How to use HP Sales Central

HP (quietly) shifted the capabilities found in My HP Sales Guide (see my previous post HERE) over to a new site: HP Sales Central

This consolidated Printing and Personal Systems product site (basically everything HP, Inc.) contains product lifecycle, specification guides, marketing collateral, etc. As a long time user of eIRG and My Sales Guide, I believe HP Sales Central fills many of the gaps from previous iterations.

After you log in for the first time using your HP Passport (your Partner Portal login credentials), checkout these three new/updated features I found highly useful:

UPGRADE PATH: When your customer calls wanting to upgrade a printer that went EOL during the Clinton Administration, this new feature will help you recommend the right device.

From the Sales Central Home Screen, Click on the Help Me Choose Tile

Help Me Choose

Click HP Printer Installed Base Upgrade Tool

Upgrade Tile

Click the Legacy Upgrade option

Legacy Upgrade

Select the legacy device from the drop down menu

Legacy 1

See the recommended upgrade path. Create a PDF customized for your               customer with spec comparisons

Legacy 2

MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: Use HP’s pre-built marketing collateral to create a sleek customized campaign to generate demand.

Click the Marketing Campaign Selector Tile

Marketing Tile

Select the current quarter and create a campaign using the templates

Marketing 1 Marketing 2

FEATURE SEARCH: Sort the HP printing portfolio by a long list of customer needs (color, scanning, media size, extra trays, etc)

From the Help Me Choose tile, select the Printer option

Help Me Choose 1

Sort by Specs in the drop down menus

Help Me Choose 2

Click the “Compare” button next to each device, then click the Compare button at the top of the page to create a PDF

Help Me Choose 3

For a guided tour of HP Sales Central, or for more ideas on how to grow your HP Printer Sales, contact the HP Business Development team at SYNNEX: CLICK HERE