CaterQuotes is set to launch a revamped version of its online catering equipment catalogue and quotation tool, as well as unveil its first ever iPad app.
The company said that its flagship CaterQuotes 360 program has been redesigned with a new, cleaner look, while search, spreadsheet, configuration, reports and sharing functions have all been enhanced.
Although the appearance of the new version will retain an air of familiarity to current users, it has been streamlined and stylised much like the look of Microsoft Office 2013.
Ribbons replace toolbars and drop down menus, while more buttons and item selections appear with mouse-over action. Commands appear conditionally and intuitively, are easier to find and more context sensitive.
CQ360 boasts a catalogue of 150,000 products from more than 250 manufacturers.
“Standard CQ360 is a browser app, and browser apps are optimised for web pages. The new AQ360 feels more like an Office line-of-business app and scrolls easily through large spreadsheets and catalog searches without pagination,” the company said.
“The organisation of menus, buttons, and search filters is more intuitive and consistent, optimised based on the statistics of user experience. Right-clicking within the spreadsheet for context sensitive options allows you to keep your eyes on the item you are editing,” it added.
CaterQuotes said installing the new version is fast and simple, and doesn’t mean that Standard CQ360 is overwritten or replaced. Instead, customers will have both shortcuts on their desktop and both apps, with the new version showing existing projects, discounts and other user data when opened.
Additionally, the firm said that the CaterQuotes iPad App would shortly be available in the Apple App Store.
The app is free for CaterQuotes customers, who can log in using their CQ360 email address and password. They will be able to view current projects, discounts, bespoke items, logos, greetings and footnotes.
Project edits and new projects will be in both desktop CQ and the CQ iPad App.