SOURCE: Sage Software

September 06, 2005 09:00 ET

Sage Software Highlights Over 40 New Add-On Partner Solutions for Its New ACT! by Sage 2006 Product Family

Comprehensive Spectrum of Add-On Applications Extend ACT! Functionality With Unique Sales, Marketing, Mapping, Shipping and User Productivity Applications

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Sage Software today announced over 40 new ACT! Add-on solutions compatible with the new ACT! by Sage 2006 and ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups 2006 contact and customer management solutions. The new add-on products further enhance individual productivity and team collaboration for ACT! users by offering a broad range of communications, sales, marketing, mapping, help desk, synchronization, administrative and productivity features.

"ACT! offers a robust business productivity platform that many leading technology partners are eager to build on and further extend," explained Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager for ACT! at Sage Software. "Whether it's BlackBerry® mobility, enhanced visual contact and task management capabilities, or a spectrum of marketing and administrative functions, ACT! add-on solutions deliver a breadth of capabilities that our millions of individual, team and corporate workgroup users can benefit from."

ACT! is used worldwide by over 2.5 million users and more than 30,000 corporate accounts to help sales teams and workgroups collaborate efficiently and build profitable customer relationships.

Sage Software today also announced availability of ACT! 2006 for one to ten networked users and ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2006 for sales teams and corporate workgroups. (See today's individual ACT! 2006 and ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2006 press releases for further details.)

Each ACT! Add-on solution has been reviewed by Sage Software and works easily within or alongside the new ACT! 2006 product family. ACT! 2006 Add-on product solutions are available at www.actsolutions.com and include:

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

AdjustAbility by CompanionLink Software, Inc. -- view and modify ACT! tables and fields and set controls to automatically revise dates or incorrect records; includes ReportAbility for enhanced reporting and data export.

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

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.

CardScan Executive for ACT! 2006 by CardScan, Inc. -- business card reader with drag-and-drop accuracy imports business card information into ACT!.

CardScan Pro for ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2006 by CardScan, Inc. -- business card reader with drag-and-drop accuracy imports business card information into ACT! Premium for Workgroups.

CashRush by Z-Firm, LLC -- runs credit card charge approvals from within ACT! (for up to three ACT! users).

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

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.

dbLink for ACT! by Windswept Software LLC -- links to and manages Microsoft Access (and other) databases inside ACT!.

DigitalNotes by ASDS Computer Company -- records and converts handwritten notes into searchable text in ACT! in one step without retyping or scanning.

DocAdmin by ASDS Computer Company -- scans documents into ACT! document tab in a single mouse click; stored in PDF format so users can open, print, email, etc.

Do It! Bill It! by Datastream Consulting Services -- creates work item deliverables for clients and schedules as ACT! activities with due dates and billable/non-billable hours.

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

EmailRush by Z-Firm, LLC -- attaches and/or merges multiple files and converts them to PDF automatically for emailing from ACT! (for up to three ACT! users).

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

FaxRush by Z-Firm, LLC -- one-click faxing from ACT!; logs fax status automatically (for up to three ACT! users).

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

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

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 emails, faxes and letters to prospects and customers from ACT! database.

Link Point 360 by Link Point 360 -- logs inbound and outbound e-mail, including attachments, to ACT! activity history.

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

Macro Magic by iolo technologies, LLC -- reduces repetitive ACT! actions and simplifies complex tasks into a single step.

MedleyAdmin by ASDS Computer Company -- collection of productivity tools for ACT! including advanced picture field and time zone control options.

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 directly into ACT!.

Project KickStart by Experience In Software, Inc. -- project management planned and scheduled within ACT!.

Pinpoint Marketing Tool by pinpointtools -- creates marketing plans consisting of letters, emails, calls, meetings, and to-dos, in any combination, for specified delivery.

PrintRush by Z-Firm, LLC -- creates centralized document library to automate merge printing from ACT! to multiple printers and locations (for up to three ACT! users).

ReportAbility by CompanionLink Software, Inc. -- creates reports for any table or field in ACT!; supplies alias and notes/history tables for easier report writing.

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

Scan and Organize for ACT! by Allied Financial Software, Inc. -- scans documents and manages them within ACT!; links contact, group or company to designated folder.

ShipRush Server by Z-Firm, LLC -- automatically pulls addresses from ACT! and saves shipment tracking numbers in the history tab; includes built in e-mail notifications.

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

SwiftPage Email 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.

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 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 -- centralizes key business intelligence in a single view to help individuals prioritize personal sales efforts, assess performance and predict results.

ACT! created the contact and customer management software category in 1987 and today is the preferred choice of over 2.5 million users to help increase productivity by managing appointments, activities, documents and notes/histories required for effective customer communications. ACT! helps individuals, small business and corporate workgroups improve bottom-line results by automating and customizing key aspects of the sales cycle to provide better forecasting and opportunity tracking. For more information call 888-ACT-2006 or visit www.act.com.

ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2006 -- for workgroups of up to 50 networked users(1) is available by contacting ACT! Corporate Licensing at 888-855-5222 and from more than 600 ACT! Certified Consultants located at www.act.com/certifiedconsultants ($399.99 MSRP, upgrade $259.95 MSRP).

ACT! 2006 -- for individuals and small teams of up to ten networked users, available at popular software retailers, e-tailers and direct resellers or by contacting Sage Software at 888-ACT-2006 or www.act.com/estore ($229.99 MSRP, upgrade $149.95 MSRP).

Developers interested in the ACT! Add-on Partner Program are encouraged to visit www.act.com/partners/addonpartners.

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

(1) Actual number of users and contacts supported will vary based on hardware and size and usage of your database. The 50 user limit is based on performance tests using minimum hardware requirements and is a recommendation. You must purchase one license of ACT! per user.

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