Picasso: More than just a pretty face

Leading Solutions yesterday launched Picasso, a fully-integrated internet procurement system for the exclusive use of Hewlett-Packard channel customers. Leading Solutions is a Hewlett-Packard-partnered reseller.

Colli said his company had spent $1 million to pay for over 1000 hours of research and development on the internet procurement and CRM (customer relationship management) system. Research and development was outsourced to software developer Microknox, he said.

Colli stressed that Leading Solutions and Microknox had focused the development of Picasso on complete integration of back-end functions, "then added the pretty face". He suggested many companies approached the development of ecommerce systems in the opposite direction. "There is a pretty front-end and plenty of html's, but if you investigate what's happening, it's only fancy email going from one location to another," he mused of other e-procurement systems.

Colli said that all the pricing and service information Picasso provided was "live" because the system updated all related data automatically. If an HP partner ordered a product not in stock, an order would automatically be placed to the supplier via the internet, he said.

All customers were "rated", according to their business history with Leading Solutions, so will be addressed accordingly via the internet.

The product uses various firewall security systems, including an NT-based "time-splicing" mechanism, Colli said.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Byron Kaye

PC World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Bitdefender 2019

Bitdefender solutions stop attacks before they even begin! Get cybersecurity that 500 MILLION users already have and trust.

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?