Act! CRM Subscription- Flexible CRM For Your Business
Gone are the days of walking into a local office supply store and purchasing business software off the shelf and using that software for a long period of time. With the onset of Microsoft Operating System and Office products daily updates (an exaggeration – but it seems like it) it is hard to buy software today and have it continue to be compatible with other computer software tomorrow.
Older version Act! customers are used to buying Act! as a perpetual license – this was the long-established model used to purchase software. You pay for your software license and had the right to use it as long as you wanted or as long as it would function. Although perpetual licenses had a history of being used for a long period of time, now they have a short lifespan and within few years eventually become obsolete, due to factors such as compatibility with operating systems or other business applications and manufacturer support of the software. Furthermore if your version has reach obsolescence adding more users will not be an option with the outdated software – not a good situation for a growing business.
Continuing to use a version which is no longer supported means that service packs and updates will not be provided which as a result exposes you to risks including loss of integration, features not functioning properly or the program just stops working – can your business afford not having your customer data available? As a result you may need to upgrade more frequently for the continued use of the software and the compatibility with other of business applications.
For the last several years Act! has had a subscription model available that includes software upgrades as they are released, exclusive features and Act! Technical Support rolled into an annual price, thus doing away with compatibility or obsolescence issues. With the Act! CRM Subscription licensing model you pay an annual per user fee which allows you to use the software during the subscription term. The key difference with the subscription model and the perpetual model is that you don’t own the software, instead you rent it. Subscription replaces the planned (or unplanned) costs of buying software and support with annual subscription payments making the software with the included services more affordable.
The Act! CRM Subscription model offers better affordability with a predictable payment schedule, becoming an ordinary part of your business operational expenses. Think of it as an insurance policy and paying an annual premium to keep your business software running. Also scalability is not an issue – if your business is growing you will be able to add more users with the purchase additional seats.
Act! CRM Subscription Products
Unlike other competitive products, Act! Subscription does not mean a Cloud Only solution. With Act! CRM Subscriptions you will have Windows, Web and Mobile solutions with either the Act! Hosted or a Self-Hosted option. With the Act! Hosted CRM Subscription Act! will host your database and provide the technology necessary for you to access via a compatible web and mobile browsers. This also includes a local install of the software with a database that synchronizes with the hosted database and the database can also be networked for multiple computer access. With the self-hosted, on-premise option the software and data resides on your server or central computer and networked desktops. You can setup synchronization and also deploy your own web and mobile access – all the software is included with the self-hosted subscription.
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