Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could have the Department field in Companies or have I overlooked it. As all my contacts have Company name and then Departments I would like the same in Companies so Act! Could link them easily.
also is Act 2010 a good investment if I have version 11. 2009 already?
It would be nice that if Sage wants to keep the Document Tab the same(Who know why) that they could improve upon it a bit.
For example, it would be nice if they could give us the ability to add a column that could give us the ability to add a note to the document. And yes, it would be nice if it could be editable on the line referencing the document instead of opening up some other form to add the note. It could be cross-referenced to the notes tab where in the Notes Tab it has a link to the document tab and vice versa.
Moved to existing discussion 30540 on ACT! discussion board
Make import of csv ile independend of regional settings
im in the netherlands and i have to change the regional settings to US in order to be able to import a csv file
without changing regional settings it doesnt work!
I propose having the activity form modified by adding a checkbox for mutiple activities so it could keep the activities form open to add multiple activties to it. Once the activity is added a SAVE BUTTON automatically clears it to create another one. That way I don't have to reopen that activities form again and again. The checkbox holds the form open and another button is added to submit the activity and clear it for a new one.
Along these lines, there should also be a calendar in which multiple days can be clicked so if I have an irregular occurence of the same activity, it could be completed in one fell swoop rather than opening the activity form 3 times. A calendar would be so much better than the recurrence tab for this because you still have to open/save/close and reopen the form three times to coordinate the 3 different time slots(start times and end times).
For example, I have continuing education for my license and these days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00AM to 2PM on Monday, 12:30PM to 6PM on Tuesday and 11AM to 4PM on Thursday. So if I multi-select these days on the calendar (in the activities form), then I could easily create new times for all three days by clicking each day on the calendar and a different time range can be chosen based on the day chosen on the calendar.
When I have a Windows folder with my files open and I multi-select the files in order to drag them into the documents tab, it takes almost an entire lifetime(I am not exaggerating) for the files to process and display in the dcouments tab. When I delete them, it takes two lifetimes. The total amount of files in this instance was 20.
Can Sage every get it's ACT together? Come on....
If I had a contact that I wanted to convert to an Opporutnity, I would have to retype it again in the Opportunity Layout. If I had a group(with or without it's contacts) that has now become an Opportunity, I would have to retype it. If I had a company with or without its contacts, I would have to retype it again. This is beyond silly. I am thinking that these types of field data transfers can be made similar to the way we can "Create Company from Contact".
Also, someone mentioned that it is impossible to make a letter that employs multiple fields from different contacts and/or different fields from the Company/Group/Contact list.. All these fields should be more integrated in order to transfer information and/or create letters/templates that have different information from different layouts.
More field integration is needed whether it's data transfer between layouts or it's field integration in a letter or report.
It would be neat if we could right click on a file or multiple files(say, on the desktop) and a list of options such as ADD to contact, company, opportunity and/or group could be in the context menu so we could easily add a file OR files to the document tab to a specific contact(s),company(ies), opportunity(ies) or group(s). A multi-select option would be nice also. It certainly would save a lot of time.
Okay, so one of the best unique selling features of ACT! e-marketing is the historical information that ACT! collects for this particular activity, and many more features. However, the Sendoutcards web based service is being used by a lot of ACT! users and potential new ACT! users. This request is particularly important:
Currently, sendoutcards.com customers have to be export their contact list from ACT! and import to their web based contact manager. This is one piece that is the reason folks like ACT! e-marketing (SPE). However, all of their campaign functionality, drip marking and the history trail is left on their systems. So, if an ACT! user uses SOC and ACT! e-marketing their only getting a 50% view of their marketing efforts.
If you are not familier with Sendoutcards let me know.
It would be a neat idea if Sage could provide us the opportunity to password protect certain layouts from other people being able to see it. In addition, if there any notes or histories associated with that layout that it would be able to be seen only in that layout.
I have hundreds of tasks and trying to find a task from that list can be real tough. A lot of times I remember a word reminding me of the task, but it's not the first word so it takes a long while to look for it. Most of the time it can take a mighty long time. If there was a search textbox at the top and I could type in that word, a highlighted text could really make the search so much shorter.
I know there is a keyword search, but a search text box would be more convenient specifically for tasks.