Here are a few examples of how Act! outperforms Salesforce.com that will positively impact your business bottom line.
Myth #1: With Salesforce.com, you don’t have to install software.
Reality: The no software mantra is a myth. If you need to integrate with Microsoft® Outlook®, Word, handhelds, or use offlinesync, you need to install separate programs for each process. 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. All of the management reports in Salesforce.com can be created with act! and Crystal Reports® – for less. You may get more reports in Salesforce.com out-of-the-box, but you definitely pay for it. By their own admission, the $125.00 per user per month Enterprise Edition is the BEST VALUE and MOST POPULAR!!!
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.
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. We offer Act! customization for your industry and can implement for LAN, Network, Web, Remote and Hosted access.
Call us today to discuss how Act! can help you manage your sales goals. 877-776-1276