“Basing our new solution on the 2007 Microsoft Office system means better data access, the flexibility to extract detailed information, and numerous options for how we’d like to view it.“
- Jon Johnson, Director of Engineering, ITT Corporation.
Business Needs: As an engineering and manufacturing contractor that works primarily with government agencies, ITT Corporation, Systems Division (ITT Systems), responds to requests for proposal (RFPs) on a regular basis, more than 60 times a year. The company’s process for preparing to submit a proposal includes everything from the identification of the opportunity to the commitment of resources to management reviews. The resulting technical and cost proposal can be thousands of pages in length and must be submitted in as short as 30 days from RFP issuance…
Solution: To help infuse its proposal process with flexibility, efficiency, and accessibility, ITT Systems decided to evaluate a move away from its internally developed tool to an off-the-shelf solution. The company sought a system that was easier to maintain and provided users with a more adaptable way of approaching new business opportunities. “We wanted a solution that was consistent with the direction of our IT department and that would integrate well with the rest of our infrastructure,” says Johnson….
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