Updating Quotes with pricing and availability from your distributor integrations just got a whole lot easier. With the release of Distributor Pricing and Availability Updates, you can now instantly access live price/availability updates from your distributors (Ingram, TechData, etc.) when creating, editing or saving Quotes!
When you create, revise or save any Quote that includes Line Items from a distributor integration, you'll be able to confirm availability, see whether the price has been updated by the distributor, and find out if there's a lower price at another available distributor. This will help you manage your margins and ensure you can fulfill your orders :)
How it Works
When creating or revising a Pending or Draft Quote, we now show:
The logo of each distributor on the Line Item if that Line Item was added from a distributor integration via ProductCloud:
Occasionally, a red exclamation icon may show. Hovering over the tooltip will show one of the messages below:
The product is no longer available from that distributor
A better price is available from one of your other distributor integrations
A better price is available from the currently chosen distributor
The product is available from the distributor but the quantity on the Quote exceeds what is in stock with that distributor
When creating or revising a Pending or Draft Quote, you can now:
Click the distributor logo for any Line Items coming from your distributors to quickly select a different distributor in ProductCloud.
Click "Update via Product Cloud" from the Line Item menu for any Line Items coming from your distributors to quickly select a different distributor in ProductCloud:
Additional Note: If you're updating a Line Item via ProductCloud, the button shows "Update" instead of "Add to Quote"
Pro Tip: When you Save as Draft we also check each Line Item to verify pricing and availability from your distributors and then refresh the page. If you've been working on a Quote for a while, this is a great way to quickly check all Line Items on your Quote against your distributors before you Publish it and send it to your customer.