11-28-2017 06:02 AM
I am currently using Act 2011. Pro. Its a single user setup on a local laptop with handheld contacts to sync to IPhone. My company just upgraded me to a surface pro running Windows 10, office 2013 and lotus notes 9. I was using linkpoint to track email to act. Linkpoint is no longer an option as they don't offer it now.
Obviously its time to upgrade, but which version will be the best fit?
12-01-2017 05:28 AM
Thanks for your suggestion, The cloud version is out of my price range. I'm a single user and have to pay for it out of my pocket. I prefer to stay with the one time purchase options
12-01-2017 05:48 AM - edited 12-01-2017 05:49 AM
12-01-2017 10:03 AM - edited 12-01-2017 10:04 AM
Please be aware that as far as I know support for Lotus Notes was dropped from ACT two versions ago. Thought you should know this before spending out on ACT V20.
Link on compatibility below -
12-06-2017 05:23 AM
That was one of my thoughts but I don't know if the V18 will support Lotus 9.0. If it would its a slam dunk, my next concern is my version of office is 64 bit and the comparison you sent says it wont work on V18
12-06-2017 10:22 AM
It seems you are ending between a rock and a hard place.
I support over 100 companies in the UK for ACT and as far as I know none of them use Lotus Notes anymore. Is there a reason they are still using Lotus Notes?
12-07-2017 01:30 AM - edited 12-07-2017 01:33 AM
Regarding Office 64-bit - you're right that it won't work with v18 - compatibility for 64bit versions was only released in v19 of Act!
So there's no version of Act that will support both 64-bit Office and Lotus Notes. Act does come with a basic word processor built in, so depending on what you're intending to do with it - it may be that Notes isn't necessary? For example the Act word processor can create and print mass mail-out campaigns etc from the data in your Act database.
In terms of a recommending a version - generally speaking the best value is to consider becoming an Act! Premium Subscriber. This means you'd be entitled to the latest version of Act! (v20) as well as any future updates for as long as you're a subscriber. It's also more flexible - you can change the number of licences any time, gives you access to technical support from Swiftpage and lets you make use of the Companion App and other internet connections for your data.
Of course it's my job to say all that, so maybe I'm a little biased. It is good value though.