07-28-2008 11:50 PM
No, this is not a function of ACT! Prem for Web.
There are a number of addons that can do this... what is your web site written in? Do you have a current form or would you need to create one?
07-29-2008 04:00 AM
Are you a web developer? If so, what are your preferred tools?
Basically, there are a couple of different ways:
07-29-2008 01:31 PM
Yes, you'll need someone to create the web form .... then, depending on how it's created, you can use one of the pre-built tools to bring the data into ACT!
If you don't have a web guy, I know a few people who have used Jonathan from http://www.icatchit.com/ and are pretty happy. If you speak to him, let him know I said "hi".
07-30-2008 06:33 AM
Im using a combination of a couple programs to do this for potential new projects.
Depending on how much and what kind of information your looking to collect these may be worth looking into.
08-01-2008 03:58 PM
I have a couple of clients using eMail-Lead Grabber Business (used to be called Web Response Grabber) from www.egrabber.com
Basically, the client goes to your web site and fills out a form. You have your web guy make it so that the form is e-mailed to a given e-mail address (you should probably set up a separate e-mail identity just for these type of e-mails). After you've installed and configured eMail-Lead Grabber, it knows to receive e-mails for the address you previously set up. It runs the text from the e-mail through a predefined filter and template and will then automatically enter into ACT!. You can even have it automatically schedule a task for an ACT! user and send a canned e-mail response back to the client.
08-01-2008 07:13 PM
The one your looking at is all manual. its great for web research and manually grabbing contact info and plugging into ACT to work on later.
The one Rmadara is describing is here http://www.egrabber.com/emailleadgrabber.html
It's a very powerful lead grabber that will interact with web form submissions and has some good automation features to it. A bit on the expensive side though. You can download it and use it for a trial period of 10 days or 100 emails whichever comes first. Always nice to try before you buy.
Im using a suite of programs at www.crmaddons.com caled Northwoods Automation Bundle. It's a combination of 3 programs, one of which is web prospect. Thats a less expensive version of the emailleadgrabber above. In fact, the entire bundle is less expensive than the above mentioned one and I think it ends up being more feature packed and versatile. You can download trials of these also to try out.