SOURCE: Sage Software

August 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Sage Software Announces Over 65 Add-on Partner Solutions for the New ACT! by Sage 2009 (11.0) Product Family

Add-on Applications Extend ACT! Contact and Customer Management Functionality in Areas Including Marketing, Shipping, Voice-over-IP Telephony, and Mobility Among Others

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Sage Software today announced over 65 ACT! Add-on solutions compatible with the new ACT! by Sage 2009 (11.0) contact and customer management product family. ACT! Add-on solutions complement and expand ACT! functionality by offering innovative productivity tools that simplify sales, marketing, financial, project management, reporting, shipping, Voice-over-IP telephony, and mobile device synchronization tasks, among other key business activities. Sage Software reviews all ACT! Add-on solutions to ensure they integrate with ACT!. A complete list of ACT! Add-on solutions and pricing is available at www.actsolutions.com.

"ACT! Add-on solutions extend the centralized database convenience and flexibility of ACT! into very specific functional areas," explained David van Toor, senior vice president and general manager for Sage CRM Solutions, North America. "Our network of add-on developers has succeeded in helping entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporate teams solve unique problems by further leveraging the power of their ACT! implementations. We value their continued support."

Developers interested in the ACT! Add-on Partner Program can learn more at: www.act.com/partners/addonpartners.

The ACT! 2009 product family was introduced in a separate Sage CRM Solutions announcement today. (See "New ACT! by Sage 2009 Product Family Centers On User Experience" press release for further details.)

The following ACT! Add-on solutions have been reviewed by Sage Software to ensure they operate with the new ACT! 2009 product family:

ACTIVATOR! Automated Sales Assistant by Mastermind Software -- marketing and sales process automation enhancements for ACT! including pre-defined sales action plans and document templates.

AddressGrabber Business by eGrabber Inc. -- single-click data entry that automatically extracts contact details from Web sites, e-mails and documents and enters them into ACT!; also schedules calls, meetings and to-do's for incoming leads.

AddressGrabber Standard by eGrabber Inc. -- single-click data entry that automatically extracts contact details from Web sites, e-mails and documents and enters them into ACT!.

AddressGrabber Suite for ACT! by eGrabber Inc. -- productivity suite that speeds up frequently performed addressing and scheduling tasks in ACT!.

Advanced Do Not Call Lookup by EXPONENCIEL -- helps telemarketers comply with FTC and avoid heavy penalties.

The Associator by Durkin Computing -- add unlimited free-form associations between ACT! contacts, auto-grouped by type and displayed in the contact detail view.

AutoAdmin III by ASDS Computer Company -- automatically backs up and maintains ACT! data to save users time and guard against data loss.

Automatic Field Calculations by EXPONENCIEL -- adds automatic calculations to contact, group or company layouts; over 50 mathematical, date/time, string, and financial functions including an "if" statement for building scenarios.

AutoNumbers for ACT! by EXPONENCIEL -- automatically numbers ACT! contacts, companies, groups or opportunities at time of creation.

Bulk Change IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- edits opportunity fields across multiple entries in one easy process.

BusinessMap by ESRI, Inc. -- mapping software for U.S. and Canada creates custom maps from ACT! database with color coding and drive time, among other features.

Calendar View Plus by Durkin Computing -- extends ACT! scheduling with multiple columns per day, extends print and font options, provides Gantt charts, filters activities by contact, group, or company.

CompanionLink Express by CompanionLink Software, Inc. -- synchronizes ACT! contact data with PDAs and Smartphones.

Company Wizard by Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC -- automatically add ACT! contacts to a Company Record from the contact list; if the company doesn't exist, it will be created; if the contact is already a member of a company, it is skipped.

Contact List Plus by Durkin Computing -- enriches ACT! Contact List view with color-coded organization and editing and transforms contact list into a personalized color-coded data view; advanced contact retrieval using data and color rules.

Copy Fields Wizard by Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC -- copy, swap or replace any ACT! field to any ACT! field.

