01-21-2010 09:43 AM
I have two bosses, one that wants to upgrade ACT! and one that wants to Downgrade ACT!
Because boss 1 keeps telling boss 2 that ACT! is outdated and needs an upgrade boss 2 thinks that the best "upgrade" would be to use Excel instead. I keep trying to explain to boss 2 that that would actually make things more complicated and in a sense it would really be a downgrade, but he just doesn't understand. Truth is, I can't really come up with reasons as to why Excel is a downgrade because I have never used it as a database.
In order to get boss 2 to get off the idea of using Excel instead, I need some facts.
Have any of you out there used Excel as a database system, if so can you list some reasons why ACT! is the better way to go? This "Because it's just better!" isn't really cutting it with my boss.
01-21-2010 10:08 AM
01-22-2010 04:59 AM
Excel is ok for a list of names that you never want to do anything important with.
ACT! is a CRM - it's suitable for those who care about the relationships you have with your contacts