• With Salesforce.com, you can only access your data via a browser. Act! is a hybrid solution; you can access your data via a browser or you can access it offline via a program you install on your Windows computer. With Act, you can host your own database if you have a web server or you can use a third party hosting company. With Salesforce, your data can only be hosted on the Salesforce servers.
  • With Act, you can create Groups of people that can be dynamically populated based on specific criteria. These groups can be used to help automate your follow-up process. They also allow you to easily market to specific segments of your database.
  • Act has very robust and easy Office integration. With a couple of clicks, you can create a mail merge document to Word or Outlook. With one click, you can export a list to Excel. These functions do not exist in Salesforce without addon products or custom programming.
  • Act’s pricing is a fraction of the cost of Salesforce. You can have your Act! database hosted for as little as $400/user/year.