About Meridian for RFP Analysis

Meridian for RFP Analysis is a request for proposal (RFP) management solution for federal, state and local bids. It offers storyboards, compliance metrics and proposal outlines. The product is available with on-premise deployment and supports Windows operating systems.

Meridian for RFP Analysis includes requirement management, which allows users to adhere to compliance standards related to government proposals, such as FAR and DFAR. The product also allows users to prepare reports such as cross reference and compliance matrices.

Meridian for RFP Analysis enables users to define rules for proposal creation. Users can track proposal data such as author, volume and page views.

Meridian for RFP Analysis provides phone and email support to customer...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

13 Reviews of Meridian for RFP Analysis

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.54 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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December 2019

Shelly from CAE USA

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Defense & Space

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Evaluating and Implementing Meridian

The benefits are huge in the amount of administrative time this will save proposal managers and coordinators in developing annotated outlines, compliance matrices, and other functions that can take hours/days to accomplish.

Pros

The price of this product versus the time savings overall will save serious money spent on administrative tasks throughout the year. The software makes it possible to pick up on nuances that might be missed by the old school hand jamming into an excel spreadsheet. It also allows for searching on key words and generating lists of items such as CDRLs or DIDs called out in a PWS. So far this is huge for any proposal group to use and highly recommended.

Cons

So far I am not happy with the upgrade function which might be more an internal IT process than the vendor. My upgrade did not work so my software is stalled at the moment. Other than this small issue, I have not found anything that I do not like.

July 2019

Chris from Charles River

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2019

Meridian for RFP Analysis

Providing efficiencies to our proposal department

Pros

This is a great product that does just what it says it will do - makes the time-consuming laborious process of shredding an RFP systematic and complete. Your end products include a comprehensive compliance matrix, a working outline for your proposal with all references captured, and auto-populated storyboards and writing tools for preparing your response. All the work is done up front when you shred the RFP and create your worksheets; from that point, you can use your own template to build reports, outlines, and so forth. The support team is proactive, engaged, and available to help you through the learning curve both one-on-one and in regularly scheduled interactive webinars. The team is also constantly evaluating their product, asking for user input, and making improvements and changes based on these needs.

Cons

Not the software's issue, but learning curve - finding the time to use it enough to get proficient.

December 2019

Anita from Aviation

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Review of Meridian for RFP Analysis

Overall this is the best software to save time and effort to efficiently prepare compliance matrices and distribute amongst the subject matter experts. Most of the time they are surprised how quickly I can have the compliance matrices ready for them to start working on.

Pros

I love how this software is able to analyze RFPs and within seconds prepare compliance matrices. No more copy & pasting! I use it all the time and required my new employer to purchase it when our company was acquired. The recognized text feature is great to extract those important, will, shall, provide, or any custom phrases for the pursuit.

Cons

What I least like is that the Heading numbering remains in the Text description column after the RFP has been analyzed either by sentence level or paragraph level. It is ok for it to remain in the first column location. But due to time constraints I usually leave it in the 2nd column description of the heading and it does look messy. Only if there is time, it is a very time consuming process to remove all the heading numbering in that second column. On certain .pdf documents the text disappears and I never know if it has been removed or it has become a part of the prior line item. Sometimes this happens and I need to be sure to check that all text belongs in the right line item with the correct heading numbering.

July 2019

Eric from Viewpoint Systems, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Defense & Space

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2019

Meridian RFP

Pros

Did a good job shredding the RFP and creating a draft compliance matrix

Cons

Somewhat expensive for an individual to purchase.

December 2019

Brittony from Aviation & Aerospace

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Terrific for RFP Analysis

We use this software to do RFP analysis, create outlines, templates, and cross reference matrices.

Pros

This is a Microsoft based software that's easy to use to shred proposals, create cross reference matrices.

Cons

We don't always need to update the software when Meridian updates it so we didn't purchase software support. However, when we got new laptops, we could not download the software version we already had.