BSM provides five different event categories - Meeting, Short Notice, Performance Audit, Tasks and Complaints - each of them from different complexity to match the nature of the event at best:
When you create a new event document in BSM the summary page of the document appears. BSM tries to prepopulate as many information as possible from existing sources (supplier master data, native iPad-Calendar) and prefill this summary page and the appropiate inputfields. (you can overwrite this).
Setting event dates:
By tapping the 'date label' a date picker will appear where you've the choice of two ways to set a event :
1. Picker Roll: choose an appropiate date from the picker wheel and save.
2. Calendar search: tapping the button present the content of your iPad calenadr. Select an already scheduled activity from your native calendar and save.
In both case a dialogue appears where you can add a comment for your iPad calendar.Clicking outside the date picker let the windows disappear without any action.
Hint: the templates 'Note' and 'Complaints' offers in addtion a second date field for setting a follow up/due date. These dates can also connected to your iPad calendar.
Working with attachments:
as mentioned above you can add several attachments to your events. The type of attachments varies and depends on the type of event you've created. The most enhanced event document is the 'Supplier Evaluation' and have all possible attachment types, which will be describe here as an example:
add Detail Pages:
'detailed pages' are used to describe additional meeting details.
Click the 'attachment' button in the lower left corner of the summary page and choose 'detail pages' from the menu. Now you have up to four detail pages... called 'Topics'. For more ...
add Sales Graph:
if you have customer business data available (i.e. sales trend) you can setup a 'Sales Graph' for the customer. Click the 'attachment' button in the lower left corner of the summary page and choose 'Sales Graph' from the menu. Now you come into the KPI-Graph window....
add Performance Audit:
the best thing what could happen is to get a direct customer feedback. To document this in a structured way you can attach a feedback session. Click the 'attachment' button in the lower left corner of the summary page and choose 'Feedback Anaylsis' from the menu. Now you come into Performance Feedback window ....
BSM is accounted to import PDF-files from every other iOS-App which provides an 'Open-In' function (i.e. Mail, Dropbox etc). When you tap the BSM icon in the 'open-in_ menu the following window appears. Select the appropiate PDF-file from the list and add it to your opened document.
An other way of importing PDF-files is the iTunes folder option. Connect your device and copy the PDF-file into the iTunes folder. Go back to BSM , open the PDF-attachment function and do the same thing as above.
Each event template can have an audio note. The audio recoder allows you to take spoken comments and attach it to your document. To reduce memory consumption the max. duration is limited to 300 sec. The recorder buttons are compatible to the functions of a real life audi recorder: