Archive for March, 2011

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iQuote Auto-Attach for HP Care Pack Warranties

March 14, 2011

UK and Irish iQuote Users pilot HP Care Pack Warranty Auto-Attach. If a quote is started from the browse menu or from Quick Launch (where you know the system part number) iQuote will add the Number 1 HP ranked (and therefore supported) Care Pack Warranty to the basket automatically. If you want to change this for another Care Pack Warranty no problem it’s quick to de-select from the basket.

Multi-BU Support: it works for HP ProLiant, HP StorageWorks Commercial and HP Commercial Notebooks, Desktops and Workstations. ISS, SWDc and PSG in HP parlance.

Not only is this a major timesaver but it is also aimed to increase the pitch-rate for these services (the number of times they are quoted against a system unit). Higher pitch rates mean higher attach rates and that’s margin to HP and its channel. It will go live in the USA soon – same process but we have to call the basket a kart. There is potential for the rest of Europe also to have this great new function.

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PSU Wattage in Servers

March 4, 2011

Server System Unit Product Descriptions now contain PSU configuration. We had some feedback from one of our US technical iQuote users that Resellers prefer to have the PSU in the product description so we added it for all US SKUs and will do the same for EMEA SKUs really soon. In fact we had them live in the US within a day for all servers.

Example iQuote US Server Description:
HP Smart Buy ProLiant DL380 G7 Intel Xeon E5620 (2.40GHz 12MB) 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz UDIMM Hot-Pluggable 2.5in Small Form Factor Smart Array P410i/512MB FBWC DVD-RW 460W PSU 3yr Next Business Day Warranty

Hopefully that’s a useful change. We can’t always action feedback that quickly but it’s worth mentioning potential improvements to us !

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Disk Storage starts to appear in HP StorageWorks iQuote

March 1, 2011

HP StorageWorks P4300 G2 and P4500 G2 systems in iQuote. In early February we launched tape products such as Autoloaders and Libraries into iQuote. In late February we started to fold in disk-based solutions such as the P4300 and P4500. As we go through March iQuote users will see more solutions added including the popular Starter Packs.

Systems in iQuote already:

P4300 G2
AX698A
AY456A

P4500 G2
AX699A
AX700A
AX702A

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Blade Servers are back in iQuote

March 1, 2011

iQuote users can now quote the HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Blade Servers. Back by popular demand as we had the G6 BL460c range in iQuote last year. According to HP: “the world’s most popular Blade, the HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server offers the ideal balance of performance, scalability, and expandability to make it the standard for Data Center (Centre) computing.”

System Unit Part Numbers:
603251-B21
603256-B21
603259-B21
603569-B21
603588-B21
603591-B21
637390-B21
637391-B21

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