Evernote for Business coming very soon

The very popular Evernote service will soon be opening up for business users. The aim behind the new product is to get small and medium sized businesses online, or even small businesses within a large business.

Evernote Business will work with groups of users who will have access to documents on the server. Each business user will have his or her private notebook area, but will also be able to tie in with the main business and share/edit documents stored more widely.

When launched, after an extremely long beta, Evernote Business will cost $10/month per user.

Phil Libin, Evernote CEO, said that the product has 4 guiding principles which are:

1. Very easy on-boarding: Every employee’s Evernote Business account can be connected to a personal account, and those personal accounts are automatically upgraded to Evernote Premium. There will also be tools that help people auto-register and join their relevant business groups.

2. Data ownership: Who owns the data created in Evernote Business? Libin says that the company settled on a “kindergarten playground solution — what’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours.” So anything an employee stores in their private notebooks still belongs to them, while anything created in a shared company or team notebook belongs to the company. Apps that integrate with Evernote will be updated to reflect these new data ownership rules.

3. Business sharing: You will be able to publish content to a directory that’s viewable by everyone in your company. Libin says this kind of sharing is “what makes your whole business smarter.”

4. Dedicated support: For the first time, Evernote will be offering phone support, and each Business customer will have a dedicated “Customer Success Manager.”

Evernote is a service I use every day and I can certainly see the benefits for those businesses who opt to use it.


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