Maintaining personal contact with customers is a key ingredient
to the success of any business, regardless of the industry in which it is in. ACT
reviews have shown that contact software that can be integrated into primary contact
and management programs works much better at improving productivity than those that
work in conjunction with the same ACT reviews software.
Being able to fully integrate the contact information that is already in the business's
system with Microsoft's Outlook makes it easier to create and maintain the current
list as opposed to having to create a separate list and work it into Outlook.
Integrated Tools Improves
One of the many benefits of quality contact management software is being able to
integrate it into existing systems. The ACT reviews shows it comes with its own
set of productivity software and while Prophet CRM from Avidian Technologies also
has the productivity tools, it is fully integrated into Microsoft Outlook making
it easier to create and share information.
Prophet's version also includes calendar tools along with other tools much as noted
in ACT reviews, but the main difference is with Prophet you can establish a host
of opportunities for each client. The ACT reviews that show opportunities for each
client may be limited to one.
Additionally, as the ACT reviews point out, users will need to learn a whole new
set of productivity tools whereas with Prophet CRM the tools are linked through
Outlook, allowing users to continue using the same tools with which they are familiar.
Both ACT reviews products offer pre-made customizable templates for forecasting
as well as performance to help work with customers to show where they have been,
where they are going, and what they need to do to reach their goal, so says the
The ACT reviews also indicate that in order to use Outlook's email client, the user
will have to switch back to outlook from ACT, or they can be integrated. However,
with Prophet all reports and emails can be output into five different programs including
Excel and MS Word. With information in the ACT reviews there may be the need to
create duplicate files, which is not necessary with Prophet's productivity tools.
The ACT reviews also highlight the availability of ACT reviews contact manager,
calendar, email client as well as lists of things to do. With Prophet, these same
tools are integrated into outlook, eliminating the need for different files.
While Prophet comes in both individual or group format, information can be shared
by everyone on the Profit platform. The ACT reviews show that productivity sharing
can be done with the ACT tools, but will have to be duplicated into Outlook for
sharing with the larger group. This can be an advantage when working with various
departments or various customers to allow the information to go to a larger group
faster, not always possible according to the ACT reviews.
In order to determine which productivity software package will offer the best investment
for a company, looking through ACT reviews offered by customers as well as testimonials
from real customers of Prophet's product, potential users can have a better idea
of what each product can do for them in the way of improving productivity as well
as bottom line profit.
The initial cost of Prophet's software is less according to ACT reviews as well
as it having a shorter learning curve. Without the ACT reviews, the need to learn
all new software products may be missed. Users can be quickly integrated into the
new product faster, reducing the time and cost associated with a new productivity
There are many fine features available according to the ACT reviews, just as there
are with the Prophet products. The main difference is the integration with Outlook,
according to ACT reviews, that enable communications to be shared faster and more
efficiently. Instead of learning new technologies, users simply learn to adapt what
they already know with what has been added, something not available according to
The return on investment is measured by not only the initial cost and how long it
takes to begin paying back in improved productivity and sales opportunities, but
also on continuing education and use expenses.
The ACT reviews all show how well each feature works with other features of the
package, but there will be extra time spent on duplication if the users want to
switch it to Outlook and back.
While glowing ACT reviews have shown it to be a capable package, the ACT reviews
may point out some deficiencies, especially with the need for duplication. The best
way to make a qualified decision is to read the ACT reviews, and then experience
a free trial of both before making a buying decision.