Posts Tagged ‘HP iQuote’

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channelcentral Smartphone App Services

September 29, 2014

Keeping businesses productive while on the move.

channelcentral is pleased to announce its Smartphone App Service. This exciting new product has been developed primarily for HP Partners that already use the popular channelcentral HP iQuote tool.
The Smartphone App Service offers the ability to quote validated, priced configurations for HP Solutions from any smart device without the need to open up a browser. The application works in both connected and standalone environments. Designed to increase both time-to-quote responsiveness, and increase revenues offering you and your customers the opportunity to provide qualified HP Configurations, with pricing and availability on the move.
All HP BTO Supply-chain Business Units are included in the application.

Key Features and Benefits of the Service:

Cloud-Ready
Quotes are saved locally and can be reloaded for editing. The Smartphone App is Cloud-ready: Simply associate the App with other applications such as HP iQuote and store your quotes in your account. Those quotes can then be opened and edited in HP iQuote via your desktop browser.

Fast & Flexible Configuration
The Smartphone App will help you find the best system for your needs. Once loaded it will provide a fully functional solution using pre-loaded defaults allowing customisation to cater for many common configurations. By using default settings it accelerates the process of delivering a quote, and exploits your smart phones intuitive interface to reach your goals with the fewest clicks and swipes.

• Maximise Revenue
The App is specifically designed to simplify the process of selling HP products and maximise revenue and margin on every sale by guiding you through an intuitive process of building a quote.

Quote Management
It’s easy to share your quotes with your contacts and customers by email or you can send to HP iQuote with the integrated HP iQuote upload function.

Hassle Free
Our fully managed service means that you don’t have to deal with the complexity of developing, hosting and offering Apps, including the detailed, varied and specific requirements of the App store owner.

How much will it cost you?

Smartphone App Services consists of a one-time-only set-up fee for creation, customisation, and completion of the App for your organisation, including making the App available in the three App stores.  This is supplemented by a quarterly subscription which provides for product lifecycle, stock pricing data, and maintenance services.
Smartphone App Services is customised to your own language, company branding (Logo and company colour scheme throughout), and uploaded by channelcentral into the three App Stores on your behalf.
Once the Smartphone App is created, YOU own the download revenue from the App Stores, should you decide you wish to apply a customer download fee for your Smartphone App.**
Distributors and Resellers can receive an on-going revenue from the Application should you choose to charge your customers download fees.
** Terms and Conditions apply.

How can you get the Smartphone App?

Smartphone App Service BrochureThe Smartphone App is developed and brought to you by channelcentral. If you are a Distributor or Reseller and would like to create your own Smartphone App contact sales@channelcentral.net for further information or for a free, no obligation discussion about how channelcentral can help you sell more HP solutions.

Download our Smartphone App Brochure for more information.

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HP iQuote Update – Generation 9 Servers

September 15, 2014

Product Release

channelcentral is delighted to announce the availability of the new HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 9 Servers in HP iQuote. Over the next few days the following Generation 9 Servers will be added:

DL360
ML350

Please look out for further updates as more Generation 9 Server families are added.

The new models will help customers lower IT service costs, accelerate service delivery time and will boost business value. For further information on this new product release, read the HP Guide outlining the announcement, product information and Frequently Asked Questions.

We recognise the significance of this product release and we will be announcing the availability of the remaining models as soon as possible.

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Gold and Platinum Power Supplies

August 21, 2014

What’s the difference?

HP offer Gold and Platinum Common Slot Power Supplies for servers. Have you ever wondered what the difference is? Yes, the Platinums are more power-efficient but it goes a lot further than that!

HP Intelligent Power Distribution Units use HP Power Discovery Services to automatically track new server and storage installations for devices which have Platinum*, Platinum Plus or Titanium power supplies installed. The power supplies automatically provide identification information such as server name, Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) number, and IP address to the iPDU.

Next time your client wants an HP rack solution don’t forget to upsell Intelligent Power Supplies with the HP Intelligent Power Distribution Unit.

Are you using HP iQuote yet? If you want to Configure, Price and Quote HP Solutions with maximum efficiency contact your distributor today!

* Some Platinum power supplies do not support HP Power Discovery Services; these have a black power socket rather than blue. By using HP iQuote you can be sure which PSUs support HP Power Discovery Services.

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What is OBDR?

August 20, 2014

Another acronym!
Sometimes in IT, it is acronyms abound, but this is one that you should know about. One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) is HP’s patented Tape technology that lets you recover a failed HP Proliant server with just one tape – no Windows media required. Targeted at the SMB market, this clever technology helps reduce your downtime by reducing the recovery time, when used with popular backup software (Independent Software Vendors) and the HP StoreEver range.

Learn more

Are you using HP iQuote yet? If you want to Configure, Price and Quote HP Solutions with maximum efficiency contact your distributor today!

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HP iQuote on show at Microsoft’s WPC

July 14, 2014

Booth #101.

WPCThe Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is now on and we are delighted to say that our Configure, Price, Quote tool, HP iQuote is on show for all delegates to view.

