I did look at your blog and I have to ask: how many of those items have you submitted as feature requests? Also the scheduling of backups and database maintenance is already in the premium version of the ACT! program.
Roy Laudenslager ACT! Certified Consultant Techbenders firstname.lastname@example.org
Premium version...for a simple, yet necessary tool like that come on--it was even part of Act 6.0. Re your other question...you must be kidding Act/Sage has been notorious for having nothing but a tin ear over the years. My ultimate goal though this blog post was to get people to react with additional ideas, as somewhere out there, there is the promise of an Act version that really gets it right. By the way, I think "Premium" is a insult to all the people who have continued with Act over the years, including the waste that Act 2005 and 2006 were. A single user should purchase a license and have all of its capabilities--I don't want to sound like I'm on a rant, but we all know that Act could be soooo much better, why not make it just that?
Message Edited by jpehrler on 03-25-200812:37 AM
J. Preston Ehrler Webvantix www.webvantix.com 800.232.1206
I do not support your post. Of course there have been major issues, and yes: the recoding of Act 2005 has caused some serious hickups for people being used to 6.0.
Having said this, you see that Sage has improved communication and support. As of version 2006 and version 2007 the 'new' Act has become a mature program. And yes, as in all other software there are bugs and there are wishes. I have experienced that Sage is willing to listen for reasonable requests.
Besides that, there is a very alive community, where people like Roy and Mike are leading the community in online support you will not easily find on a public forum.
Regarding your specific ideas for improvement: i would suggest that you open a new forum post, and that in that forum post you mention all of your ideas. Having the ideas published on your blog does not generate the amount of attention you will likely get compared to publishing a new forum item.
Rene van der Velde
aka "The Dutch Betatester"
Rene van der Velde The Netherlands aka 'The Dutch Betatester'