Archive for November, 2011

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Quicker, easier way to give customers access to HP iQuote: Universal

November 22, 2011

New deployment model accelerates HP iQuote customer system. As well as support for web store integrations and clones channelcentral.net now offers a third way to give customers access.

This version of iQuote is called HP iQuote Universal. This is how it works:

  1. We provide a customer subscribe form and a link with a token which you place on your web site.
  2. Reseller completes form and is provided with a welcome email.

We show List Price* or Indicative Price* in this version as well as inventory. You can have unlimited customers/users under this model you just have to be a HP iQuote subscriber (so this is not available under HP iQuote No-IT).

* Hosts that want to provide customers with individual buy price should look at HP iQuote Web Store Integrated.

Here’s a full list of HP iQuote versions:

  • HP iQuote No-IT (free): Internal Use Only, List Price No Stock
  • HP iQuote Universal: Internal Use, Customers, List Price, Stock, Order (email)
  • HP iQuote Clone: Per Customer, Buy Price, Stock, Order (email)
  • HP iQuote Store Integrated: Customers, Buy Price, Stock, Order via Kart (Basket)

Upon first subscription our customers get Universal, Clone and Store Integrated.

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HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 now in HP iQuote

November 22, 2011

The HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 All-in-One PC is now available for you to quote in HP iQuote. European A Models and US Smart Buy Models have all been added for this family.

HP describes this AiO desktop as follows: “The all-new HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 Business PC has been completely redesigned to meet the most discerning style requirements with added performance, expandability, speed and power; it’s everything your business needs in a sleek, modern design.”

European A Models:

  • LH176EA, LH177EA, LH178EA, LH179EA, LH182EA, LH184EA, LH185EA, LH186EA

US Smart Buys:

  • XZ897UT

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HP Pro 3400 MicroTower now in HP iQuote

November 21, 2011

The HP Pro 3400 MicroTower “desktop PC”, based on Intel technology, is now available to quote in HP iQuote. European A Models and US Smart Buy models have all been put live for this family.

HP describes this family as follows: “Powerful enough to handle your workplace computing tasks with convenient expandability options, it’s the versatile PC that will grow as your needs do. You get a full-function PC with a heritage of quality and reliability; you’ve found your ideal PC.”

European A Models:

  • LH120EA, LH121EA, LH122EA, LH123EA, LH125EA, LH128EA, LH129EA, LH130EA, LH131EA

US Smart Buy Models:

  • XZ939UT, XZ940UT

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HP Pro 3405 MicroTower now in HP iQuote

November 21, 2011

The new HP Pro 3405 MicroTower “desktop PC”, based on AMD technology, has been put live and is now ready to quote. European A Models and US Smart Buy Models have been added for this family.

This is what HP says about this desktop: “Powerful enough to handle your workplace computing tasks with convenient expandability options, it’s the versatile PC that will grow as your needs do. You get a full-function PC with a heritage of quality and reliability; you’ve found your ideal PC.”

European A Models:

  • LH132EA, LH133EA, LH134EA

US Smart Buy Models:

  • XZ935UT

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HP iQuote No-IT Extended

November 11, 2011

Important news on our FREE version of HP iQuote for HP Authorised Distributors. HP iQuote No-IT is not only free but requires no IT Integration so it’s instant on. 2 changes:

  1. Originally a HP ESSN program we’ve now extended it to include PSG and IPG.
  2. EMEA coverage has been extended to any Worldwide location for which we can obtain local List Pricing and Portfolio information.

HP iQuote No-IT is a great way for Distributors to evaluate HP iQuote or use it as a configuration tool. More on HP iQuote No-IT:

https://channelcentral.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/iquote-no-it/

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Document Hosting in HP iQuote Case Study: UK ESSN Focus Pack

November 11, 2011

HP iQuote Management Users: do you want to host documents in HP iQuote? Using one of these frankly amazing online document readers it’s now easy to view documents in HP iQuote.

Case Study: HP ESSN UK “Focus Pack”
The UK ESSN Business Unit produces a PDF document that lists all the programs currently running to help HP Partners boost sales and win deals. That document is now available in HP iQuote within the Resources page. Use the Home Page Banner Advert to link to it:

BANNER_HP_FocusPack

Or just click on Resources on the top menu. You are then offered various documents (e.g. HP iQuote Training Guides) and the Focus Pack. It can be viewed in a window or full screen and has a very useful Document Search function (so if you are looking for Cash Back deals you find them quickly).

Focus Page Full Screen

Of course only UK users can view this file and by definition that means that each Country can have localised content.

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UK HP iQuote Users: Avalanche Improvement

November 11, 2011

Now the Export document provides a break-down of the discount calculations. We had some feedback from Distribution that to process Avalanche orders they must know the discount applied against each part number. So we’ve added that to the Excel Export document.

Avalanche

The plan is to extend this so that the discounts are viewable on screen plus the user is prompted to make the 5 and 10 qualifying option thresholds.

We are always interested in feedback from HP iQuote users – join the HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn.