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Old 05-19-2006, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone out there have a cost justification paper that I could read? I need to create one for my supervisor in order to get a Blackberry. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-19-2006, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What industry are you in?
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Sorry, I work in Sales. The company I work for manufactures high end electronics. I travel 95% of the time.


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Greetings,
Does anyone out there have a cost justification paper that I could read? I need to create one for my supervisor in order to get a Blackberry. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


Regards,
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry not an option. My boss is the one caught in the cross fire. It would help him out almost as much as me.


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do you travel a lot???? Do you have clients in a different time zone???
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Well it depend on how critical your emails are. If you get alot of them, the BB would help alot and you would be able to communicate with your clients quicker then if you just use a computer.

As they say, Time is money.
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Have you ever lost a sale, due to a delayed response to an email. The lost income from a large sale in "High End Electronics" would more than pay for a BB and probably the BES license also.

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Sales:

Real time access to Email and clients.
Mobile CRM app.
Mobile sales apps.
Access to databases, client info, etc....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigfeet
I travel 95% of the time.
what other reason do you need?

1. it's a cell phone.
2. you receive your emails on it.

it's a digital tether. you're in the office even when you're not, at least to some degree.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't know how much this helps you...

but this is what I used:
Attached Files
File Type: doc Blackberry Proposal.doc (41.0 KB, 112 views)
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by profet
Don't know how much this helps you...

but this is what I used:
Would you be so kind as to edit your post and change this attachment to a PDF? Word docs are too prone to all sorts of nasties. The latest is no picnic:

http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/05/19/1718203.shtml
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Quote:
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Greetings,
Does anyone out there have a cost justification paper that I could read? I need to create one for my supervisor in order to get a Blackberry. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Some thoughts:
- Factor how much time it takes you to manage emails under your current workflow. Determine where a Blackberry can improve this.
- What kind of email communications do you have with your clients? Do they often involve sending attachments such as quotes? What software do you need to create those quotes? The Blackberry's attachment capabilities are very limited, so if you often need to generate quotes on the fly this can work against you.
- Has your inability to respond to emails under your current workflow ever lost any sales?
- How would you get your email to the Blackberry? Is your company willing to take on a BES, hosted BES, or allow the use of the Desktop Redirector on your office PC?

That's probably enough for now.
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