Arayna Technologies, the premier provider of sophisticated vendor management solutions for the data center industry, announces the launch of its flagship product, Archer. The intuitive web-based platform provides Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) management tailored to the data center industry. Archer simplifies, streamlines and standardizes the bidding experience, which is leveraged during all data center phases, from design, construction and operation to migration.
Archer enables RFP managers and responding vendors to efficiently run the process end-to-end with easy collaboration, communication, document upload and tracking directly in the portal. With this new tool, companies can eliminate unorganized and inefficient email-based bidding management and focus instead on developing quality, effective content. Archer, designed specifically for the highly technical and nuanced data center space, delivers the comprehensive management that many generic RFP management tools lack, ensuring that the bidding experience is as easy, quick and meaningful as possible.
And this efficiency comes at a great time for the marketplace. U.S. data center sector investment reached a record $18.2 billion in the first half of 2017, according to CBRE research released in September 2017 (https://www.cbre.us/about/media-center/investment-in-data-center-sector-reaches-record-levels-in-h1-2017). Investment in this sector, which has already surpassed double the amount seen in 2016, is positioned to exceed the total for all three preceding years combined.
“With data center investment skyrocketing, the number of data center projects is also on the rise. With the current lack of industry-specific tools and structure, today’s RFP managers and vendors are losing countless hours by running the process manually using email and document exchange,” states Ajay Nagar, Founder & CEO of Arayna Technologies. “News of the Archer launch comes at an opportune time, filling this acute need for intuitive bidding management tools catered to the data center market.”
“While working with industry-leading data center customers of various sizes, I discovered that the bidding process is very inefficient and frustrating for all involved,” continues Mr. Nagar. “Companies are saving time and trouble with our modern tool that delivers a unique solution to a persistent but often neglected challenge. Archer is reinventing the bidding experience for data center professionals.”
Additional features of Archer include:
• Highly customizable templates based on analysis of hundreds of data center RFPs
• Weighted scoring, drill down, and side-by-side comparison for bid leveling
• Built-in workflow to streamline and speed up approvals
• Organization of bidding schedule, communication and submissions in various stages of the process within one consolidated dashboard
• Time savings of up to 60% for data center RFP managers and responding vendors