I plan on hiring soon so that I can take a back seat and do more admin and sales. I will be onsite 80% of the time in the coming months as I train 2 employees. Ideally I would like to be in my home office but I need to be onsite to train and oversee things to start out. I will be able to field calls and oversee from my truck 75% of the time.
When I am onsite I NEED to be able to access google maps to give quick quotes over the phone. I would also need to be able to access the internet and my CRM. Since 80% of my customer interactions are done via texting (most people prefer the conveience of it over email or calling) I also would like to have a keyboard or virtual keyboard to type text out as I am getting tired of texting so much without using a keyboard.
I think an iPad or a small surface pro laptop would be ideal but I am open you you guys/gals .02
What is the best device for these needs? Also if you know any good car mounts that would be helpful as well.