The FY2019 E-Rate year started on 7/1/2018, and 470s are trickling in (282 so far), so now is a good time to review your daily email filters, as the Services Requested descriptions have been changed or updated per USAC's June 29 News Brief. If you have questions or need assistance, please let us know.
It is still a good time to prospect for the FY2019 E-Rate season by reviewing expiring contracts, pricing, and remaining budgets, or just exploring for new opportunities!
If you have not seen our new QueryBob tools (PIA Worksheet, FRN Participants Report, Remaining Budgets Report, and more) and would like to see these tools in action, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
QueryBob provides easy access to E-Rate data via rich filtering tools designed for Service Providers, E-Rate Consultants, Manufacturers, and State E-Rate Coordinators.
Our databases are updated daily with new information directly from USAC. 470 Service Request details are uniquely interfaced with all relatable data from the 471 Funding Requests, to provide an integrated, filterable picture of current requests, past awards, contract expirations, budget limits, invoice line item details and disbursement history.
Information can be viewed through our dashboard and can be e-mailed, reported, exported, or mapped. We can also provide customized interfacing with your CRM - such as Salesforce; custom data views and custom reports to meet any special requirements that you may have.
We at QueryBob are not E-Rate Consultants, but we provide E-Rate data and assistance in understanding and filtering that data to help your organization successfully compete in the E-Rate world. If you are new to E-Rate we strongly suggest making use of the training materials available from the company administering the program for the FCC: Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) — Schools and Libraries Division (SLD). Contact us today to get started with QueryBob!
Everyone's needs are a little different. Our team will be happy to hear about yours and, if possible, come up with a solution for you. We regularly do customizations of maps and exports, APIs for CRM integration, and special reports. Annual clients get 6 hours of custom work free as part of their annual license. Additional work beyond six hours is billable at $125 per hour.
For example, a common request is a CRM integration/interface. QueryBob will create a custom interface for easy input to SalesForce or other CRM applications. This is a custom design process, due to the nature of SalesForce and the data involved and is accomplished by one of the two following methods – depending on which one best meets your needs.
A QueryBob Daily E-mail is a saved search which filters the leads (E-Rate Form 470s) or FRNs (E-Rate Funding Request/awards) but which is additionally set up to email a summary of those items to you daily. With or without a customized interface for SalesForce, these may also include a spreadsheet of desired fields. The version set up for SalesForce inclusion requires that you give us an exact layout of fields/sizes required for your SF, allowing us to set up an export file to map fields to your file requirements. For example: Entity Number, Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Main Contact: E-Mail Address, Telephone. We can also provide a link field in the file that would point back to QueryBob for 471 History, current original 470 file, etc.
Once the best method for interface and desired fields have been chosen, we work with your SalesForce technology team to handle the technical details and develop the interface – which can be done quickly once the ground work has been laid.
A QueryBob license allows access to 470 Application Search and 471 Awards Search web-based products. In addition, data exporting and automated e-mail sales leads and funding status are available.
The Basic QueryBob license costs $250 per month and includes access to the data from one state for one log-in user.
You may purchase a QueryBob license for as little as a single state for a single month, or as an annual license for your nationwide sales enterprise. Use the License Calculator below to figure your needs.
The following factors determine your price for QueryBob beyond the Basic License:
Additional States & Territories:
First state is included in the Basic License.
States 2-10: $15/month each
States 11-50* $7/month each
*States & Territories 51-56 are included with purchase of 50
Add additional login users for $30/user/month.
Each user can export data and receive individualized lead e-mails daily
Number of Months:
Monthly: Buy a month at a time via PayPal
Annual: Year-round access for the cost of 10-months
Access to the Lifecycle Monitor and related features:
For $125 per month ($1,250 per year), all of your licensed users may also access the Lifecycle Monitor.
The Lifecycle Monitor tracks a specific set of Funding Requests and is recommended for Consultants and large Service Providers. For more information, please see the Feature tabs for either of those Account types.
Entity Dashboard Access – Annual license only
Consultants may wish to offer access to their clients via our (account branded) Entity User Dashboard which provides direct access to the same information in the Entity Dashboard. Each Entity is $60 per year per Entity ($5 per month each). Please contact QueryBob for full details and terms of this feature.
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The best way to see how QueryBob can help you with your E-Rate information needs is for you to take it out for a spin.
If you are currently going to USAC to find your E-Rate sales leads, tracking Funding Requests, form filings and/or status, you will find that QueryBob makes those tasks easier.
We will be happy to set you up with a trial account, so you can see for yourself just how easy QueryBob is to use.
If you are interested in trying out QueryBob, please click below to request a free trial:
Anyone who has had to look up information from multiple Form 470s or Form 471s understands what the problem is: there is useful, time-sensitive data at USAC's Schools and Libraries Division which is difficult to access because their system is not built for the convenience of users.
Frustrated by this situation, our founders created QueryBob in 2006 as a tool to pull that data and make it easily accessible. Since then we have continued to hone, improve and expand the usefulness of QueryBob by carefully integrating that basic data with all information available at USAC whether for mining sales leads, tracking FRN status or monitoring clients.
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