Take a close look at
costs before you do!
Let's Do the Math: Salesforce.com will cost you 2.5 times more than ACT!
after 3 years!
Compare the costs of 20
licenses and you'll see that ACT! offers more for less.*
ACT! Premium for Web
Typical Cost of
Training & Implementation
you want these features in Salesforce.com, you'll pay
Busting Salesforce.com Myths
Salesforce.com, you don’t have to install software.
Reality: The NO
SOFTWARE mantra is a myth.
If you need to integrate with Microsoft® Outlook®,
Word, handhelds, or use offline sync, you need to
install separate programs for each process. You will
need to enter a security token each time you
Professional only costs $65 per month. Reality: You may
enter a contract with the Professional Edition at
$65/user per month, but you may soon realize that in
order to have automated weekly backups performed,
you need to upgrade to a higher edition at twice the
cost. All of the management reports in
Salesforce.com can be created with ACT! and Crystal
Reports® – for less. You may get more reports in
Salesforce.com out-of-the-box, but you definitely
pay for it.
Myth: Salesforce.com is easy
to set up.
necessarily… For example, if you want a custom field
to be in Leads, Contacts, Accounts and
Opportunities, you have to create that custom field
FOUR TIMES and then link them to each other.
Myth: Writing Letters in
Salesforce.com is easy.
Reality:17 clicks to
do a simple mail merge. The same process takes 8
clicks in ACT!.
Myth: I can use
Salesforce.com to send mass e-mail campaigns. Reality:True, but with
the Salesforce.com Professional Edition, your entire
company can only send 500 per user per day. The
Enterprise and Unlimited editions can send 1000, but
that is the maximum.
gives me all of my data in the offline client. Reality:Not true. With
the Salesforce.com offline client, you are limited
to: 5,000 accounts, 4,000 leads, Limited number of
comparison based on 20 user licenses of ACT! Premium, 20 licenses of ACT!
Gold Maintenance & Support 1 Year, estimated initial
training cost of $1,500, cost of on-site implementation
costs of $3,000 vs. Salesforce.com Professional 20 users
at $780/user/year and support and administration at
Storage limitations using ACT! are a function of your
local hardware configuration and limitations created by
the database manufacturer.