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The Best ACT! Is Still to Come
After a long history as a contact management and relationship tracking tool, ACT! 2005, is expanding to offer more sales force automation features for small to

act workgroups  sister products, transitioning from ACT to Best's other CRM solutions will be an organic process. This is a valuable opportunity to leverage Best's existing customer base and marketing potential. As Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager at ACT! explained, traditional market segmentation strongly positions ACT! in the 14 user category, representing 40 percent of the company's customer base. Interestingly enough, research shows that the software is currently very well received in sales

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HCIMS - Clinical Information System RFI/RFP Template

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act workgroups  and are able to act faster, bid smarter, and beat out the competitor who may still be gathering data from the last project. Automating Reduces Errors by 75% According to the Gartner Group, fully automating the timesheet process reduces errors and staff time by 75 percent or more. Automation technologies and practices reduce improper time tracking activities and associated costs by validating project/cost code lists and monitoring approval processes electronically. Additional savings are realized by Read More

Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay


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Thou Shalt Comply (and More), or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley


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CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


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