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How DecisionDirector Simplifies Complex Procurement

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Does dealing with complex procurements that involve hundreds or thousands of “highly-motivated” stakeholders and hundreds or thousands of detailed requirements make you cringe? Don't run, don't hide...but, instead, seize the opportunity to leverage that complexity to achieve breakthrough results!

How nice would it be to run a complex procurement that was faster, easier, and delighted your stakeholders while laying the foundation for operational success for the least total cost?

DecisionDirector is a customer-centric Plan-to-Procure(R) platform for complex procurements. DecisionDirector provides stakeholder collaboration, decision support, and powerful RFP, RFI and other RFx tools that bring the best out of your complex procurements. (And we play nicely with your e-Procurement system…)

Advantiv: Delivering customer-centric Plan-to-Procure since 1997.

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How DecisionDirector Simplifies Complex Procurement

  1. 1. DecisionDirector® Simplifying Complex Procurements Presented by Advantiv Solutions Providing Stakeholder-Centric Plan-to-Procure® solutions since 1997
  2. 2. We Understand The Challenge  Such as software systems and critical services  Tens, hundreds, or thousands of stakeholders  Hundreds or thousands of requirements  Hundreds of hours in planning before procuring  Even more in implementation  Numerous time-consuming documents  Total spend will be $.5M, $5M, $50M or more  High visibility and greater than average risk  You have limited time and you must get it right Complex Procurements…
  3. 3. Our Fundamental Belief  stakeholders are fully engaged  best practices are well-leveraged  all options are fully explored  and all efforts create enduring value Complex procurements produce breakthrough results when…
  4. 4. Track Record of Success  Over 300 complex enterprise-wide software and services procurement projects representing $1.4 billion in total contract value  300,000 collaborating stakeholders  325 responding vendors  40+ software application genres  One consistent result: Success Complex Procurements Simplified
  5. 5. The Advantiv Promise  Faster than you thought possible  Easier than you had expected  The right choices for the least total cost  Foundational for operational success  Delightful to stakeholders for the outcome and the way you led them there Complex procurements will be:
  6. 6. How Advantiv Delivers Success  Collaborative platform so that anyone, anywhere can be leveraged into your project  MS-Word documents converted to useful, re-usable, shareable, process-enabled data  Powerful RFx line-item response tools for vendors and response analytics for you  Document library for authoring, re-using, and sharing content and know-how We make complex procurements faster, easier, and better for everyone
  7. 7. The Platform to Make it Possible DecisionDirector® Stakeholder engagement, RFx processing, and decision support for technology and services planning and procurement
  8. 8. DecisionDirector® Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure DecisionDirector® is a stakeholder-centric Plan-to-Procure® SaaS solution that specializes in stakeholder collaboration, decision support, and RFx processing for complex procurements.
  9. 9. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Start with the Stakeholders Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Gain stakeholder alignment and support with easy, meaningful, and flexible collaborative planning activities such as visioning and requirements gathering
  10. 10. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure RFx Response Collection Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Vendors and service providers use our powerful tools to respond in detail to every line item in your RFx. Our typical RFx has several hundred to several thousand line items with configurable response fields.
  11. 11. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Collaborative Decision Support Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Involve stakeholders in the decision process through a variety of collaborative RFx response evaluation activities
  12. 12. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Powerful Reports and Analytics Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Powerful reports, extracts, and analytics for all planning, RFx response, and evaluation activities
  13. 13. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Create Smart RFx Documents Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Create, configure, and manage all RFx and related documents for use in collaborative planning, vendor response collection, and collaborative evaluation activities
  14. 14. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Configure RFx Response Details Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Easily configure precise response definitions and rules for each line item in your RFx documents
  15. 15. DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure Powerful Document Library Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library Store your documents for re-use in other projects and sharing with colleagues, peers, and clients. Advantiv has a library of useful content, and a network of trusted consultants with great content and supporting services available to you.
  16. 16. What About e-Procurement? The DecisionDirector® Plan-to-Procure® solution extends the reach and ROI of procure-to-pay e-Procurement systems and strategies Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector® e-Procurement System Bid Advertisement Bid Document Management Vendor Management Bid and Vendor Search Other Modules
  17. 17. Extending e-Procurement Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector® e-Procurement System Bid Advertisement Bid Document Management Vendor Management Bid and Vendor Search Other Modules High volumes of requirements and active collaboration by stakeholders are just two reasons why the majority of our clients use DecisionDirector to support their complex procurement projects in conjunction with e-Procurement systems such as SciQuest, Ariba, BuySpeed, and many others.
  18. 18. Extending e-Procurement Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector® e-Procurement System Bid Advertisement Bid Document Management Vendor Management Bid and Vendor Search Other Modules Plan RFx Stakeholders Publish RFx Stakeholders use DecisionDirector’s collaboration tools to establish vision, set priorities, and define requirements. DecisionDirector then generates the RFx documents(s) to be published via the e-Procurement system.
  19. 19. Extending e-Procurement Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector® e-Procurement System Bid Advertisement Bid Document Management Vendor Management Bid and Vendor Search Other Modules Stakeholders Vendors Request RFx Respond to RFx Vendors retrieve the RFx from the e-Procurement system, then respond to the detailed requirements via DecisionDirector. DecisionDirector then generates the vendors’ bid documents for submission to the e-Procurement system. Submit Bid
  20. 20. Extending e-Procurement Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector® e-Procurement System Bid Advertisement Bid Document Management Vendor Management Bid and Vendor Search Other Modules Evaluate Bidders Stakeholders Implement Decision Vendors Announce Award Stakeholders use DecisionDirector’s collaboration tools to support evaluative activities such as rating the proposals, and evaluating demonstrations and references. The resulting decision is announced via the e-Procurement system.
  21. 21. DecisionDirector® From enterprise software systems to extensive professional services, DecisionDirector can help you to plan for and procure the best possible solutions with the greatest level of stakeholder buy-in and for the least total cost. Stakeholder Collaborative Planning Stakeholder Collaborative Evaluation Line-Item RFx Response Collection Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation Document Authoring RFx Response Configuration Reusable, Shareable Document Library DecisionDirector Plan-to-Procure
  22. 22. DecisionDirector® Delivers  Faster than you thought possible  Easier than you had expected  The right choices for the least total cost  Foundational for operational success  Delightful to stakeholders for the outcome and the way you led them there Complex procurements that are:
  23. 23. Trade Pain for Gain If you are responsible for complex procurements and desire breakthrough results contact us Dan Miller Advantiv Solutions, LLC 866.966.2911 x101 dan.miller@advantiv.com www.advantiv.com View our other presentations: o Simplifying Complex Procurements o Extending the Value of e-Procurement o System Replacement Projects Simplified o Best Practices in Software Vendor Selection
  24. 24. DecisionDirector® Dan Miller Advantiv Solutions, LLC 866.966.2911 x101 dan.miller@advantiv.com www.advantiv.com Providing stakeholder-centric Plan-to-Procure® solutions since 1997. Advantiv by View our other presentations: o Simplifying Complex Procurements o Extending the Value of e-Procurement o System Replacement Projects Simplified o Best Practices in Software Vendor Selection

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