for ESHQ Software Procurement Projects: The Essentials


With budget season only a short distance away, procurement projects for the following year are also ready to start. As expected, software solution projects in ESHQ follow the same approach. Once you’ve figured out the basics—the budget, business and technical requirements and timelines—you can get right into the industry or sector-specific requirements.


With EHSQ software procurement projects having specific considerations, it’s important to know exactly what your organization requires to meet your ESHQ goals. The next logical step is to determine the real capabilities and … Read more...

RFPs Help You Compare Apples to Apples in Your Search for Solutions

Top companies embrace change as an opportunity to transform their business and beat the competition. They actively research, procure, deploy and manage new hardware, software and services to lower costs and increase revenues. Creating a request for proposal (RFP) often is an early step in finding solutions to your organization’s pain points.

RFPs standardize project specifics such as goal(s), scope, timeline and budget for potential vendors, and ensure you are comparing apples to apples. RFPs are a common best-practice for procurement by private and public companies and governments. In fact, the average public sector organization runs 18 RFPs a year.

“Major changes to your business require an expenditure of resources, including what can be a significant investment in time and money. The return on your investment should be EHSQ software that spans the gaps across functions and can connect with other systems at your organization that are part of production, … Read more...

5 RFP Strategies to Find the Enterprise Safety Software of Your Dreams

Need to purchase 2,000 staplers for your corporate office?  Then a standard RFP built to produce the best commodity at the best price is the right way to go. Why? Because you’re looking at hundreds, potentially thousands of comparable offerings, where price is the chief differentiator.  Selecting a vendor for Enterprise Safety Management software however is more complex, and certainly more challenging than finding a vendor to meet your day to day stapling needs.  You’re solving problems that will drive the productivity and profitability of your business.  For that reason, the typical cut and dry RFP doesn’t guarantee the best decisions for your organization’s Safety Management software needs, focusing too much on price and not enough on business value.

So how do you flip the script and re-focus your RFP process on business value to ensure selection of the best possible vendor?  Below are five strategies that can help you … Read more...

Webinar: How to Write a Results-Driven EHS Software RFP

Ensuring you get the best EHS software solution for your organization means providing a Request for Proposals (RFP) that clearly communicates your company’s key priorities, needs and objectives. But building an RFP can be an exhausting, labour-intensive process that, executed incorrectly, can lead to misguided proposals and out-of-synch solutions.

This free 30-minute webinar provides the tactics and tips for writing an effective RFP that will get you the best responses from your potential EHS software vendors. Whether you’re new to creating an EHS software RFP or have a few such documents under your belt this webinar will help you ensure your RFP is always on point.

Key topics covered include:

  • How to structure the document to ensure optimal communication between your organization and respondents.
  • Ensuring you and your prospective vendor are ‘speaking the same language’ when it comes to environment, health and safety management system requirements.
  • Building a document that
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