Hundreds of vendors have completed profiles in Shortlister, so you can learn about any vendor in minutes. There is no cost for vendors to be listed, so there is no barrier to onboard.
Our proprietary matching algorithm will consider your important search criteria, like budget, program goals and demographics, to provide the best vendor options for your needs. There is no way for vendors to “buy rank” in the algorithm.
You are able to customize the options to include vendors that you have worked with in the past or a colleague has recommended.
Vendor profiles allow you to do research, accessing marketing collateral, whitepapers, ratings and reviews for the vendor.
Once you’re happy with the grouping, you can generate an executive summary to share with your team and when you’ve got consensus, request proposals from the group of vendors.
If you feel like you need expert support in designing your search process, selecting finalists or just want a resource with a lot of experience in overseeing vendor selection processes, the pros at Shortlister have the experience to help.
Once your request is sent, we provide you with a full bid management dashboard to review progress, answer vendor questions and automate many of the previously manual aspects of comparing vendor proposals.
Best of all, we have over 2,000 RFP questions that are already written, answered by the vendors (and kept up to date in real-time) and available at the click of a button. No more writing RFP questions and struggling to review the answers!
Shortlister provided valuable guidance as Rush was choosing a vendor. The Shortlister team was thorough, thoughtful, and efficient. The information provided by the platform was instrumental in completing the proposal process in a timely and effective manner.
I LOVE Shortlister. It’s a great tool backed by some of the best minds in the business. Thanks for making my life easier and more importantly improving the Wellness RFP process.
Shortlister was very instrumental in helping us to identify a wellness platform that fit our unique company culture. Their experience in the industry and resources saved us alot of time, and eliminated any confusion during the selection process.
|Shortlister Public Site
|Who can Access Shortlister?||Versions of the Shortlister app are available for employers and benefits consultants to access detailed information on service providers and issue RFPs.||Anyone can access the basic vendor data listed on the Shortlister public site, free of charge.|
|Do employer & consultant users pay to access Shortlister?||Yes – There is a monthly subscription fee||No – Shortlister's public site has tens of thousands of visitors per month that are researching vendors. They do not pay to access this basic vendor data.|
|Do service providers pay to be listed?||No – Service providers can enroll on the Shortlister app for free.||No – Service Providers do not pay to be listed on the Shortlister public site.|
|Can service providers pay to improve their position?||No – The Shortlister app's matching algorithm is completely neutral & unbiased. It matches employer & consultant users with service providers based on how closely the buyers requirements match the service provider's capabilities.||Yes – ONLY on Shortlister's public site. Service providers can bid to show up higher on listing pages. This is how Shortlister is compensated for the substantial effort it takes to curate this pages and vet vendor data.|
|What if a service provider doesn't pay Shortlister?||Nothing – Service providers don't pay a fee to participate on the Shortlister app and are matched based on how well their capabilities align with a buyer's demographics and needs.||Service providers will still be listed on the pages for the services they provide, they will just be listed below those that have bid to list higher on that particular product page.|
|What about the Top Vendor lists at the top of the product listing pages? Is there a fee to be listed?||Not Applicable – The Shortlister app doesn't display Top Vendor lists because the algorithm generates a custom list based on the customer's needs.||Yes - There is a nominal fee of $50 per quarter that's charged if a service provider is approved for a Top Vendor list. Shortlister evaluates vendor capabilities & market performance data to determine who should be listed. Evaluating this data takes considerable time and effort, so the nominal $50 fee covers the cost of the work it takes to curate these lists. If a vendor applies for a Top Vendor list but doesn’t meet the criteria, they are not charged a fee.|
|Who provides reviews of service providers?||Reviews on Shortlister's app are collected from employers and consultants. Service providers are also able to collect reviews from their customers, once they are validated by Shortlister. When a user is logged into the Shortlister app, they can clearly see the source of the review.||Public site reviews are an aggregation of employer, consultant and provider-collected reviews. There is no way for public site visitors to differentiate the source of the review.|
|Do service providers see information and reviews put in the site by your users?||Service providers cannot see the information put in by Shortlister's consultant and employer users.||Service providers can see information that was collected from their own clients.|