Requirements Valuation Cockpit (RVC) by CENIT
The Requirements Valuation Cockpit (RVC) by CENIT is an SAP EPD-based solution. It supports companies in orchestrating the interdisciplinary evaluation of complex, mechatronic customer requirements through a controlled process across multiple departments. This allows you to submit a qualified offer much faster than before and always maintain an overview of the degree of fulfillment and completion throughout the entire evaluation process.
How does RVC improve your request for proposal processes?
Industrial companies are proud of their expertise. Often, this is spread across the entire value chain of the organization - from development, manufacturing and assembly to service.
A potential customer is requesting a quote for the delivery of a highly complex device or system, specifically tailored to their needs and produced in batch size one. Processing and evaluating the numerous requirements requires the collaboration between experts from various departments. Often, this is done with the help of spreadsheets and is frequently associated with long waiting times and unnecessary follow-up questions. Typically, the process takes several weeks to months per customer request. And this is where RVC comes in:
The Requirements Valuation Cockpit by CENIT is an SAP EPD based solution. It supports companies in orchestrating the interdisciplinary evaluation of complex, mechatronic customer requirements, both functional and non-functional, as part of request for proposal or quote processes across many departments. This enables you to submit a qualified offer in a timely manner.
Features of RVC and their benefit for your proposal process
The Requirements Valuation Cockpit by CENIT provides a cloud-based database that allows departments to process and evaluate the requirement specifications at the same time. The view of the requirements is thereby narrowed down on a role-based or department-specific level, thereby facilitating working with the requirements model.
Create and assign requirements faster
After creating a task and importing the customer's requirements specifications - either via MS-Word format or via the standardized requirements exchange format (ReqIF) - RVC automates the assignment of responsible editors based on defined terms. The priority of requirements is also identified and highlighted. This saves time and simplifies the preliminary assessment for the following evaluation process of the requirements.
Easy collaboration and intuitive status tracking
Subsequently, the editors receive a message for the evaluation of their requirements through the role-specific cockpit. Thanks to the database-driven management, the evaluation of requirements is performed by the users in parallel. The cockpit allows users to check the degree of completion and the degree of fulfillment of the requirements at any time.
Automatically share requirements with stakeholders
The evaluation of requirements as well as the necessary coordination of internal and customer changes are performed in the SAP EPD collaboration platform. Thanks to the RVC, the use of the collaboration platform is significantly facilitated. Specifically, this means that the creation of the collaboration, selection of participants, upload of requirements, and start of the workflow are all activities that the RVC performs automatically to a large extent.
Advantages of RVC
- Time savings in the preparation of quotations (time to quote)
- Avoidance of waiting times through the parallel processing of requirements
- Fast identification of identical or similar solutions by linking requirements with existing SAP materials, bills of material, orders and quotations
- Controlled integration of internal and external subject matter experts
- Controlled coordination of internal and customer changes
- Transparency of fulfillment and completion levels throughout the entire assessment process
- Support in meeting sustainability criteria through a controlled compliance process
- Reduced cycle time through workflow-supported, cross-company collaboration