CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 14, 1998 -Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that ACT! 4.0 won InfoWorld's prestigious Test Center comparison of sales-force automation (SFA) solutions featured in the Oct. 5, 1998 issue.
The products were evaluated on three performance areas: contact management, sales forecasting and opportunity management. ACT! 4.0 was chosen over competitors including GoldMine, Maximizer and TeleMagic and ranked highest in implementation, contact management, documentation and technical support.
InfoWorld also reported, "Symantec understands its customer base and has given customers what they want: a friendly, reliable and complete contact manager at an affordable price."
With ACT!, scheduling appointments, calls, meetings, to-dos and changing plans is a mouse-click away. ACT! automatically tracks all completed calls, meeting details, to-do items, faxes, e-mails, and activities, and even records changes to specific fields, such as phone numbers or addresses.
"We see ACT! as an ideal solution for those customers who don't need or want an expensive and complex solution to grow their business," said Christopher Calisi, Symantec's vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit." ACT! 4.0 provides its users an easy to use, customizable and inexpensive solution that has stood the test of time."
According to the publication, "ACT! provides most of the features that salespeople want without the implementation hassles and the high price that is usually associated with SFA."
ACT! 4.0 extends customer databases with the world of Internet information, delivers superior integration with communication tools, and provides the power users are looking for in a familiar and easy-to-use interface. ACT! turns contacts into relationships and relationships into results.
InfoWorld targets corporate end users and multiple-unit buyers of personal computers by corporate managers. The publication is dedicated to the desktop and networked computer industry.
Since its introduction earlier this year, ACT! 4.0 has received Windows Magazine's WinList award, PC Computing's A-List and 5-star awards and Home Office Computing's Best Buy award. More information on ACT!'s awards are available at www.symantec.com/act.
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