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Sage ACT! 2013 is shaping up to be another exciting release.  Yes, 25 years and still going strong!

We know your business never rests and neither does your Contact and Customer Management software. Sage ACT! is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary of serving small businesses and sales teams and this helps Sage understand your needs with unsurpassed experience. Sage ACT! 2013 is a release that takes years of experience and focuses that on the future of your needs, delivering the contemporary features that help you leverage the latest trends in mobility, social media, and e-marketing to help propel your success through 2013 and beyond!


Travel Light and Stay Connected to Your Business With Sage ACT! Premium Mobile1

Mobility is a huge technology shift. Keeping connected to your business while you are on the move can mean the difference between winning and losing a sale. With Sage ACT! Premium Mobile you can stay connected to your business by accessing your Sage ACT! Premium contact, calendar, and opportunity details from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device.

Access and update your calendar in real time, lookup contact details, even find text embedded in attachments and open them, all while keeping your momentum of movement free from being tied to your desk or laptop. Be confident that you can access the critical parts of your database and even create new opportunities from the road. Road Warrior? More like Road Champion!

Best part—Sage ACT! Premium Mobile is included with your upgrade to Sage ACT! Premium 2013! <More images here>


Automate Your Business With Smart Tasks

Smart tasks are now smarter to make your work easier.

Defined processes are key to repeatable success. Sage ACT! Smart Tasks help you handle the things you need to get done every day by automating key activities based on steps you define. Common tasks like sending new customers a welcome email3, scheduling a follow-up call, changing a field, and emailing a co-worker can be based off of criteria you define or automatically triggered by a field change4. And with new enhancements, you can save even more time because Smart Tasks now run even when Sage ACT! is closed5—and automatically update record fields once your selected conditions are met from that point forward.

The options are as diverse as your processes are. Smart Tasks are like a personal assistant and project manager all rolled into one.


Capitalize on Added Customer Insight With Social Updates6

Social media is becoming as ubiquitous as email, even for businesses! Your customers are talking on sites like LinkedIn® and Facebook® and you should be listening. Sage ACT! 2013 gives you a fast, simple way to integrate with these popular social media services and displays a collection of your customer's last 25 posts, as privacy allows. Armed with this information, you'll have unique insight into the things your customers care about so you can act swiftly with impactful, personalized messages.


Extend Your Reach With the Power of Social Sharing

Sage E-marketing for ACT!7 gives you a simple way to grow your business by regularly communicating with your contacts. You'll have access to resources to create, send, and track an email marketing campaign that drives home your personal brand. Now in Sage ACT 2013, this extends beyond email, offering the ability to post these same messages to LinkedIn®, Facebook, and Twitter® and add their respective sharing icons to the footer of your email messages. Now your customers can spread your message by posting it on their social media account. This is how a viral campaign is run!


Thanks to Benjamin Lederer, Product Manager, Sage for updating our Sage ACT! user community!


Get the full details and a visual overview at our What's New in Sage ACT! 2013 page.....


Contact Julie for the latest on Sage ACT! - 269-445-3001

Download the What's New Brief..... for the full scoop!


1Sage ACT! Premium Mobile requires setup and configuration of Sage ACT! Premium (access via web). Data access available through active Internet connection from supported device browsers. Review Sage ACT! system requirements at www.ACT.com/SystReq. You are responsible for all data-related charges to your device.
2Review Sage ACT! Connect system requirements at www.ACT.com/ConnectSystReq to confirm supported mobile phones, tablets, and web browsers.
3The Sage ACT! Email Client is not available for use with Smart Tasks. However, emails can be sent through subscription-based Sage E-marketing for ACT!.
4Data/field triggers are only available in Contact and Opportunity entities.
5Sage E-marketing for ACT! steps will not run offline.
6This feature is not available in Sage ACT! Premium (access through web).
7Sage E-marketing for ACT! requires an additional subscription Important Notes: For Sage ACT!: Review Sage ACT! system requirements at www.ACT.com/SystReq. You must purchase one license of Sage ACT! per user. Scalability varies based on hardware, size, and usage of your database. Visit www.ACTsolutions.com or contact your add-on product provider to determine compatibility for your add-on products. For Sage Connected Services for ACT!: The mobile component of Sage ACT! Connect requires an active data plan. You are responsible for all data related charges to your mobile phone. To facilitate mobile setup, Sage ACT! Connect sends a text message to your mobile phone. Based on your wireless plan, you may receive an extra charge from your carrier for this text message. Sage E-marketing for ACT! is powered by Swiftpage™.



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