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Celebrating a Decade in the Channel

August 29, 2017

August 2017 marks 10 years of channelcentral being in business. We are incredibly excited to be celebrating. It has taken a lot of hard work to get to where we are today, made slightly harder by the Global Recession that coincided with our launch!

In August 2007 channelcentral started as a team of just 4 people working out of a spare rooms. A year later, our flagship product, iQuote, was born. Today, iQuote is used around the world in over 60 countries by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. customers. This configure, price, quote (CPQ) software has helped grow their businesses and provide efficiencies within sales teams in hundreds of Distributors and Resellers.

Off the back of iQuote’s success, channelcentral has been able to develop new CPQ Software services, Product Selectors, B2B Sales Portals, and Smartphone Apps as well as many custom built developments to assist the IT Channel. Our Software has been shortlisted for a few awards along the way too!

Today, channelcentral has 2 UK offices and a presence in the US and Colombia to support it’s ever growing business. With 29 members of staff, many of which have come from the IT Channel and are experts in their field, channelcentral is looking forward to the next 10 years and developing many more software solutions for IT Vendors, Distributors and Resellers.

At our Company Meeting held in August 2017 we reflected on the last 10 years and enjoyed an obligatory cake. A huge Thank You to all of our customers for helping us get this far. We wish we could have saved you some cake!

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Our iCreate Software hits the news again

August 23, 2017

Our iCreate Software is developed exclusively for Westcoast UK and is going from strength to strength. It’s latest release includes an exclusive customised-to-order (CTO) initiative for education-focused channel partners. The configuration tool enables resellers, or their end-user schools, colleges and universities, to design and build their own bespoke HP desktop PCs – and then receive delivery within 48 hours of their order!

The software can be integrated into the website or e-commerce platforms of Westcoast’s partners. Westcoast partners can rebrand the software to fit with their own colour-way and even add in their own services.

Paul Hamilton, Client Director at Westcoast said “It’s a comprehensive, versatile offering iCreate HPFEthat benefits partners, educators and learners.”

Initially, the CTO tool can be used to configure desktop PC systems but Westcoast and HP are planning to add laptops and other products in the short term. The latest release has been picked up by channel press and is set to be a highly utilised tool by Westcoast’s channel partners.

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HPE Education Services feature in iQuote

July 20, 2017

Check out the new Training Credit Selector.

Always looking to improve the customer journey and sales opportunities in iQuote, we are delighted to announce our partnership with HPE Education Services. If you haven’t seen it already, next time you login to HPE iQuote you will be able to see the Training Credit Selector as you enter the configuration screen.

Quickly and easily search the vast technical training curriculum available from HPE Education Services.  The Training Credit selector will ensure you add the appropriate amount of Training Credits to your quotes.

Here’s what it looks like:

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Read more about how to use the Training Credit Selector.

Those that seek HPE technical training will enable business productivity and efficiency by ensuring they have the skills required to make the most of their technology investment.

HPE Education Services has been recognized as a leader in technical training by IDC for 5 years running.

Login to iQuote today and start using this great new feature!

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net

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Best Performing Zero Client

July 10, 2017

HP t310 Zero Client

t310_ZC_tcm245_2369385_tcm245_2463541_tcm245-2369385Speed through workloads with the HP t310 G2 Zero Client. HP’s best performing zero client has the high performance you want and the security you need. Plus, deployment and management are simple, helping to get all devices up and running quickly.

Here are the key benefits to the HP t310:

  • Reduce lag and finish ahead of deadlines with fast boot and response times, even with 3D applications.
  • Improve productivity by connecting display and accessory add-ons with two additional USB ports and an extra DisplayPort™.
  • With no data stored on the HP t310 G2 Zero Client, your intellectual property stays safe on your secure server.
  • The HP t310 G2 Zero Client easily connects to VDI or cloud servers, including VMWare® and Amazon Workspaces environments.

Login to iQuote today and add a quote to basket. The following models are available:

In AMS: 2EZ54AA; 2FU10AA; 1MV55UA; 2FU11AA; 1MV54UA

In EMEA: 2EZ54AA; 2EZ54AT

iQuote is CPQ Software developed for HP Inc. by www.channelcentral.net

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The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10

July 7, 2017

PROD_MS001GAHPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 is a compact and uniquely designed server that is ideal for small and home offices looking to build an IT server environment with a form factor that is easy to use.
HPE MicroServer Gen10 helps businesses to provide better and easy access to data, more efficiency in operations, while driving down their operating expenses.

Key Features:

• AMD-based system with AMD Opteron™ X3000 series APUs
• AMD Opteron™ X3216 for Entry BTO SKU
• Higher maximum memory of 32GB DDR4 UDIMM
• Support for one read-intensive SATA NHP SFF SSD
• System default with 2x Display Ports 1.2
• ClearOS preload on all BTO & Special SKUs with more or equal to one SATA HDD installed

The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 became available in iQuote last month. If you haven’t added a quote to your basket yet, what are you waiting for?

The following models are available:

AMS: 870208-001

APJ: 870208-371

EMEA: 870208-421; 870210-421: 873830-421

Visit iQuote today and add the ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 to your quote!

iQuote is CPQ Software developed by www.channelcentral.net for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Next-level power

June 23, 2017

PROD_ZBook14uG4Meet our thin and light HP ZBook 14u G4. This Ultrabook Workstation delivers an extraordinary level of power and graphics capability in a remarkably compact design. Now you can take workstation-class power anywhere you go.

 

Here are some of its key features:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Bang & Olufsen HD audio
  • Integrated stereo speakers and microphone
  • Webcam
  • HP Spill Resistant Keyboard

The following models are now available in iQuote for EMEA:

1RQ82EA, 1RQ66EA, 1RQ67EA, 1RQ68EA, 1RQ69EA, 1RQ70EA

Login to iQuote today and configure your HP ZBook 14u G4!

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