Posts Tagged ‘Hewlett Packard Enterprise’

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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:

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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!

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iQuote New Feature – Competitive Selector

December 19, 2017

A new and exciting feature has just been added to iQuote for Hewlett Packard Enterprise users. It is called the Competitive Selector and is designed for iQuote users to be able to compare like for like quotes. Let’s look at an example:

A customer tells their Account Manager that they have been quoted a DELL XXXX, and asks what HPE has to offer. The Account manager can go into iQuote and open up the Competitive Selector. Using the filters such as system type, form factor and product, iQuote can run an intelligent query to browse similar HPE products. The Account Manager will then be given a list of recommended HPE systems.

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If users are looking to compare recommended products, there is an enhanced feature of the Competitive Selector called Key Selling Points. By hovering over the Key Selling Points button (visible when data is available) in Recommended HPE Systems, users will be presented with a list of the best features to aid with decision making:

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It has never been easier to find and quote the right HPE solution. Login to iQuote today and see how much more HPE business you can win by using the Competitive Selector! Launch it from the Homepage:

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

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Accessorize your quotes!

September 4, 2017

Accessories and ServicesWe are delighted to announce a new product category in iQuote 2 for all accessories and services. This category has been introduced in iQuote 2 for  both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

What does this mean for the user?
 If you are using the new iQuote 2, it means you can now enhance your quotes to build a complete solution for your customers, increase your attach rates and in turn your revenue potential!

What accessories can you expect to find?
From additional memory, cables, batteries, and USB devices through to laptop bags and monitors, there are plenty of accessories to choose from.

The accessories feature is now live in iQuote 2 for users to start enhancing their quotes. Login to iQuote 2 today and start building your quotes.

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed by channelcentral.net for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

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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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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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Aruba 2540 Switch Series in iQuote

December 6, 2016

PROD_E2540Designed for the digital workplace, the Aruba 2540 Switch Series is optimized for mobile users. With advanced security and network management tools Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba AirWave this Layer 2 access switch is easy to deploy and manage. With support from Aruba Central, you can quickly set up remote branch sites with little or no IT support.

A powerful Aruba ProVision ASIC delivers performance, robust feature support and value with flexible programmability for future applications.

The Aruba 2540 Switch Series provides a convenient and cost-effective wired access solution that can be quickly set up with Zero Touch Provisioning. PoE+ models deliver power across all access ports for wireless APs, security cameras and IoT devices. The 2540 has wire speed backhaul bandwidth capacity with built-in 10GbE uplinks, robust QoS, static & RIP routing, IPv6 and includes a limited lifetime warranty with no software licensing required.

Key Features

– Aruba Layer 2 switch series with Static and RIP routing, ACLs and robust QoS
– Advanced security and network management tools like Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba Airwave
– Simple deployment with Zero Touch Provisioning and cloud-based Aruba Central support
– Convenient built-in 10GbE uplinks and up to 370W PoE+
– Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Aruba 2540 Switch Series is available to quote in iQuote with the following models:

JL354A
JL355A
JL356A
JL357A

Login to iQuote today and configure your next solution! iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net

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channelcentral at Canalys EMEA

October 7, 2016

canalysEarlier this week channelcentral was fortunate to be part of Canalys Channel Forum EMEA in Barcelona. The event was attended by over 1200 IT Channel professionals from Vendors, Distributors, Resellers and Channel Service Providers.

On Tuesday morning the event was kicked off by Keynote sessions in the main arena from Lenovo, Dell and HP Inc. The Keynote sessions were audience led with a live Q&A. Gianfranco Lanci was up first on stage to discuss the strength of the Lenovo PC business and mentioned how consolidation in the IT Distribution Channel is positive.  Lanci was shortly followed on stage by Michael Dell who spoke tirelessly about being number 1 in the market. Dion Weisler of HP Inc. soon fought back and made it very clear that their message is “Partner First”. Weisler spent much time focussing on the messages of Innovation, the Samsung A3 acquisition and diversity in the workplace.

After a short break it was Antonio Neri’s turn on stage from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Neri also fought back against Dell and who is number 1 and focussed his message on Channel partners. Neri finished by stating that HPE want to be the IT in the ‘Internet of Things’.

The Keynote sessions were closed with Edwin Paalvast of Cisco who echoed Lanci’s message on consolidation in the IT Distribution Channel being a positive move.

The greatest feature of the Canalys event is the one-to-one meeting sessions where Partners have the opportunity to meet face to face, form new business relationships and plan for the year ahead. It was a pleasure for channelcentral to meet many customers there.

Steve Brazier of Canalys wrapped up Day 1 with some interesting industry statistics and his outlook for the future.

A spectacular Gala Dinner took place outside of the city on Tuesday evening which provided another great opportunity for networking, followed by a Sunrise run on Wednesday morning. The final day was packed full of more one-to-one meeting sessions, theatre sessions and a closing note from Canalys.

A great event to celebrate the IT Channel. We hope to see you next year in Venice!