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Sage ACT! 2012 Contact & Customer Manager Adds Google Integration, Universal Search, and Anywhere Access With Sage ACT! Connect

6 Sep, 2011


Sage ACT! Connect Subscription Service Provides Access and Contact/Calendar Edits via Popular Smartphones Including Android, Web Browsers Including Google Chrome and Safari, and Tablets Like the iPad

Sage North America announced the new Sage ACT! 2012 contact and customer manager plus Sage ACT! Connect1, a Sage Connected Service that lets users access their Sage ACT! contact records and calendar items from virtually anywhere. Sage ACT! 2012 feature additions include Gmail®, Google® Contacts and Google Calendar™ integration, expanded and faster universal search capabilities and a virtual notepad2, among other enhancements that allow Sage ACT! to function as the sales and marketing command center for small and midsized businesses. Visit http://pitch.pe/170353 for a social media version of this announcement with video and supplementary product details.

"Small businesses have many technology choices and turnkey systems that can serve as their sales management activity hub are very appealing," said Laurie McCabe, co-founder and analyst with SMB Group. "Applications like Sage ACT! that continue delivering new functionality SMBs and start-ups find most useful, such as Google Apps integration and improved mobile support, add quantifiable value for businesses where everyone needs it most, on the front line."

New Sage ACT! 2012 features and enhancements include:

·         Google Integration helps users manage business and personal Gmail, Google Contacts and Google Calendar details within Sage ACT!, and likewise view Sage ACT! contact and calendar items while in Google. When users send and receive Gmail, even via a registered business domain email address, history is recorded in the corresponding Sage ACT! contact record. Users can sync all or a subset of Sage ACT! contacts with Google, sync Sage ACT! and Google calendars manually or automatically, and choose which Sage ACT! activity types sync to Google as well as clear activities from either application. 

·         Sage ACT! Connect is a cloud-based subscription service that lets users access and edit Sage ACT! contacts and calendar data virtually anywhere via smartphones including BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile® and Android™, and web browsers including Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Google Chrome™ and Safari® on laptops and tablets like the iPad®3. Users can also keep Google® and Yahoo!® contacts in Sage ACT! Connect and link Facebook® pictures to contacts. 

·         Universal Search helps users find key documents or pieces of information within Sage ACT! contacts, groups, companies, opportunities, notes, history and attachments. Users can further filter search criteria by date, then display results by relevance and click items of interest to go to those fields or attachments. 

·         Sage ACT! Scratchpad4 lets users capture impromptu notes, phone numbers and personal reminders with or without opening Sage ACT!. Users can prioritize and check off items once completed, print lists and push tasks requiring follow-up into Sage ACT!. Items can be sent to Sage ACT! as activities, notes, history and assigned to specific contacts.

In addition to Sage ACT! Connect, other subscription-based Sage Connected Services available for use with Sage ACT! include Sage E-marketing for ACT! to help design, automate and track email campaigns, and Sage Business Info Services for ACT! to identify new selling opportunities by importing targeted prospect lists from Hoover's™.

Sage ACT! is the #1 Contact and Customer Management choice of small businesses and sales teams designed to build the long-lasting, profitable relationships businesses thrive on. Sage ACT! makes it easy to manage everything related to contacts and schedules, functioning as a business command center that serves up relevant relationship details and connects to powerful, subscription-based sales and marketing services, desktop and web-based productivity tools, and social media to help users achieve the results they seek.

Sage ACT! is used by over 2.8 million individuals and 59,000 companies and integrates with other business solutions including Google, Microsoft® Outlook®, Word, Excel® and Lotus Notes®.

Pricing & Availability
Sage ACT! Pro 2012 is available for $239.99 MSRP (upgrade $179.95 MSRP). Sage ACT! Premium 2012 with Windows® and web client access options, additional security and administration features for teams sharing a central database is $479.99 MSRP (upgrade $319.95 MSRP).

Subscription-based Sage Connected Services: Sage ACT! Connect is available for $69.95 per user, per year; Sage Business Info Services for ACT! access levels range from free to $54.95 per user, per month; and Sage E-marketing for ACT! ranges from $14.95 to $54.95 per user, per month.

There are more than 70 Sage ACT! Add-on solutions that further extend Sage ACT! 2012 with shipping, project planning, Voice-over-IP and other capabilities available at http://www.act.com/Products-and-Services/Add-on-Solutions.

Sage ACT! products and services are also available from Sage ACT! Certified Consultants5listed at www.act.com/certifiedconsultants. For more information call 866-903-0006 or visit www.act.com, www.act.com/facebook, www.act.com/twitter, www.act.com/youtube or http://community.act.com.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook,www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter®, http://twitter.com/sagenamerica.

© 2011 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Sage, the Sage logos, ACT!, and the Sage product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc., or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Important Notes: For Sage ACT!: Review Sage ACT! system requirements at www.act.com/2012systreq. You must purchase one license of Sage ACT! per user. Scalability varies based on hardware, size, and usage of your database. Visit www.actsolutions.com or contact your add-on product provider to determine compatibility for your add-on products. For Sage Connected Services for ACT!: The mobile component of Sage ACT! Connect requires an active data plan. You are responsible for all data related charges to your mobile phone. To facilitate mobile setup, Sage ACT! Connect sends a text message to your mobile phone. Based on your wireless plan, you may receive an extra charge from your carrier for this text message. Sage E-marketing for ACT! is powered by Swiftpage™.

1Requires additional subscription.
2Sage ACT! Scratchpad is not supported in a Citrix® environment. 
3Review Sage ACT! Connect system requirements at www.act.com/connectsystreq to confirm supported mobile phones, tablets, and web browsers.
4Sage ACT! Scratchpad is not supported in a Citrix® environment. 
5Certified Consultants are third-party vendors. Sage and its affiliates are in no way liable or responsible for claims made related to the services provided by third-party vendors.

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