Purchasing through ITscope: new tools make your ICT procurement easier — Part 1

A fresh layout and new features: The purchasing area within ITscope has been completely restructured and extended by new tools during the past months. Feedback and requests from numerous ITscope users have been directly integrated into the reconstruction of the area.

The new features are currently still staged in our test lab but will be released to all ITscope users shortly. You may activate the new purchasing area here.

If you have already used the current purchasing area, you will likely get along instantly. We have seamlessly integrated the new features into the proven interface but added important tools for collaboration and comprehensive procurement procedures for sales and buying agents.

In this article, you will read what’s new and how you can max out your benefits from the new functionalities.

  1. New layout: multiple shopping carts for segmentation of your demands
  2. Send online price inquiries to several distributors at the same time
  3. Seamless integration: order directly from within a quote
  4. Easier collaboration between team members
  5. Context is king: all information that you need

1. New layout: multiple shopping carts for segmentation of your demands

As soon as you have activated the new purchasing area in our test lab, you will see a “General cart”. You can expand this cart now by clicking on the arrow icon on the left of the cart name and will see the three status columns that you are already used to: Shopping cart, Non-placed orders and Placed orders.

The zoom functionality lets you view more details of each of your shopping carts. Simply click on the little square icon with arrows inside on the top left corner of the cart that you would like to see in detail.

By clicking on the button “Create cart”, you may add as many new shopping carts as you would like. This enables you to divide your demands 100% individually and according to the requirements of your organisation. Especially for large purchasing team (or when buying and sales agents simultaneously work within the purchasing area of ITscope) profit from this new feature.

Here are a few examples of how you could segment your purchasing area into multiple shopping carts:

  • By customer: Segment your procurement work by customers or customer groups. This is particularly favourable if you have customers that regularly request products from you.
  • By project: With more comprehensive ICT projects, various article are often needed in larger amounts. By allocating these items to separate project carts, clarity is significantly increased and you will remain on top of your projects.
  • By agent: If your customers have a permanent account manager within your company, then it might be useful to create shopping carts by employees.
  • By time of requirement: Do you typically order on a daily basis but would like to collect items for certain projects until the order is placed officially? Then you might want to create one shopping cart for “daily requirements” and one for “in progress”.
  • By mode of dispatch: Which articles shall be sent to you, and which ones must be directly delivered to your customers via dropshipment? By dividing your purchasing board into shopping carts “for dropshipment” and “direct delivery to us”, you can minimize the risk of confusing shipping modes.

Obviously, you can move all articles conveniently by drag & drop between your shopping carts at any time.

All shopping carts can be filtered by assigned user or status, too. By using the “Archive” functionality, you can blend out those orders that are no longer needed.

2. Online price inquiries »

340 distributors in one strike! — ITscope @ CEBIT 2018

On June 11, CEBIT will open its gates in Hannover again: with a fresh logo and a brand-new concept, the world’s biggest trade fair for information technology will one again attract countless international visitors. Apart from all the innovations that have been announced, one thing will remain unchanged: The channels meets to trade.

This is exactly what happens on ITscope.com every day: with more than 8,000 resellers and 340 distributors, ITscope offers a unique trading network for the entire ICT industry. Book your personal 1×1 demo slot and get to know the various new features of ITscope for ICT resellers live:

  • Order more than 3 mio ICT products directly in ITscope
  • Inquire prices from multiple suppliers online and in one go
  • Smartly split your product demand & order at optimal cost
  • Use 1 order interface for all 340 distributors
  • Seamless integration into your ERP & webshop
  • CNET & Full Icecat content
  • and much more…

Meet us and our stand partner weclapp in hall 13, stand E38 and grab one of the much sought-after ITscope partner tickets!*

 

RSVP now »
 

There’s news for suppliers and manufacturers of ITC products, too!

ITscope offers various sales-promotional features for the sellers’ side as well. Learn how to seamlessly expand your customer network, gain valuable market insights for your research and sales planning, and accelerate your processes by connecting to the ITscope EDI. Also, experience the new price inquiry tool within ITscope live and discover how to get the most out of it for your sales activities.

You can RSVP here »

We are looking forward to seeing you!

June 11th – 15th, 2018
hall 13, stand E38

*only while stocks last

ITscope’s ‘Most Wanted’ Market Barometer Q1/2018

Apple Watch 3 tops, Galaxy S9 flops, mining recession and DRAM turnaround have lost impact

ITscope’s “Most Wanted” market barometer Q1/2018 is out now – with all current top sellers from 11 categories plus the best newcomers at ITscope.com:

  • Graphics boards and mainboards: Bitcoin fever still showing signs of aftershocks#
  • TFTs: Dell to seize gold and silver again, loses bronze to HP though
  • Notebooks: MacBook Air continues to lead, but Lenovo is hot on their heels
  • Tablets: Microsoft precedes with two Surcafe products this time, Samsung is the loser of the quarter
  • Smartphones: Galaxy S9 bombs, but Samsung is increasingly becoming a serious rival for Apple
  • Storage systems: DRAM price turnaround has not yet shown its impact

View the latest issue of ITscope’s “Most Wanted” market barometer as PDF or get detailed figures from this MS Excel-File.

