Philosofy 1 Posted June 3, 2010 Share Posted June 3, 2010 My job is in sales for a chemical distribution company. I sell thousands of products, and can't remember everything. I've been playing with Bento, but I think Evernote might fit the bill and be easier to work with.I'd like to justify getting an iPad. It would be great to show presentations to customers with, and have the data I could use on a sales call. Evernote could help with this.First, I need to have my presentations organized. I have plenty of training presentations, but often only a couple slides are what I need. I need the presentation stored on my iPad, along with keywords. So, a presentation called "2009 Training" is too vague for me to remember what's in it. I'd like to be able to attach the name of the manufacturer (ABC Chemicals), the subject ("Exterior Pigments for Housepaints"), and some notes on the presentation (ie, "Good color chart on slide 36. Competitive offsets on slide 42.")Second, I have plenty of Tech Data Sheets for my products. Ordinary file systems on computers won't let you attach notes. One of the things I sell is colored pigments. Data that you need to know about pigments include the color index number, the color, exterior durability, the shade of the pigment, etc. On one sales call, a customer might ask if I have any blue pigments. I'd like to pull up a list of the blue pigments, along with being able to look at the notes on those products. (Do you want inexpensive? Exterior durable? Heat resistance? Automotive grade?) Or a customer could tell me he is developing a new automotive paint, and I'd like to be able to bring up a list of pigments durable enough for automotive use.I envision different notebooks for the different types of products I sell (pigments, resins, UV absorbers, anti oxidants, etc.) Can Evernote search all those notebooks for my criteria? Will it scan the pdf's of the literature I attach, and let me search on those? Can I exclude the search from the body of the pdf, and search the attached notes only? Can I email the attached files to my customer from Evernote?Also, many of my customers have lousy cell service in their labs, and do not have wireless networks. The data needs to be on my phone, iPad, and computer. From what I understand, Evernote can handle that without a problem. It would also come in handy for my expense reports. I know there are lots of expense apps out there, but our accounting department wants it on their form. With Evernote, I could bring up the spreadsheet on my phone or iPad, enter an expense, and it would sync to my laptop. At the end of the week, I just attach the receipts and print out the report.I'm sure I'll have more questions, but I think thats enough for now.Thanks!Phil Link to comment
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.