Archive for the ‘iQuote’ Category

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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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Introducing our new Red Hat Product Selector

August 31, 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Red Hat Product Selector. We have been working with Red Hat to develop a solution that guides customers through a selection of filters to assist them in their buying journey.

Initially, the Product Selector is only available for use inside our Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) iQuote Configure, Price, Quote software but in time, it could be available elsewhere.

The Red Hat Product Selector has made it easier than ever to build a 100% validated quotation.

Simply login to iQuote as normal, select your base HPE unit and once you are through to the configuration screen, select ‘Software’ and ‘Red Hat’ and you will be presented with a selection of filters to choose from. Once you have chosen your requirements, our intelligent Product Selector will recommend which Red Hat products are compatible to build you a complete HPE Server solution.

Visit iQuote today and have a look at this brilliant new feature:

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iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote software developed for HPE by channelcentral.net

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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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Easy Connect is now in iQuote!

February 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Easy Connect BTO (ProLiant EC200a) products to iQuote, extending the portfolio of products on offer.

EasyConnectAn Easy Connect configurator has been specifically designed and developed into iQuote to assist users in navigating the complex product rules.   Users of iQuote are now able to configure Easy Connect products through a simple step by step wizard to ensure an accurate configuration every time.

Once you have selected your Easy Connect SKU, users are prompted to start the wizard:

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After starting the wizard, users are asked a series of questions to select from such as:

  • Model
  • Storage and Accessories
  • Operating System
  • Additional Services
  • Hardware and Support

On response to all of the questions, users are given the option to ‘Update Basket’ as shown below:

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Easy Connect will then form part of your quotation and users can be assured of a fully validated configuration. We hope that you will enjoy using the new Easy Connect configurator and that it gives you the confidence to quote this great new addition to the iQuote product portfolio!

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iQuote 2.0 Introductory Webinar

January 24, 2017

Register Today!

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We are delighted to announce that iQuote 2.0 is live and is steadily being rolled out Worldwide during 2017*.  As a HPE or HP Inc. partner, you won’t want to miss our Webinar event where you will be introduced to many of the new features in iQuote 2.0 and we will demonstrate how easy it is to navigate the new user interface.

In this Webinar, you will be guided through the value proposition and we will share resources to help you get the most out of the Program to grow your business. The session will end with a brief Q&A. We invite attendees to submit any questions prior to the event.

Register today to secure your space. We have a Webinar taking place in the Americas and EMEA. Both Webinars are scheduled for Wednesday 1st February.

Select your region below to register:

AMERICAS – Wednesday February 1st at 11am EST

EMEA – Wednesday 1st February at 13.30 GMT

Submit your questions for the live Q&A session in the webinar here.

*Partners are being contacted in turn to transition over to the new Software.

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A successful show at GPC 2016 in Boston

September 16, 2016

HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise wrapped up a very successful GPC conference in Boston this week.

20160913_120957channelcentral.net was proud to be a Networking Sponsor for the event. The HP Inc. and HPE partner community are strong adopters of the channelcentral.net-developed iQuote tool, and the GPC conference gave channelcentral.net the opportunity to highlight a number of new features within the tool. Among the new features unveiled at GPC were a number of new “Product Finder” filter features for hardware, software, and options; an enhanced user experience that gives more control and preference of view for the user, and the integration of HP Financial Services (HPFS) payment terms so users of the tool can instantly determine the finance options and payments for their purchases. The iQuote product was presented in both the HP Inc. and HPE showcase areas, and throughout the sponsor area by channelcentral.net Client Directors Terry Knott and Tod Johnson. Feedback from HP Inc. and HPE partners and Distributors was very positive, and expectations are that the trajectory of iQuote use will accelerate even faster as the new platform is released.

20160912_091044The GPC event itself was started off as HP Inc. took to the stage on the morning of the opening day by creating a “rave” atmosphere complete with an opening musical act that caught the attention of the senses (and eardrums!) of all attendees. HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler did a remarkable job of keeping the energy high throughout the 2-plus hour opening session, and highlighted some A3 printer products that have been in the works for some time and ultimately resulted in the HP Inc. acquisition of Samsung’s printer division. How often do you hear an acquisition announcement *and* see their product line-up at the same time!? A great way to start the event for sure. On Day 2, Meg Whitman and the HPE team had their work cut out given the energy HP Inc. injected into the audience; and the speed-themed, “make money” message kept pace quite well with HP Inc. Both the HP Inc. and HPE Showcase areas were busy throughout the show (as was channelcentral.net within the showcase area), and a failed guerrilla marketing attempt by Dell/EMC appeared to lead to an even greater focus on HP Inc. and HPE’s messaging and capabilities to deliver products, solutions, and services via their #1 rated partner network.

We would like to thank our customers that spent time with us throughout this year’s Conference and we would also like to extend that thanks to HP Inc. and HPE for having us there as sponsors.

If you missed us at this year’s GPC and you would like to learn more about channelcentral services for HP Inc. and HPE Channels, then download our brochure or get in touch.