Spreadsheet Program helps select software for WMS and TMS.

Press Release Summary:

Standard Version 5 of Warehouse Management System RFI product, provides tools to educate buyers on what WMS and TMS functions to look for and what is involved in software selection process. Software comes as Excel spreadsheet, and asks general questions on databases, security, cost, receiving, putaway, picking, packing and so on. On completion, it prints RFI that can be mailed to software vendors to obtain quotes.

Original Press Release:

NEW Standard WMS RFI for Software Selection Is Now Available.

NEW Standard WMS RFI for Software Selection Is Now Available.

Industrial Data & Information, Inc. announces the release of version 5 of the Standard Version of their Warehouse management System RFI product, for those wanting more detail in their RFIs or RFPs. IDII is providing the tools to educate buyers on what WMS & TMS functions to look for and what is involved in a proper software selection process. Our RFI products are designed to save time and money. This is one of the most powerful tools available for speeding up the process of searching for a new WMS & TMS.

The Standard WMS RFI has approximately 500 precise questions on:

General Questions on Databases, Security, Cost, International Issues






Cycle Counting


Bin Locator System


Host Interface

Lot Control

Error Analysis

And More!

This new version includes additional questions and software vendor responses have been expanded to estimate the number of days to add missing functionality. The software vendor response may also indicate that missing functionality will be in the next planned release of the software package.

The RFI is delivered as an unlocked Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. One may add questions for company-specific requirements. In addition, one may drop or modify any questions that do not pertain to your operations. When finished, e-mail the final WMS RFI to software vendors. They will e-mail the results to you in return. Since responses are in computer media, it makes the cost analysis and functional analysis quicker.

Philip Obal, President of Industrial Data & Information, says, "A company can save significant time and money by avoiding unnecessary exploratory trips for learning at both the company and vendors' expense. This can be done by a very strong RFI/RFP at the beginning of the selection process. In addition, you will end up with a strong software solution meeting your needs."

Single copies of the Standard WMS RFI on computer media are $595 US. The publisher is Industrial Data & Information, Inc.

A bundled package includes (1) copy of Standard WMS RFI, (2) copies of "What to Look for in Warehouse Management System Software" report, and (1) copy of Warehouse & Logistics Software Directory are available for $795 US.

About Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)

Industrial Data & Information, Inc. is a consulting company that assists companies in selecting and implementing software solutions. IDII is focused on the supply-chain and has expertise in software evaluation, selection, and implementation. They produce research reports on software related to the supply chain, which enables companies and consultants to spend less time searching for and researching solutions, as well as professional-quality customizable RFIs.


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