Enterprise Package Selection


One of the leading roofing specialists in the construction industry, serving the mid-Atlantic area for 20 years. They specialize in roofing, siding and insulation. They are members of Better Business Bureau, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Project Overview & Objectives

The client asked Synaptitude’s consultants to help with the requirements definition, selection, and procurement of an enterprise back-office management system. The client’s business was continuing to expand and they had outgrown their existing back office support system. Synaptitude’s services included the full cycle of system identification, from conception to execution with regard to both business process and technical requirements.

Our Involvement

The Synaptitude consulting team worked closely with the client to help define the financial, functional and technical requirements and determine the feasibility of various package selection options. Once analysis was complete, we researched and identified potential vendors matching the client’s requirements, and developed a formal RFP and selection process, which was submitted to potential vendors. Our team managed the vendor RFP process, working with vendors to resolve queries and ensuring responsiveness. We performed a comparative evaluation of the responses, the result of which was a vendor shortlist. We then facilitated both in-person and web-enabled vendor presentations for client management, and guided the client in a scientific evaluation of the offerings and assisted in the selection of the best solution. Finally, we assisted the client in negotiations for product and support in order to ensure the optimum mix of price and capabilities.

Results and Benefits

The Synaptitude team was able to quickly help the client identify and procure a back-office solution that would support existing and future business growth. The package selection process was completed on-time and on-budget.