How to Use QwikQuote Remotely

There are a number of remote access technologies and among them Internet approaches become the most popular and de fact standard.

 

Depending on you only want to share Quote Data remotely or you want to actually run QwikQuote remotely
the implement approaches are different as below:

 

Only Share Quote Data Remotely

 

If you want only to save and share quote data remotely that is to configure local installed QwikQuote to run as network mode
then the QwikQuote Server location used for saving shared quote data files and license information
can be anywhere as long as you can access them include typical cloud storage, such as MS Sky Drive and similar cloud products.
In this case, everything for QwikQuote is the same from QwikQuote network running mode setup and configurations.
After you setup your Cloud Access and know how to access that location either by network or mapped local drive letter
then you can refer to the following page to setup QwikQuote

Share Quote Data and Run QwikQuote Remotely

 

If you want to actually run QwikQuote program remotely without install QwikQuote on local computer
QwikQuote can support the following typical remote technologies in your working environment.

 

Typically, the technology to use may relate to user number and management requirement.

 

The VPN network can be looked as extension to the local office network.
The QwikQuote setup and configure process is exactly the same the local office network.
After you setup and configure you VPN network with the help from your VPN network provider
You can refer to the following page for details of how to setup your QwikQuote network
http://www.qwikquote.com/HowTo_HTML/QwikQuote Installation Notes Network Users.htm
This approach costs high and it is on the rapidly shrinking side compare to the public Internet approaches.

If you have only a few salespersons need to remotely access QwikQuote we recommend you to use Windows Remote Desktop approach.
This approach is incorporated in Windows XP and later Windows OS
For XP computers, please refer to more details at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315328
For Windows 7 computers
please refer to more details at
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-to-another-computer-using-Remote-Desktop-Connection
For Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 computers the following link is worth reading:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/10/30/windows-8-windows-server-2012-remote-desktop-management-server.aspx
This approach is easy to setup, completely free, and without management overload.

 

If you have more salespersons typically 10 to 20 users - and need more management control over functions and access rights
we suggest you to consider Windows Terminal Sever approach.
You can refer to the Windows Terminal Server document for more details for setup and configure.
You can refer to the following page for how to setup QwikQuote on Windows Terminal Server
http://www.qwikquote.com/HowTo_HTML/QwikQuote Installation Notes Terminal Server and Citrix Server Users.htm
With this approach, you need to pay Microsoft the Terminal Server User License fee.

If you have even more salespersons typically 20 to 50 users - and management and access control is import part of your quoting software system
we suggest you to consider more advanced technology such as Citrix App Server.
You can refer to the Citrix App Server documents from your provider for more details for setup and configure.
You can refer to the following page for how to setup QwikQuote on Citrix App Server
http://www.qwikquote.com/HowTo_HTML/QwikQuote Installation Notes Terminal Server and Citrix Server Users.htm
With this approach, you need to pay your Citrix App Server license fee and it is normally charged higher than other technologies.

 

Hosting your Virtual Machine in Cloud (Azure) is a new technology in recent years but this getting more and more popular.
relatively easy and flexible approach to implement remote access of your quote software system.
speed and scale, no upfront investment.
business when you have limited resources and tech-support personals.

         Access and share your quote software and quote information anywhere as long as you have internet access.

         Simpler in implement of your quote software system without complex technology involved.

         Speed, flexible and scale up or down without limitation as your business grows up or shrink down.

         More reliable and safe with your quote data than you implement by other approaches.

         No hardware and equipment investment and maintenance at all.

         Cheaper in overall ownership than you to implement by your own.

You can refer to the following page for details of how to implement running your quote software in Cloud (Azure)
http://www.qwikquote.com/HowTo_HTML/How to Use QwikQuote in Cloud (Azure).htm

This is our No.1 recommendation approach for all cases from home business, small, medium, to large, multi-nation companies and corporations.

 

What to Do Next

 

After you decide what approach you want to use to implement you remote access ability
try to refer to the corresponding page for more implement details.

Having any suggestion or question, encounter any issue or uncertain regarding QwikQuote
please contact QwikQuote tech support for more implement details at support@qwikquote.com

 

In case you need, we can use GoToMeeting to help and guide you setup and configure your QwikQuote remote access system.

Enjoy your QwikQuote the most quick and simple quote software system in the market!