Copy-pasting should be good, right? After all, it saves you typing. It saves your time. You don’t have to re-type it all over again. Just copy and paste! But these days, many people consider copy-pasting a waste of time. Something that should have been automated long ago. And believe it or not, they’re mostly right! For today’s extremely mundate office tasks, there is usually a solution beyond copying and pasting.
Why does it happen? The answer is probably: it shouldn’t. In fact, for each copy paste you’re making, such as copying a phone number from a spreadsheet to your phone, or copying a customer name from a spreadsheet into your calendar, there’s already an established solution. The problem is that this solution is usually a part of an overall larger solution, designed to help you better manage your customers in many other ways. And it requires too much training, and is too expensive. So we’re back to square one. Just keep copy pasting. Or not?
Damn it. There must be a solution beyond all those complicated systems. Let’s explore several issues in copy-pasting that we are all familiar with.
Copy pasting customer data into our calendar
We all have that Excel spreadsheet filled with our customer data, right? And what do we do once we want to set a meeting with a client? Open the calendar of course.
And then what? We set a meeting. With whom? With our customer. So let’s copy-paste his name into the calendar event. And what about the phone number? Another copy-paste. Address? Another copy-paste. E-mail? Another one. Our muscles already ache from all that. But that’s how the world works. Copy-paste.
If you’d like to, we can build some smart Excel macros and help you integrate that into your spreadsheet. We will make the macro add an appointment directly to your calendar, at the right spot.
Copy-pasting when sending e-mails
So you have a list of leads, right? You need to e-mail them your great business proposal. But they’re in Excel (or something similar). So what do you do? Type it in! Copy-paste each one into your e-mail software and send them an email.
Don’t do it all at once to avoid RSI (repetitive strain injury). Instead, just do it in chunks of a few customers each time, and take a short break in between. Take care of your health, dude! Great solution, right? Or not…
No more copy pasting e-mail addresses! We can build a macro for you to open your favorite email app and put in your customer email there immediately. Your favorite e-mail software will open, and the email will be already filled in! What a timesaver!
Copy-pasting into your tasks list
So you have a tasks list. Is it another Excel spreadsheet? Or just a notebook? Or just scattered notes on a page?
Either way, you must have some phone numbers there to remember who you need to call, and what to dial. And guess what, you have to copy them, either copy-pasting, or just typing it again. Isn’t that annoying?
How about automating that? We can create an Excel macro that adds the task to your favorite todo list app. You can now take charge of your tasks. Never let a task slip again. By creating tasks and linking them to a certain row in your spreadsheet, you can browse your tasks lists, and access (and modify) the relevant customer information right from your tasks list. We know that sounds complicated. But it ain’t. See how easy it is. The demo videos will guide you all the way. Never live in a mess again! Even if your spreadsheet is huge, your tasks list will contain only the most pressing things that need to be done NOW. and you can access the relevant spreadsheet row by just clicking on a task. Write to us for more information.
Copy-pasting addresses into Google Maps or Waze
So we’re driving to our meeting. Where is that? We have to look up the address in our spreadsheet. Then we copy it to our notes. Then we head to our car, and type in the address in Google maps.
Too much typing isn’t it? Damn it. There must be a solution.
If you had the address to your client in your spreadsheet, it is already copied to your Google Calendar event, which you can access in your phone. So just click on it in your phone to open Google maps and start navigating!
And if you want to get organized with your contacts, avoid copy-pastes, and never forget a task, contact us! We have a magical spreadsheet that will get you quickly organized.
Thanks for reading!
The Yoman Team