Act! Growth Suite

Act! Growth Suite

Act! Growth Suite Fuel your business growth with CRM + Marketing Automation

Act! Growth Suite seamlessly combines CRM and Marketing Automation in one solution.

Create effective response-driven nurture marketing campaigns to personalise marketing and sales activity at every stage of a buyers’ journey, along with the ability to incorporate social sharing. The workflow designer gives you a graphical view of your marketing workflows with live metrics so you can measure your success at each stage of your campaign.

Market like a pro with easy to use email marketing tools that help you to send impactful emails that promote your products or services whilst looking professional – all without the need for a big budget or marketing expertise.

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  • Turn leads into sales by focusing on your most valuable opportunities and hot leads. Your sales and marketing efforts are fully combined to help you hit your sales goals.
  • Convert sales into lifelong customers by keeping them engaged. Build a communication process that helps you to keep in touch with your customers and stay relevant.

Act! Automated Marketing enables you to create effective landing pages with built-in lead capture forms, automatically mapping the data into your Act! CRM system. With additional multi-stage lead profiling, AMA helps your sales team convert more leads into sales.

Real-time response metrics provide accurate insights into your marketing campaigns including; opens. clicks, bounce rates and comparative stats for each campaign. Act! CRM contact records will also be automatically updates with email campaign history so you can see which emails have been received and whether they were opened.

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Act! CRM and Marketing Automation – Act! CRM is the bestselling contact management solution with over 4 million users worldwide.

Act! keeps all the details of your business relationships in a single, organised view, so you’re informed and prepared for every interaction.

Keep contact info and associated notes, history, activities, documents, opportunities, and social media updates in one organised place.

Use Act! CRM to;

  • Organise your calendar and activities.
  • Follow and report on marketing activity.
  • Build better customer relationships with detailed insights.
  • Fuel business growth.

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Why partner with Softext

  • Access to Act! certified consultants
  • Customise database for Contact, Companies and Group layouts*
  • Design Email, Word templates and reports to use*
  • Import data (contacts, companies & groups)*
  • Onsite installation and Training*
  • FREE online demo and consultation
    *Additional costs may apply apply

Which Act! Growth Suite plan is best for your business?

Starter

Full-featured CRM

£20 per month
  • Basic CRM & email marketing.
  • 10,000 emails/mo.
  • Digital technical support.

Professional

Full-featured CRM

£35 per month

Everything in Starter, plus:

  • Full-featured CRM & powerful Marketing Automation
  • 25,000 emails per month.
  • Technical support.

Premier

Full-featured CRM

£60 per month

Everything in Professional, plus:

  • Full-featured Marketing Automation
  • 50,000 emails per month
  • Time saving Premier support

Ultimate

Full-featured CRM

£95 per month

Everything in Premier, plus:

  • Advanced marketing Automation
  • Automation with 100,00 emails per month
  • Premium Support

Access to Act! expert technicians helping you resolve any techical issues and answer any questions you may have relating to your Act! application.

Our support service will provide you with everything you need to safeguard the running of your software system.
We provide a choice of two suport packages and what’s included is below.

Choose Your Support Package
  • Phone Support - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

    Phone Support - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

  • Email Support

    Email Support

  • Remote Support

    Remote Support

  • Self-service resources
    Self-service resources

  • Forgotten password service

    Forgotten password service

  • Installations / Upgrades
    Installations / Upgrades

  • FREE - 1x layout design - upto 20 fields
    FREE - 1x layout design - upto 20 fields

  • 2x Custom reports
    2x Custom reports

  • 10% Off Onsite training & consultancy services

    10% Off Onsite training & consultancy services

  • 10% Off Acts addons - Custom tables & AL4A
    10% Off Acts addons - Custom tables & AL4A

Basic
  • Phone Support - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

  • Email Support

  • Remote Support

  • Self-service resources

  • Forgotten password service

  • Installations / Upgrades

  • FREE - 1x layout design - upto 20 fields

  • 2x Custom reports

  • 10% Off Onsite training & consultancy services

  • 10% Off Acts addons - Custom tables & AL4A

Premium
  • Phone Support - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

  • Email Support

  • Remote Support

  • Self-service resources

  • Forgotten password service

  • Installations / Upgrades

  • FREE - 1x layout design - upto 20 fields

  • 2x Custom reports

  • 10% Off Onsite training & consultancy services

  • 10% Off Acts addons - Custom tables & AL4A

Act! CRM – Access via Windows®

System Requirements

  • 4 GB available hard disk space
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 2 GB system memory, 4GB for 64-bit OS
  • 1.8 GHz processor

Supported Office Integrations

  • Microsoft® Office 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Office 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Exchange and Office 365 for contact and calendar synchronization (Further information around Exchange support is available here)
  • .NET 4.7 (required for integration features only)
  • Internet Mail SMTP/POP3

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Database Server

Act! uses SQL Server® 2014 Express or your existing installation of SQL Server 2012 or newer. Note that SQL Server 2008 R2 is no longer a supported Microsoft product, and existing installations of this version must be upgraded for continued compatibility with Act!. Further information is available here. If you would like to use an edition of SQL Server other than the one provided, please consult Microsoft documentation for specific hardware and software requirements for that edition.

