A rebranding effort announced Tuesday aims to clarify the way RFP360 is perceived by potential customers bogged down by procurement and bidding processes, said David Hulsen.
The Kansas City-based company, which streamlines the repetitive and arduous request for proposal (RFP) process with a software-as-a-service platform, hopes its new name and tagline — “Grab Life by the RFP” — emphasize RFP360’s end-to-end, full-circle service, said Hulsen, co-founder and COO of the company formerly known as RFP365.
“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,” he said.
RFP360’s rebrand also reaffirms the company’s focus on improving every type of RFx — including (but not limited to) requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotations (RFQs), due diligence questionnaires (DDQs), and security questionnaires, the firm said in a press release.
“We’ve always designed our solutions to offer a 360-degree view into both the procurement process and the bidding process,” said Stuart Ludlow, co-founder and CTO. “Now, this core component of our company is reflected in the name and in the brand as a whole.”
News of the refreshed brand comes shortly after the tech firm announced it added artificial intelligence to RFP360’s bulk auto-answer search engine, KnowlEdge. The change provides more relevant responses to previously answered questions — resulting in improved accuracy, increased time savings, and ultimately, more effective RFPs and proposals, the company said.
And it’s Client Discovery product was launched this summer, providing a third entry point into the RFP360 system beyond the RFP issuer and responding vendor.
As RFP365, the company was named one of Startland’s Top Startups to Watch in 2018.