Wastewater treatment plants are feats of engineering, complete with complex schema. For independent sales representatives focused on providing them with the best equipment to keep the plant running smoothly, that means managing large technical documents that contain detailed proposals. Doug Borkosky, Sales Engineer at Baker & Associates, handles the entire Western Ohio territory, representing approximately 20 wastewater treatment equipment manufacturers, preparing submittal documents, and ensuring that all the questions of stakeholders in the projects—from plant owners to consulting engineers and contractors—are answered.
In my highly active marketing and engineering role, Nuance Power PDF gives me a broad and solid palette of tools to meet the demands of my document management and communication needs.
Baker & Associates
Ability to manage large documents
Create editable documents to prepare for submittal and review
Electronically sign contracts and purchase orders
Nuance® Power PDF 2.0
Cost savings of at least 4x the cost of the competitor’s product
Can save documents directly as PDFs and edit
Meets and exceeds minimum standard of quality and format that clients and consulting engineers expect in documents
Able to quickly bring together dozens of documents into one PDF
Managing these on paper would be nearly impossible, especially since Borkosky is often on the road and working remotely. Early on, when he began his position with Baker & Associates, he immediately identified the need for a PDF management solution that would allow him to create, edit, and manage large technical documents.
As many do, Borkosky first looked at a popular PDF software package that had the functionality he needed —but a cost he couldn’t stomach. He then turned to a web search engine, which yielded alternatives, including Nuance® Power PDF. After reading the positive feedback regarding functionality, Borkosky was ready to give it a go. Borkosky has used Power PDF for approximately six years and recently upgraded to Power PDF 2.0. In Power PDF, Borkosky found the functions he needed, the top being document assembly view. “When I prepare a technical document for submittal, I need to bring together up to 30 source documents into one PDF,” he said. “The document assembly functions in Power PDF give me the ability to enter and replace pages.” Bookmarking is also a must for of redlining, and the comment tools in Power PDF allow Borkosky to do this quickly and easily.