Act! CRM – Access via Cloud, Web, & Mobile

Server System Requirements

  • 4 GB available hard disk space
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 4 GB system memory
  • 1.8 GHz processor
  • Network Interface Card
  • Router and/or Firewall that supports IPv4 NAT or IPv6

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Database Server

Act! uses SQL Server® 2014 Express or your existing installation of SQL Server 2012 or newer. Note that SQL Server 2008 R2 is no longer a supported Microsoft product, and existing installations of this version must be upgraded for continued compatibility with Act!. Further information is available here. If you would like to use an edition of SQL Server other than the one provided, please consult Microsoft documentation for specific hardware and software requirements for that edition.

Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 11
  • Google Chrome™ Browser for Windows
  • Google Chrome™ Browser for Mac

Supported Office Integrations

  • Microsoft® Office 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Office 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Exchange and Office 365 for contact and calendar synchronization (Further information around Exchange support is available here)
  • .NET 4.7 (required for integration features only)

Mobile Client System Requirements

  • Safari® for iPad®
  • Safari® for iPhone®
  • Google Chrome™ Browser for Android
  • Internet access to Act! for Web IIS server

SQL Server Edition Recommendations
Express is free, but limits processor use to the lesser of a single CPU socket or 4 cores. Memory is also limited to 1 GB, and the size of your data file cannot exceed 10 GB. For this reason, we recommend SQL Standard for any deployment over 20 users or 5 GB in size, allowing for growth. Individual performance may vary based on actual database size, hardware variations, and product usage.

Custom Tables

Unlock the full potential of Act! with Custom Tables, providing maximum adaptability so you can bring complex data sets, unique business processes, and specialised industry practices together in Act!.

Feature highlights

  • Maintain detailed, industry-specific data like insurance policies, service contracts, mortgages, or projects in an unlimited number of tables with spreadsheet-like functionality, embedded within Act!.
  • Associate individual table entries to Act! contacts, companies, groups, and opportunities for easy reference.
  • Benefit from the power of CRM to action on the data you keep in Custom Tables—schedule activities, send follow-up emails, and more.
  • Search and view roll-up data in filterable, aggregate list views for things like all projects or all service contracts or view highly-specialised information like the details of an individual project or service contract for a particular contact.
  • Get started with numerous out-of-the-box templates for Consulting, Event Planning, Insurance, Loans, Mortgage, Product Inventory, Projects, Realty, Service, Software, and Support—all included in the Industry Template Library.

Custom Tables FAQs

Custom Tables make it possible to bring complex data sets, unique businesses processes, and specialised industry practices together in Act! to manage your business. Custom Tables Manager in Act! enables you to embed tables with spreadsheet-like functionality into Act!, so you can track rich, specialised data. But unlike spreadsheets, you can associate individual table entries to Act! contacts, companies, groups, and opportunities for easy reference.

Do you sell multiple products? Do you offer services or sell service contracts? Have you ever missed a renewal date? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your business will benefit from using Custom Tables.

The possibilities are limitless! For example, you can track insurance policy details, product catalogs, mortgage information, or project management dates. You can even keep photos of inventory within Custom Tables.

In Act! list views, Custom Tables look like a spreadsheet within one tab of your database where you can store an infinite amount of data. This makes it easy for managers to view roll-up metrics for things like all product sales for a particular company. You can also view individual details at the contact level like the details of an individual product sold to a particular contact.

Not only are you able to associate individual table entries to Act! entities, you get the benefits of CRM to action on the data—create activities and to-dos, send follow-up emails, engage in informed sales conversations, and more. Action on communications tied to policy end dates, contract renewal dates, upcoming warranty expirations, or even birthdays tracked in Custom Tables.

Yes the Industry Template Library includes templates for Consulting, Event Planning, Insurance, Loans, Mortgage, Product Inventory, Projects, Real Estate, Service, Software, and Support.

Custom Tables Manager is available at extra cost of £96 + vat per user – annual susbcription

Act! Growth Suite is available in four tiers: Starter, Professional, Premier and Ultimate. Read below to see the features included with each variation.

