You can use the Reseller Admin portal to build customer quotes from the Quoting page.
Create a quote
Select New Quote in the upper right to create a quote.
Use the description field to provide a meaningful name for your quote.
Click Add Product to select which PacketFabric services to add to the quote.
Depending on the type of product you select, you are given a set of options. These options can affect the price of the product.TIP: When selecting locations, you can search by typing into the field rather than scrolling through the full list.
Once added, you can edit and delete products from the quote:
When you are finished adding products, you can do one of the following:
To keep the quote open, simply navigate away from the page. Your quote is saved and you can return to it later.
To finalize the quote and download a PDF or CSV, click Finalize in the upper right.
Finalization is not permanent; you can later re-open finalized quotes.
To publish a quote and make it available to a specific customer, first finalize the quote. You will then see an option to publish (see below).
To cancel the quote, click Cancel in the upper right.
You cannot un-cancel a quote. However, you can return to canceled quotes and duplicate them to create a new quote.
To duplicate the quote and create a new one, click Duplicate in the upper right.
From the Quoting page, double-click any quote to view its details.
Note that the default view only shows open quotes. If you are unable to find a quote, use the Status drop-down menu:
Publish a quote
Before you can publish a quote, it must be finalized. Once a quote is finalized, you will see the Publish action:
When you publish a quote, you are asked to select a customer for whom the quote should be published. Once published, that quote will appear on the Quotes page for that customer:
Double-click a quote to view its details.
From here, a user with the appropriate permissions can provision any or all services included in the quote:
Provisioning quotes services
You can provision a quote by visiting the customer’s portal via the Customers page.
When provisioning, the quoted elements of a service (for example, location, capacity, and term) are pre-populated but are still editable. The person provisioning the service will also still be required to enter some information, depending on the service type.
Once a service is provisioned, it is marked as complete:
Updating and republishing quotes
You can find previously published quotes using the Finalized filter on the Quotes page in the Reseller Admin Portal.
- To modify the quote, click Open in the upper right to view editing options.
- To republish a quote to the same or different another customer, click Publish.
If you edit a quote and publish it to a customer, any previously published versions of that quote are unchanged. For example, if you publish a quote for a 10Gbps port to Customer A, and then edit it to be a 100Gbps port and publish it to Customer B, this will not affect the quote that Customer A sees in their portal.