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We’ve got something new to show…

May 31, 2018

… you at the HPE Discover and Global Partner Summit, and you won’t want to miss it! Join us in Las Vegas from Monday 18th June – Thursday 21st June.


channelcentral is delighted to be a key sponsor at the event and have the opportunity to showcase our new service, boost! We will be providing live demonstrations at Kiosk #252 throughout the show.

boost! is set to change the IT Channel Worldwide, as it drives attach sales and shapes customer demand with intelligent Data Services. Services that infuse your eCommerce with compatible options, focused recommendations, and validated sets of options that work together.

If you want to improve your eCommerce experience, enrich your product data, grow attach sales  and provide confidence when buying technical products you need to come and speak to us at the event. Our Channel experts, Greg, Matt and Cesar are looking forward to meeting with you and demonstrating this game-changing Data Service.

As well as boost!, channelcentral will be presenting all of the new features in our iQuote service for HPE’s Channel. iQuote continues to go from strength to strength and if you don’t already subscribe to the service, you need to talk to us about why you should be.

Drop by Kiosk #252 or book a meeting in advance of the show to ensure we fit into your schedule. We look forward to seeing you there!


iQuote goes Japanese!

February 14, 2018

New language available in iQuote.

We are delighted to announce that we have now have Japanese language available in iQuote for all Users, regardless of your location.

Login to HPE iQuote, go to Account Settings, find ‘Language’ and select ‘Japanese’. It is as simple as that!

Japanese iQuote


We hope that this will be a welcome addition to the tool for our Japanese Users.

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A Chromebook ready for Enterprise.

February 9, 2018

HP Chromebook 14 G5.

hp-chromebook-14-g5_670x419The latest addition to iQuote is the HP Chromebook 14 G5. It is elegant and effortless. Built with the manageable, secure, and intuitive Chrome OS™ and driven by the latest Intel® Celeron® processors. It’s future-ready for evolving workspaces with universal USB-C™ compatibility and an optional FHDIPS touchscreen.

It has been designed to lie flat and has a wide-angle HD webcam and echo-cancelling mic so the whole room can participate.  Use the optional  backlit keyboard in low light. The USB port can be used for charging the device and its accessories.

The Chromebook is now available in iQuote for the AMS region with the following models:

3NU63UT, 3NU64UT, 3PD87UT, 3PD95UT

Login today and quote your solution!

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New EMEA offers in iQuote Universal for HPE.

February 8, 2018

Today sees the launch of two exciting new pricing initiatives in iQuote Universal for some HPE EMEA Users. Designed to support the SMB Market with the very best offers:

SMB Offers

SMB Offers in iQuote Universal can be accessed from the Home Screen. A new tile has been introduced to show selected servers and options for a special price when purchased together:

SMB Offers             SMB Offers2

Users can select their bundle and add it to their basket where the price will be shown and the offer highlighted. Not only can users save with SMB Offers but they can also apply HPE Financial Services for flexible payments!

Note: This is a Europe wide promotion in iQuote Universal only at this stage.

Indicative Buy Price

Universal users will be notified of the new Indicative Buy Price feature when they next login. To access these prices, users will need to follow the link to the Partner Ready Portal to login and confirm they are an HPE Partner.

Indicative Buy Price

Once authenticated, users will be passed back to iQuote and have access to better pricing on select SKUs. Users will be able to view the estimated reseller prices and the saving made.

Note: This is a pilot promotion in iQuote Universal for the UK and Germany only at this stage.

Login to iQuote Universal today and realise the HPE savings that can be made!


HP EliteBook 830 G5 & 840 G5

February 6, 2018

New to iQuote. 

PROD_EBK840G5 (1)This ultra-slim, precision-crafted laptop with a narrow border and optional ultra-bright display delivers an optimal viewing experience. It has loud top-firing speakers, HP Noise Cancellation, a world-facing third microphone and collaboration keys to keep online meetings and conference calls efficient and effective.

Quickly transition to desktop productivity with the optional HP Thunderbolt Dock G2, a traditional side dock or a single USB-C™-cable.

The EliteBook 830 G5 and 840 G5 are now available in iQuote for AMS and EMEA.  There are lots of models available so login to iQuote and take a look today!

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The HP ProBook 455 G5

February 1, 2018

New to iQuote.

PROD_PBK455G5Stay productive in and out of the office on the thin, light and full-featured HP ProBook 455. Long battery life and powerful 7th Gen AMD Pro A-Series APUs compliment the linear precision and subtle curvature of the sophisticated design. An ultra-slim chassis in a refined new natural silver finish includes a keyboard deck made of durable premium stamped aluminium.

Users can quickly transition to desktop productivity with a single cable that supports docking via USB-C™ which allows you to connect multiple external displays.  The Battery life gets you through the workday and beyond with fast charge (90%) in 90 minutes. With HP noise cancellation users can suppress ambient noise, including keyboard clicks.

The HP ProBook 455 is now available in HP iQuote for quoting with the following models:

AMS: 3PP87UT, 3PP94UT, 3PP98UT

EMEA: 3KY25EA, 3GH81EA, 3GH82EA, 3GH83EA, 3GH84EA, 3GH85EA, 3GH86EA, 3GH87EA, 3GH88EA, 3GH89EA

Login to iQuote today!

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Stoptober– We did it!

November 3, 2017

StoptoberThroughout the month of October we took on challenges to help us break a habit. Across the two UK offices we shared our challenges and created leader boards to help motivate. For each successful day we paid a fee into the Charity pot and for each unsuccessful day our fees were doubled!

Here were some of the challenges:

  • I’m going to stop talking about exercise and actually do it! I’m going for double whammy and also going to not buy anything from Amazon!
  • I’m going to stop using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and concentrate on my life instead of everyone else’s!
  • I’m going to stop eating crisps and sweets…and cake.
  • No more Greg’s sausage rolls!
  • I have to stop finger cracking and nail biting….
  • I’m going to stop smoking Monday-Thursday.
  • I’ll go without my needed work day habits of caffeine and sweets.

The list goes on but as you can see we had a real variety of challenges, and whilst stopping a particular habit may be easy for some people, for others it can be really difficult. It’s personal to the individual. We had some feedback from some colleagues:

“It’s been much harder than I thought it would be. Decaf tea tastes fine but there isn’t that ‘pick-me-up’ afterwards.”

“I am feeling liberated by not being on Social Media – deleting the apps has been a great help as there are no notifications – my mind can focus on other things.”

The benefit that some colleagues have felt from doing their challenges has meant that they have chosen to either continue it or significantly change what they do for the better.

The best bit about these challenges is that we have raised a fantastic amount for our Charities – Special Effect and SNAP. We have raised just under £600 in October to help our chosen Charities continue their fantastic work.