Archive for September, 2011


Foreign Language User Selection in HP iQuote

September 30, 2011

There are six languages currently supported in HP iQuote and this is set at user level. So there is now a selector on the Change Password page (temporarily) that allows the user to change language settings.


The languages available: English (UK), French, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. Planned: Polish and Portuguese and at some point we need to add English (US) ! The languages we offer in HP iQuote is determined by HP but contact us through the HP iQuote Feedback Form if you want to request a new language.


Improved System Multiplier coming soon…

September 21, 2011

HP iQuote modification coming soon around multiple systems. In HP iQuote, users are offered the option to increase the number of systems (and options) they are quoting by applying a multiplier*. This feature is available at point of Export or, for those Hosts that have HP iQuote integrated into their eCommerce system, at point of Purchase.

The Development Team will soon be improving the Multiplier function, allowing it to be applied to the Cart/Basket view itself, like this:


This feature is already in pilot with one of our US Hosts. As well as being more transparent it will allow more flexible quantities. The validation is still based on a single system.

* HP iQuote will increase the number of systems and MOST options (excluding Rack Cabinets, KVM Switches etc.) as part of the export/purchase. .


HP iQuote Export File Change

September 21, 2011

Excel ‘exports’ from HP iQuote now have a unique filename. HP iQuote Users gave us feedback that having export.asp as the filename on every export caused issues, so now the name of the export is unique every time. Thanks for your feedback; we hope that this modification helps.


iQuote IPG Swift User Guide

September 13, 2011

Swift for printers on iQuote is so easy to use. If your Distributor or Reseller has IPG enabled a link will appear on the Home Page (Swift for Printers):

Once clicked you type in part of the Description or Part Number (e.g. MFP or C861) and then select from the list that appears – green circles denote current printers:

Current printers show Spec Table, price/stock of printer itself and a graphic – all Consumables/Care Packs with stock/price:

Discontinued printers will just show Consumables/Care Packs with stock/price:

Current “output” is CSV export but if there is demand we can fold in an “add a Basket/Kart” to allow a quote to be built (and sent as an Order to the Disti/Reseller) and maybe a full format Excel export and copy to clipboard etc.

From Home Page to results (if you know the part number) IPG Swift takes less than 5 seconds, CSV export 2 seconds.


Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 now on iQuote

September 5, 2011

HP has launched Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server as a ROK (Reseller Option Kit). The Premium version is already in iQuote for you to quote – here is the part number:

660489-B21  Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium ROK

Really useful information can be located here:

About Microsoft Windows MultiPoint
It enables multiple local stations to be connected to one computer so that several users can share one computer at the same time, which enables each user to perform independent work or a group activity. Previous versions could only be purchased if you had access to education channels. Key benefits of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 are as follows:

Broad Client Support:

  • Introduction of LAN option provides ability to connect PCs, thin clients, and network monitors.
  • Support for both low-cost locally created stations and conventional thin clients

Easiest Setup Management:

  • Day-to-day use designed for non-IT
  • Easy setup and system management
  • Domain join capability
  • Pros across multiple servers
  • Powershell and Hyper-V support for admins

Desktop Orchestration:

  • Rich set of built-in features enables administrator to easily monitor and control stations
  • Exercise command and control over the environment by monitoring and interacting with station thumbnails

ISV Extensibility:

  • Quick links to other applications can be set up in MultiPoint Manager
  • Shares the Windows Server Solutions SDK with Small Business Server 2011
  • Leverage existing controls or create from scratch with WPF