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Why ALL Act! Users need to update their software NOW

Sorry to sound so dramatic, but this is kind-of urgent. There’s a 3rd party application in Act! that controls licensing. It’s called Protexis and for the last 14 years or so it’s been happily doing just that. Periodically, Act! software asks Protexis if this user has a valid license and Protexis goes out and checks. […]

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Act! Relationships – The Act! Agony Aunt?

Dear Clare My wife doesn’t understand me….. Which may be true, but the Act! Relationships Tab isn’t about airing your personal problems. Go on, take a look at the Tabs in your Act! software. Do you see one called Relationships? If you don’t, it’s probably because you have upgraded from an earlier version and it’s […]

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18 Ways Act! CRM Can Increase Your Effectiveness and Boost Sales

Create a Post-It-Free-Zone – Centralise Company Information Go on, take a look round the office. Anyone got yellow post-its on their computer screen? Thought so. Which prompts the question, why? Information held on post-its, bits of paper, random Word or Excel documents, and in people’s heads is not being shared for the benefit of the […]

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Act! 16 Service Pack 1 (v16.1)

Act! V16 Service Pack 1 (V16.1) Scheduled release date Tuesday 6th May 2014 Download links and instructions will be provided when available. What is Act! v16 Service Pack 1? This unique release is actually a Service Pack and a Feature Pack rolled into one. The release contains typical Service Pack elements such as bug fixes […]

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How to add house prices to your Act! CRM database.

If you’re interested in property prices and you have an Act! database, here’s a great way to combine the two. Click the Web Info Tab Click “Edit Links” Click “Add” In Site Name type: MousePrice.com In URL type: http://www.mouseprice.com/property-for-sale/{Postcode}+0   Enjoy! To find out how you can get more out of your Act! database why […]

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Why the iPhone 5 is Important for ACT! Software Users in the UK

So it’s finally here. Yesterday Apple launched the new iPhone 5. It’s their largest, lightest, cleverest iPhone ever. And it’s not the new screen or the new mapping system that grabbed my attention, it was the mention, almost in passing, that it has LTE-band support. And that means 4G data capability. Now 4G data is something […]

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ACT! 2013 (Version 15) New Features

As ACT! 2013 hits the streets I thought I’d take a look at what’s new, and whether it’s worth upgrading.  The headline new developments in ACT 2013 are:   1. ACT! Premium Mobile. This existed in later upgrades  to ACT! 2012 but has now been developed further for this release. ACT! Premium Mobile or “SAPM” (not […]

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Hosted ACT! for Web (Or, ACT! for Web Made Easy)

We all know that ACT! is the top-selling contact management and entry-level CRM software in the world. It is used by millions of people to manage their working day and their customer reationships.Nearly all of these people have ACT! installed on their computers. Which is fine. What’s less well known is that there’s another way […]

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Map of Big Blue Marketing ACT! Training Customers

I have always worked on the principle that the best and most relevant training is delivered on-site at the customers’ premises where we can use the client’s own ACT! database as part of the training programme. As a result, I travel thousands of miles a year the length and breadth of the UK. To prove […]

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ACT Hints and Tips – ACT! 2012 Set up Web Info Tab for Gmail

ACT!’s built in email functionality does not integrate with Gmail. (Note that current versions of Act! do support Gmail integration) However, you can send Gmails from ACT! from the Web Info tab by setting up a custom web link: https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to={E-mail} To set this up, click the Web Info Tab > Edit Links > Add Then […]

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