What’s The Difference Between Act Premium Software Products?

Act Premium Software Products

Act Premium Subscription vs Act Premium CloudAct! CRM software has a Premium Edition that has 3 product types; Act! Premium Subscription, Act! Premium Perpetual and Act! Premium Cloud. So what is the difference between the Act Premium software products?

Essentially nothing… when it comes to the Act Premium CRM software. Premium is Premium is Premium – Window, Web and Web Mobile. On-premise, cloud or both – whichever is best for your organization. When comparing the Premium options it comes down to costs and deployment of the software.

Compare Act! Premium Subscription and Act! Premium Perpetual

First of all Act! Premium Subscription vs Act! Premium Perpetual is the exact same software with the ability to deploy and access via Windows (desktops, laptops, tablets), Web (IE, Chrome) and Web Mobile (iPads, mobile device browsers). The difference in the two products is whether you want to subscribe to the licensing or subscribe with walk away rights (the ability to continue to use the software after the susbscription service has lapsed).

If you choose the Act! Premium Subscription product you have the option of paying monthly, annually or every 2 years. An active subscription includes the software use, Act! Technical Support and Act! software updates during the term. The cost will be less over time with a 2 year subscription compared to an annual or monthly subscription. With subscription you renew at the end of your term (don’t worry, you will be sent reminders for the upcoming renewal) for another term and continue to use your software. If you fail to renew your subscription your software will stop working. Having an expired subscription does not mean you will lose your database or files and you can easily activate the software again by renewing your subscription to continue the software use.

If you choose the Act! Premium Perpetual product it comes with the 1st year of Subscription included with the purchase. At the end of your subscription term you will have the option to renew for another term. If you choose to not renew a permanent license (walk away rights) will be issued by Act! for your current version and you will be able to continue to use the software. Keep in mind that once the subscription expires you will no longer be entitled to Act! Technical Support or software updates. If you have let your subscription expire and decide that you want the subscription services you will have to repurchase the Perpetual product to maintain the walk away rights.

Compare Act! Premium Subscription/Perpetual and Act! Premium Cloud

Selecting either the Premium Subscription or the Premium Perpetual product you will get the exact same Act Premium software. Act! Premium allows you to configure a deployment solution based on your organization’s needs. You have the ability to deploy via Windows on a local network or laptops with remote databases synchronizing to the central database. You also have the ability to deploy via Web and Web Mobile by including a web server and users will have real time access to the central database through their browser or mobile browser. Your organization can deploy Act! in a mixed environment (Windows and web) to support a varying set of user needs – including connected, disconnected, and offline access.

But what if you don’t have the IT infrastructure or personnel to support the deployment of the Act Premium software product? That is where Act! Premium Cloud comes in. Act! offers an annual subscription for their cloud service where they will host your central database and provide the Web and Web Mobile access for your users. You can also have an offline client (a remote database that is installed on a Windows machine), one offline client per cloud subscription, that synchronizes with the central database being hosted with Act!. An active Act! Premium Cloud subscription includes the central database hosting service, software use, Act! Technical Support and Act! software updates during the term.

You can purchase the Act Premium Software Subscription and Perpetual products with current discounts and promotions from our ACT CRM eStore at www.actplatinum.com or subscribe to the Act! Premium Cloud Service here. If you have any additional questions please send us a Contact Us form.


How To Sign Up For Cloud CRM – Act Premium Cloud

Act Premium Cloud Sign Up

How to Subscribe to the Act Premium Cloud Service

CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON to Start Your Act Premium Cloud Service
With Act! Premium Cloud you get on-demand access to the #1 best-selling Contact and Customer Manager in a secure Cloud environment, plus additional included benefits like video training, expert support, automatic upgrades, and nightly backups for a worry-free experience.

Below are the step by step instructions to start your service:

STEP 1: Click the Subscribe Button above or click here, a new web page will open and you will be taken to the Act Premium Cloud buy now option on the Act! website. Make sure you have selected the Act Premium Cloud product (it will reflect the $35 per month billed annually pricing) and then click the orange Subscribe button.

Act Premium Cloud Account Registration
STEP 2: From the Log in page you will click the orange Register button to create a new account. From the Register page you will create your Act Premium Cloud account by entering your First Name, Last Name, Company Name, Email Address, Phone Number and create a Password.

Password must be 8 characters long and contain two of the following: 1 upper, 1 lower, 1 digit or 1 symbol character.

Once you have filled out the form click the orange Register button.

Act Premium Cloud Price Per User

STEP 3: Enter the number of active users for your database by clicking the + sign. As you increase or decrease the user count you will see the Subtotal update. There are price breaks for having 5, 20, 50 and 100+ users (CLICK HERE FOR THE ACT PREMIUM CLOUD PRICE CHART). After selecting the number of users for your database click the Continue Button.

Act Premium Cloud Account Payment Information

STEP 4: Enter your payment information and click the Buy Now Button.

SUCCESS! You will receive an order number and check your email inbox for confirmations.

One of the emails you will receive is your Act Premium Cloud Welcome notification. This email contains a link for you to set up your database. If you have an Act! database already or purchased one of our Vertical Databases for Act!* you will select the Upload an Act! Database option. If you are new to Act! a blank database will be created for you.

Once your database has been configured you will receive an Act! Ready email, click the login button and save the link to your browser’s favorites menu or toolbar for easy access. Now login with your database credentials. Get up to speed with the Act Premium Cloud feature videos and if you want to get more from your Act! Contact Us.

Start Your Act Premium Cloud Service Today!

*You can also forward your welcome email to us and we will upload your Vertical Database for Act! for you.

Act Premium Cloud Free TrialFYI – Before you subscribe to the Premium Cloud service you can try Act! Premium Cloud and gain hands-on experience through a free 14-day trial. No download or install required.
Click here to start your Act! Premium Cloud free 14-day trial.