SOURCE: Quosal

www.quosal.com

December 17, 2009 07:01 ET

Quosal Announces Immediate Availability, Support for Microsoft SQL Azure Cloud for Its On-Demand Sales Quote and Proposal Platform

Provides Sales Teams With Turn-Key, Secure and Cost-Effective Way to Host Quosal

WOODINVILLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Quosal Inc. today announced full support and immediate availability for Microsoft® SQL Azure™ Database cloud for its on-demand Quote and Proposal platform. With SQL Azure support, Quosal offers sales teams a cost-effective, highly secure and turn-key way to host and backup their Quosal data and access the application from multiple locations, desktop and/or device.

Quosal, which can be deployed as an installed or on-demand application, is the ultimate software tool for the preparation, delivery and management of both simple form-based quotes and complex, multi-section proposals. With Quosal users can create timely, accurate, high-quality and attractive quotes and proposals with tight CRM integration and up-to-the-minute pricing, availability, promotions, product specs, images and more -- in a fraction of the time it normally takes.

In its review of Quosal, Small Business Computing.com (www.smallbusinesscomputing.com) said, "Quosal's handsomely designed interface is one of the best-looking user interfaces we've seen on a business application... no matter what type of documents your sales staff needs in order to pitch a deal, from simple price quotes to lengthy scope-of-work proposals, Quosal has you covered. It makes creating quotes easy -- and tracking them in one place even easier."

Using Quosal Order Porter, sales professionals can create personal web pages for customers who can electronically select desired options, confirm their order, and digitally sign-off on the contract. Order Porter can also be used as collaboration platform for colleagues to make comments/updates to quotes and proposals as they go through the sales process.

Leveraging its advanced architecture and self-maintaining database, Quosal is off-the-shelf compatible with SQL Azure in a move that further distances it from competitive products.

"With Azure, a Quosal customer can quickly have a shared database for their quotes and proposals in a matter of minutes," said Kent McNall, Quosal founder and CEO. "Whether a company has 2, 10, or 50 users that need to access the central data, it's equally simple to set up the shared data access for everyone to use."

Azure hosting requires little or no administrative set-up, though Quosal will offer professional service support, including Azure account set up, configuration and database management. Quosal will also provide an equally easy and convenient implementation for users who have obtained their own Azure accounts from Microsoft or other providers.

"Microsoft offers excellent options for cloud-hosted databases, and many of our users will pay only $9.95 per month for full hosting services, which is a tremendous value for a secure, reliable, universally available Quosal database that's hosted in your own geographical region. Microsoft is also offering some great start-up promotions," added McNall.

In addition to offering geographical data support with Azure, Quosal offers a flexible range of deployment options ranging from single-user PC to complete enterprise deployments via shared central databases or hosted databases.

About Quosal, Inc.

Quosal (www.quosal.com) is the first all-in-one software platform that automates sales quote and proposal preparation, delivery and management. With Quosal, sales professionals can create timely, accurate, high-quality and attractive quotes and/or proposals electronically with built-in up-to-the-minute pricing and availability, promotions, product specs, images and more. Using Quosal Order Porter, sales professionals can create personal web pages for customers who can electronically select desired options, confirm their order, and digitally sign-off on the contract. For sales managers, Quosal delivers transparency and deep visibility into the quote and proposal cycle, eliminates backlog, and significantly reduces sales cycles. For more information please visit www.quosal.com.