CRM Integrator for ACT! by ConverTec Inc. -- integrates ACT! with Nortel's Business Communications Manager (BCM) and Norstar phone systems.

Crystal Clear Essentials by ADS Programming Services -- built upon the Crystal Reports® report generator, includes 15 reports that can easily be run from the ACT! Report menu; additional prompts allow users to customize reports.

Dial IT - TAPI by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- dial and answer calls, update and add new contacts, create history and schedule activities.

DocAdmin by ASDS Computer Company -- scans documents into ACT! with a single mouse click; stores in PDF format so users can open, print, e-mail, etc.

DoubleLook by CompanionLink Software, Inc. -- automatic settings to synchronize contacts and activities between ACT! and Microsoft® Outlook®.

Duplicate Remover Wizard by Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC -- mass duplicate contact removal for ACT!, merges duplicate records based on user-selected criteria.

eGrabber DupChecker by eGrabber Inc. -- data cleansing tool that finds, checks and merges duplicate records in an ACT! database.

eMail-Lead Grabber Business by eGrabber Inc. -- automates lead processing by importing information from Web site e-mail forms and checking for duplicates.

Excel Templates by EXPONENCIEL -- merges contact information from Microsoft Excel® using same as Microsoft Word®.

Excel Templates with Quote/Invoice Maker by EXPONENCIEL -- quick generation of quotes and invoices from ACT! data with no retyping required.

Export IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- exports ACT! data into Excel spreadsheet.

FaxAdmin by ASDS Computer Company -- sends faxes from within ACT!; with quick fax and mail-merge fax features.

Fields and Tables to Excel Wizard by Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC -- select an ACT! database and this tool opens Excel and creates a workbook with a separate spreadsheet for every table (entity) within ACT!.

Group IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- searches multiple groups and companies within ACT! database.

Handheld Contact for BlackBerry® by J2X Technologies Inc. -- wireless service synchronizes ACT! features on BlackBerry handheld devices.

Handheld Contact for Pocket PC or Treo™ Smartphone by J2X Technologies Inc. -- wireless service synchronizes ACT! features on Pocket PC or Treo handheld devices.

High Impact eMail 4.0 Professional by TemplateZone -- create and send dynamic HTML marketing e-mails; 1,100+ professionally designed templates, advanced e-mail builders, photo editors and list management tools enhance e-mail marketing campaigns.

Home Page Plus by Durkin Computing -- creates new tab in ACT! on the Contact Detail view for navigating to and viewing a contact's Web site.

Import IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- fast and accurate way to import and merge data into ACT!.

InfoOptics Universal Data Translator by Information Optics -- integrates ACT! with order entry, e-commerce, loan processing and accounting systems.

IOC Campaign by Information Optics -- generates follow-up e-mails, faxes and letters to prospects and customers from ACT! database.

KnowledgeSync Alerts Edition by Vineyardsoft Corporation -- automates repetitive tasks and relieves burden of monitoring applications and data for exceptions.

KnowledgeSync Business Edition by Vineyardsoft Corporation -- automates repetitive tasks and relieves burden of monitoring applications and data for exceptions.

ListGrabber Standard by eGrabber Inc. -- captures lists of contacts from Web sites and documents and transfers them into ACT!.

The Lookup Manager by Durkin Computing -- lookup management tool saves time from going back and forth between contacts, groups and companies; also resets last contact, last view and last selected tab on startup.

MergeAdmin™ by ASDS Computer Company -- updates ACT! on a field-by-field level with data from an external ASCII file.

MigrateAdmin by ASDS Computer Company -- converts GoldMine® data into ACT!.

OfficeReady for ACT! by KMT Software, Inc. -- includes 500+ Office and ACT! merge templates, plus pre-written business letters and "create PDF" feature.

Outreach by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- choose contacts and define e-mail fields that will be proofed prior to sending.

Primary to Secondary Contact Wizard by Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC -- change primary contacts to secondary contacts; users can optionally copy notes and history to the primary record and keep the original contact as a primary.

