Sage ACT! 2012 Analyst & Media Deck


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Sage ACT! 2012 Analyst & Media Deck

  1. 1. Sage ACT! 2012 &Sage ACT! Connect<br />Larry Ritter, SVP & GM Sage ACT!<br />Ryan Zuk, Media & Analyst Relations<br />(ryan dot zuk @ sage dot com – 480-383-5369)<br />
  2. 2. About Sage<br />Our vision is to be the most admired and respected business software and services provider in the world<br />Sage is a leading supplier of business management software and services to 6.3 million customers worldwide. From small start-ups to larger organizations, we make it easier for companies to manage their business processes.<br />
  3. 3. Products We Offer<br />Integrated Small and Midsized Business (SMB) Market Offerings<br />
  4. 4. About Sage ACT!<br />#1 contact and customer management choice of small businesses and sales teams—2.8M users and 59K customers<br />Designed for professionals who rely on the development of profitable relationships<br />Leads the industry in ease of use—accomplish more by using Sage ACT! over MSCRM and<br />A powerful way to grow your business with Sage ACT! + Connected Services<br />Backed by a global company with local expertise<br />
  5. 5. System Usability Scale<br />100 <br /> 90<br /> 80<br /> 70<br /> 60<br /> 50<br /> 40<br /> 30<br /> 20<br /> 10<br />Best in<br />Class<br />Top Tasks<br />2012New Features<br />2011 New Features<br />Industry Average<br />Industry-Leading Usability<br />*System Usability Scale, a ten-item attitude Likert scale used to compare subjective usability. SUS was developed by DEC in the mid-1980s. Testing is conduced by Sage Design Engineers using both existing users and non-users.<br />
  6. 6. Google Apps in Small Businesses<br />Gmail is 2nd most popular email website based on Internet usage, 24% Gmail and Google apps YOY growth<br />MS Exchange and Outlook ~ 76% of worldwide installed base, but declining due to popularity of hosted, cloud based solutions ( – Exchange and Outlook Analysis 2011-2015)<br />Yankee Group’s 2011 US Enterprise Mobility: Employee Survey: No. 1 reason employees use consumer cloud applications at work is because they are familiar with them from their non-work life. <br /> – startup tools –July 2011<br />
  7. 7. Customer Driven Enhancements<br />
  8. 8. Demo<br />
  9. 9. Access, create and modify Sage ACT! contact and calendar details from:<br />BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android devices <br />Popular tablets, like the iPad<br />Laptops via Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari<br />Keep third-party and social media details in Sage ACT! Connect:<br />Import contacts from Google and Yahoo!<br />Link Facebook pictures to contacts<br />Stay in sync when working as a team:<br />Improved team administration<br />About Sage ACT! Connect<br />
  10. 10. Connected Services Traction<br />3x growth in 12 months!<br />Sage Mobile for ACT!<br />Sage E-marketing for ACT!<br />Sage Business Info Services for ACT!<br />
  11. 11. Sage ACT! = Your Business Command Center<br />
  12. 12. Summary<br /><ul><li>Driven by rigorous usability testing</li></ul> and market requirements<br /><ul><li>Sage ACT! has evolved into a business command center
  13. 13. Exceptional Value</li></ul>Sage ACT! Pro 2012: <br />New User: $239.99, Upgrade User: $179.95 <br />Sage ACT! Premium 2012: <br />New User: $479.99, Upgrade User: $319.95 <br />Sage ACT! Connect: $69.95 PUPA <br />Sage Business Info Services for ACT!: Free, $24.95 - $54.95 PUPM<br />Sage E-marketing for ACT!: $14.95 - $54.99 PUPM<br /><ul><li>Available September 1, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Appendix<br />
  14. 14. Valuable Resources<br />Download the What’s New in Sage ACT! 2012 Brief<br />Take a test drive of Sage ACT! 2012<br />Download the Sage ACT! Connect Brief<br />Try Sage ACT! Connect free for 12 months<br />Get to know Napkin Mike! <br />
  15. 15. Sage ACT! Scratchpad:<br />Capture impromptu notes, phone numbers, and personal reminders, with or without opening Sage ACT!<br />Prioritize and check off items once completed, print the list to take it with you, or push updates into Sage ACT! with just a few clicks <br />Send items to Sage ACT! as activities, notes, and history—even assign them to contacts<br />Keep business and personal tasks in Sage ACT! Scratchpad<br />Virtual Notepad<br />
  16. 16. Seamless Interaction with Google<br />Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Calendar:<br />Send and receive emails from Gmail and Sage ACT! will keep a history of those emails <br />Specify one of three default history types to record emails<br />Create new Google Contacts from Sage ACT! and create new Sage ACT! contacts from Google<br />Sync all or just a subset of your Sage ACT! contacts with Google<br />Sync your Sage ACT! and Google calendars manually or automatically using pre-programmed intervals<br />Choose which Sage ACT! activity types sync to Google and then clear activities from either application<br />
  17. 17. Universal Search<br />Find that key document or piece of info in contacts, groups, companies, opportunities, notes, history, and attachments<br />Filter search criteria by all dates, last 24 hours, last week, and last month <br />View search results displayed by relevance and double-click on the item of interest to be taken to that particular field or attachment<br />Use the back button to view the search results page again <br />Universal search is faster and more expansive<br />Faster, More Expansive Search<br />
  18. 18. Sage ACT! Connect, Subscription-based Service: <br />Get to Sage ACT! contacts and calendar from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari<br />Access from popular tablets, like the iPad <br />Sync these same details to BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android devices for real-time, mobile access <br />Import Yahoo and Google contacts into Sage ACT! Connect<br />Link Facebook pictures to the contacts you keep<br />Use in a team environment<br />Anywhere Access <br />
  19. 19. Convenient Connections View<br />