Quosal Takes Visual Quoting to Apple iPadBy Ericka Chickowski | Posted 2011-11-01 Email Print
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Sales quote and proposal platform provider Quosal is now offering through the App Store, a new Visual Quoting app for the iPad.
The makers of the Quosal sales quote and proposal platform have released a new mobile add-on that will make it possible to use its visual quoting feature within its Order Porter software for the iPad. The goal is to help resellers and IT service provider sales staff members who spend more time on the road than in the office.
The app is available immediately throught he App Store.
Quosal initially rolled out Visual Quoting with the release of Quosal 2012 in August. The feature allows users to convert any image into a format that can be imported into Quosal so that customer quotes and proposals can be prepared by clicking on designated areas within the image.
"Quoting and receiving approvals while you are still onsite with your client is key to increasing your sales and cash flow," says Kent McNall, CEO of Quosal. "With this new release, our partners will be able to use the Visual Quoting templates they've already created in Quosal right on their iPads."
On top of the addition of Visual Quoting, the new mobile app features improved reporting and inquiry capabilities. The app now has special modes for managers and salespeople, giving management enterprise-wide data collated by offices, locations are sales reps and allowing the sales staff to compare their data to company sales leaders.
"We've greatly extended the analytics aspect of Quosal," says McNall. "This new reporting provides insights and sales quoting metrics most companies have never had available to them before."
With a longtime partnership on the books with ConnectWise and the addition of ConnectWise and Autotask APIs to integrate with its latest proposal framework, Bothell, Wash.-based Quosal has been on a campaign the past couple of years to woo the technology channel market. In fact, back in May the company saw an infusion of cash ConnectWise Capital, the investment arm of the PSA vendor.
"Quosal has grown from a startup company with an empty client list to a market leader in the mission-critical quote and proposal automation space," said Arnie Bellini, CEO at ConnectWise and co-founder of ConnectWise Capital, at the time of the investment announcement. "We have seen the benefits of the Quosal solution in our own business. The significant supoort Quosal provides to the too-often ignored quoting process has resonated within the IT Nation."
In addition to its connections with ConnectWise and Autotask, Quosal also integrates with Salesforce.com, Sage ACT! and SalesLogix, and Microsoft CRM.