SOURCE: iQuoteXpress

iQuoteXpress

October 11, 2010 15:21 ET

iQuoteXpress Launches New Automated Quotation Application

New SaaS App Automates Sales Estimating Process for Faster and More Accurate Quotations of Products and Services

STUDIO CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  iQuoteXpress, a worldwide provider of sales proposal, catalog management and reporting software, has introduced a new application and dynamic Web catalog designed to automate the sales quotation process for small/mid-sized businesses to large enterprises. This new approach to creating customized sales proposals and quotations dramatically reduces the time it takes to develop a proposal, eliminates common mistakes made by sales agents, and provides customers and prospects with accurate and appealing proposals.

The iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager is a managed/hosted service that administers the contents of an organization's sales catalog. Using up-to-date products and service information, sales agents navigate product and pricing detail from suppliers and develop sales quotations using product photo and description. iQuoteXpress features marketing information and product datasheets, and suggests related products and services. The proposal management functions make it easy to generate fast and accurate proposals that include appropriate discounts and configurable terms and conditions.

"Our goal in developing the iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager was to enable any user to provide proposals in just minutes, which appear to have taken hours to prepare," said Scott Zornig, vice president, iQuoteXpress. "This means sales agents spend more time in front of customers and less time behind a desk. The iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager combines a dynamic Web catalog, contact management databases, account administration tools and activity reports that makes the quotation generation process fast, easy and accurate."

Automating Sales Quotations/Proposals
The iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager has five core features: a dynamic Web catalog, proposal management, customer management, product configuration and comprehensive reporting features.

Customers use an up-to-date secure hosted database of products and pricing information from the organization's portfolio. Each product or service features complete marketing information, product and service data sheets, a list of related products and services for add-on sales, and details on installation procedures or service offerings. Products and services can be added or deleted in a mouse click and the revised estimates recalculate automatically.

Sales agents use the proposal management features to select products for the quotation and link the quotations to an assigned account. This creates a database record of customer interaction that can be used by sales management to more accurately forecast sales and inventory. Similar opportunities for any user can easily be cloned to save time in generating proposals. Some of the features of the iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager include: varied print options, easy tax management to calculate different state sales tax rates, effective discount management features, and a configurable terms and conditions function to accommodate the needs of different clients.

The iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager has some customer relationship management functionality that allows it to integrate with popular CRM applications or managed services, or it can act as a simple CRM application on its own. Sales agents can use iQuoteXpress to manage general contact information to billing/shipping details, and can even call up data on prospects with similar profiles.

The comprehensive reporting features in iQuoteXpress Proposal Manager can be used to generate reports based on multiple criteria including: quota, new accounts, proposals, gross margins, forecasting and probability, revenue and more. This flexible reporting tool lets management see what's working and what needs attention to maximize sales and more effectively manage inventory.

About iQuoteXpress
Based in Southern California with international offices in Panama, iQuoteXpress is a leading Software-as-a-Service company specializing in quotation management software used by SMB business development professionals in a variety of vertical industries. 

iQuoteXpress is used by businesses throughout the North America, primarily in SMB organizations that feature online catalogues of products and services. iQuoteXpress is headquartered in Southern California with development and support services provided in Central America. For more information and a demonstration of iQuoteXpress, go to www.iQuoteXpress.com.

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