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Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: New_Zealand

Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

Hi

 

I have been a user of ACT for a number of years now and have and I have been asked by some clients if they can feed data from a form on a web page directly into Sage ACT, in fact this is something I would like to do myself as well if possible but I haven't seen a quick solution to this.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Cheers

 

Rob Spijkerman
Infosystems Technologies Ltd
Phone: 0064 3 3296444
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND
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Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

That can be done using a third party add on or using the eMarketing in ACT! 2010 and 2011.

Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: New_Zealand

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

Yes, I understand the e-Marketing tab in Sage 2010 and 2011 but the difficulty with that is your are using the Swftpage template editor to create your form in a meaningful way, this editor is almost impossible to setup in such a way as to make the form look as it belongs to or is part of the website.

 

Are there any more direct solutions or is it tied to the fact that you need it to route through another providers server?

 

Cheers

Rob Spijkerman
Infosystems Technologies Ltd
Phone: 0064 3 3296444
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND
Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,679
Country: Australia

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

Darren Flood (whom I work with) did a webinar with Swiftpage earlier this year (March 2011).

 

The Swiftpage page is here: http://www.swiftpage.com/webinar/drip-marketing-ideas-for-your-business.htm

The show notes are here: http://www.swiftpage.com/webinar/ShowNotes/2011_03.pdf

 

I think it covers the answer to you question "if they can feed data from a form on a web page directly into Sage ACT".

 

It covered:

  • Why integrating your web forms with ACT! is essential 
  • The types of web forms that benefit most businesses 
  • The crucial elements to consider when designing web forms
  • What you need to tell your web designer after you've built your forms
  • How to download inquiries from web forms into ACT! and much more...

Ben.

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Posts: 1,813
Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

Look at Northwoods Web Prospect.  You buy it, you can run it off a pc or server. Create your own maps.  Works well.

http://www.crmaddons.com/p-25-web-prospect.aspx

 

 

 

 

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Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

I agree, Web Prospect is a good choice.

Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
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royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Nickel Contributor
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Country: Canada

Re: Is it possible to feed web form data directly to ACT

See http://www.automaticwebforms.com

You build the form directly from within ACT!. The dropdown list items, the field definition are automatically picked up. Data imports very easily because the fields in the form automatically match the fields in ACT

The form is hosted on automaticwebforms.com. You can embed it in a Web page of your Web site.

Gilles Cavin
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