And these are the 30 most active newcomers with hot seller potential:

Pos. Manufacturer & product name Manufacturer # Listed since Q1 clicks
# 1 Samsung 860 EVO 250GB MZ-76E250B/EU 09.01.2018 6229
# 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 32 GB black SM-T580NZKEDBT 14.12.2017 2618
# 3 HP Probook 450 G5, 15,6″, i5-8250U 3KY96EA#ABD 05.12.2017 2277
# 4 Transcend StoreJet Cloud 210 8TB TS8TSJC210K 01.12.2017 1168
# 5 Apple iMac Pro, Retina 5K, 27″, Intel Xeon W 8-Core MQ2Y2D/A 15.12.2017 991
# 6 Samsung Gear VR SM-R324NZAANEE 06.01.2018 963
# 7 Garmin vívofit 4 010-01847-13 03.01.2018 867
# 8 HPE Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition P00487-041 05.12.2017 793
# 9 AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, 4-Core, AMD Radeon Vega 8 YD2200C5FBBOX 12.02.2018 760
# 10 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5710DWF, C11CG03401 05.01.2018 693
# 11 Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 4GB 11265-31-20G 07.02.2018 671
# 12 Samsung WM55H, 55″, UHD, Touchscreen LH55WMHPTWC/EN 02.01.2018 667
# 13 Apple 38 mm watch strap, orange MQUT2ZM/A 07.12.2017 666
# 14 Fractal Design Define R6 FD-CA-DEF-R6-BK 20.12.2017 557
# 15 Gigabyte B250-FinTech, LGA1151, 11x PCIe x1 GA-B250-FINTECH 26.01.2018 533
# 16 Samsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, black SM-G960FZKDDBT 27.02.2018 505
# 17 LC Power LC1800 V2.31, 1800W LC1800 V2.31 27.01.2018 490
# 18 Samsung Flip Stand STN-WM55H STN-WM55H/EN 06.01.2018 453
# 19 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5210DW C11CG06401 05.01.2018 435
# 20 Apple Pencil Case Fuchsia Pink MR582ZM/A 06.12.2017 367
# 21 Optoma EH461 – DLP-Beamer – 3D E1P1D0YWE1Z1 13.12.2017 353
# 22 HPE LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge, 12 TB / 30 TB Q2078A 06.12.2017 272
# 23 Shuttle XPC slim XH270, Sockel 1151 XH270 13.12.2017 251
# 24 Plantronics Blackwire C325-M 204446-101 19.12.2017 228
# 25 BenQ InstaShow WDC10, Wireless HDMI 9H.JF878.N4E 12.12.2017 214
# 26 Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus CS-KITPLUS-K9 01.12.2017 188
# 27 SanDisk Ultra Fit, 128 GB, USB 3.1 Gen 2 SDCZ430-128G-G46 02.12.2017 181
# 28 Corsair H150i Pro RGB, 360mm Radiator CW-9060031-WW 04.01.2018 167
# 29 LG 55UV661H, 55″, UHD 55UV661H 19.12.2017 159
# 30 RaidSonic IB-HUB1408-U3, 4-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 IB-HUB1408-U3 10.01.2018 157

Check: 10,000 registered ICT companies on ITscope.com!

ITscope anniversary: 10,000 ICT companies on ITscope.com

A true reason to celebrate: we are excited to welcome the 10,000th ICT company on our purchasing and trading platform ITscope.com. We are overly happy and would like to say Thank You!

Our anniversary customer is …

SH business COM GmbH from Herbolzheim, Germany.

As one of Germany’s leading providers of mobile, fixed network and telecommunications services, the company advises and supports its customers from requirement analysis to individual implementation of telecommunications projects and beyond. To grow further, and to better serve the increasing hardware demand of their customers, SH business COM has decided for ITscope Integration.
“At the beginning of the year, we were looking for a procurement tool that would enable us to quickly and reliably obtain our daily hardware needs. Our goal was to make our procurement processes more efficient. ITscope has proven to be an obvious solution: All our default suppliers are now available to us through one platform, and we no longer have to investigate into prices and availabilities from each one individually. In addition, we have already found some new suppliers through the platform, with whom we will also work together in the future. Hence, the use of ITscope has already paid off for us.”

