ACT! X For Dummies

ACT! X For Dummies

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ACT! 2005 will help you manage your business contacts and relationships (not just with customers, but also with prospects, vendors, and suppliers) more efficiently and effectively. But there is a catch you have to ACTivate it. "ACT! 2005 for Dummies" helps you get your ACT together with basic information about fields, records, files, and navigation, and step-by-step guidelines for: setting up and customizing databases; using the calendar to plan your schedule; using the alarm to alert you to things to ACT on, whether it's checking on a huge order or remembering a customer's birthday (so you'll get another huge order); protecting your database by assigning specific security levels to users or password - protecting it; creating reports and broadcast e-mails. Written by Karen S. Fredricks, an ACT! Certified Consultant, ACT! Premier Trainer, and self-professed ACT! FanACTic, "ACT! 2005 For Dummies" covers both ACT! Standard Edition 2005 and ACT! Premium Edition 2005. It shows and tells you how to: use ACT! Notes and ACT!
Histories to maintain records of all communications and activities; tag contacts (to designate whether they are interested in a new product, whether they like golf, whether they rate a glorious gift basket at Christmas or get the automatic fruit cake, or whatever); integrate with Excel, Outlook, and other programs; and, use ACT! reporting and forecasting tools to manage and track sales. Contacts and relationships are the key to any successful business. With ACT! 2005 helping you manage them, you can focus on building your business. Wouldn't it be nice to have a lot of new customers to add to ACT! 2005?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764575325
  • 9780764575327

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Catch this new ACT! and build better relationships Organize customer information, schedule activities, create reports, and more It's time to ACT! on your intention to improve customer relationship management! ACT! 2005 offers great new tools, and with this book in hand, you have a top expert showing you how to use them. Manage contact information and activity histories, keep track of companies and sales opportunities, create broadcast e-mails, and make every client feel important. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Customize your contact database Schedule appointments and keep notes Automate routine processes Design customized reports Create and track sales opportunities Integrate with Outlook(R), Excel, and other programs
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About Karen S. Fredricks

Karen S. Fredricks began her life rather non-technically growing up in Kenya. She attended high school in Beirut, Lebanon - where she developed her sense of humor while dodging bombs. After traveling all over the world, Karen ended up at the University of Florida and has since been an ardent Gator fan. In addition to undergraduate studies in English and accounting, Karen has a Master's degree in psycholinguistics. Beginning her career teaching high school English and theatre, Karen switched to working with the PC in its inception in the early '80s - and has worked as a full-time computer consultant and trainer ever since. Karen is an ACT! Certified Consultant, an ACT! Premier Trainer, and a QuickBooks Premier Certified Advisor. She is the author of many training manuals and a contributor to numerous newsletters. A true ACT! FanACTic, she founded the ACT! Users Group of South Florida and served as the official host for the ACT! 6 Launch Tour in Florida.
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Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: The Opening ACT!Chapter 1: An Overview of ACT!Chapter 2: The Various Faces of ACT!Chapter 3: Getting Your ACT! Together.Part II: Putting the ACT! Database to Work.Chapter 4: Making Contact(s).Chapter 5: A Few Good Tabs and Lists.Chapter 6: Working with Your Data.Chapter 7: The ACT! Lookup: Searching for Your Contacts.Chapter 8: Stamping Out the Sticky Note.Chapter 9: Playing the Dating Game.Part III: Sharing Your Information with Others.Chapter 10: Advanced Dating 101.Chapter 11: Using the Basic ACT! Reports.Chapter 12: Designing Your Own Reports.Chapter 13: Merging Your Information into a Document.Chapter 14: ACT! E-Mail.Part IV: Advanced ACT!ing.Chapter 15: Creating Contact Fields.Chapter 16: Customizing Layouts.Chapter 17: Zen and the Art of Database Maintenance.Chapter 18: ACT!ing with Synchronizations.Part V: Commonly Overlooked ACT! Features.Chapter 19: Integrating ACT! with Microsoft.Chapter 20: ACT!ing on Your Opportunities.Chapter 21: Grouping Your Contacts.Chapter 22: Joining a Company.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 23: Ten Differences between ACT! 2005 and ACT! 2005 Premium.Chapter 24: Ten Cool New Features in ACT! 2005.Chapter 25: Ten Tips to Make ACT! Work Better.Index.
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