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Have you ever wanted to find more prospective customers like the ones you currently have or be able to drill deeper into business information about a prospect business and their industry?

Well, Sage is beginning to integrate their contact management and soon their CRM solutions to the wealth of information available from Hoovers.  Read on to find out how this is now possible with Sage ACT! 2011.

Improve Sales Efforts with Sage Business Info Services

Sage Business Info Services for ACT! is a cloud-based service that pulls highly targeted prospect lists from Hoover’s™ and puts them into Sage ACT!. Tap into a database of 65 million companies and 85 million contacts to build lists based on location, size, industry, type, people, and more.

You can use the information from Sage Business Info Services for ACT! to improve your company’s sales results in several ways. To find new leads, build a prospect list based on key characteristics that best match your business’ sales model.

Better develop information about your existing prospects and even your customers when you import additional key contacts and review company history and product information.

Build highly targeted prospect lists.

Build a list in just a few steps using 40+ search criteria where you can specify location, size, industry, type, people, and more. Or, conduct a keyword search when looking for specific keywords, people, and companies. Once you get the leads you need, import them directly into Sage ACT! so you can begin qualifying right away.


Find and import key company contacts.

Target key decision makers within a company you’re selling into by viewing a listing of additional high-profile people that work within that company—all done from the main contact view in Sage ACT!. Click on contact names for more detail to determine if you want to import their information into Sage ACT!.

Enhance what you already know about contacts and companies.

Augment your database with information like a person’s title, biography, job history, and phone numbers. Add new company information, including a company’s history and overview, products and operations, and key financial data. Even get to industry info, like a listing of competitors so you can target similar companies.

Be in the know on the latest company news.

Get breaking news from a variety of news sources, including leading global sources, local publications, trade publications, and market journals. Company news appears in a timeline format for easy viewing of the most recent news. Click on the stories you’re most interested in and review them in Sage ACT!. For a consolidated summary of news, subscribe to company alerts and receive a report for the companies you’re following via email.

Get to what you need from inside Sage ACT!.

You have direct access to contact and company profiles, company financials, company contacts, industry info, and company news, pulled from Hoover’s™, a D&B company.

Sage ACT! 2011 includes a free version for basic company, financial, and industry information.


To receive more detailed information, sign up for a subscription and enjoy exclusive savings available to Sage ACT! customers call us at (269)445-3001 or obtain a free 1 hour consulting session (here) to discuss options to grow your business.


For more screen shots and details, check out our Business Info Service page, here.

Learn how Smart Tasks in Sage ACT! 2011 can help automate your follow up actions and reduce those time consuming admin tasks.  Also the 7 Ideas for Excellent Customer Service with Smart Tasks, article here.

A quick summary of the Sage ACT! 2011 enhancements can be found, here.


How would the Business Info Services help grow your business?


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