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FYI No RFP. Accenture / Best Buy RFI Cancelled

Hi Adrian Industry,

I am writing in response to the post that refers to an Accenture RFI at Best Buy [1]. Unfortunately I believe you may have been misled as there is no such RFI. Please can I request that you take the story down? Happy to chat live if you need further confirmation.

Many thanks,

Anthony Adrian

do not pass go [2]News in over the Bank Holiday weekend that Accenture and Best Buy have definitely been wasting your time. Here’s the timeline of events…

  1. Accenture use our #DSTop30 list and ring round the best digital signage software vendors [3] in the industry
  2. Accenture, pitching a very onerous NDA, find it hard to get very many takers (some vendors are rung and emailed as many as half a dozen times)
  3. Best Buy. NFLA54722. Digital Messaging RFI issued 18th Feb 2013
  4. On 27th Feb 2013, in an email to a leading industry publication, Accenture deny all existence of RFI (in a strange twist of fate, this email, though initially misguided and plainly wrong, actually turns out four weeks later to have a grain of truth in it)
  5. Final deadline for RFI due Friday 1st March (even though majority of industry actually in Las Vegas that week for #dse2013)
  6. Friday 29th March, The Best Buy Digital Messaging Project Team (courtesy Accenture) email ‘participants’ in the Best Buy NFLA54722 Digital Messaging RFI that “after a deliberate review of Best Buy’s Digital Messaging requirements and solutions available in the marketplace and considering current IT capability portfolio priorities and the economics of a Digital Messaging capability … the decision has been made to suspend project activities in FY14 related to the Digital Messaging RFI”
  7. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Wait six months. Return to top. Start again at #1

See also ‘Death by RFP: 7 Reasons Not To Respond [4]

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1 Comment To "FYI No RFP. Accenture / Best Buy RFI Cancelled"

#1 Comment By Richard Hertz On 2 April 2013 @ 00:10 @048

This may have worked out better if FC&K had run the RFI. Those who saw the document will attest that it demonstrated no understanding of industry development post-2005. None. One hopes Accenture billed their dying client in 2005 dollars.