QuoteWerks by Aspire Technologies, Inc. -- creates professional looking and detailed quotes using ACT! contact information; handles volume pricing, bundles and more.

RemarkableMail by C2 Business Advisors -- step-by-step instructions for printing and mailing postcard campaigns directly from ACT!.

ResumeGrabber by eGrabber Inc. -- automatically creates a contact in ACT! with resume as an attachment.

ResumeGrabber Pro by eGrabber Inc. -- resume data entry tool that automatically creates a contact in ACT! with the resume as an attachment.

Scan IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- enters business card information directly into ACT! using a CardScan business card scanner.

Scan2CRM for ACT! by Card Scanning Solutions -- integrated, add-on scanning system for ACT! that scans business cards and automatically inputs textual data and images into a new contact record.

Search IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- creates save-able data searches in ACT!.

ShipRush FedEx® for ACT! by Z-Firm, LLC -- automatically pulls address from ACT! and saves tracking number in ACT! history tab, includes built in e-mail notifications.

ShipRush UPS® for ACT! by Z-Firm, LLC -- automatically pulls address from ACT! and saves tracking number in ACT! history tab; includes built in e-mail notifications.

Stonefield Query for ACT! by Stonefield Software Inc. -- end-user query tool streamlines report generation from the ACT! database.

Swiftpage Basic by Swiftpage Email -- online e-mail system for marketing and sales that integrates with ACT!; reports who opened an e-mail and what they clicked on.

Swiftpage Pro by Swiftpage Email -- online e-mail system for marketing and sales that integrates with ACT!; reports who opened an e-mail and what they clicked on; also enables mail merge data from custom ACT! fields and call list qualification by scoring.

Swiftpage Team by Swiftpage -- e-mail marketing solution that integrates into ACT! and identifies who to send e-mail to, who to call, and what to talk about with contacts.

Table IT by CRMADDON Factory GmbH -- builds custom tables in ACT! and helps define relationships between contacts, companies and groups.

Task List Plus by Durkin Computing -- advanced ACT! task list view features help reassign multiple activities and perform calculations with a single mouse click.

Tele-Support HelpDesk by Resource Dynamics, Inc. -- customer service, help desk, call tracking, and customer support tools for use within ACT!.

TopLine Alerts Back-up by TopLine Results Corporation -- backs up an ACT! Windows- or Web-based database to a standard ACT! back-up file on a specified schedule, monitors back-ups and sends back-up failure notifications to Inbox or PDA, and automatically deletes old back-ups.

TopLine Alerts Professional by TopLine Results Corporation -- sends e-mail notifications to Inbox or PDA; monitors activities and opportunities for all ACT! users.

TopLine Dash Alerts by TopLine Results Corporation -- sends customized e-mail notifications or TopLine Dash PDF reports to Inbox or PDA; monitors activities and opportunities for all ACT! users.

TopLine Dash Manager by TopLine Results Corporation -- centralizes key business intelligence in a single view to help sales teams prioritize efforts, assess performance and predict results.

TopLine Dash Personal by TopLine Results Corporation -- organizes ACT! activity, opportunity, notes and history information in an interactive dashboard for sales performance analysis.

TopLine Designer by TopLine Results Corporation -- creates, designs and navigates custom tables in ACT!.

VoIP AddOn for ACT! by VoIP AddOn -- complete business-class telephony integration within ACT!, automatic screen pops of customer records, direct dial from ACT!, more.

ACT! by Sage is the #1 selling contact and customer management solution used effectively by more than 2.8 million users and over 43,000 additional corporate customers, including individual professionals, small business owners, corporate teams, and anyone who regularly works with contacts. ACT! by Sage Premium Solutions are specifically designed to benefit larger teams of users with increased data sharing capabilities, group scheduling functionality, advanced opportunity tracking and customization capabilities, robust dashboards and reports, and multiple security levels. For more information, visit www.act.com or call 866-903-0006.

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