ESRI announces BusinessMAP 4 support for ACT! 2007 by Sage Software

ESRI announces BusinessMAP 4 support for ACT! 2007 by Sage Software

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California, USA, 22 September 2006: ESRI announced on September 22 that BusinessMAP 4 supports the new ACT! 2007 9.0 contact and customer management product family from Sage Software. BusinessMAP, a mapping solution for businesses, transforms database information from ACT! into color-filled maps useful for making better business decisions.

Users can launch BusinessMAP directly from ACT! (or ACT! Premium for Workgroups) to add an entire database, an ACT! group, or a current contact to BusinessMAP and display it on a map. Once contacts are added, users can perform a geographic query such as finding all contacts within a 25-mile radius of an event location. Users can also send query results back to ACT! as a group for mail merges or other scheduled marketing activities.

“ACT! users can benefit from automating their key marketing activities,” explained Brandon Balsley, Senior ACT! Product Manager. “BusinessMAP 4 is a useful tool for helping people visually enhance the use of their ACT! contacts and improve their probability of executing successful marketing campaigns.”

As a special promotion, any ACT! 2007 user can license a copy of BusinessMAP 4 for $249.95 (a $100.00 savings) by calling the special BusinessMAP/ACT! hotline at 1-888-523-0269. This offer is valid in the U.S. only and expires September 30, 2006.

-BusinessMAP-
BusinessMAP lends itself to a variety of marketing and sales applications. With BusinessMAP, it is easy to understand geographic customer concentrations, create sales territories, analyze areas by sales or number of customers, and generate meaningful reports. Users of BusinessMAP can calculate driving directions that minimize time and gasoline expense when planning a multiple-stop business trip. BusinessMAP users can even search between two destinations to find contacts along their travel routes to maximize business trips. BusinessMAP 4 is available for Windows 2000 and XP (Home or Professional).

-ACT! by Sage-
ACT! by Sage enables corporate customers to organize, access, and manage their critical customer information. ACT! delivers contact and customer management capabilities with flexible deployment and customization options to help individuals, selling professionals, and corporate workgroups improve productivity and increase sales. ACT! by Sage is part of Sage CRM Solutions from Sage Software.

-Sage Software-
Supporting customers in the U.S. and Canada, the Company aims at providing business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The applications cover a full range of business requirements including accounting, customer relationship management, contact management, human resources, warehouse management, specialized industry needs, among many others.