Archive for May, 2011

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HP Golden Ticket Day #4 coming soon

May 31, 2011

Thursday 2nd of June 2011 is the next HP Golden Ticket Day and there will be TWO Winners. The advanced notification is to provide time for our iQuote Distributors to communicate the Incentive to their iQuote Users but also their Reseller customers that use iQuote.

Same rules apply: earn a first HP Golden Ticket entry by Saving or Exporting a quote with 10 options/services. Earn a bonus HP Golden Ticket if you’ve quoted a HP UPS in any quote on the same day. Your HP Golden Tickets are entered into a draw at 10PM CET on the 2nd. Winners are contacted the next day. We’ve already had SIX Winners from the previous GT Days. Good luck !

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New Feature: iQuote Activity Report

May 31, 2011

Improved reporting from the iQuote Management Page live now. Download a report on demand that provide a Monthly view (current and historic). See graphic below.

Quote Activity Report

The report includes unique Quote ID, Quote Name, Creator, Dates (started and edited), Status, Family Name (e.g. DL380 G7), Systems v Options (Pitch Rate) and Value. So it can be used for a variety of report requirements. Specific reports on certain option types (for example) are available on request.

If you run current month you get Month to Date. We’ll add a CSV export shortly although you can copy and paste it. Note: if you have iQuote integrated into your Web Store the report INCLUDES that activity. Distributors cannot view data from their Clones but Clones can view their own data.

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iQuote EMEA HP Golden Ticket Incentive Winners Day #3

May 26, 2011

Wednesday 26th of May we ran the third HP Golden Ticket Incentive for HP EMEA Partners this time with TWO possible winners. To enter an iQuote User had to save or export a quote with 10 or more Qualified Options or Services attached (pitched). An additional bonus entry was available for HP UPS quotes on the day. Lots of qualifying quotes and the winners were:

ETC (SDG), UK
Simon from Avnet, UK

Each will be receiving a prize plus a quality iQuote Expert mug.

Rest of Europe
Please make sure that you generate quotes with 10 options or more on Golden Ticket Days !

Look out for the next Golden Ticket Day in iQuote (the banners on the site turn Gold). Coming soon.

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HP IPG coming to iQuote June 2011

May 23, 2011

We’re going to add around 900 HP Printers to iQuote Swift. From very early June 2011 iQuote Users will be able to enter a part number or part of a printer description into iQuote and generate an instant price & stock list for a printer’s options. Initially we’ll show consumables (ink, toner, paper) and HP Care Packs – this will be extended to include hardware options on current devices. If a current printer we’ll also price the printer itself and provide a graphic and positioning text.

IPG is another great reason to use iQuote for dealing with enquiries for HP kit. One of the issues faced with IPG Consumables is that pricing can be volatile (in Europe) as it’s usually dollar based. iQuote takes frequent price updates from Distribution to deal with this.

Now we have a lot of the ESSN and PSG BTO (Build to Order) portfolio plus most of IPG (InkJet and LaserJet including end of life printers) iQuote is truly multi-BU. Don’t forget that we have HP Care Packs too so TS is Omni-present.

iQuote Distributors: Call to Action
If you have iQuote and you distribute IPG and/or IPG Consumables please ensure that your IT linkage with iQuote is extended to incorporate these additional products. That way when someone uses iQuote to look for Consumables or Care Packs for a printer the output will include your price and stock.

A small point of detail but we may run this separately to iQuote Swift which will be reserved for ESSN and PSG systems.

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iQuote No-IT Webinars

May 23, 2011

HP and channelcentral are running regular iQuote No-IT Webinars. If you are interested in getting access to HP iQuote for free and with no IT integration required please attend one of our Webinars. Send an email to: interested@channelcentral.net.

For more information on iQuote No-IT please click here:
https://channelcentral.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/iquote-no-it/

Or if you just want to apply for iQuote No-IT visit:www.channelcentral.net/iquote
and complete the form.

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HP StorageWorks and iQuote

May 23, 2011

iQuote is not just for PCs and Servers. If you haven’t already used iQuote for HP StorageWorks please have a look. Many quotes already include StorageWorks products as options for Servers but there is an entire range of HP StorageWorks systems that can be quoted from iQuote.

Generally Distribution and Reseller Sales are more comfortable quoting HP ProLiant for example, however, iQuote makes quoting storage solutions from HP really easy. We are introducing a change to iQuote for HP StorageWorks that allows the user to stack multiple storage chassis into a single solution. It is incredibly easy to do and will allow a much higher percentage of configurations to be handled by iQuote.

Look out for more announcements around HP StorageWorks in H2 2011.

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New HP EliteBook 8460p is now live

May 23, 2011

The HP EliteBook 8460p is now available to quote in iQuote. We’ve added five new models across US and EMEA. The HP EliteBook 8460p uses genuine Windows® 7 Professional, great wireless functionality, the latest Intel processors and a 14.0in HD or HD+ display.

Models Available:

EMEA – A Model (BTO): LG742EA, LG746EA, LG745EA
US – Smart Buy: XU060UT
US – BTO: XU064UA