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ACT! version 17 (2015)--New Features

 

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What's New in ACT! version 17

Finally, sales process meets nurture marketing.

Grow and connect with your audience – the new intelligent, integrated Act! emarketing experience helps you attract new customers and get more from existing relationships. Optimize your workforce and drive productivity with enhancements that help you save time and stay organized, including a dynamic view of all your contact interactions with Contact Timeline, new Smart Task automation, and numerous usability, installation, and configuration improvements.

Fuse the power of intelligent emarketing with automation of sales best-practices.

Grow your business – easily create simple web forms to capture leads from web pages, newsletters, emails, and more! Follow up for your whole team with professional, eye-catching email campaigns that reach customers and prospects with the right message at the right time – all from within Act!. And don't worry about missing an important opportunity – intelligent lead scoring and Smart Task automation help you nurture your leads and stay in touch.

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Automation & Productivity enhancements help you save time and stay organized.

Be more productive and maintain a competitive edge by knowing the most up-to-date information about your customers and prospects so you can market and sell intelligently. Attach photos from your mobile device and easily integrate documents from popular business tools such as Dropbox, SharePoint™, and iCloud®, right into a contact record; select from new Outlook® sync options for your Act! Contacts and Calendar, and effortlessly view all your interactions with a particular contact at a glance with Contact Timeline. Take advantage of new Smart Task options that help you automate daily tasks like territory assignment and call scheduling, so you can save time and stay organized.

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New timeline feature graphically shows history of contact interactions.

 

New Streamlined configuration and access options make deployment a snap!

Get more done with streamlined configuration and access options, including automated silent install for larger deployments, the ability to configure remote databases for Act! Premium for Web, and enhancements to Global Preferences – all designed to help your efficiency. Numerous usability and system improvements give you faster access to support, easier onboarding, and peace of mind.

 

Act! gets a fresh, new look.

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The new Act version 17

 

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ACT! version 17 (2015) Data Sheets (pdf)

ACT! version 17 Product Brief

Learn more about NEW ACT! emarketing

Protect your investment with ACT! Business Care

 

ACT! White Papers (pdf)

ACT! Architecture, Customization and Integration

Microsoft Office Integration

Synchronization Architechture

The Automated Selling Machine

Your Guide to Email Marketing

 

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What's New

July 2017
Swiftpage enters beta testing of ACT! version 20

March 2017
Swiftpage releases Act! version 19.1 (2017). Includes significant fixes to the initial release..

February 2017
Sage releases BusinessWorks 2017 service pack 2, with 2017 tax tables.

September 2016
Sage releases BusinessWorks 2017 update. See more details here.

August 2016
Swiftpage releases Act! version 18.2. We have tested Sage BusinessWorks link through version 2017 with all desktop versions of Act! through 18.2 and found no issues--even though Sage no longer supports the link.

May 2016
Swiftpage releases Act version 18.1

March 2016
Sage releases Service Pack 9 for BusinessWorks 2015

July 30, 2015
Swiftpage releases statement about the compatibility of Act! with Windows 10 and the precautions to take before upgrading to it. See it here.

July, 2015
Act! version 17.2 released by Swiftpage. This release adds important new features and fixes issues with prior versions.

April, 2015
Swiftpage announces major product restructuring--Act! to be available on-site or in the "cloud", purchase or subscription.

January, 2015
Swiftpage releases Act! verson 17.1 to beta testers. This release has feature enhancements and solutions to problems found in prior versions.

November, 2014
Sage BusinessWorks 2015 is released. There are new reports, functionality enhancements, and problem fixes from the 2013 version. See release notes.

October, 2014
Swiftpage releases ACT! version 17: with integrated emarketing, which adds automation, send as, and more; the ability to attach documents from places like DropBox, Sharepoint and Google Drive, to fully connect you to where you store your documents; enhancements to web and mobile like CSV import and attaching a photo directly from your mobile device. - See more

July, 2014
Don Joseph announces merger of our Sage accounting with Sue Dunn at MicroAccounting Solutions and our ACT! practice with Brainsell Technologies, LLC to assure support for NCG's clients.

June, 2014
Northbrook Consulting Group forms alliance with Brainsell Technologies, LLC for ACT-related products and services. More to come.

May, 2014
Swiftpage announces future vision for ACT!, including summer release of ACT! Cloud and redesigned ACT! Hosted

April, 2014
Swiftpage releases ACT! version 16.1 with new features and problem fixes. Included is ACT! e-marketing, other new features, and maintenance upgrades.

March, 2014
Swiftpage releases beta of ACT! e-marketing and announces features for release 16.1 in April, 2014.

Febuary, 2014
Swiftpage announces plans for the all-new Act! Cloud, a direct-to-market, SaaS-only offering primarily targeted at entrepreneurs and micro/small business owners.

January, 2014
Northbrook Consulting Group's merger with Sue Dunn's firm (JDI Inc.) brings the gamut of Sage solutions to our clients. We can now sell and support Sage 100, Sage 200, Sage CRM in addition to Sage BusinessWorks, Sage 50, and ACT!.

July, 2013
Sage BusinessWorks 2013 is released

April, 2013
Featured Add-on of the month: QSalesData, allows connection of ACT! and QuickBooks--true CRM capabilities at a small business price.

October, 2012
ACT! HOSTED brings ACT! to the cloud. Northbrook Consulting Group brings it to you/

November 2011
Don Joseph receives certification as ACT! Premier Trainer and Sage BusinessWorks Certified Consultant.