01-03-2011 04:38 PM
Has anyone had success with support? I have been on hold for over one hour now, and it is nearing there shut down time. I'm going to bet I will be 'disconnected' mysteriously around 8:30 or before!
Live chat says I will wait 109 minutes!
A product is only as good as its support, and after this experience I believe I will be returning this product for a supposedly 'no questions asked' refund before the 30 days are up!
01-03-2011 05:18 PM
01-03-2011 06:53 PM
ACT Support remotely installed ACT Pro 2011 for me and had issues with the Microsoft SQL Server. In the process, they completely destroyed MS Outlook. I can't even get it to open. When it got escalated to the next level, the tech told me there was something wrong with Windows 7 and told me the ONLY fix was to re-format the hard drive, re-install Win 7 and all my other programs. I have an appointment with a Microsoft tech on 1/5/11 to see if they can fix it. I'll keep you posted.
01-03-2011 07:03 PM
01-04-2011 02:43 PM
I have been using ACT since 1992 (v2.0 I think) and have been using the fee basd ACT Advantage for the past 5-7 years. Yes, it costs approx $200/yr for the service/support, but as a 1 man company I have found it invaluable especially with their ability via Centrix to get on my laptop and make the necessary corrections/solutions. I highly recommend this service as I can't recall having a 'negative' incident when using the fee based service.
At first, I was a little 'put off' with having to pay for the tech support. But now I look at it as I would for oil changes and other necessary maintenance I have done on my car. At the end of the day, it has saved me time, frustration, and unnecessary anxiety.
01-04-2011 05:07 PM
I'm with the original poster.
I have had to call for Tech Support 3 times in the last 3 days
Day 1 - 45 minute hold time before getting an answer
Day 2 - 53 minutes
Day 3 - 90 minutes and counting (I'm on hold as I type this!)
01-04-2011 05:15 PM
01-04-2011 06:14 PM
Same experience. Glad it wasnt JUST me. This is why i dont purchase the support plans anymore. I dont get anyone more knowledgable than me, wait for a long time, and typically resolve my own issues by then. Some issues i have had never have been resolved either.
It is a complete joke that they shut down support at 5pm PST. Sage doesnt seem to really want to be a REAL software cmpany.
01-04-2011 06:23 PM
01-04-2011 06:34 PM
I have. But then again, paying $500 a year is much different than $500 fr three hours. I did take the plunge once though, and his response was, "geez, you are technical you certainly don't need me. I cant figure that out either". Thanks for telling me that for $300.
Also, alot of the problems experianced are not worth $150 per hour to resolve. At that rate I would just have gone with Oracle and wouldnt need Sage for a small business...
I think for setup and consulting on how to do it, for businesses that dont have the depth of technical experience with CRM or ACT it makes sense. But ongoing issues with the produc or dealing with quirks, should be a support plan.
Just my opinion...