Starting a SIF implementation can seem a little daunting

But there are several things available to help you, including the rest of the Access 4 Learning Community!


With the help of A4L Community members – many of whom have been where you are now – we have developed several tools which will help you get started.

Find out more about the SIF Specifications here.

Developed to be a “tactical” guide that is immediately useful for your work, not some theoretical “you should be at this level…” – but never tell you how, as seen in many publications out there.

Designed to help you plan your data integration project before engaging with any vendors.

We would recommend using a score sheet to assess the functional and non-functional requirements for the products that you are considering within your SIF implementation.

There are great partners out there who can help you – it is the business they are in!
Check out the Vendors on our Members/Partners page and use this set of questions as part of your “interview” process!

The following questions will help Vendors understand YOUR commitment to openly developed standards usage. The results of your metric scoring will help you gauge how likely they are to meet your needs quickly and efficiently.

Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP) Language
(North America)

Recommended IEP Request for Proposal (RFP) Language
(North America)