We want a data sheet template where the focus is on the design of the template, we'll be responsible for the content (i.e. the actual text of the data sheet).
Overall we're looking for a clean, elegant and simple design. The template will primarily be used for a two page data sheet, but being extensible to handle 2 - 4 pages would be a plus.
The product described in the data sheet has the working name "Migration Manager" and deals with doing large scale migrations of computers and users from Windows XP to Windows 7. That means the target audience for the data sheet is IT administrators and executives responsible for managing 500 - tens of thousands of systems.
The product is made up of multiple components (at least 4, possibly as many as 6) and is modular in nature but will be described and marketed as a single product.
A sample, home-grown, data sheet for Migration Manager is included (MigrationManager Data Sheet.pdf) to give an indication of the content that will be included in the data sheet (schematic graphic describing the product, screenshots, features, system requirements, components, etc). Datasheets from other companies (KACE, Solarwinds) are also included as examples of datasheets that we like.
Additionally, we also like this design from an unrelated contest:
Adobe Illustrator would be the preferred format for the template.