Visit booth #101 which is the HP area of the exhibition and see all the latest technologies and solutions that HP has to offer including HP iQuote. Greg Starks from HP will be on the stand waiting to answer all of your questions on the tool and can give live demonstrations to show how HP iQuote can help grow your Channel business.

For more information on the Microsoft WPC visit http://bit.ly/1zrR5Jq

To access HP iQuote please visit http://bit.ly/Od92aB

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Partners at the centre of HP

April 4, 2014

Sales Tools are part of the growth plan for every HP Partner.

whitman_meg_cover_2014_185Those HP Partners that attended the HP Global Partner Conference (GPC) or have read the CRN Article will know that HP’s focus is on you! Meg Whitman has said that partners are going to be at the centre of everything HP.

Giving partners the tools, such as Unison (the new channel sales platform) will enable partner business’s to grow, and with that growth, HP will grow.

Our sales tool, HP iQuote, was on the PartnerOne Stand with the new Unison platform at this Year’s GPC. Tools such as HP iQuote, make sales teams more efficient with fast and accurate quotations every time. channelcentral have created the tool for HP with channel partners in mind. If you are yet to experience HP iQuote then take a look around by visiting www.hpiquote.net and instantly see the benefits to your distributor or reseller business.

What are the features and benefits of HP iQuote?

•Option compatibility and configuration to reduce errors/reliance on technical pre-sales
•View price and stock while building a quote to get it right first time
•Supports bundle pricing to offer instant discounts to customers
•Drives options attach via validation and marketing assets
•Choice of export format (including Excel / HP SmartQuote XML)
•Buy Now function with online eCommerce integration
•Powerful measurement to help with ROI calculations
•All quotes stored in the channelcentral cloud

For further information on HP iQuote and how it can help your business please contact interested@channelcentral.net

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HP iQuote March 2014 Stats

April 4, 2014

And they are looking good!
It’s been a while since we updated you all on the quote volumes by regions and country so we thought you might be interested to read these! It is fair to say, you have all been busy in the last month.

Regional Statistics
Percentage of total new quotes generate in HP iQuote in March 2014 split into the following regions:

AMS 41.53%
APJ 0.22%
EMEA 58.25%

Country Statistics
The top 10 countries based on new quotes generated were as follows:

US          12219 (USA)
UK          11108 (United Kingdom)
ES           3427 (Spain)
FR           2391 (France)
DE           2080 (Germany)
IT            1567 (Italy)
CL           1442 (Chile)
PE           1398 (Peru)
CA          1282 (Canada)
CO          1051 (Colombia)

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support and usage of HP iQuote. If you have any questions or feedback on HP iQuote or would like any training to help you make the most of the tool please email interested@channelcentral.net.

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Great to meet so many customers at HP GPC last week in Las Vegas

April 1, 2014

Our new Smartphone App Service was a real hit!
channelcentral thoroughly enjoyed the conference and having the chance to meet so many of our old and new valued customers. It was great to hear so much positive feedback on our services such as HP iQuote, Smartphone App and HP Solution Store.

Channelcentral team - GPCIt was very clear to us, that our services make a real difference to the way our customers now do business. Our quotation tools, such as HP iQuote, have made businesses more efficient and have ultimately helped grow revenues. The introduction of our new Smartphone App Service, which allows our customers to quote HP on the move, will help grow revenues even further. This service gained much interest during the conference and we are looking forward to creating bespoke versions of the application for many of you in the coming months.

Featured as part of the PartnerOne stand, the channelcentral team spent 3 days providing demonstrations of our services. A highlight of the week was attending Chuck Smith’s session on Wednesday afternoon, hearing how partners can boost sales quickly and easily. The channelcentral HP iQuote Service featured heavily in this session demonstrating that it is as critical to HP’s business as it is to its Channel Partners.

Thank you to so many of our customers that came to visit us at the stand and for your continued support of our services. channelcentral very much look forward to seeing you again in Las Vegas next year!

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Improved Promotions Navigation in HP iQuote

March 13, 2014

Look out for changes in the HP iQuote menus to make quoting promotional products even easier. A new release of HP iQuote will be made worldwide on Friday 14th March 2014. Here are the improvements:

1. New Menu Item – Promotions on the top menu.

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2. Clicking that takes you to a new promotions page from which you can filter based on various HP promos/programs:

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(the results are all localized for HP’s regional settings).

3. We kept View All in place to show all products (this is the existing view):

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4. Now you can click Avalanche/Flex Attach to see systems that qualify under that program, Top Value/Golden Offers/SmartBuys to see pre-discounted systems and in Latin America: Receta.

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We hope you find this new interface helpful. Please feel free to share your views with us via the Feedback Form.

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Visit us at HP GPC 2014 in Las Vegas

March 12, 2014

For the 3rd consecutive year channelcentral will be at HP’s Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. This year it is from March 24th to 26th at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Come and meet the team (Tim, Terry, Louise and Emma) in the Showcase. We’ll be available to discuss new exciting developments such as HP iQuote 2, HP Solution Store and our new Smartphone App for HP.

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HP GPC 2014 Web Site:
http://h41111.www4.hp.com/gpc/overview.html