Westcoast has teamed up with HP to launch an exclusive customised-to-order (CTO) initiative for education-focused channel partners.
Created by Westcoast, the HP for Education (HPFE) configuration tool enables resellers, or their end-user schools, colleges and universities, to design and build their own bespoke HP desktop PCs – and then receive delivery within 48-hours of their order.
Initially, the CTO tool can be used to configure desktop PC systems but Westcoast and HP are planning to add laptops and other products in the short-term. The scheme will also be extended to alternative vertical markets to so that a broader spectrum of customers can experience the same levels of customisation.
The HPFE tool has been designed so that it can be easily integrated into partners’ websites or e-commerce platforms. Resellers can rebrand the tool or add their own services into the mix.
Neil Sawyer, Channel Director of HP UKI, said: “It’s an important project for HP. We wanted to partner with Westcoast because it has a superb track record in creating and hosting highly robust and proficient configuration tools.”