IDC report: Streamline those ancient RFP templates

Antiquated RFP templates and overly complicated RFP processes aren’t meeting the needs of today’s digital enterprises, according to an IDC report for IT buyers

Many enterprise IT buyers are using RFP templates that are too old and unwieldy for today’s fast-paced digital transformations, according to an IDC report.

The report, written by IDC analyst Aaron Polikaitis, urges IT organizations to use an updated and streamlined RFP process. “The use of outdated templates leads to inefficient processes and [unnecessarily] lengthy procurement timelines,” IDC says.

IDC proposes an “RFP Decision Platform” model that is geared to today’s digital economy rather than yesterday’s government contracts. The report also answers the questions:

  • When is an RFP warranted?
  • What are the critical pitfalls in the RFP process?
  • How do you construct a modern RFP?

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