April 2017 Newsletter
- Netformx News
- New Product Strategy Blog: 5 Lessons from my first 100 Days
- Netformx Collaborates with Oracle CPQ Cloud to Deliver Best-of-Breed Sales Enablement to IT Solution Providers
- Netformx to deliver Improved Enterprise Sales Processes to Optus Business
- DesignXpert News
- Quality Network Components’ Optical Transceivers and Direct Attach Cables in the KnowledgeBase
- Enable Simple Save to Share Projects in DesignXpert
- Netformx KnowledgeBase Includes Check Point Solutions for Managing Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Security
- ChannelXpert News
- WEBINAR TODAY! Take 30 Minutes to Better Monetize IT Solution Proposals”
- Automatically Analyze BOMs to Identify Missed Opportunities to Increase Profitability
- Netformx Resources
- Customer Experience Nirvana when Delivering IT Solutions: Is it Possible?
- Watch the DesignXpert v18.0 Webinar
- Visit the Updated Website – It is a Great User Resource
- Netformx Events
- Oracle Modern Customer Experience (April 25-27)
- Cisco Solution Partner Forum (June 1)
- Cisco Live (June 25-29)
- Cisco Technical Leadership Council (June 26-27)
5 Lessons from My First 100 Days
A Blog by Melissa Borza, VP of Product Strategy and Marketing
First days are awesome. Everything is fresh and new and exciting. My first day working at Netformx, about 100 days ago, started with an Uber to Newark’s International Terminal. So, I spent most of my first day as Netformx’s head of product management, strategy and marketing flying around the globe from EWR to TLV. Now that I’ve got more than 100 days under . . .
Netformx Collaborates with Oracle CPQ Cloud to Deliver Best-of-Breed Sales Enablement to IT Solution Providers
- Enabling an end-to-end workflow, Netformx DesignXpert users sync designs with Oracle CPQ Cloud
- Seamless access increases productivity, accuracy, and competitiveness in the delivery of IT Solution Proposal
LAS VEGAS, NV—April 25, 2017—Netformx®, a leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration platforms for IT solution providers and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today at Oracle Modern Customer Experience the integration of DesignXpert® with Oracle CPQ Cloud. Netformx DesignXpert enables . . .
Netformx to Deliver Improved Enterprise Sales Processes to Optus Business
Netformx DesignXpert helps transform enterprise proposal generation
Melbourne, Australia—March 8, 2017—Netformx®, the leader in sales enablement platforms for IT solution providers, announced today that Optus Business is enhancing its use of Netformx DesignXpert® to improve turnaround and creation of multivendor proposals. DesignXpert is part of the Netformx Digital Ecosystem-as-a-Service (ESaaS) that . . .
Netformx KnowledgeBase Incorporates Quality Network Components’ Optical Transceivers and Direct Attach Cables
Quality Network Components is a leading manufacturer and distributor of optical solutions. Using Netformx DesignXpert – Platinum Edition, Quality Network Components’ optical transceivers and direct attach cables can now be accessed from the KnowledgeBase and incorporated into complete solution designs for the Enterprise. In the next phase, QNC will incorporate additional products, such as its Media Converter line, fiber patch cables, patch panels, and PCIe cards, as well as its MUX/DEMUX, OADM in CWDM/DWDM applications.
Enable Simple Save to Share Projects in DesignXpert
Collaborate, Protect, and Analyze your Projects
If you are onboarded to the Netformx Hub, we highly recommend you enable Simple Save. With Simple Save enabled, every time you hit Save or Save-As, a copy of the Project automatically (and silently) gets placed on your slice of the Project Repository on the Hub. Once enabled, your projects will be backed up to the Netformx Hub, and you’ll be able to start sharing those projects with other DesignXpert users through the built-in Share option inside DesignXpert. We recommend watching the 1 minute video for setting the Simple Save feature. Otherwise we recommend viewing the October Webinar “Leveraging the Netformx Hub” with additional details on all the new Project Repository features. If you are not onboarded to the Hub, contact your account manager or email@example.com.
Netformx KnowledgeBase Includes Check Point Solutions for Managing Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Security
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is the largest network cyber security vendor globally, providing industry-leading solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of threats. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises – from networks to mobile devices – in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management.
Take 30 Minutes to Better Monetize IT Solution Proposals” A Netformx Webinar
For anyone that interacts with CCW and cares about rebates, analytics, metrics, and delivering a winning proposal
Thursday, April 27
8:30 am PDT (GMT-7:00)
Abbey Tewari, Sr. Product Manager at Netformx will cover how ChannelXpert provides a Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard to better manage your Cisco relationship. Instead of manually accessing multiple, complex vendor systems and grinding through data, users can focus on the business: taking actions to maximize profits and gross margins and reduce risks.
He will also cover significant enhancements with ChannelXpert v2.4 with a completely overhauled BOM Analyzer, better Rebate program insight, enhanced upsell features with R2A, improved dashboards, and more.
Automatically Analyze BOMs to Identify Missed Opportunities to Increase Profitability
Do you analyze your Bills of Materials (BOMs) to determine the promotional rebates and discounts you will receive? Have you identified all the opportunities to increase margins? How are you managing your risks, such as eliminating restocking charges from End-of-Life equipment included in the BOM?
IT solution providers may take hours or even weeks to manually analyze BOMs to answer these questions. To manually analyze BOMS, solution providers need to gather relevant information from multiple vendor systems and then match to the BOM’s SKUs. But that information may be out-of-date and may not align with the vendor’s strategy to, for example, migrate to subscription models. Some solution providers inadvertently sell stock that will be end-of-life by the time it is received by their customer, resulting in expensive restocking charges. Many solution providers don’t have the resources to analyze BOMs at all or lack the time to gather and analyze the required information. As a result, they miss out on substantial financial benefits.
Released in version 2.4, the Netformx ChannelXpert – BOM Analyzer makes it easy to analyze your BOMs to assure that you are taking advantage of opportunities to increase margins and profitability–without taking years to gain the expertise or weeks to do the analysis.
Customer Experience Nirvana when Delivering IT Solutions: Is it Possible?
by Ittai Bareket, Netformx CEO
San Francisco Chronicle – Customer Experience Special Insert
Do you remember the days of arriving at a hotel and spending an hour trying to get onto the company’s network to pick up your email? Things are much simpler these days. But are they really?
The technology is much more sophisticated and powerful, but it changes rapidly, and while network access is easier, other burdens are placed on the user. To get WiFi for our household Internet my service provider brought a modem, installed it, and . . .
A Major Release of DesignXpert v18.0 – Find Out About All that is New
Marshall Eisenberg, Senior Strategy and Product Marketing Manager at Netformx covers the changes in DesignXpert v.18.0 with a completely revised user experience, easier to access features, and a continuation of our Project structure migration based on SQLite. Things covered include the refreshed ribbon, the new Undo option, easier Cisco ONE Conversion and replacement, an improved validate experience, upgraded simple save and much more .
The Netformx Websites Gets a Refresh to Make User Resources Easier to Find
We have been making some minor updates to the website to make it easier to search for the information you need to make you more successful when using Netformx products. The search bar and more options are available at the top of each page instead of scrolling to the footer. Are you still struggling to find the information you need? Let us know!
Oracle Modern Customer Experience
April 25-27, 2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 1, 2017
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June 25-29, 2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 26-27, 2017
Las Vegas Nevada
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