WHY SHOULD MY COMPANY USE REQUESTICT?
The benefits are simple. RequestICT provides a secure, private and efficient way for companies to request and purchase business technology. We simplify the traditionally time-consuming process of consultant vetting, hardware and platform selection, RFT1 creation, and price discovery, by streamlining the process for the End User through the use of a single tool.
Our platform is friendly, yet sophisticated enough to be used by both sizeable Enterprises with dedicated ICT Technicians, as well as smaller companies whose ICT functions may be run by the combined efforts of several departments or areas since the platform allows the End Users to make choices based on the capacity of the components required for each project.
WHAT SERVICES DOES REQUESTICT OFFER?
RequestICT is a unique platform that serves to connect end-users with the right ICT vendors that may successfully fulfill their ICT procurement needs.
The platform provides End Users with the ability to create an RFT1 specific to their project needs. Once submitted, the RFT will automatically be delivered to the Vendor Partners who are able to meet the RFT requirements, and the End User will begin to receive their bids. During this process, end-user information will remain private. Once the end-user awards the project the contact details will be released to the chosen RequestICT vendor.
WHAT FEES DOES REQUESTICT CHARGE TO JOIN AND USE THEIR WEB PLATFORM?
RequestICT is free to use for End Users, however, Vendors will be charged with an annual membership fee plus a commission fee on projects awarded through the RequestICT platform.
HOW ARE THE VENDORS BIDDING ON THE PROJECTS SELECTED?
Although some consulting companies are directly invited to participate and sign up as a Vendor Partner, each ICT consulting firm or reseller is welcome to register to become a partner. RequestICT runs a vetting process on each of the would-be partners before registration, to make sure they’re qualified to deliver and are also asked to abide by the RFT award terms.
IS THE IDENTITY OF END USERS DISCLOSED WHEN THEY USE THE PLATFORM?
The identity of End Users will be kept private until they select a winning bidder for their project(s). The bidding parties have a limited visibility of the company’s information, such as industry, segment, size, and their open RFTs. Once a project is awarded, RequestICT will release the End User’s information to the winning bidder so that they may approach them and fulfill the project.
End Users, however, have full visibility of the Vendors bidding for their business and are required to qualify and rate their experience after a project has concluded, so RequestICT can keep updated qualifications and ratings for every vendor.
DOES REQUESTICT SELL ANY ICT PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DIRECTLY?
No, RequestICT does not sell or stock any ICT components or devices. We act as a Single Point of Contact that helps to connect End Users with the right ICT consulting firms for their projects.
WHO ARE THE SHAREHOLDERS OF REQUESTICT?
RequestICT is closely held and does not answer to any external stakeholders.
WHAT ICT EXPERIENCE DOES REQUESTICT HAVE?
The RequestICT Board of Advisors is comprised of Business Technology experts with 30+ years of industry experience combined. RequestICT is led by ICT sales and delivery professionals with over 15 years of hands-on experience in meeting the ICT needs of businesses both large and small.
IS REQUESTICT FOCUSED ON ANY PARTICULAR REGION?
RequestICT is currently headquartered in Houston, Texas and is working to grow a strong user base in the Texas and surrounding markets. Plans are in place to expand to additional markets within the country by the end of 2017 and cover the Continental US by 2018.