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Product Quoting Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132549D
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-21
Document File: 5 page(s) / 2M

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Gregory L. Bradley: ATTORNEY

Abstract

The Product Quoting Tool is an Excel VBA program. The tool accomplishes several tasks in one. A quote for a product, such as a MEDRAD medical injector, can be created while working with someone at a site, giving them a very accurate picture as to how much the product with the selected options is going to cost. This includes not just the equipment, but MAP pricing, and extended region charges. The tool will help limit errors in the order process - it allows "mixing and matching" of features and accessories, but limits the "mixing and matching" to only compatible items. An example of this is ordering the correct ISI cable for the scanning system the site has. The quote that this program creates can also be sent to customer support, and the actual SAP order can be created with all the information created by this program.

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Technical Publication No. 05-009

Product Quoting Tool

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Anthony R. Barbati, Jeff Kelly, Rhett Harper, Gary Bastin, Margaret Cavanaugh

The Product Quoting Tool is an Excel VBA program.  The tool accomplishes several tasks in one.  A quote for a product, such as a MEDRAD medical injector, can be created while working with someone at a site, giving them a very accurate picture as to how much the product with the selected options is going to cost.  This includes not just the equipment, but MAP pricing, and extended region charges.
The tool will help limit errors in the order process - it allows "mixing and matching" of features and accessories, but limits the "mixing and matching" to only compatible items. An example of this is ordering the correct ISI cable for the scanning system the site has.  The quote that this program creates can also be sent to customer support, and the actual SAP order can be created with all the information created by this program.

SPECIFICATION

The novel features of the Product Quoting Tool are:
A quote can be developed in real time, helping to shorten the sales process and show both the sales rep and the customer exactly what components they are ordering, and at what cost.
The Product Quoting Tool includes all options available to a MEDRAD product, such as the Avanta injector.  This includes long range destination charges, MAP pricing (both standard and partnership), install costs, a discount, and any trade-in units.
The summary screen displays all the options and components that are being purchased. The summary screen is broken up into 2 windows. One window displays the items that a discount is being applied to. The second window displays the items that are not eligible for discounting.
When this tool has finished running, the output is placed on a excel worksheet. This allows the quote to be printed, or e-mailed.
The output includes:
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