– Stefan Steiner, Managing Director of SH business COM GmbH

Amongst others, the management was impressed by the integration of ITscope into the SelectLine system. “Articles are now finally created in our ERP automatically. Before, we had to create each demand position manually, which was always very time consuming. Thanks to the integration of ITscope into SelectLine, all information such as prices, availabilities, product data and images are now automatically imported, which is really very useful and saves us a lot of time.”, Steiner continues.

…Congratulations! 🎉

10,000 customers — this is also a big milestone for us at ITscope. That’s why we personally paid a visit to the SH business COM team and handed them a little surprise: a Weber Grill Spirit E-210 for the company’s next and all subsequent summer festivals!

Geschenkübergabe Weber-Grill von ITscope an SH Business COM

Excitement about our visit was correspondingly great. Stephan Willmann and Frank Ritter, who introduced ITscope at SH business COM, were full of enthusiasm: “ITscope already helps us to significantly improve our entire telecoms procurement and all related processes. The fact that coincidence has brought some barbecue fun on top is really just the icing on the cake.”

Bottom line: Our 10,000th customer SH business COM is happy … and so are we!

ITscope — 15 years anchor point for the ICT industry

Since the founding of ITscope in 2003, we have made it our goal to fundamentally improve the day-to-day business of buying and selling companies in the ITC industry and make them more productive. The year 2018 thus also brings us another anniversary: ​​our 15th birthday!

We have realised a lot in the last 15 years, and are eager to achieve at least just as much in the future. Currently, we are pushing forward the internationalisation of our trading platform. The first distributors from Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, BeNeLux, Italy, Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom have already been integrated into ITscope — which already accounts for more than 70 non-German distributors on itscope.com. More national and international sources are continuously being connected to the ITscope network.

In addition, we will continue to facilitate interactive negotiation between ICT resellers and distributors. Since the beginning of this year, our live negotiation solution has been available as a beta features in our test lab. The new section now offers resellers the opportunity to

  • request prices directly from as many distributors as desired
  • negotiate online in real time
  • compare offers transparently
  • and order directly.

Try out the new feature and start your first live negotiation with your suppliers!

 

Unlock the new shopping area now »

Be a part of it — and stay tuned for more

Wherever the journey goes — we are looking forward to share our journey with you! Stay up to date through our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, XING, LinkedIn and YouTube! We are always happy to receive your feedback as well. Whether it’s suggestions for improvement, ideas for new features or requirements to the platform: Simply use our feedback area to send your input directly to us or support the ideas of other users.

OnexStore.com listed on ITscope!

OnexStore.com listed on ITscope

Onex Group is a Microsoft Partner of the Year 2017 that is running the most popular portal in Europe with Microsoft software – OnexStore.com. On ITscope, products from OnexStore.com are also available as ESD licences.

OnexStore.com is listed on ITscope with 1.700 articles from their sortiment since 22.02.2018.

Company profile | Portfolio | Distributors with ESD licences

Nordic Computer listed on ITscope!

Nordic Computer listed on ITscope

Nordic Computer is a worldwide End of Life distributor of high-end IT equipment that is specialised in delivering state-of-the-art quality IT equipment.

Dedicated and certified hardware engineers ensure that the products always are thoroughly tested and delivered with minimum 1-year warranty. IT equipment from Nordic Computer is always shipped in new packaging and is being carefully controlled by skilled warehouse staff. Nordic Computer put an honor in assisting their customers to achieve their goals by being a quality IT hardware partner.

Nordic Computer is listed on ITscope with 3.182 articles from their sortiment since 02.02.2018.

Company profile | Portfolio

IT Parts and Spares listed on ITscope!

IT Parts and Spares listed on ITscope

IT Parts and Spares are a specialist international supplier and stockist of refurbished IT hardware focusing on Server, Storage and Networking. With 1000’s of parts in stock and over 20 years’ experience supplying original major branded parts make ITPS a leading partner in the supply chain. Parts include: Server Memory, Hard Drives, Processors, Controllers, Storage, Networking.

IT Parts and Spares is listed on ITscope with 289 articles from their sortiment since 12.02.2018.

Company profile | Portfolio

Techbuyer listed on ITscope!

Techbuyer listed on ITscope

Techbuyer (formerly known as Pinnacle Data) is a global leader in the buying, refurbishing and selling of data centre equipment that is specialised in new & refurbished server, storage and networking hardware from the likes of HP, Dell, IBM and Cisco.

Techbuyer holds stock of many thousands of spare parts, options and upgrades – as well as the servers, storage units and switches themselves. Techbuyer offers a full configure to order (CTO) server build service in order to provide the exact specification of server to suit your client’s business. Techbuyer offers same-day delivery to the UK and Europe and next-day delivery to 83 countries worldwide.

Techbuyer is listed on ITscope with 77.749 articles from their sortiment since 07.02.2018.

Company profile | Portfolio

PSA Parts listed on ITscope!

