Don’t panic, it’s not quite time to start Holiday shopping. It is just about time for a new version of ACT! to hit the virtual shelves. Sage ACT! 2013 is slated for a September release, in standing with Sage’s annual release cycle for the ACT! product. This release is focused on the business needs of today, with new features based on mobility, e-marketing to social media.
Sage ACT! Premium Mobile
Possibly the most buzz worthy addition is Sage ACT! Premium Mobile. It was actually a feature added at the very end of Sage ACT! 2012, but it’s been beefed up, improved upon and now even includes Opportunities. Sage ACT! Premium Mobile is web-based access to your database via devices like iPhone, iPad and Droid. That means, anywhere you have internet access on HTML 5 compatible mobile device, you can get to your live database. This is big. It’s what our customers have been asking for since the first smart phone released.
Another feature is enhanced Social Media integration. You clients and prospects are out there using social media. Sage ACT! 2013 will allow you to pull your customers recent posts together into one, centralized view on their ACT! contact record. It’s a way to be truly in tune with your customers needs and allows you to act, pun intended, on those.
New Improved E-marketing
Sage E-marketing for ACT! is a great way to send professional e-mails, via a real e-mail marketing engine, to your prospects and customers. Eye-catching campaigns can now spread beyond the simple inbox by pushing to social media like LinkedIn®, Facebook®, and Twitter® using Social Sharing.
Offline Smart Tasks
Smart Tasks just got a little smarter in Sage ACT! 2013. Now, your automated tasks will run even when ACT! is closed. You can also configure data and field triggers to automatically update fields based on defined criteria. For instance, schedule a to-do automatically based on the ID/Status of a Contact being changed from Prosect to Customer. You’ll be getting more done, because ACT! is automating your process. It’s like having a virtual assistant.
From accessing your database online from your mobile devices with Sage ACT! Premium Mobile, to automating your processes with improved Smart Tasks, Sage ACT! 2013 is a version packed with features worth upgrading for. Need help upgrading, give us a shout at 866-303-0276 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to chat about what Sage ACT! 2013 has in store.