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.

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Act v16 Premium and Act v16 Pro is Retiring September 30th 2016

Upgrade Pricing for Act v16 Premium (2014) and Act v16 Pro (2014) Customers Ends September 30th 2016

Upgrade Your Act v16 Premium or Act v16 ProAct v16 is reaching obsolescence which means it will stop being sold by Act! at the end of September and Act! Technical Support for Act v16 products will no longer be available at the end of November. Now is the time to upgrade your Act v16 Premium and Act v16 Pro to the latest version at significant savings. You will get the latest v18 version with cool new features and compatibility with the current technology Windows 10 and Office 2016. Don’t miss out – as an Act v16 owner you are eligible for loyalty/upgrade pricing on the latest version of Act! until the end of September.

ACT! PREMIUM UPGRADE OPTIONS FOR ACT! V16 CUSTOMERS

Act v18 Premium Loyalty Annual Subscription at $190 per user per year: this option does not include license ownership and is an annual subscription for use and includes software updates (v19) and Act! Technical Support for the term. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level subscription purchase.

Act v18 Premium Loyalty 2 Year Subscription at $342 per user every 2 years: this option does not include license ownership and is a 2 year subscription for use and includes software updates (v19) and Act! Technical Support for the term. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level subscription purchase.

Act v18 Premium Perpetual Upgrade at $380 per user: this option maintains your license ownership and includes the 1st year of software updates (v19) and Act! Technical Support. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level purchase.

ACT! PRO UPGRADE OPTION FOR ACT! V16 CUSTOMERS

Act v18 Pro Upgrade at $179.99 per License: this option is for individuals and teams of up to 10 users that do not need the additional security or scalability features of the Premium product. This upgrade promo for v16 customers will include Act! v19 software upon release and last day to purchase is September 30th, 2016. Act! Pro does not include Act! Technical Support, if you need Act! Tech support a 30 Day Act! Technical Support Plan is available.

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To save you even more on your Act! upgrade we have a coupon for an additional discount on our eStore. Contact Us if you need a quote and be sure to place your order before the September 30th deadline.

Act 2013 Premium and Act 2013 Pro is Retiring September 30th 2015

Upgrade Pricing for Act 2013 Premium (v15.x) and Act 2013 Pro (v15.x) Users Ends September 30th 2015

Upgrade Your Act 2013 Premium or Act 2013 ProAct 2013 is reaching obsolescence which means it will stop being sold by Act! at the end of September and Act! Technical Support will no longer be available at the end of November. Now is the time to upgrade your Act 2013 Premium and Act 2013 Pro to the latest version at significant savings. You will get the latest v17 version with cool new features and compatibility with the current technology Windows 10 and Office 2013. Don’t miss out – as an Act 2013 owner you are eligible for upgrade pricing on the latest version of Act! until the end of September.

Our Favorite Enhancements since 2013 and Key Reasons to Upgrade:

  • Basic Act! Emarketing Account Now Included – integrated emarketing right from your Act! database
  • History List – easy reporting on your histories
  • Calculates Fields – calculations based on age, date, percentage, dollar value, currency, and other data
  • Document Links – link to files on the web such as Dropbox and Sharepoint
  • Refreshed Look – no more Sage green
  • Usability and System Improvements – for speed and productivity
  • Whether you are using Act 2013 Premium or Act 2013 Pro your upgrade options are:

    Act v17 Premium Perpetual Upgrade at $380 per License: this option maintains your license ownership and includes the 1st year of software updates (v18) and Act! Technical Support. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level purchase.

    Act v17 Premium Subscription Upgrade (Loyalty) at $190 per License per Year: this option does not include license ownership and is an annual subscription for use and includes software updates (v18) and Act! Technical Support for the term. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level subscription purchase.

    Act v17 Premium Cloud Service at $350 per User per Year: a hosted cloud solution where Act! handles hosting your database for you including updates and tech support. There are additional discounts available on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level service purchase.

    Act v17 Pro Upgrade at $149.99 per License: this option is for individuals and teams of up to 10 users that do not need the additional security or scalability features of the Premium product. This product does not include software updates or tech support, a 30 Day Act! Technical Support Plan is available.

    To save you even more on your Act! upgrade we have a coupon for an additional discount on our eStore (coupon cannot be applied to the Premium Cloud Service). Contact Us if you need a quote and be sure to place your order before the September 30th deadline.

    Act Subscription – CRM Solutions Perfect for Your Business

    Act Subscription CRM SuiteAct! is now offering a new subscription model as way of subscribing to Act! CRM for your business. While you can still purchase licenses (now called perpetual license ownership), now you have an option of Act Subscription for the Premium product as an alternate way to gain access to the Act! Premium software at a lower startup cost. Below lists the Act! Solutions to help you find the perfect one for your business and each solution includes Act! Emarketing Basic Account.

    Act! Premium Perpetual is license ownership and now includes the 1st year of software updates and Act! Technical Support. Previously you had to participate in Act!’s Business Care Plans as a separate option with your license purchase – now these services are bundled together in the price of the license. Premium Perpetual licenses start at $500 per user ($380 for Qualified Loyalty Upgrades) with discounts on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level purchase. After the first year you will have the option to continue your maintenance and support for another year, Act Subscription at $250 per user ($190 for Loyalty Upgrades) with discounts on multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level renewal. This Act! subscription renewal is similar to what was formerly known as Silver and Gold Business Care Annual Plans. If you opt to not renew your maintenance and support services you will still have access to your program with a perpetual license for the lasted version released prior to your term expiration.

    Act! Premium Subscription does not include license ownership but includes access to the software program with software updates and Act! Technical Support for the term of your subscription. You can subscribe monthly or annually, the annual Act Subscription will include 2 months free when you purchase 10 months. Per User cost for the Act Subscription is $25 per month ($19 for Qualified Loyalty Upgrades) or $250 per year ($190 for Qualified Loyalty Upgrades. Act Subscription will have multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level discounts. Canceling your Act Subscription will discontinue your access to the program at the end of your subscription term.

    Premium Cloud (formerly known as Act! Hosted) Act! handles the hosting for you at a newly reduced per user cost of $35 per month or $350 per year with multi-user (5, 20, 50 & 100) level discounts. With Act! Premium Cloud, you still own your data and have access to a copy of your database at any time. Plus, your Premium Cloud subscription gives you a direct line to Act! Technical Support. Best part? No setup, installs, or upgrades – they automatically take care of it.

    Act! Pro is for individuals and teams of up to 10 users that do not need the additional security or scalability features of the Premium product. Act! Pro is sold by Act! through their distribution channels and as the #1 Act! Diamond Partner in the United States, we are a top distributor of Act! software including the Pro product line and you can continue to purchase your Act Pro v17 licenses through us.

    Act! Vertical Solutions are industry specific Act! Databases that work with the latest release of the Act! Premium Perpetual, Premium Subscription, Premium Cloud and Act! Pro solutions. Currently there are Act! Vertical Solutions for Residential Real Estate, Mortgage, Home Builder and Health Insurance with more being added.

    Cloud Essentials is a simple, cost-effective way to help you get organized, stay connected, and look professional. At a monthly $10 per user cost it’s easy to get started, with no technical hoops to jump through, and no long-term commitment required. Bring your business into focus Cloud Essentials helps you easily consolidate and manage contacts, activities, notes, and history, and connect with prospects and customers in one organized place, accessible from anywhere.