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About NORTHBROOK Consulting Group

NORTHBROOK Consulting Group links today's technology and strategies for a better tomorrow. The firm specializes in furnishing targeted Business Management technology to meet client needs for today and future. As everyone knows, without proper training and back up support even best software and hardware has limitations. So, NCG is always there with specialized support and training.Don Joseph and Bill Stocking

When it comes to E-Business, firms continually rely on NORTHBROOK Consulting Group.

NCG assists them with a number of E-Business requirements including website design review and functional analysis along with formulation of key economic strategies. In addition, NORTHBROOK Consulting Group assists their clients with computer hardware selection and other software requirements. It's easy to see that linking technology and strategy for results, is what NORTHBROOK Consulting Group is all about!

Sage North America® is the developer of BusinessWorks a resourceful business management system. BusinessWorks is aimed at filling the gap between basic entry level accounting products such as Quickbooks or Sage Peachtree® and high-end systems. It is targeted at small businesses with up to forty-five users.

NCG also partners with ACT!®, a contact management product for small to medium-sized businesses. ACT!'s integrated sales and marketing solutions readily can be integrated with BusinessWorks creating a true Customer Relationship Management (CRM) opportunity for small and mid-sized companies.

Regardless of client's needs and requirements, NORTHBROOK Consulting Group is available to assist with solutions that link technology and strategies for results. And . . . when you get down to bottom line, let's face it, it is results that count!

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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.