CRM
  • CRM

  • Groups & filters

  • Search

  • Task & activity management

  • Calendar

  • Opportunity tracking

  • Sales process management

  • Sales engagement tracking

  • Call lists & hot leads

  • Analytics & reporting

  • Office & Outlook integration

  • Integration with popular apps

  • Custom fields

  • User administration

  • Mobile app

  • Contact import tool

  • Account management

  • Dynamic groups & filters

  • Sales pipeline management

  • Act! Insight analytics

  • Google integration

  • Data import tool

  • Cloud storage - 4GB

    Cloud storage - 4GB

  • Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

    Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

  • Private Cloud add-on option

    Private Cloud add-on option

  • Custom Tables add-on option

Basic
  • STARTER

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • Cloud storage - 4GB

  • Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

    £45 account/year

  • Private Cloud add-on option

    -

  • -

Basic
  • PROFESSIONAL

  • Cloud storage - 4GB

  • Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

    £45 account/year

  • Private Cloud add-on option

    Call for pricing

  • £8 user/mo

Basic
  • PREMIER

  • Cloud storage - 4GB

  • Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

    £45 account/year

  • Private Cloud add-on option

    Call for pricing

  • £8 user/mo

Basic
  • ULTIMATE

  • Cloud storage - 4GB

  • Additional Cloud storage per 4GB

    £45 account/year

  • Private Cloud add-on option

    Call for pricing

  • £8 user/mo

CRM
  • Email marketing

  • 170+ responsive templates

  • Interactive template editor

  • Email tracking & metrics

  • Turnkey campaigns

  • HTML email editor

  • Social sharing

  • Landing pages

  • Surveys

  • Drip marketing

  • Visual workflow designer

  • Campaign calendar

  • Deliverability & compliance tools

  • Marketing Automation to CRM workflow

  • Response-driven nurture marketing

  • Asset tracking

  • Advanced lead capture

  • Lead management & scoring

  • Event marketing

  • Website activity tracking

  • Progressive profiling

  • A/B testing

  • Deliverability & marketing onboarding session

  • Additional email sends

    Additional email sends

  • Additional domain

    Additional domain

Basic
  • STARTER

  • -

  • -

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  • -

  • -

  • -

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  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

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  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

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  • Additional email sends

    Add'l 1,000 sends/mo£4/mo

  • Additional domain

    -

Basic
  • PROFESSIONAL

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • Additional email sends

    Add'l 2,500 sends/mo£11/mo

  • Additional domain

    £35/domain/mo

Basic
  • PREMIER

  • -

  • -

  • -

  • Additional email sends

    Add'l 2,500 sends/mo£11/mo

  • Additional domain

    £35/domain/mo

Basic
  • ULTIMATE

  • Additional email sends

    Add'l 2,500 sends/mo£11/mo

  • Additional domain

    One additional domain included

CRM
  • Self-service resources

  • Knowledgebase

  • Email support

    Email support

  • Remote support

    Remote support

  • Phone support - 9am-5pm Monday- Friday

  • Password reset

  • Act! Software advice

    Act! Software advice

  • 10% off onsite training & consultancy

    10% off onsite training & consultancy

  • Forgotten password service

    Forgotten password service

  • Software upgrades/installs

    Software upgrades/installs

  • Custom reports - 2 per year

    Custom reports - 2 per year

  • 10% off Swiftpage add ons

  • Free layout design up to 20 fields

    Free layout design up to 20 fields

Basic
  • STARTER

  • Email support

  • Remote support

    -

  • -

  • -

  • Act! Software advice

    -

  • 10% off onsite training & consultancy

    -

  • Forgotten password service

    -

  • Software upgrades/installs

    -

  • Custom reports - 2 per year

    -

  • -

  • Free layout design up to 20 fields

    -

Basic
  • BASIC

  • Email support

  • Remote support

  • -

  • Act! Software advice

  • 10% off onsite training & consultancy

    -

  • Forgotten password service

    -

  • Software upgrades/installs

    -

  • Custom reports - 2 per year

    -

  • -

  • Free layout design up to 20 fields

    -

Basic
  • PREMIUM

  • Email support

  • Remote support

  • Act! Software advice

  • 10% off onsite training & consultancy

  • Forgotten password service

  • Software upgrades/installs

  • Custom reports - 2 per year

  • Free layout design up to 20 fields

Act! Growth Suite offers your business;

  • Rich Customer Management – make every interaction count with quick, organised access to prospect and customer details.
  • Powerful Marketing Automation to optimise all the ways you can communicate with prospects and customers.
  • Dynamic Sales Pipeline Management – close deals faster by capturing all the details of a sales opportunity, and then progress deals through stags with a simple drag-and-drop tool.
  • Actionable business insights.
  • Popular apps & integrations available