Archive for April, 2016

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HP ChromeBook 11 G4 in iQuote

April 21, 2016

A solid build.

HP-laptopThe ChromeBook 11 has been built to last. It has a sturdy matte black chassis and quality keyboard/trackpad. Lighter than its competing models it is a build which ticks all of the mobility boxes!

As the name suggests this Chromebook has an 11.6” screen with a built-in webcam. Although a small chassis this device has plenty of slots including a microphone/audio jack, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI port, SD card reader, power adaptor port and security lock.

Now available for quoting in iQuote with the following:

EMEA ‘A’ Models: N1A81EA,N1A82EA,N1A83EA,T6N60EA
US Smart Buy Models: P0B77UT,P0B78UT,P0B79UT,T6D85UT,P0B75UT,P0B76UT

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for HP Inc. by www.channelcentral.net

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New Processors and Memory in iQuote

April 18, 2016

v4 Processors and DDR4 Memory now available.

intel-xeon-e5-2600-1-100653486-largeSince the end of March we have been refreshing the majority of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant Gen9 families in iQuote with recently released Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors, alongside new DDR4 2400MHz memory. These new additions offer a number of improvements including; unparalleled versatility across diverse workloads as well as faster performance with data-intensive application workloads.

Users of iQuote should login today to see the new options available with the HPE ProLiant Gen9 families.

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by channelcentral. It is available Worldwide for authorised Distributors and Resellers. For access visit www.hpiQuote.net

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How can CPQ Software help your marketing teams?

April 14, 2016

It shouldn’t be all about the sales teams! The marketing folk tend to get forgotten when the industry talks about Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Software and the benefits that it brings. The truth is, there are probably even more benefits to a Marketing Manager than a Sales Manager. Here are the key ones:

  • Return on Investment (ROI) – Time and time again Marketing teams are asked to show their return on investment and it’s not always easy to do. Seeing your quote volumes increase YoY after adopting CPQ Software with detailed reporting not only demonstrates your ROI but breaks it down to a granular level.
  • Promotions – Ensure your promotions are not missed or forgotten with auto-add technology in your CPQ Software. Detailed reporting will show you the typical configuration types for market insight.
  • Go-to-Market Strategy –  Control exactly when, what, where and who sees your new products and promotions.
  • Market Research – With real-time, detailed reporting find out exactly when, what and where your customers are quoting for valuable segmentation data for your next promotions and campaigns.
  • Advertising – The most targeted adverts you’ll ever run! Get right to the heart of your market by advertising in your CPQ Software or better still, if your CPQ Software is Multi-Vendor like Freebird, why not sell advertising space and make some money?!
  • New Product Introductions – A new and additional route to your customers. The greatest value here is for Channel Marketing teams where Multi-Channel CPQ Software such as Freebird are used. Add your new product at host level and release it to every instance of your tool and instantly you’re market-wide!
  • Upsell – Something we are all asked to do more of! It has never been easier with auto-add features  as well as recommended options.
  • Brand – Beat your competition with faster quote-to-order cycles and lower error rate (less returns) for a reputation all marketing teams would be proud of.

To learn more about CPQ Software, how it can integrate into all your internal systems and how it can help your marketing (and sales!) teams visit our website or contact us.