What it means to grab life by the RFP
If you haven’t heard the news, we recently rebranded. In addition to changing our name to RFP360, we also came up with a brand-new tagline: Grab Life by the RFP.
Why the change?
We wanted to make a bold statement. Because honestly, somebody had to say something.
The problem with how we work today
According a Gallup report, “Adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. In fact, half of all full-time workers indicate they typically work more than 40 hours, and nearly four in 10 say they work at least 50 hours.”
You read that right. Nearly 40% of full-time employees in the U.S. are working at least 50 hours a week.
That means time people should spend with their family, engaging in a cherished hobby, or even just decompressing is spent working extra hours.
In fact, Forbes reports “over a quarter of Americans work nights while nearly 30 percent work during the weekend.”
And we can’t pretend requests for proposals (RFPs) aren’t part of the problem.
How RFPs contribute
Because we continue to allow traditional processes to dominate RFPs, we’ve come to accept them as cumbersome, time-consuming, and ineffective.
According to Ann Latham, founder and president of Uncommon Clarity, “The ‘best’ RFPs are thoughtful and thorough, and obviously the product of a tremendous amount of work. Not only do these RFPs take numerous hours to prepare, they are almost always a joint effort involving a committee. That means that you likely lost weeks, if not months, in delays in addition to the many hours of labor.
“Those same RFPs inevitably instruct consultants to also invest a tremendous amount of work.”
It doesn’t have to be this way.
The true message behind Grab Life by the RFP
RFP360 Co-Founder and COO David Hulsen put it best: “We realized the market has accepted an archaic RFP process for far too long. We knew that if we wanted to lead the way in spurring a change in the market — by proving that both issuers and responders can demand more — we had to change the way we communicate and the way we present ourselves.”
And that’s what it means to Grab Life by the RFP — demanding more.
It’s leveraging innovative technology to issue and respond to RFPs so you can make it home in time for dinner.
Instead of spending hours tracking down information to write RFPs and proposals, we want to put that information at your fingertips.
Whether you’re issuing or responding to an RFP, request for information (RFI), request for quotation (RFQ), due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), or any other procurement document, we want you to enjoy a stress-free process.
So go ahead, take your nights and weekends back.
Grab Life by the RFP.