05-28-2010 02:06 PM
We have Act 2009 (11.0) running on our server right now. We have had to make multiple Databases in order to handle all of our records. we found that Act! can only handle aroudn 200K records before it starts to really choke up and slow down. These records have no notes, no history's, no activities... nothing. Just a few field fileld in. (company, phone, contact, email, state)
Its a huge hassle having to constantly switch databases in order to find a certain record. Is there any way we can speed act! up in order for it to handle significatley more than 200K records?
maybe a way to disable features in act to free up memory?
05-28-2010 02:44 PM
A lot will depend on what hardware it's running on... how much RAM and hard drive speed are important.
Also, for SQL to take advantage of the hardware and use more than 1GB RAM or 1 processor, you'd need to get SQL Standard
05-28-2010 02:54 PM
06-01-2010 08:14 AM
It is all going to depend on your system resources. I"d sugest the ST (or Corporate Edition with SQL). We have had customers that have gotten that many conacts into a database. Actually in about 10 years of this, I"ve had 2 customers get to that level.
HOWEVER, I"d have an internal conversation to determine is there a BUSINESS reason for so many contacts? What will you be doing with so many contats? If sending emails, ACT by itself is not the right tool, if letters a good plan must be in place? Phone calls? can sales people realisticaly call so many names. Best practice might be to further qualify the leads and use a more manageable list size. But, functionally, you may be able to reach that number.