Symantec's ACT! 4.0 Chosen 'Best Buy' by Home Computing
- ACT! 4.0 Beats Four Competitors in Software Buyer's Guide -
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 5, 1998 -Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal
computing, today announced that ACT! 4.0 earned the coveted Best Buy
award from Home Office Computing featured in the October 1998 issue.
The products were evaluated on four criteria including value,
performance, ease of use and suitability for home office use. ACT!
4.0 was chosen over product competitors from GoldMine Software, Janna
Systems, Multiactive Software (Maximizer) and Franklin Covey and
ranked highest in ease of use and suitability for home office use.
According to the publication, "ACT! can brag that it's much simpler to
use than its rivals-and if time is money, that's no small boast." In
fact, tests conducted earlier this year by NSTL, the leading testing
firm in the computer industry proved ACT! 4.0 was easier to use and
learn than the competition.
With ACT!, scheduling appointments, calls, meetings, to-dos and
changing plans is a mouse-click away. Small office/home office users
will see that ACT! makes generating mailing labels, creating and
sending e-mails, faxes and personalized mass mailings a breeze.
"It's a great honor to receive the Best Buy award from a leading small
office/home office magazine," said Christopher Calisi, Symantec's vice
president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "This
Best Buy award guarantees small business/home office users that they
are getting a product that will be easy-to-use, and help them to grow
Home Office Computing also reported, "If you need serious contact
management capability with an easy-to-use interface, ACT! 4.0 is your
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.
With a circulation of over 500,000, Home Office Computing targets
small business owners with fewer than five employees and executives
who work from home. The magazine offers practical advice for building
successful businesses through the use of technology.
Since its introduction earlier this year, ACT! 4.0 has received
Windows Magazine's WinList award and the A-List and 5-star awards from
PC Computing. More information on the NSTL results and ACT!'s awards
are available at www.symantec.com/act.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers
safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions
and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand
recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information
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