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New to Act! - Maximising its use in our company (Act Professional 2011)

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New to Act! - Maximising its use in our company (Act Professional 2011)

Hi All

I am new to a company that currently has the use of Act Professional 2011. They however don't think they are using Act to it's full potential. They have asked me to have a look and see if I can make more use of Act. All it is currently used for is storing contact information of companys we do work for and a schedule of where our engineers are booked to work.

Being new to Act and the company I am a little over awed at what is possible with Act. I believe I can link the schedule to an Outlook mailbox so everybody with access to the mailbox calendar will be able to view a syncyed version of the Act schedule.

Can anybody outline the main capibilities of Act that we are not utilising?

Thanks for your help.


Nickel Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: New to Act! - Maximising its use in our company (Act Professional 2011)

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Hello David,

If you are the new admin, then recommend you start with the ACT!2011 Welcome Screen and view all of the available How To videos.

Yes ACT!2011 interfaces/syncs with office / outlook. Make use of the ACT! website support pages, Download Center, Knowledgebase and Community Forum. Learn ACT! quickly by setting up your own training/test database and go thru all the bells and whistles. Perhaps save the use of Smart Task for later. Learn the ACT! Task Scheduler & Calender. The four main modules of ACT!2011 are Contact, Group, Company and Opportunities. Learn how to Add New Fields and apply them to your Layouts. Learn about Write Templates and Mail Merge. Much to learn young ACT! Hopper. 

To really expedite your search for how to manage your engineering consultants using ACT!2011 Pro, This page link will take you to one of my pages with a demo video of how ACT!2011 can be customized and used for the staffing industry.

Learn about other ACT! 3rd Party Automation Add-ons from and and more.

Congratulations and best of luck on your new job. - Cheers FSBill  Smiley Happy  

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