BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quosal, LLC, provider of the market-leading Quosal software platform for the preparation, delivery and management of sales quotes and proposals and the Order Porter quote and proposal platform, today announced that it has released Quosal 2012, the next major step forward for the Quosal product line, with new features that include Quosal's Visual Quoting, integration with Avalara'sAvaTax web-based sales tax solutions, and expansion of Quosal's Etilize® integration to the UK market.
”Quosal 2012 is a milestone release of our product that expands our platform into new territories, including Mobile Quoting and Visual Quoting,” said Kent McNall, President and CEO of Quosal LLC. “We’re stretching our lead across all fronts, especially innovation with the introduction of Visual Quoting,”
Visual Quoting allows any image to be converted to a format that can be imported to the Quosal application, allowing customer quotes and proposals to be prepared by clicking on designated areas within the image. "The concept is relatively simple and easy to implement," said McNall. "Visual Quotes are also compatible with the 2012 version of our Mobile platform for the iPad...which means you'll soon be able to use the iPad to visually create quotes and proposals visually, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, in minutes on your iPad."
"This new capability of Quosal will not only make it easier to create quotes and proposals, but will actually make the preparation of the quote a part of the presentation to the customer," said McNall. "We're excited to bring new ideas to our customers."
Quosal also announced integration with Avalara'sAvaTax web-based sales tax solutions, which the Quosal platform will use for real-time sales tax jurisdiction assignment and tax calculation. AvaTax also works with Quosal’s online quote delivery system, Order Porter. The AvaTax integration is a premium service and requires an AvaTax subscription.
"Sales Tax management is a growing concern for our customers," said Stephen Yu, VP and CTO of Quosal LLC. "Customers struggle to manually maintain traditional table-driven calculation schemes to charge the proper sales tax on their quotes. It's a lot of work, and they only know they've done it right when they make it through an audit without incurring penalties. Quosal and AvaTax solve the problem by determining the correct sales tax to charge for every jurisdiction."
The major release of Quosal 2012 follows on the earlier announced release of Quosal's Mobile extension to the Order Porter platform for the Apple iPad, to be followed later in 2011 by other mobile platform extensions. Other new features of Quosal 2012 included the extensions of Quosal's Etilize catalog integration to the UK. "We've invested in the UK catalog from Etilize for our partners in that important market," said McNall. "We have a long-term commitment to our clients in the UK."
Quosal also announced key extensions to its market-leading integrations to partner ConnectWise with long-awaited API extensions. Other integrations that were expanded include Microsoft CRM and Dynamics, Autotask, and salesforce.com.
The company announced immediate availability of Quosal 2012 for all existing users under support and maintenance, with automatic updates beginning immediately for those clients. Quosal 2012 is also immediately available for evaluation download from the company website at www.quosal.com.
About Quosal LLC
Quosal LLC is the developer of the all-in-one sales quote and proposal preparation, delivery and management platform with market-leading features and technology. Quosal allows sales professionals to create timely, accurate and attractive quotes and proposals, with up-to-the-minute pricing, product specifications, product media and more. With Quosal Order Porter, quotes and proposals are delivered as personalized Web pages, allowing customers to select from a range of product options; modify quotes in real time; and even digitally sign contracts. With Quosal, MSPs can use the industry's first comprehensive "off-the-shelf" Managed Service Proposal. Quosal provides sales managers with full, transparent visibility into the entire quoting process, eliminating backlog and reducing the time of the sales cycle. Quosal is based in Bothell, WA. For more information please visit www.quosal.com.