SAM Tools Guide: How to Write a Request For Proposal (RFP)

Pave the way for a successful SAM tool implementation

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Create the perfect SAM tool RFP

If you are looking for a suitable software asset management solution, a request for proposal (RFP) can help you. 

The IT market has many SAM vendors, and each brings unique value. A structured RFP initiative is essential to identify the right tool from this large pool, as you can gather specific information about the solution to evaluate several factors before making a decision.

This guidebook provides valuable tips on what really matters in a SAM tool RFP. 

You will learn how to:

  • Plan the initiative by defining the company's objectives, KPIs and internal RFP team
  • Prepare the RFP invitation to tool vendors, including a project overview and submission schedule
  • Write a requirements document that accurately covers all topics
  • Compare the RFP offers with established KPIs such as a numeric scoring system to effectively short list the vendors
  • Get started with a template! Benefit from a real life RFP template covering the most relevant criteria

A structured RFP initiative will help you identify the SAM tool provider with the best value for you.