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Perfect Your Lead Nurturing Process with Act! Growth Suite.

As an SME you rely on your sales and marketing efforts to attract new leads and turn them into paying customers. By making lead nurturing an integral part of your inbound marketing strategy, you can convert more leads into sales and turn them into returning customers. Read on to learn more about lead nurturing and how it can help your business. What is lead nurturing? The purpose of lead nurturing is to build long-lasting relationships that turn leads into loyal customers. Read More...

5 Reasons Why You Need An Act! Subscription

Act! is a comprehensive sales and marketing platform designed to help small and mid-sized businesses grow. Read on to see why so many businesses are choosing an Act! subscription to facilitate their customer management and marketing processes.Better cashflow managementSmaller monthly or annual payments means that you don’t have to invest a large amount of capital upfront for your CRM software. This helps you to budget and improve your cash flow far more easily than when purchasing a perpetual license.Automatic UpgradesAct! updates are regularly released Read More...

Introducing Act! Automated Marketing

Swiftpage’s latest addition to its SME marketing offering is the Act! Automated Marketing feature. AMA is an all-in-one marketing tool that integrates seamlessly with Act! CRM to provide automated marketing and social media campaigns, task creation and follow-ups, as well as automatically recording campaign history for each of your contacts.Comprehensive Marketing Campaign ManagementAct! Automated Marketing gives you full control over your marketing campaigns with a selection of tools. AMA lets you create effective email marketing campaigns, both adhoc and longer drip marketing campaigns.AMA users can Read More...

Training for Sage Software Success

In the modern world of business, we expect software to perform a range of functions that help us to complete our day-to-day roles. However, the more we expect from our software programs, the more complicated they become. As a result, software training is now essential in order to fully understand what your software can do for your business and how to use it to its full potential.Increase your software ROIWhen implementing a new software, we always recommend incorporating a training element, even if on the surface, Read More...

Add-Ons To Improve Your Act! CRM Experience

Act! is the number one CRM and marketing tool for SME’s around the world. Act! CRM is designed to help small to medium-sized businesses build relationships, maximise engagement and drive growth. It is a fully customisable solution that can be tailored to the way you work and to meet any industry specific needs.What are Add-ons?Add-ons are an addition to a program that help to expand the features of the software. Add-ons are designed to work in harmony with the original program and enhance its Read More...

Swiftpage expands its Act! portfolio with the new Act! Growth Suite

Swiftpage has recently announced that it will be retiring former legacy Act! plans as it expands its CRM and email marketing portfolio.How will this affect your subscription?All customers currently using Act! Pro or who are currently subscribed to a former legacy plan, will need to make the switch to the new Growth Suite before June 2020, when these plans will be discontinued. The changes mean that Act! Pro will no longer be supported with new updates and adding additional users will not be possible.To Read More...

Transforming your office into a paperless environment.

Operating a paperless office is more achievable than ever with new developments in digital applications. With organisations such as HMRC leading the way with the recent ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative, many more businesses are set to follow their lead and become less-reliant on paper processes.The term ‘paperless’ means moving away from traditional working processes that rely heavily on paper, to new tech-based digital processes requiring less paper. Not only is this method of working better for the environment, it also offers Read More...

When to upgrade from Excel to a dedicated accounting solution

Although not a dedicated accounting software, Microsoft Excel has been a staple in the business application suite for a long time and is still widely used. A lot of small businesses and self-employed workers initially turn to excel to keep on top of their accounting requirements.Whilst Microsoft Excel has its benefits – it is fairly easy to use and readily accessible – it could actually be holding your business back instead of helping you move forwards.What happens Read More...
Charities with extended MTD deadlines must be prepared by 1st October 2019.

Making Tax Digital deadline fast approaching for charities

In August 2019, HMRC made the switch to digitilisation with its Making Tax Digital reforms for registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the £85,000 threshold.  The aim of these reforms is to make submitting VAT returns more effective, efficient and easier so that businesses can get their tax returns correct.HMRC allowed some charities an extra six-month delay period to prepare for Making Tax Digital, which will come to an end on 1st October 2019. The MTD regulations apply to all UK registered charitable trusts that Read More...

Preparing for the CIS Domestic Reverse Charge

HMRC’s new Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) scheme has been delayed until October 2020, giving businesses more time to prepare. If you’re not sure what this means for your business take a look at our short guide to the Domestic Reverse Charge or our earlier blog post here,Use the extra time to ensure that your business is ready. We’ve put together a checklist of things to think about before the changes take place.If you are currently registered under the flat Read More...