About Act!

Act! Premium is a powerful, all-in-one CRM and Marketing Automation tool that empowers today’s small and midsize businesses to market better, sell more and create customers for life. Act! offers unparalleled customizability and flexibility and accommodates the unique ways you do business, whether it’s on-premises (Act! Premium Desktop), in the cloud (Act! Premium Cloud), or, you can leverage a hybrid deployment with Desktop Sync for maximum flexibility! With Act!, you can customize your CRM to fit your specific business or industry processes or workflows. The possibilities with Act! Premium are limitless.

Pricing starting from:

US$30.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Act!

Better marketing. Attract and engage prospects and existing customers. Set your brand apart with personalized campaigns and landing pages you build using turnkey templates. Automated workflows make it easy to stay engaged with prospects and customers. Know what’s working and how to prioritize your follow-up with actionable results.

More sales. Close opportunities faster and more frequently. Keep track of every opportunity using a suggested sales process or one that’s personalized to fit your unique business workflows. Want to focus your time where you’ll get the biggest payoff? Powerful pipeline insights help you pinpoint your most winnable deals.

Happier customers. Make every customer feel like they’re your best. Bring calls, emails, documents, and personal notes together in one, organized and easily searchable place. With a clear view of your relationship history, you can personalize every interaction to make customers feel valued and important to your business.

Less busywork. Stay on top of key projects and priorities. Get on top of it and stay on top of it by keeping track of all customer activities and to-dos right on their contact record. Feeling overwhelmed? Pull up daily, prioritized task lists so you know exactly where to focus your time throughout the workday.

Connected workspaces. Integrate with the apps and tools you love. Stay connected to your favorite apps, including Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Zapier, and even Act! Add-ons. No more flipping back and forth between apps or tabs. With Act! Premium, you always have access to the latest details, because everything is connected, up to date, and in sync.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German

Pricing starting from:

US$30.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Act!: 105

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Auto-Responders
  • Batch Processing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Sharing
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forecasting
  • Insurance Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Kanban Board
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Scoring
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Opportunity Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Marketing
  • Sales Activity Management
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Contacts
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5
(700)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
3.7/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
3.3/5

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Wesley
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Awesome integration with other apps.

Reviewed on 22/05/2018

Pros

I'm able to integrate with MS Outlook, and sync within my Ipad and Google phone. Your costumer support is awesome with it's followup and addressing and any issues I may have. Deserves more than 5 stars!

Cons

Software pricing is becoming an issue as less expensive models are out there that competes with Act. Need to consider reduction pricing for those loyal customers like myself since 2006. Needs to come up with a better less tedious way of merging contact duplicates.

Paul
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A GOOD STABLE BASE FOR CRM ... JUST WISH ENHANCING WAS A LITTLE EASIER

Reviewed on 31/10/2019

We need ACT, and it is the core of what we do. We would like to see ways that we can add depth and...

We need ACT, and it is the core of what we do. We would like to see ways that we can add depth and richness to a good platfrom

Pros

I like the fact that a team of 5 can share effectively in real time, I like the ease of changing layouts and adding fields, and with Seamless the ablity to easily prdcue high quality documenation. It's link to outlook and ODBC is good and it is a stable, which being at the core of our business is a good thing

Cons

There are many things I think we could do to be more productive but can't, and we do see fields being changed or lost "by themselves". The web version was a poor version of the Pro, and we haven't been able to make it available when offline, which is a frustration.

Alternatives Considered

GoldMine Premium Edition and Salesforce Sales Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Act!

Much better value for money, and lower overall overheads meant better for us as a asmall business
Nicole
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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ACT has many features, but most of them are cumbersome and lacking full functionality.

Reviewed on 08/03/2018

Pros

Our office has been using this product since before I started. It is a solid database program and if that is all you want to do is have a large database of contacts, then this performs well.

Cons

I dislike how this is still only available for windows computers which makes communicating information in an office with both Mac and PC impossible. Also, the outlook plug in that allows emails to be synced with a contact in ACT will only link emails to the PRIMARY contact. So that means you have to manually sync that. If you are emailing over 100 emails a day, you end up either spending most of your time manually syncing contacts or just foregoing this feature. Also, you can only add 4 contacts to a company. Often times, we need to have upwards of 6-10 contacts for a company so the inability to add more is a huge issue. And since ACT isn't online, any changes made on any employee computers while not connected to the server means no one else has access to that info until they make it back to the office to sync. Which means our data is never fully up to date. There are so many problems with this software that we often don't try to take advantage of any of the other functions.

Response from Act!

Hi Nicole,

Thanks for your feedback!

You're correct that our main desktop product is only available for PC. Did you know we do offer a fully web-based solution, Act! Premium Cloud? This works great on PC and Mac, as well as keeping your data online on our hosted cloud servers.

It sounds like your business could make good use of the features available via Act! Cloud - might be worth checking it out at act.com - we do offer a free trial too.

We'll definitely be taking your feedback on board for future releases - especially what you've said around email syncing. We've got some major improvements planned in this area in the next release (20.1).

Lastly, there should be no limit to how many contacts can be assigned to a company - if you're having issues adding more than 4, I'd definitely recommend contacting customer support, who'll be happy to help.

If there's anything more we can do to help, please let us know!

Thanks again,

Jon,
Act! Social Media Team

Mark
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  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Act is a great CRM for the cost

Reviewed on 12/12/2022

Pros

Act is vert easy to use and customize to the users needs. Very little training is required for new users

Cons

None it is a very good CRM for marketing purposes

Response from Act!

Thank you, Mark! We love hearing from our customers and enjoy learning how Act! is helping their businesses around the world. And, we'd love to learn more about your business if you'd like to share your Act! Success Story.

It's easy - just paste this link into your browser to get started. https://www.act.com/success-stories/

Thanks again for sharing and we wish continued success to you!

Rick
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

ACT was the best back in the day

Reviewed on 25/03/2022

It was a great program at the time. I really liked it but grew out of it when it wasn't being...

It was a great program at the time. I really liked it but grew out of it when it wasn't being updated as quickly as the rest of the internet.

Pros

I loved ACT when I used to use it. It was by far the best CRM at the time.

Cons

Last time I used ACT and granted it was many years ago, it wasn't cloud based. At one point my computer crashed and I lost my entire ACT database that hadn't been backed up in the last few weeks. I was devastated and decided I had to switch to something that was in the cloud.

Response from Act!

Hi Rick, Thank you for your review and feedback! We love hearing from our customers and hope you'll check out our Act! cloud platform at https://act.com/customizable-crm-and-marketing-automation/.
Kind regards,
The Act! Team

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Act! FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Act!.

Act! offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$30.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Act! Premium Cloud - $30/user/mo, billed annually; Act! Premium Desktop - (On-Premises) $37.50/user/mo, billed annually

Act! has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

Act! supports the following languages:

English, French, German

Act! supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Act! integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Workspace, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Zapier, iCloud

Act! offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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