Archive for January, 2013

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HP iQuote Utilization January 2013

January 25, 2013

Record breaking HP iQuote Weekly Stats. Approaching 1200 unique users per week fast – double the number in Jan 2012. HP iQuote also broke through the 6000 New Quotes in a week barrier as well (over 50% up on Jan 2012). Saved and Exported quotes are also at an all time high.

Thank you all for using HP iQuote.

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HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn

January 24, 2013

A reminder that we’ve got a Private Group on LinkedIn. If you are interested in getting proactive notification of our Blog articles or getting pre-release information please visit:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2081850&trk=anet_ug_hm

Private Group means that members have to be approved. This allows us to maintain a community of people interested in the HP iQuote service. Currently just under 150 people are members of this group.

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We also have a Twitter Account:
@hpiquote

and a Blog:
www.channelcentral.net/blog

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HP iQuote Support for Bundles

January 24, 2013

Selling combinations of products that attract a discount is no problem for HP iQuote.

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One of the most challenging areas for the Channel is to handle Bundles (or Conditional Rebates). Bundles defined as a discount applied to an approved combination of 2 or more items. HP iQuote can manage these on your behalf from a Sales Tool perspective.

If the discount is simply a reduction to standard price with no conditions then we expect our Hosts to lower the price to us in the feed for that part number.

The way HP iQuote works with Bundles:

  1. It identifies qualifying System Units and highlights them in the Menu.
  2. It also identifies qualifying Options, Accessories and Services and highlights them too.
  3. When added to the HP iQuote Shopping Cart/Basket it displays a discount line provided that the rules of the Bundle are met (minimum or maximum quantity, mandatory option type etc.).
  4. On export/purchase it shows the discount at line level to allow Distributors and Resellers to load orders.
  5. It also includes the Bid Reference (for HP that’s OPG/Deal ID) in the export.

If you have HP iQuote and need to enable Bundles please contact us via the Feedback Form within the HP iQuote application.

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HP Global Partner Conference 2013

January 23, 2013

Are you going to HP’s Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas February 19-21? If yes that’s great news. You’ll be able to come and see Greg Starks (WW HP iQuote Program Manager) and myself: Tim Moyle from channelcentral.net.

If you would like to arrange a 121 session with either or both of us please email interested@channelcentral.net or if you are from HP contact Greg directly.

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HP t610 PLUS Thin Client available in iQuote

January 22, 2013

The t610 PLUS Thin Client is now live in iQuote, and ready for you to start quoting.

HP describes the t610 PLUS as follows:

PROD_t610PLUSBlog“HP t610 Flexible Series Thin Clients deliver added security, broad expansion options and a PC-like multimedia experience for virtualized desktops. A flexible, two-form factor solution with one powerful boost in performance.”

Models Available:
Regional SKUs: B8D08UT, B8D09UT, B8D10UT, B8D15UT, B8D16UT, B8D17UT, B8D18UT, H1Y33AT, B8D08AA, B8D09AA, B8D10AA, B8D15AA, B8D16AA, B8D17AA, B8D18AA

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Great IT Pro Review on HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8

January 21, 2013

How does the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 get on when equipped with new Low Power Intel Processors? Very well here’s the verdict from IT Pro:

“It’s been a long wait but HP’s first E5-4600 Xeon server delivers a well designed platform for running business critical apps and heavy duty virtualisations. Internal storage capacity is low but its design leaves plenty of room for expansion, it represents good value and it’s a lot easier on the power supply than a Xeon E7 system.”

Read the full review:

http://www.itpro.co.uk/645142/hp-proliant-dl560-gen8-review

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SmartQuote Ready XML Export in HP iQuote

January 15, 2013

A new Export option is now available in HP iQuote. This should be really popular with our Reseller users who apply for Bid Pricing from HP. Simply choose XML – HP SmartQuote and you can download a zipped XML file. Unzip to upload as part of your HP SmartQuote request. Huge timesaver. As always any “red” configuration errors result in Export functions disabled.

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If you would like to get advanced notification of new HP iQuote features we publish them on the LinkedIn iQuote User Group.