09-05-2011 09:10 AM
Hello. As Mac has entered mainstream and gaining marketshare,...will Sage ever deveope a Mac version? I do understand that ACT runs on SQL and needs a PC OS,..but as times are changing will they ever consider OSX?
09-05-2011 09:27 AM
11-22-2013 08:30 AM
I believe a good compromise would be to write a propper ios app with xcode, this could then be compiled for osx. With the marketshare iPads have and the amount of iPads used by travelling sales people this would be a welcome addition. Further if you use an iPad or iPhone and use the web based solution it is not a great experience. There has been no attempt to make these look at home and feel familiar with the os. Maybe it is familiar for long time Act! users but if they want to grow their userbase I believe that writing an application to fit nicely with the os helps a new user feel at home and give them confidence within the application.
11-22-2013 12:29 PM
11-23-2013 03:25 AM - edited 11-23-2013 03:27 AM
I agree with you. Cloud based solutions will be the answer. No SQL issues,...software will always be current,......ect.
It has been one year without Sage (ACT!). I have switched to Marketcircle's Daylite 4. Switching off of ACT to DL4 gave me the equivilent felleing of losing my wallet at first. Everything I knew about CRM I learned from ACT. This was a scary move.
Since then,...there are features that I really miss, but making suggstions to Marketcircle has been amazing. With every update (typically monthly), they add new features and benefits.
Do I miss ACT,....YES! Do I miss PC issues,........NO !!!!!
Lastly,....almost every business partner I deal with is using an iPad for work. Sage needs to take their head out of the sand and develop an OSX based version (again) or purchase Marketcircle (the leader in Mac CRM).
Mike,...you have always been a very vaulable feature of these boards. You have helped many people through Sage issues. Thank you again for your past help.
Everyone have a Happy Thankgiving Holiday.
11-23-2013 04:37 AM