Posts Tagged ‘iQuote Hints and Tips’

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HP Pro 3400 MicroTower now in HP iQuote

November 21, 2011

The HP Pro 3400 MicroTower “desktop PC”, based on Intel technology, is now available to quote in HP iQuote. European A Models and US Smart Buy models have all been put live for this family.

HP describes this family as follows: “Powerful enough to handle your workplace computing tasks with convenient expandability options, it’s the versatile PC that will grow as your needs do. You get a full-function PC with a heritage of quality and reliability; you’ve found your ideal PC.”

European A Models:

  • LH120EA, LH121EA, LH122EA, LH123EA, LH125EA, LH128EA, LH129EA, LH130EA, LH131EA

US Smart Buy Models:

  • XZ939UT, XZ940UT

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New to iQuote – User Resources

October 22, 2011

Making life a little bit easier for people selling HP.  That’s one of the fundamental ideas behind HP iQuote, and our new Resources page will  bring together  more of the information you need to do your job, in one place. To access Resources, just click the new link next to the Home button in the main  site menu.

We have launched the Resources page with two Training presentations for Sales, to enable you to get more out of iQuote. Level 1 covers all the basics and is intended mainly for beginners, while Level 2 covers some of the more advanced features, including tricks & tips to use iQuote to improve your productivity.

Product information will also feature heavily within iQuote Resources – from details on the latest promotions to more general content like FAQs and Sales Guides.

As always, let us know what you think!

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Why iQuote Adverts are Valuable

August 8, 2011

Banner advertising in iQuote is worth taking notice of. We know that online advertisements are often ignored but advertising in iQuote does clever stuff. This is an important distinction from other random banner advertising whether you are an iQuote User or an iQuote Advertiser.

Take this advert as an example….it’s clever:

BANNER_HP_TAPE

Why is it clever? Answers:

  1. It is displaying because it knows you don’t have a Tape Drive installed. So it is prompting you to ask the question and make a larger sale.
  2. If you click it iQuote will direct you to the Tape Drive section. This is easier and quicker than finding it manually.
  3. If you add a Tape Drive it gets replaced by a different Banner Advert or just disappears from view.
  4. For Advertisers we can record how many times it displays and is clicked. And of course iQuote can measure the pitch rate for any options against any system unit.

Other examples: iQuote Adverts can link to PDFs, Applications, Web Sites, Facebook/LinkedIn or even launch a new quote in iQuote.

iQuote is not just about creating a good configuration quickly and easily. Through the iQuote Adverts and the Validation Checklist iQuote is helping you to expand the solution and therefore the sale.

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Context-Sensitive Parts Notes now in iQuote

August 8, 2011

Our Parts Notes function has been improved. We use Parts Notes against a few Options where to install the Option requires either a trade off or in some cases an additional “enabling” sub-option. We’ve had feedback from iQuote Users that these could work better if the Parts Notes took into account the System Unit family. Originally our Parts Notes were stored against the part but of course that part could appear as an option for many servers or systems.

In other words you wanted the Parts Notes only to display when needed. So good news as Parts Notes are now aware of the System Unit being quoted and only appear when relevant (i.e. Context-Sensitive).

Example: if a Redundant Power Supply (RPS) is supported by both a ProLiant ML110G7 and a ProLiant ML330G6 BUT when installed in the ProLiant ML110G7 requires an Enablement Kit, iQuote will only show the Parts Note when the RPS is being quoted in the ML110G7 (and not the ML330G6).

So it reduces the number of times Parts Notes are displayed and avoids minor confusion (why am I seeing a ML110G7 warning when in a ML330G6 quote). As a point of detail this iQuote modification has been applied to all of the ways that an option can appear (drill down and search).

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iQuote Memory Slot Count Now Dynamic

August 8, 2011

An improved Memory Slot notification means more clarity for iQuote Users. Not a bug as such, more of a missing feature. iQuote shows the total memory slots and the number of slots occupied as standard. However with some systems the number of memory slots enabled depends on the quantity of processors installed. Users told us that they’d like the Total Memory Slots to update if a second processor is added. That now happens.

With 1 Processor:

Memory 1 CPU

With 2 Processors:

Memory 2 CPU

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iQuote Pricing Modification

July 6, 2011

For sites that display List Price iQuote now shows the user. If your iQuote runs on HP List Price (like iQuote No-IT) or your store defaults to List Price if no price is provided by the Host iQuote now states List Price next to the price so there is no confusion. This graphic shows this new feature (grey italics after the price).

List_Price

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iQuote Integrated Mode Improvement

June 29, 2011

Now customers can “buy” more quickly. If you have iQuote integrated into your Web Shop/Store your customer used to have to Save the Quote to view the so-called “Buy Button” – the function that sends the user back to the Host together with their list of parts/prices. We call this Send To Host.

BuyMeNow

Now all your customers have to do is add at least one option attached to the System Unit and the Send to Host button appears. The quote is auto-saved as part of the process. In many instances the button appears when a quote is started as Auto-Add is adding a Care Pack or Microsoft ROK.

This was done in response to customer requests. It makes sense as it is clear that this function exists early in the user experience.