eNEWS > Summer 2009
ACT! Hosting Providers are Here to Serve You
Did you know that you could have your company's ACT! implementation hosted and managed for you? The ACT! Hosting Provider Program (HPP) is here to serve you!
An HPP partner can make the difference between a good ACT! implementation and a great one. HPP's typically offer hosting for both versions of ACT!: ACT! by Sage Premium1 and ACT! by Sage Premium for Web.
In the ACT! Premium scenario, ACT! users have the ACT! software installed on their PC along with a local “subscriber” database. The subscriber databases are set to synchronize (exchange the latest data updates) to their company’s “master” database, located on the HPP’s servers.
In the ACT! Premium for Web hosting scenario, ACT! users have no local software to install! They use the Internet Explorer® to navigate to the ACT! Premium for Web site located and managed for your company by the hosting provider on their servers.
The main advantage of the Web scenario is real-time database sharing. There is no local software to install. Users access their hosted ACT! site from any PC with internet access.
The Synchronization scenario advantage is that users do not need internet connectivity to access their data – both the program and data reside locally on the users’ PC. Once internet connectivity is restored, the user can then “sync up” all data changes since the last synchronization.
HPPs generally offer Web hosting, Synchronization hosting, and Dual access hosting (where individual users have both access methods). HPP hosting facilities offer exceptional infrastructure amenities such as high-speed, multi-carrier internet connections, ISP-grade firewall and security, offsite database backups, and emergency backup power generators.
HPPs are ACT! Certified Consultants2 who are dedicated to hosting ACT!. They must meet a rigorous set of requirements for inclusion in the program. You can locate an ACT! Hosting Provider on the ACT! website. Contact an ACT! HPP for further information or a quote today!
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1ACT! Premium ST Edition is not eligible for hosting.
2Certified Consultants are third party vendors. Sage and its affiliates are in no way liable or responsible for claims made related to the services provided by third party vendors.