NTWRK 250 Week 1

NTWRK 250 Week 1

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1. Complete the table in order to decide the winner of your RFP. Assign points to each vendor based on how they meet your requirements for each part of the RFP. This is subjective, but be able to justify your point assignment. (Points in the % in your RFP column add up to 100 to make this easier for you to analyze.) (10 points)
 Item
% in your RFP
Avaya
Genesys
Interactive Intelligence
Mitel
Siemens
Experience and Connectivity (40%)
Experience of the company
5
5
4
4
2
4
ACD based on Windows
5
5
5
5
5
5
Call Center includes 400 agents

15
10
8
15
6
10
Connectivity to current Avaya PBX

15
0
15
15
0
0
Multimedia Support (40%)
Email

5
5
5
5
5
5
Chat

5
5
5
5
5
0
Voice Mail
5

5
5
2
1
2
IVR

5
5
5
5
5
5
Outbound dial
5

5
5
5
5
0
CTI integration

5
5
5
0
0
5
URL Browsing

5
5
5
0
0
5
CRM support

5
5
5
5
5
5
Cost (20%)
Total Cost
20
20
18
15
8
12
Total Points
100
60
72
76
47
58

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Your selection is: _________Genesys_______.


2) Evaluating RFPs is a subjective process. Why is this so? What were some of the reasons behind how you chose to evaluate many of the business goals outlined in your evaluation matrix. (5 points)

Evaluating RFPs is a subjective process because you are coming up with the numbers for the chart yourself. Even though the numbers are based on information, the rating that you give them using that information is an opinion. When I made a final decision, I was looking for a vendor that fulfilled all of the requirements for my company. I wanted to make sure that every aspect was covered and tried to get the lowest price possible.




3) Costs are important, but they are not everything. Some people might say just take the lowest possible cost. Is this a valid approach? What are some of the hidden costs? What did you find out about costs and comparing costs as you looked at this information (5 points)...

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