Prophet, the leading Sales CRM Software for Outlook, now offers the new 4.0 version to the thousands of current customers through a special program.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 5, 2007 – Avidian Technologies today announced the launch of Prophet 5 upgrade for customers, the newest version of its leading Outlook-based Contact Management and Sales CRM solution. Along with improved usability and more advanced contact management features, Prophet 5 extends the platform to Windows Mobile devices and Terminal Servers.
“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to be more productive and efficient with their sales and customer communications.” said James Wong, CEO and co-founder of Avidian Technologies. ”We’ve taken those comments and improved the ability to find information, added improved automation for communication, increased the customization options and increased the speed of the program dramatically.”
The Prophet 5 upgrade adds the following new capabilities to the best in class Sales CRM for Outlook software:
- Sales CRM Automation that lets you set specific follow-up actions at each stage of your sales process. Whether you have a three- or an eight-step sales funnel, you can now have discrete emails, tasks, reminders or appointments automatically created for each step.
- Expanded search capabilities through the Prophet Toolbar. It is now easier than ever to find specific contacts or opportunities with a single search from anywhere in Outlook.
- Dozens of usability improvements requested by customers including adding date/timestamped notes to contact files, upgraded appearance to mesh with Outlook 2003/2007, ability to re-size company and opportunity windows, and new Sales Data Importing Wizard.
- Improved report creation. More templates, filters and report types are available through the Prophet 5 Advanced Report Wizard including simple sales forecasts, account details and virtually any other data in your contact and sales databases.
Other features new to Prophet 5 include adoption of Microsoft SQL 2005 Express database for improved speed and .NET 2.0 technology to allow deeper integration with Outlook and better overall performance.
“Unlike other software, Prophet gets more powerful and easier to use with each version,” explained Prophet 5 beta customer Sean C. Combs, co-founder and vice president of Steelhead Productions. “The addition of the sales task automation tools and support for Microsoft Mobile devices alone helps my sales team work more efficiently.”
Unlike traditional big iron CRM or sales management software, Prophet is built into Outlook, eliminating the need to manage multiple contact databases or toggle between separate applications. Built on the .NET 2.0 platform, Prophet works entirely inside Outlook and easily integrates with other critical business capabilities. As a result, Prophet turns Outlook data into the building blocks of an effective sales management solution.
The Prophet 5 product suite can be purchased as Prophet Personal, Prophet Personal Pro, Prophet Professional Server, Prophet Enterprise Client and Prophet Enterprise Sever. Extensions of Prophet 5 include Prophet for Palm, Prophet for Windows Mobile and Prophet for Pocket PC.
Prophet Personal, Professional and Enterprise 4.0 versions will be launched March 5, 2007. Prices for Prophet Personal Edition start at $99.95 per user and $199 per user for the Prophet Personal Pro Edition. Pricing for upgrades range depending on the version and license agreement current customers have.
About Avidian Technologies
Avidian Technologies is a software company specializing in creating software solutions for users of Outlook and Exchange. Prophet, developed by Avidian Technologies on the .NET platform, is the leading contact management sales CRM software built inside Microsoft Outlook. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.avidian.com.