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Is Act! for Web Secure?

We get this question a lot, so I thought it would be a good idea to document it here. You have several options with Act! Premium. You can self-host your database – which is what is called Act! Premium for Web, or you can pay to host your database “in the cloud.” In this article, […]

It’s time to consider business process automation

Business Process Automation, also called Workflow Automation, is more accessible now than it ever has been with most businesses using some SaaS (software as a service) or web-enabled software. Automating routine processes can make you more efficient, improve accountability and standardize your customer interactions. Where do you start? Practice Kaizen…start by making one small, impactful change. […]

It’s our 20 Year Anniversary

20 years ago, I went out on a limb, cut the cord with corporate America and started our company. It’s been fun, and at times, pretty much an up hill journey with some years being better than others. But we are still here thanks to a really wonderful staff of people holding us up alive […]

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. […]

You can lead a horse to water…7 UI design tips for increasing user adoption

We’ve all heard the saying, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”  Maybe you can’t MAKE him drink, but… you can ENTICE him to drink. You can provide beautiful, convenient and tasty water so that he WANTS to drink.  Let’s apply this analogy to software UI (screen layout) design. […]

ACT and Windows 10

Microsoft announced the release of Windows® 10 on July 29, 2015. Upgrading to Windows® 10 introduces many new features, some of which may affect Act!. We highly recommend performing a complete backup of your Act! database prior to upgrading to Windows, though Act! v17.2 and later are compatible and are fully supported.  ACT v18 has […]

Send Failed errors on Act eMarketing – one reason and solution

Ever tried to send out an ACT eMarketing campaign and had it fail with a Send error?  The typical reason is because one or more of the email addresses within the group that was sent to was either blank or malformed (example#example.com, example@examplecom). There is a toolset that can help fix the emails in your database […]

Hotfix 5 for Act v18

Hotfix 5 for Act v18 is available. This update does not change the database schema version – therefore not everyone needs to install this unless you are experiencing one of the following issues.  In addition, this particular hotfix will open a browser window at the end of the update.  It will point you to a KB article where […]

Quotewerks and ACT – startup Tip

I like automating things.  Anything I can do to make life move a little smoother is a plus.  We use Quotewerks and ACT every day and I work off a remote installation.  That means I need to sync regularly to the master database. In addition, since I prepare quotes often during the day, my typical […]

Anne Johnson and Your Software Coach joins Patricia Egen Consulting

Chattanooga, TN, January 8, 2016– Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC is pleased to announce that Anne Johnson, President of Your Software Coach, will join us as Assistant Vice President and Director of Business Development. “Anne is an accomplished trainer and consultant with over 30 years of experience in technology and business consulting. Her attention to detail […]

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