Handheld Contact - ACT! for Blackberry, Windows Mobile and iPhone

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Handheld Contact - ACT! for Blackberry and Mobile Windows (iPhone available in Jan 09)

Text of Handheld Contact - ACT! for Blackberry, Windows Mobile and iPhone

  • 1. Handheld Contact Wireless syncing ACT! Blackberry and Windows Mobile 5/6 and soon iPhone

2. Agenda

  • Who is GL computing
  • About ACT!
  • About Handheld Contact
  • How it works
  • HHC for Blackberry
  • HHC for PocketPC/Treo
  • Compare to other PDA Options
  • Typical Markets


  • Value added distributor specialising in Sales and Marketing and CRM software
  • Distributes to and supports ACT! resellers across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific
  • Established since 1990
  • Mike Lazarus - owner
    • IT since 1982
    • ACT! Evangelist since 1987

Who is GL Computing 4.

  • ACT! is the best-selling contact management software application used by business professionals whose day revolves around their business contacts.

What is ACT!

  • Customisable, Secure, Electronic Rolodex
  • Tracks data on each contact or company
  • Networkable Shared Calendar
  • Keep notes, history, sales opportunities
  • Handles letters, emails, faxes, reports
  • and so much more


  • Created in April 1987
  • Pioneered Contact Management & CRM
  • Market Leader - 68% of retail market
  • Over 2 million users worldwide
  • Award Winning
  • Available in many countries and languages

ACT! History 6.

  • Handheld Contact enables administered, two-way, wireless synchronization between ACT! and SmartPhone devices.

What is Handheld Contact 7. Main Features

  • Automatic two-way, wireless syncing between your ACT! database and your Smartphone every 15 minutes
  • ACT! data storage directly on your handheld device
  • Automatic identification and syncing of your important contacts
  • Customizable sync settings so YOU (or Admin) determine what is synched and what isnt
  • Day, week, or month views calendar viewing, activity and task scheduling, and notes and histories logging for calls and emails with automatic time-stamping
  • ACT! contact calling and emailing with History from your Smartphone
  • Sync privileges management for multiple users with the administration console monitor and change sync settings, and add an unlimited number of users
  • A fully-hosted solution using patent pending technology with all the IT syncing infrastructure you need
  • Free product upgrades and notifications, installation support, and access to toll free and online technical support


  • Increases productivity and saves you time
    • Access accurate and current ACT! data anytime, anywhere on your mobile device
    • View your ACT! Contacts, Calendar Items, Notes, Histories, To-Do Items, and Activities on your device
    • Call and email ACT! contacts from Handheld Contact
    • ACT! data is synced automatically every 15 minutes so your data is always up-to-date
    • ACT! data is stored directly on your handheld device so you dont depend on your cellular coverage for your information
    • Update ACT! data directly from your mobile device
    • Enter contacts, schedule activities and tasks, and log notes and histories for emails with automatic time-stamping
    • Take notes directly in Handheld Contact eliminating the need for pen-and-paper note-taking and redundant data entry

What HHC does for you 9.

  • Enables employee collaboration and data sharing
  • Manage sync privileges for multiple users
  • Centrally monitor and change sync settings and add an unlimited number of users
  • Customize users sync settings so administrator determines what is synced and what isnt
  • Increases employee productivity
  • Increases employees contacts, time with customers, and time in the field
  • Reduces employees dependence on the office with ACT! data directly on their Smartphone
  • Easily integrates with existing infrastructure
  • Easy to install and use with no training
  • Provides a secure, fully-hosted solution using patent-pending technology with all the IT syncing infrastructure you need
  • Cost predictable
  • Ensures you pay only for the users you need with a subscription model to accommodate your changing business needs without surprises

What HHC does for your company 10. How HHC Works: 3 Components Console for ACT! Communicate to ACT! 1.

  • Installed On ACT! PC
  • Uses ACT! SDK
  • Extensive Settings
  • Sync. Engine

Client Software ACT! on the Handheld 3. Java Client Software

  • Installed On Handheld Blackberry / PocketPC
  • Java software
  • Adds ACT! experience to the PDA

Secure Sync Server Store and Forward 2. Secure internet connection

  • HHC Account
  • Secure (SSL)
  • Hosted = affordable
  • Store, forward,erase

11. HHC Console for ACT! 12. HHC 2.0 for Blackberry ContactsCalendar Tasks 13. HHC for Mobile Windows ContactsCalendar Tasks 14. Why Handheld Contact?

  • No need to set up on each PC wireless Over The Air installs
  • ACT!-like UI and terminology to reduce training
  • Up to 76 fields (26 pre-determined and 50 user definable)
  • Pull-downs for fields optionally sent to maintain data integrity
  • Notes, Histories, Activities created on device link to ACT! Contacts
  • Emails, Calls, SMS from device - history automatically tracked and synced to ACT! when sent from Handheld Contact
  • View (if allowed) and Schedule activities for other ACT! users
  • Administration determines which groups of contacts to be sent to each users device including private contacts
  • Automatically send contacts to a user when an activity is scheduled for them, even if the contact was not in their predefined set to receive
  • Central Administration of 50+ devices (even different types) to support use in workgroups
  • Ability for Administrator to erase ACT! data remotely if device is lost
  • The only PDA solution that works with Web based solutions for ACT! and Terminal Services

15. Typical HHC Markets/Users

  • Small Business mobile staff
  • Mobile Sales Teams
  • Financial Services
    • Investment Advisors
    • Mortgage Brokers
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Construction
  • Legal
  • Recruitment
  • Field Service
  • Plumbers and other trades people

16. Contact Information [email_address] www.GLComputing.com.au/HHC