QuoteWerks Product Content Subscription
When using our Product Content Subscription (powered by Etilize), you no longer have to download and import product files from the major distributors. It compares prices, gives you product pictures, and customer friendly descriptions and more. It even will show you prices from Amazon, CDW, Dell, and Staples consumer pricing websites so you know what prices your customers will be seeing on those sites.
Integration OverviewCreate Content Rich Quotes and Proposals with QuoteWerks and Etilize
Overview for VARs and MSPsIn this video, you will see an overview of the tools available to IT Professionals within QuoteWerks enabling you to create Content Rich Quotes and Proposals with both speed and efficiency.
No More Importing Products (Etilize)
Customer Friendly Descriptions, Product Images, Spec Sheets, and more
Compare your prices with Consumer Prices
Pulls in consumer pricing from Amazon, CDW, Dell, and Staples.
The QuoteWerks Product Content Subscription provides QuoteWerks users in the IT industry with the part numbers of products from major distributors along with consumer friendly product descriptions, marketing descriptions, and product images. Combined with the QuoteWerks
Real-time Module, the pricing and availability of those parts is also supplied all in one place.
Benefits of the QuoteWerks Product Content Subscription
- Provides a Searchable, drill-down product database "in the cloud". You no longer have to download, import, and maintain product databases from the major distributors
- You no longer have to spend hours scouring the web looking for product images and customer friendly product descriptions to include in your quotes and proposals
- Provides Customer friendly product descriptions
- Provides In depth product summaries with marketing and feature descriptions
- Provides Product weights (when available)
- Provides Product Accessories for up selling (North America and UK)
- Provides Product List Prices (when available)
- Provides side-by-side Product Comparison on Screen and as a PDF
- Provides Similar Item options - useful when items are not in stock
- Provides Upsell Item options - useful for providing Good, Better, Best Options
- Provides Consumer Pricing from Amazon, CDW, Dell, and Staples
- Having more complete and more attractive looking proposal will impress your customers
The in depth marketing and feature descriptions from the QuoteWerks Product Subscription (powered by Etilize) will impress your customers and give them a good feel for how the products you are quoting will benefit them - much more so than a cryptic description that only identifies the model and product that is being sold.
Quote with Cryptic Distributor Descriptions
Quote with QuoteWerks Content Subscription Pictures and Descriptions
Easily Find Products
Search by Keyword or combination of keywords, Manufacturer, Category/Subcategory, and even limit the results to the distributors that you have real-time setup for.
The ability to easily find options and accessories enables will quickly save you and your team time and money. Manufacturers provide Etilize with suggested options. Have you ever quoted a color laser printer and wondered what toner you should also include? This is no longer a problem - just click on the accessories tab for the product in Etilize and select "Toners & Cartridges". This is also very effective when quoting high end networking hardware and servers & workstations.
Similar Items contain a list of products that are similar in feature set to the product you are looking at. This is particularly useful when the item you searched for is not in stock, you can use this to find a similar product that is in stock. This also provides you with an easy way to see a list of products to Cross-Sell.
Upsell items contain a list of products would be an up sell to the selected product using Etilize's advanced suggested selling engine. These products will be better products with more features and usually sold for a higher price. With this, you can easily provide Good, Better, Best options on your quotes increasing the chance that customers will choose the higher priced items, increasing your sales.
The QuoteWerks Product Content subscription supports side-by-side comparison of Etilize items. You can compare up to 15 items at the same time (limited by monitor size). The compare displays all the attributes of each item in a table format.
There is an option to "Highlight Product Differences" making it easy to pin point differences between the items. You can also see all the prices and availability for all the items for all the distributors at the same time empowering you with all the information needed to make the best choice for your needs. Similar to the Etilize panel, you can click the distributor part number to view the item on the distributor website, any part numbers found by the PartLocator will be displayed with bulls-eye icon next to it, and the lowest cost for each item is indicated in green. You can also select an individual item and display the Etilize panel giving you access to more detailed warehouse availability and also the consumer pricing. You can quickly de-clutter and remove comparison results that are not available from your distributor(s) and/or not in stock.
