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Evernote launches full-fledged notes service for businesses

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Hot on the heels of raising $85 million in funding last Friday, popular note-taking service Evernote has launched a new product called Evernote Business that will connect small and medium-sized companies with improved note-taking and sharing tools.

Evernote, based in Redwood City, Calif. and Paris, has attracted more than 45 million users to its service thus far and claims that two-thirds of those people already use it to increase workday productivity. Ideally, the new features from its business-class product will make the service even more valuable for employees that need to collaborate around important knowledge.

Evernote Business offers up the following feature set:

• Business Notebooks: Individuals can place work documents, projects, and research into Business Notebooks, which they can then share with coworkers or publish to the company’s Business Library. Business Notebooks and personal notebooks are visually distinct from one another.

• Business Library: The Business Library is a single destination for Business Notebooks shared by individuals, as well as important company information posted by administrators. As the company grows, so does its accumulated knowledge in the Business Library, making it a useful resource for new and existing employees.

• Improved Sharing: Evernote Business allows employees to share important information within a team, across a department, with the entire company, or with outside clients. Permissions are simple to set, and if an employee leaves the company, personal notes go with them, while Business Notes remain, enabling complete knowledge continuity.

• Knowledge Discovery: The new Related Notes feature allows for serendipitous discovery of valuable information by displaying relevant content from a company’s collective knowledge. Browsing, searching and creating a new note triggers the display of Related Notes from an employee’s own account and from any joined Business Notebooks.

• Simple Deployment: The centralized Admin Console allows IT administrators to easily grow the deployment size as well as review and manage user access and permissions for the entire organization. Billing is straightforward and handled by credit card or invoice.

• Higher Monthly Upload Allowance: Evernote Business users can create up to 2GB of new content each month in their personal notebooks, which is double the Evernote Premium allowance. The company receives an additional 2GB per month for each user that is shared among all Business Notebooks.

Evernote Business costs $10 per user per month, and it’s available today in seven countries — the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.

Like regular Evernote, the business product will also run across the Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms.

“We’re really excited about Evernote Business because it solves one of the biggest challenges that growing companies face: discovering the knowledge of individuals and groups,” Evernote CEO Phil Libin said in a statement. “Evernote Business addresses this by making it easy for every employee to collect their own knowledge, while also helping them instantly discover what their coworkers know. We’ve been using Evernote Business ourselves, and it has completely changed the way our company works.”

Take a look at the photos below for more views of Evernote Business:

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