PSA Parts listed on ITscope

PSA is a leading European distributor of computer spare parts, peripherals and power accessories.
From chargers and adapters to replacement screens and memory upgrades, you’ll find what you need at PSA.
With 30 years in the business, PSA built up a range of over 4000 products, been appointed a European licensed partner for Duracell, and established a distribution network that supplies to resellers worldwide, quickly and efficiently.

PSA Parts is listed on ITscope with 8.847 articles from their sortiment since 26.01.2018.

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ITscope’s ‘Most Wanted’ Market Barometer Q4/2017

Review 2017: Apple loses wearables crown, Lenovo soars with business notebooks, boards and the bitcoin hype, DRAM crisis overcome?

ITscope’s “Most Wanted” market barometer Q4/2017 is out now – with all current top sellers from 11 categories plus the best newcomers at ITscope.com:

  • Review 2017: Has the DRAM crisis come to an end?
  • Graphic boards and mainboards: Prices rise with bitcoin hype and crypto currency mining
  • Displays: Dell defends leadership, HP and LG still wrestle for positions 4 and 5
  • Notebooks: Lenovo rises with affordable, well-equipped business notebooks
  • Tablets: Surface to outperform iPads once again with Samsung approaching the front row
  • Smartphones: Apple’s iPhone as strong as ever before
  • Software: Office Home & Business 2016 as front-runner one more time

View the latest issue of ITscope’s “Most Wanted” market barometer as PDF or get detailed figures from this MS Excel-File.

And these are the 30 most active newcomers with hot seller potential:

Pos. Manufacturer & product name Manufacturer # Listed since Q4 clicks
# 1 Apple TV 4K Gen. 5 – 32 GB, MQD22FD/A MQD22FD/A 14.09.2017 2362
# 2 Intel Core ® i5-8400 Processor 9M cache, BX80684I58400 BX80684I58400 01.09.2017 1871
# 3 Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, silber, MQ6H2ZD/A MQ6H2ZD/A 14.09.2017 1596
# 4 Microsoft Surface Pro, GWP-00003 GWP-00003 12.09.2017 1526
# 5 Apple Smart Watch Series 3, grey, MQL12ZD/A MQL12ZD/A 14.09.2017 1461
# 6 Synology Disk Station DS918+ DS918+ 05.09.2017 1321
# 7 HP 250 G5 i5-7200U/8GB/256SSD/FHD silber, 1KA31ES#ABD 1KA31ES#ABD 17.10.2017 1236
# 8 Apple Silcone Case / Back Cover, MQGK2ZM/A MQGK2ZM/A 14.09.2017 1107
# 9 MSI Z370-A PRO, 7B48-001R 7B48-001R 21.09.2017 1100
# 10 MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G, V330-237R V330-237R 27.10.2017 1003
# 11 WD Green 120 GB SSD, WDS120G2G0A WDS120G2G0A 26.10.2017 989
# 12 HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw, T6B82A#B19 T6B82A#B19 03.09.2017 907
# 13 AVM FRITZ!DECT 301 – heating control, 20002822 20002822 25.10.2017 857
# 14 Apple BeatsX in Ear, MR3L2ZM/A MR3L2ZM/A 14.09.2017 793
# 15 Logitech MX Ergo, 910-005179 910-005179 08.09.2017 772
# 16 Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B3 XB2483HSU-B3 04.09.2017 753
# 17 AVM FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, 20002817 20002817 03.11.2017 554
# 18 HP Color LaserJet Pro M254nw, T6B59A#B19 T6B59A#B19 03.09.2017 552
# 19 Fujitsu ESPRIMO P557/E85+, VFY:P0557PP581DE VFY:P0557PP581DE 26.10.2017 506
# 20 Acer P5530, MR.JPF11.001 MR.JPF11.001 29.09.2017 393
# 21 UbiQuiti UVCG3 IP security camera, UVC-G3 UVC-G3 25.10.2017 296
# 22 Sony PS4 Pro 1TB weiß , 9347675 9347675 11.11.2017 282
# 23 Shuttle XPC Cube SZ270R8 SZ270R8 09.09.2017 276
# 24 Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2, DTEG2/32GB DTEG2/32GB 16.09.2017 276
# 25 Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 white, BGW13 BGW13 09.09.2017 264
# 26 GoPro HERO6 Black, CHDHX-601 CHDHX-601 30.09.2017 264
# 27 Kodak S2060w Scanner Alaris, 1015114 1015114 28.09.2017 262
# 28 RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-873 IB-873 06.09.2017 252
# 29 Kingston ValueRam DDR4 2400 4GB bulk, KVR24N17S8/4BK KVR24N17S8/4BK 25.10.2017 198
# 30 ASUS ROG Scabbard – Mousepad, 90MP00S0-B0UA00 90MP00S0-B0UA00 22.09.2017 187