You can even create a PDF file of the Product Feature comparison table (not including pricing) and add it to quote to present to your customer.
Use our Content Subscription With Other Sources
Content Subscription data can be used with Native and External Product Sources like Autotask, ConnectWise, QuickBooks, and others. You can use the QuoteWerks Product Content with distributors that Etilize does not provide part numbers for.If you purchase from Comstor, D&H, Ingram Micro, or TD SYNNEX, you may never need to import their databases again! The Etilize cloud database contains their part numbers and descriptions. Companies in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia can take advantage of the innovative onscreen price comparison functionality. With this, you instantly know which distributors have your items in stock, in which warehouse, and your current cost.
We obtain data from three sources:
- Etilize - Provides customer friendly descriptions and part numbers for multiple distributors.
- PartLocator - Translates a manufacturer part number into a specific distributor part number. This is especially useful when not found in Etilize.
- Real-time P&A - Communicates directly with the distributor, obtaining pricing and availability.
|Arlinton (formerly Digitek)|
|Comstor / Westcon|
|Dexxxon Digital Storage|
|Comstor / Westcon|
The Product Content Subscription contains access to both Etilize and PartLocator content. The Product Content Subscription is not included with the realtime module.
*Limited Support: If you work with one of the distributors indicated in the "Limited Support" column, then the distributor part numbers for these individual distributors are not available through Etilize or the PartLocator. For these distributors we simply use the Manufacturer Part number to request pricing and availability because these distributors allow XML requests based on the manufacturer part number or actually use the manufacturer part number as their distributor part number.
Real-time: To obtain real-time pricing and availability, QuoteWerks needs the Distributor/Vendor Part number. If only the Real-time column is selected, QuoteWerks does not obtain the necessary part number from Etilize or the PartLocator. In this scenario, a product database must be maintained by you for the specific distributor(s). For additional information, please contact QuoteWerks Technical Support.
As a supplement to the distributor part numbers provided by Etilize, QuoteWerks has formed strategic alliances with distributors to provide you with a more complete listing of items available in the channel. When a part number is not found in an Etilize search, the QuoteWerks PartLocator will find them. The PartLocator returns distributor part numbers and list prices as available. You must have a real-time xml account with these distributors in order to receive their list price and to see their part numbers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Real-time Module license count (subject to reserved concurrency). Etilize provides content for IT, consumer electronics, household appliances, photography, and telecom related products. Contact QuoteWerks Sales for more information.
Is it possible to have the realtime module without the PartLocator?
Yes, but you will have to maintain your own product databases for TD SYNNEX, Ingram Micro, D&H, Comstor, and others.
Is it possible to have the Product Content Subscription without the Realtime module?
No. The Product Content Subscription count will match the number of realtime licenses that you have.
Why do I need the Product Content Subscription (powered by Etilize) in addition to the Real-time Module?
It is important to understand what each component does.
The core of each:
- Realtime Module: Enables communication with the Distributors for Pricing and Available, Ordering, and more.
- Product Content Subscription: Provides Distributor Part Numbers, Descriptions, Pictures, PartLocator, Etilize Data, and more.
Does it sound like they are similar? That is because they work together. The Product Content Subscription enables you to search Etilize for products and then, based on those results, data from the PartLocator is merged into the results. The Vendor and Distributor Part Numbers returned from the Product Content Subscription are used by the Realtime Module to obtain Pricing and Availability.
If you do not have the Product Content Subscription, then you will need to maintain a product database for each Distributor that you work with. This will require importing a delimited text file (as an example, TD SYNNEX has hundreds of thousands of products that you would need to maintain). The Product Content Subscription takes care of this for you.
How do you know if you are using the Product Content Subscription?
If you use the Etilize Product Source or anything that has the Etilize icon, you are using the Product Content Subscription. There are other aspects of the subscription as well.