Archive for the ‘iQuote’ Category

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Auto-Add: Friend or Foe

October 4, 2018

A common technique in Configure Price Quote systems is to automatically add something to the Shopping Cart once a ‘parent system’ is loaded by the user. Unless the Manufacturer mandates the addition it can easily be removed or displaced. Question is: if the software, hardware or service is not mandatory why add it in the first place? Common answers:

1. It’s recommended by the Manufacturer or Channel Partner.
2. You’re probably going to add it anyway.
3. People are forgetful.

The real answer though is: it delivers significant improvement in ‘pitch rate’ and this ultimately leads to an improvement in ‘attach rate’. Pitch being what is quoted, Attach being what is sold. channelcentral has seen up to 100% increases in pitch rates with Auto Add. Yes it’s a blunt instrument but hey.

Friend or foe? It’s about making the recommendations relevant and appropriate. If you are trying to attach a $2,000 service to a $500 System Unit it will most likely end in ‘serial deselection’ by users and a few complaints to boot. If you are adding several items to the Shopping Cart the user will be confused and abandon.

Get it right and you’ll see numbers improve, get it wrong and utilization could suffer. Better still analyse deselections and what products are commonly used to displace the auto-add. Continuous improvement. Make it easy to remove but make it as easy to add an alternative product (use Top Recommended Options or Product Sub-Filters to help the user).

Auto-add: friend if done right, foe if not.

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Notifications goes live in iQuote

August 2, 2018

How long does it take you to notice something new in iQuote?

It is a big tool with a lot of features, and some users will go through the same process to quote each time. It therefore, might not always be obvious when a new feature has gone live or a new document has been added to the resources section.

We have built a solution! A Notification system has been introduced to make all Users aware of when we have got something new to talk about. A green bell icon can be seen in the top right-hand corner of your screen. When there is a new notification to read, a number of unread alerts will be shown. Clicking on this will open up the Notifications panel for Users to be able to read and/or dismiss alerts:

iQuote Notifications

If alerts are not dismissed they will remain in the panel for future reference. By clicking on a notification, it will display a pop-up, possibly with further information.

We are looking forward to utilising this feature and keeping Users informed. If you have any queries or feedback about Notifications, then please do let us know using the Support link within the iQuote tool.

iQuote is developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by http://www.channelcentral.net

 

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NGQ integration with iQuote

July 19, 2018

The latest update to iQuote has been released. Working closely with our user base, we took onboard feedback to make it easier to load quotes into the HPE NGQ system. As such there are now two new ways to get the required information out of iQuote:

  1. Copy to Clipboard
  2. Export My Quote

When iQuote Users next login to the tool and create a quotation they can either click “Copy to Clipboard” and select “NGQ Format” in the modal dialogue or click “Export” and select “Excel (NGQ)”.

NGQ Copy to Clipboard

NGQ Export

We hope that this new functionality will be a welcome addition and well utilised by our Users.

iQuote is developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by http://www.channelcentral.net

 

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Engage & Grow update in iQuote

July 17, 2018

Engage and Grow is an increasingly popular Sales Program for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Channel. For years, the points rewarded as part of the Program have been recognised from iQuote sales.

With the Worldwide popularity of iQuote and the Engage and Grow Sales Program, it was felt that better visibility of the points available to the Sales Rep was needed when producing a quotation.

As such, a modification has been made in iQuote to allow users to see their Engage & Grow points when navigating through the Configure, Price, Quote Software. A breakdown of points will also be shown in a summary modal dialogue within the basket.

Engage and Grow Points in iQuoteThis visibility should serve to make the Sales Program more successful and increase the opportunity for reward to HPE Partners.

Login to iQuote today and start realising the benefits!

iQuote is developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by http://www.channelcentral.net

 

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iQuote SMB Offers Update

July 13, 2018

SMB Offers has changed.

Next time you login to iQuote you will notice that the tile (Top Value in EMEA and Intelligent Buy in Australia) is now in the top left-hand corner of your screen. Upon clicking on the tile, a familiar user interface will appear instead of a pop-up, showing just the Top Value/Intelligent Buy bundles:

Top Value ImageUsers 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 (Top Value) and Australia (Intelligent Buy) promotion in iQuote Universal only at this stage.

 

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iQuote goes Japanese!

February 14, 2018

New language available in iQuote.

We are delighted to announce that we have now have Japanese language available in iQuote for all Users, regardless of your location.

Login to HPE iQuote, go to Account Settings, find ‘Language’ and select ‘Japanese’. It is as simple as that!

Japanese iQuote

 

We hope that this will be a welcome addition to the tool for our Japanese Users.

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed by http://www.channelcentral.net

 

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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:

SMB Offers             SMB Offers2

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!