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ACT! E-marketing Extreme Makeover

by pbuckley ‎08-09-2010 10:10 AM - edited ‎08-11-2010 10:11 AM (1,438 Views)

ACT! E-marketing is getting an extreme makeover with the upcoming launch of Sage ACT! 2011, starting with its name.  From now on, our E-marketing service will be known as 'Sage E-marketing for ACT!.'  This will help us be consistent when we roll out additional services for E-marketing and other categories.

 

Along with the name change, Sage E-marketing for ACT! will have a new icon on the contact, company, and group toolbars - a more stylized version of the current users have seen, which conveys a greater sense of motion or action as well as a consistent style with other ACT! icons.  Go check it out!

 

But the makeover doesn't end there - there's lots of new features inside Sage E-marketing for ACT!, including:

  • Integration with Smart Tasks  Sage E-marketing comes integrated with ACT! 2011 smart tasks out of the box.  When you're designing smart tasks, you can easily add a step to send an e-mail or add a contact to a drip campaign and directly access your email templates and campaigns.  Talk about a personal assistant!
  • Ability to edit imported templates  At long last!  Sage E-marketing for ACT! now includes an Advanced Editor which can edit imported templates.  Instead of having to make edits using the source tool and re-import, customers will be able to apply edits to the already imported templates.  Customers who regularly import templates are going to love this!
  • Landing pages  You can now publish email templates as landing pages, bringing sophisticated campaign capabilities to your fingertips.  Don't have time or money to add web pages to your website?  Create them instantly and let Sage E-marketing for ACT! host them for you!
  • A new template manager  Sage E-marketing for ACT! has a new template manager which makes your life much easier.  Organizing, publishing, and distributing email templates is much easier.  And you can upload images and documents into a library for repeated use.  Speaking of documents - you can now link PowerPoint, Excel, and text files to your templates in addition to pdfs!

Lastly, there's a new signup process that helps new users walk through the process and sign up for Sage Business Info Services for ACT!.

 

Check out the new look and feel and enjoy the new functionality - you're going to love it!

Paul

Comments
by oratzk
on ‎08-10-2010 11:37 PM

Paul,

 

You directed me over from the other thread and I don't really see any new information.  Are you saying that none of these features wil be available in ACT! 2010 (which we just implemented in the last 2 months!).    I'm most interested in the Advanced Template editor which is supposed to be in Swiftpage now.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to get in to it.  I can load an HTML template which passes the "verification test" but the Advanced Editor never opens.  Can you help me with this?

 

Keith Oratz

by pbuckley
on ‎08-11-2010 08:37 AM

Hi Keith,

 

The changes will affect ACT! E-marketing (now called Sage E-marketing for ACT!) for all ACT! 2010 and 2011 users, simultaneous with the launch of ACT! 2011.  That's when the new features will go live.  The Advanced Editor is specifically for imported templates, which you'll be able to see clearly with the new template manager UI.

 

I hope that helps,
Paul

by adisegna
on ‎08-12-2010 10:50 AM

I have ACT! by Sage Premium for Real Estate Version 11.1.0.183x229. Is Sage E-marketing for ACT included in my version.

 

I like these features. Do I need to get them by upgrading and if so when will it be available for Real Estate?

 

  • Landing pages  You can now publish email templates as landing pages, bringing sophisticated campaign capabilities to your fingertips.  Don't have time or money to add web pages to your website?  Create them instantly and let Sage E-marketing for ACT! host them for you!
  • A new template manager  Sage E-marketing for ACT! has a new template manager which makes your life much easier.  Organizing, publishing, and distributing email templates is much easier.  And you can upload images and documents into a library for repeated use.  Speaking of documents - you can now link PowerPoint, Excel, and text files to your templates in addition to pdfs!
  • by oratzk
    on ‎08-12-2010 04:01 PM

    That's great Paul.  As much as I'd like to move to 2011, our budget says stay with 2010 for a while longer.  Knowing that these features are being made available to the current version makes me feel even better about our decision to go with ACT!

    by pbuckley
    on ‎08-12-2010 05:24 PM

    Art,

     

    Sage E-marketing for ACT! wasn't part of ACT! for Real Estate 2009 (11.0), but it IS included in the most recent version, ACT! for Real Estate v12.

     

    Best Regards,
    Paul

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