A multitude of product innovations, feature enhancements, and compatibility updates have been introduced since your version. Check out all the new features by product and version below!
Windows® 10 Compatibility
Microsoft announced the release of Windows® 10 on July 29, 2015. Upgrading to Windows® 10 introduces many new features, some of which may affect Act!. We highly recommend performing a complete backup of your Act! database prior to upgrading to Windows®, though the current version of Act! (v17) is fully supported. We have additional recommendations to make your transition as smooth as possible - please visit the following Knowledgebase article to review our best practice guide: What are the best practices for using Act! v17 and later with Windows 10?
For known issues and workarounds for using Act! v17 and later with Windows® 10, please visit Known issues and workarounds for using Act! v17 and later with Windows 10
Note: Previous versions of Act! may have issues that cannot be resolved; review the KB above for details. Future releases of Act! will be fully tested and supported on Windows® 10.
New Name, New UI
Act! Essentials (formerly Act! Cloud) has been renamed! We have also updated the user interface. You will still see all the great same features but with an updated look - we hope you will like what we’ve done.
Check out the all-new, redesigned Act! emarketing template editor, with improvements to help you save time and market more effectively.
Optimized template storage makes it easy to quickly navigate and locate all your templates from one organized library.
Redesigned icons help you interact with your templates more efficiently, directly from previews and in edit mode.
Consolidated editing tools including redesigned tool tabs and editing options for images, help you create and customize professional-looking templates faster and easier.
Act! Premium v17.2 Released
Act! emarketing improvements include a refreshed dashboard in Act! to help guide you on what to do next, improved template organization for more efficient email campaign sending, and additional reporting tools to help you have more visibility into your email success. Plus, check out the all-new, redesigned template editor!
Do more, faster with new global scheduling preferences, enhanced keyword filtering for Notes and Activities, and easily-accessible find/replace commands for Lookup fields.
Stay compatible with the latest enhancements to popular business tools like Google Chrome.
Make Act! work for you with a more personalized experience including Act! notifications customizable big buttons, and default History options - now available for Windows® and Web!
Multi-user Features Now Available in Act! Essentials
Act! Essentials makes it easy for you to collaborate with teammates and keep up with the latest contact updates, to-dos, and activities - all in a single location, from any device. Multi-user functionality allows you to share contacts and keep track of all interactions, while still maintaining personal to-do lists and agenda items. Learn more
Act! subscription is now available!
Subscription options start at $10 for Act! Essentials and $25 for Act! Premium.¹ Don't want to worry about the technical details? We've got you covered. For just an additional $10, we'll host Act! Premium for you!² Plus, all Act! Premium subscriptions include support, email marketing, and access to all the new features and compatibility updates as they're released. Act! has a solution that's perfect for your business. Check out plans and pricing for Act! Premium and read the Press Release.
Act! Premium v17.1 Released
Enhanced Call List functionality enables users to take actions directly from the Call List - like scheduling follow-ups, and creating Histories and Lookups.
Additional customization options give users a more personalized experience - including customizable big buttons, Act! Notifications, and default History options.
Usability improvements help streamline activities like import and duplicate checking (on Windows® and Web!), Global Web Info preference management, and additional options for URL links in Documents.
Say hello to Act! v17, the newest and most intelligent version of the #1 best-selling contact and customer manager. With enhancements to integration and automation, it's easier than ever to turn your marketing efforts into successful sales.
Enhanced Act! emarketing fuses your marketing and sales efforts together for individuals and now teams, by enabling automation of key follow-up activities driven by intelligence from campaigns and web forms.
Optimize your workforce and drive productivity with mobile enhancements, integration with popular business tools like Dropbox and SharePoint™, and new Outlook® sync options that help you save time and stay organized, so you can market and sell intelligently.
Get more done with streamlined configuration and access options, including automated silent install for larger deployments, the ability to configure remote databases for Act! Premium for Web, and enhancements to Global Preferences - all designed to help your efficiency.
Discover the new, modern look of Act!, and easily access resources, tools, and a variety of apps that help you get more out of your solution.
Act! Premium v16.1 Released
Integrated Act! emarketing allows you to create, send, and track professional, eye-catching campaigns that reach customers and prospects with the right message at the right time - all from within Act!.
Act! Marketplace within Act! gives you easy access to a variety of apps that help extend the power and possibilities of Act! - including dozens of premium apps for integrated accounting, data management and reporting. Visit the Marketplace
Maintaining a competitive edge requires you to work smarter to accomplish more.
Streamlined Company Management & Global Actions increase sales effectiveness by driving informed, efficient action based on automatically consolidated contact details and global activity scheduling.
New Calculated Fields drive Prioritization and Maximize Customer IQ to help increase productivity via insight and automation that drives sales and enhances relationships.
New History View helps you easily locate, analyze, and act on data within a dynamic view of all completed actions to gain an insightful look back on your contacts.
Act! Premium Mobile Enhancements drive productivity in the field by putting key functionality - like Groups and Companies - at your fingertips.
Usability and system improvements allow you to save time and rest assured that your system and data are healthy and secure with global activity rescheduling, proactive system alerts, and streamlined field and layout configuration.
Swiftpage Completes Acquisition of Sage ACT! and Sage Saleslogix Businesses
Swiftpage announced today it has finalized its acquisition of the Act! and Saleslogix customer relationship management (CRM) businesses from The Sage Group plc. The new combined company, which now provides integrated marketing and CRM solutions to more than 1,000 resellers and millions of end users worldwide, is headquartered in Colorado and has 300 employees in offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more.
Business never rests and neither should your technology.
Sage ACT! Premium Mobile with Opportunities gives you real-time, mobile access to your Sage ACT! Premium Contact, Calendar, and Opportunity details from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device.
Social Updates are now available to help you capitalize on unique social insight by viewing and interacting with customers’ LinkedIn® and Facebook® profiles from within their contact record.
Social Sharing helps you extend your reach beyond just email by automatically posting your Sage E-marketing for ACT! campaigns to popular social media sites and allowing recipients to share with their network.
Smart Task Enhancements save you even more time because Smart Tasks now run even when Sage ACT! is closed, and automatically update record fields once your selected conditions are met.