Archive for ACT CRM

CRM is not rocket science

While working with a client recently I described the basic underlying strategy for a CRM (customer relationship management) process.  He had chatted with several different companies and he remarked that he got paragraph after paragraph of descriptions. However, he said mine was the simplest and one that he felt he could repeat to his sales […]

Q2C – Quote to Cash – What it means for SMBs

Recently I posted a Youtube video about the integration of Act! and Quotewerks. I’m including a link to it below. After I sent out a Tweet about the video I got back quite a few interesting comments but one in particular inspired this blog post. This follower liked the video and said that the Act! […]

GDPR – Why you need to prepare now

You have probably been hearing quite a bit about GDPR – the European General Data Protection Regulation. What you may not realize is if you have European contacts that you interact with and store their data, you need to understand how that can potentially impact you via heavy fines. The biggest point of GDPR is […]

Addins for Outlook missing – Act v20.1

Version 20.1 has resolved many of the Outlook and Act integration issues. Some residual side affects may still exist and after the update you may notice the Act addins do not show up in Outlook. Here’s a fix for that: Close both Act and Outlook. Open a secure Command Prompt (right click on the Command […]

Having trouble connecting ACT and Outlook? The answer is here.

Act version 20.1 just released. Swiftpage rewrote the underlying Act and Outlook integration. And IT WORKS! Totally. If you are experiencing issues with Act and Outlook integration, you are not alone. Microsoft made sweeping changes to the way programs interact with Outlook. It broke many applications including Act. Act decided to change the way the […]

Don’t be a victim of Act! data loss

Recently, we have had several frantic calls from customers needing to restore contacts in Act! after a user has unwittingly deleted them. Unfortunately, in some cases, these clients haven’t had a recent backup of their Act! Database to pull the deleted contacts from. Don’t let this happen to you. Follow these guidelines to protect your […]

Maximizing your strengths and Strategizing your weaknesses

Today’s blog post is the first “official” entry for my Reese’s Southern Wisdom series.  During my conversations with Reese he kept referring to maximizing his strengths and “strategizing” his weaknesses.  This phrasing is a bit different than you will typically see when you research this concept. And that is on purpose for Reese. It’s classic […]

Reese’s Southern Wisdom

  Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a new client who has also become a friend. His name is Reese Griffin. He is now retired, and was lastly a SVP at Boston Mutual Life. He’s a born and bred southerner from Tennessee. Reese came to us looking for Act consulting. He is […]

Duplicate Contacts – The Never Ending Battle

We have a great tool that I had my programmer write years ago. It’s called Duplicate Remover Expert for Act. We sell a lot of this nifty product. I had a client call me recently, told me they loved the program, but were very frustrated that they always seemed to have duplicates. He also wanted […]

Windows Restart – More than you think

Every week I try to have a social media “theme” and this week it’s Tips and Tricks. Last week we helped a client who couldn’t get Act to open after Windows did an update without him asking. Nothing appeared to be wrong. I asked him if he had rebooted and he said yes, multiple times. […]

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