Posts Tagged ‘HP iQuote Update’

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Top Recommended Options extended to HP ProLiant in HP iQuote

January 29, 2014

Drive options sales through Top Recommended Options in HP iQuote. First seen in PPS HP iQuote Top Recommended Options (TRO) has been extended to HP ProLiant. HP choose the TRO parts and it becomes the default option view for a system unit. From that view parts can be easily added to the Shopping Cart. Of course ‘view all options’ and ‘options search’ are still there too.

When a user exports to Excel the quotation will include TRO options but only if an option part from the same category is NOT in the Shopping Cart. So it’s intelligent up-selling.

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If you have any feedback on this new feature please also use the Feedback link in HP iQuote or visit the HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn.

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HP iQuote now offers self-service Clones

January 27, 2014

Hosts that deploy Clones can now create them using the Admin Portal. Clones are a simple way for a Host to provide a free copy of HP iQuote to each individual customer. The site is identical to the Host’s own HP iQuote except it includes the Host’s margin. The Clone has complete autonomy over user access, the only restriction being that users must have the same email domain(s). For example, a Distributor may provide Clones to its Reseller customers individually.

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Historically Hosts had to request Clones via email and it was a manual process. Now simply add them via the Admin Panel.

In addition, a point of detail – if the Host provides 2 prices in their data feed the Clones can now be based on either price.

If you have any feedback on this new feature please also use the Feedback link in HP iQuote or visit the HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn.

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HP iQuote now supports additional margin calculation

January 24, 2014

Companies that operate Cost Plus margin are now supported. HP iQuote’s International reach means that it encounters different accounting practices. A recent experience has been that there are countries where Retained Margin is not common (the HP iQuote default margin calculation). Instead, Cost Plus is the standard calculation in this region.

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To ensure that HP iQuote fits a country rather than a country fitting HP iQuote, there is a new “Host Variable” which means a Distributor or Reseller that hosts HP iQuote can choose whether the margin calculation is Retained Margin or Cost Plus.

Example: Cost Plus is €100 * 1.05 and Retained Margin is €100 / 0.95.

To request a change from Retained Margin to Cost Plus simply contact channelcentral.net via the Feedback Form requesting this change.

If you have any feedback on this new feature please also use the Feedback link in HP iQuote or visit the HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn.

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HP Care Pack “Help Me Choose” now available for HP ProLiants

January 24, 2014


HP iQuote “Help Me Choose” Care Pack selector extended from HP PPS to HP ISS. 
With an impressive choice of HP Care Packs available to provide hardware-based support for HP ProLiants it can be difficult to locate the best option to quote. HP iQuote now offers a great solution with the addition of a “Help Me Choose” function. Use the service parameters to shortlist suitable services and then simply add them to the Shopping Cart.

HP iQuote will always load “Help Me Choose” with a default offering. However, users can vary key service attributes such as:

  • Service Duration
  • Response Time
  • Service Level
  • DMR and other Options

ISS Help Me Choose

The matching Care Packs are listed below and update without a browser refresh. Simple click to add to the Shopping Cart. Users are still able to search for services by part number or description.

It’s  incredibly easy to use and fast to locate the best service to quote. If you have any feedback on this feature please use the Feedback link in HP iQuote or visit the HP iQuote User Group on LinkedIn.

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HP iQuote Intel High Performance Processors

October 15, 2013

Users looking for fast processors for their HP ProLiant Servers can now find them really quickly. Look for the rev counter icon when browsing products to quote systems with CPU power.

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HP iQuote Intel Processor Enhancements

October 14, 2013

New HP iQuote features drive sales of HP ProLiant Intel processors. From the HP iQuote Spec Table link to Intel’s excellent ARK site to view detailed specifications on the fly. There is also a sales prompt on all Intel-based System Units that have vacant processor slots.

In pictures first see the blue Information Icon:

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Click it and Intel’s ARK site opens in a new tab:

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This HP ProLiant ships with 1 processor but support 2 processors. Hover on the CPU Optimization/Optimisation link:

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Click ‘Processors’ and HP iQuote displays the 2nd processor, stock/price and you can Add to Cart from there:

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HP iQuote Last Chance Feature

August 23, 2013

New feature aids managing end of life systems. If HP iQuote knows that a system unit is end of life but is still displaying it because Channel Inventory exists we display “Last Chance to Buy”. In a situation where 1 Distributor has stock but another does not “Last Chance to Buy” only appears for the Distributor with stock.