Why Choose Act

act! vs Salesforce

Which is the better choice? Can act! save money, offer better flexibility and give you a better value?

Here are a few examples of how Act! outperforms Salesforce.com that will positively impact your business bottom line.

act ! offer a simple, easy to use interface with the ability to manage your contacts and make more sales. Our Real Estate custom database will save hours of time and get you up and running immediately.

Keep your options open -Companies usually change software platforms as some point. How can you economically migrate away from a pure hosted only solution that does not give you real time access to your database when and how you need it?

We offer a variety of industry standard implementation methods:
  • On-Premise
  • Hosted
  • Mobile
  • Combination – Hybrid environments.
  • Purchase, subscribe, multiple levels of support, superior discounts on valuable services.

Exit Strategy - Every business plan should have an exit strategy. Every IT project needs the same. If you plan to host your data, that is the life blood of your business. What happens if you change direction? If you decide to STOP hosting your Act! Database you simply purchase the software and we provide you a copy of your database. No complicated conversion or exorbitant fee’s.

Your Data, your way, when you need it! You will be up and running immediately. No conversions, imports or programming required.Salesforce.com will never, ever sell or give you their software to use in house.

True Costs - Salesforce charges you heavily as your requirements grow. For example, Group Edition does not accommodate more than 5 users, and if you want to add a 6th, you are forced to jump subscription levels and go from $5.00 per user per month for Group Edition to the $65.00 per user per month for Professional Edition. By their own admission, the $125.00 per user per month Enterprise Edition is the BEST VALUE and MOST POPULAR!!!

Low Cost of Ownership - act! provides simple pricing structures so there are no surprises down the line. act! customers benefit from a low total cost of ownership. We offer straight purchases, subscription, and month to month agreements to meet your objectives.

Huge Savings - Here’s another number that may grab your attention. On average, a company with 25 Act! users will save over $50,000 compared to Salesforce.

Support - You get the Worlds Best Contact and Sales Management Software with support. Ready when you are. Call in and a technician will assist you with remote access. Salesforce publishes either a 2 day turn around or a 2 hr response time.

Busting Salesforce.com Myths

Myth #1: With Salesforce.com, you don’t have to install software.

Reality: The no software mantra is a myth. Just because you do not need to install a web application onto your pc, you are still using software. If you need to integrate with Microsoft® Outlook®, Word, handhelds, or use offline sync, you need to install separate programs for each funtion. You will need to enter a security token each time you connect.

Myth #2: Salesforce.com Professional only costs $65 per month.

Reality: You may enter a contract with the Professional Edition at $65/user/month, but you may soon realize that in order to have automated weekly backups performed, you need to upgrade to a higher edition at twice the cost.

Myth #3: Salesforce.com is easy to set up.

Reality: Not necessarily… For example, if you want a custom field to be in Leads, Contacts, Accounts and Opportunities, you have to create that custom field FOUR TIMES and then link them to each other.

Myth #4: Writing Letters in Salesforce.com is easy.

Reality: 17 clicks to do a simple mail merge. The same process takes 8 clicks in Act!.

Myth #5: I can use Salesforce.com to send mass e-mail campaigns.

Reality: True, but with the Salesforce.com Professional Edition, your entire company can only send 500 per user per day. The Enterprise and Unlimited editions can send 1000, but that is the maximum. Act! Is owned by Swiftpage. A leader in Social Media and emarketing strategies. Swiftpage offers multiple level programs allowing a few hundred to thousands of emails, surveys, newsletters per day.

Myth #6: Salesforce.com gives me all of my data in the offline client.

Reality: Not true. With the Salesforce.com offline client, you are limited to: 5,000 accounts, 4,000 leads, Limited number of events.

With Act! your get the innovator in Contact and Sales Management Software. Being the industry leader in usability means higher adoption rates, lower project failures and greater results. For over 25 years Act! has been #1. Just as important, you need to find the right company and solution that will work with you and your individual business needs every step of the way. With over 20 years of experience focused on the specific needs of our client, we ensure you will get the most out of your investment.