Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, has announced the availability of a new Request for Proposal (RFP) template designed especially for food and beverage manufacturers that are looking to drive more effective and efficient operations. The template, which is downloadable at www.aptean.com, includes key questions derived from thousands of software selection engagements that companies must ask as they’re searching for the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.
Aptean, which specializes in software built for specific industries, has participated in thousands of software selections within the food and beverage manufacturing industry. Through that selling process and its successful installations of Aptean Food & Beverage ERP around the globe, the company identified critical questions that buyers should ask during their shopping process to help ensure strong customer satisfaction, faster installations, and the inclusion of critical features and functions to the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
“Most companies don’t invest in a new ERP system more than once every eight to 10 years,” says Bob Kocis, Aptean’s chief revenue officer. “Given the rapid pace of digital transformation, companies looking to move their systems to the cloud or to progress from a basic solution need to ask very different questions today than they would have just five years ago.”
The tailored RFP template is designed to act as a checklist for companies preparing to evaluate how well an ERP system can fit their specific organization. “Selecting an ERP in the food and beverage industry is different than identifying a solution in other industries,” continues Kocis. “Food and beverage companies must ask very specific questions of their potential vendors, and Aptean is thrilled to offer our RFP template to help these businesses through this important step in their growth.”