The rapid acceptance of iQuote Express in the market and by other software developers is based on Results Internationals careful listening to requests by programmers and end users like you. The following summarizes things that iQuote Express delivers on that have made it a success.
Ease of Use
iQuote Express was built to work the way YOU
This no nonsense approach
is supported with a wealth of usage aids such as talking
demos, very strategic tool tips, and a Left to
Right Icon Methodology to creating quotations.
iQuote Express focus is on Usage
q iQuote Express functionality is easy to access, powerful, and most of all, Simple to Use
Most functions can be accomplished in iQuote Express
within 6 mouse clicks.
Results International is pioneering a new trend to
achieve the most effective application usage with the
amount of mouse clicks possible
iQuote Express users to focus on business
Sending your Quotes by Internet above and Beyond
Conventional Hard Copy Form
q Sending quotes via the Internet as PDF or RTF files can help you spin circles around your competitors that still are sending quotes only by fax. Emailed quotes are easier for your customers to review and distribute internally, thus putting your quote at the Top of the Heap
The ability to send Quotes
files and related attachments to customers over the
q Sometimes just Sending a Quote is not enough to Close Business
-Letters of Reference, an MS Word Proposal, Scanned Drawings, an MS Project Plan etc. may be necessary for you to send your customers in order for them to get the full picture of your product/service offering.
-Combine this functionality with iQuote Express powerful quoting database engine (for quick retrieval & manipulation) and you have a tool that will enable you to further attain your customers mind share while your competitors are still sending quotes through outdated methods.
Reading of Email
Addresses from your favorite CRM
iQuote Express instinctively reads the email
address of your customers that reside in your
CRM application, this making it easier to send quotations
to your prospect & customer base.
Seamless Integration with
your CRM, iQuote Express and your Accounting System while
in the Field.
Finally you or your satellite office(s) can create
quotations in the field and, synchronize pricing, quotes
& completed orders with your head office. In moments
the accepted orders can be transferred to your accounting system without
retyping anything !!
Is your Accounting or ERP system
iQuote Compatible ??
How it Works
With the synchronization component of your CRM activated,
iQuote reads the name and addresses detail from your CRM.
With your acquisition of iQuote Replication for NT,
iQuote Express will synchronize net changes from your
field computer(s) to iQuote Express in your head office.
Based on the options and intervals you determine, iQuote
Express will consolidate and harmonize pricelists and
completed orders from the field with your Accounting
The End Results include:
True Closed Loop Selling
Your customer/prospect data is entered once into your CRM application, read by iQuote Express and pushed into the accounting system when the Quotation is accepted
Seamless Front Office and Back Office Integration
Your sales team is free to sell and manage quotations in the field while providing Accounting with the proper information to invoice orders.
Increased Administrative Efficiency by reducing the
likelihood of costly mistakes by retyping orders into
your accounting system.
translates into the most effective CRM to Accounting
Proven, Field Tested
The replication engine is completely
separate from the synchronization component of your CRM
package. This ensures that we can provide you with
additional functionality and workflow effectiveness on a
timeline within our control.
iQuote Express has a migration path to iQuote 5.0 Professional Series as well as the upcoming iQuote for SQL. This ensures that you will never outgrow your usage and investment with iQuote Express as your company expands.
Thus your investment in iQuote Express will be amortized for the long term. Results International is the only vendor who currently provides this migration philosophy.
iQuote Express can operate
Mobile with Synchronization
ODBC vs. DDE
Microsoft's first database connection technologies was
DDE. More recent
technologies such as ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)
and OLE automation were developed.
utilizes ODBC connectivity and OLE Automation.
allows iQuote Express to handle your growing CRM
databases faster than applications that use the slower
and older DDE technology.
With several CRM packages you can even use iQuote without having your CRM open.
iQuote Express is written 100% in MS Access
origins have been in MS Access database since inception.
developments at Microsoft allow MS Access to be extended
into very large corporations, and multiple platforms. The
scale ability of the programming language, in conjunction
with its connectability with other Microsoft products
such as MS office etc allow integrators and customers to
link, build or tie other applications to iQuote Express
in order to further enhance the value to the end user.
tables, Reports and Screens are kept open so SQL and ODBC
statements can be applied to the database.
One customer in Mexico even
created a Spanish version of the Quote reports on their
own for the Mexican market ...if you have access to MS
Access developers (a very common skill set in the IT
industry) you can build, use and potentially resell add
ons to iQuote Express
That is powerful...
Tested Links to Distributor and Vendor
Lists that can be used
line and realistically On line
very happy with the effective and use friendly
Price Book Manager within iQuote Express.
iQuote Express allows the following usage effectiveness
q Import of price lists from various formats including Excel and ASCII, Access and Comma Delimited.
q Ability to save the Price Book Import routines in order to re use for future price updates.
q Ability to Protect your Product Descriptions, from being overwritten by updates.
This is where many other applications fail.
An on line link to price books from your vendors may force you to use their standard product descriptions .which may not be effective for your target audience.
As a result you may be forced to retype the descriptions every time you quote on the item.
Recognizing this, iQuote Express allows you to import price lists and protect your product descriptions (that youve created for your market), cost or selling price from being overwritten.by price updates !!!
If a price for a product you quoted on two months ago has changed iQuote Express will notify you the next time you retrieve the quote !!
q Ability to import multiple price lists from multiple vendors
q Gone are the days of lugging heavy product catalogues around.
Acrobat Writer is required