About Act! Essentials
Act! Essentials enables you to manage your contact information and activity for marketing and customer service. Affordable and easy to use, Act! Essentials helps individuals, small businesses and sales teams organize customer details, send emails, and drive sales results.
Efficient companies need proficient solutions. That’s why they gather apps created especially for each aspect of their business. The problem is that those apps are not always connected and therefore, you can’t always share the information collected with other teams. Let’s say your sales team uses Act! Essentials and they add new and potential customers constantly. On the other hand, your marketing team wants to launch awesome campaigns via email with MailChimp. Oops! But all the contacts are in Act! Essentials. How do they transfer all of this data to MailChimp? They could import/export contacts. Everytime there’s a campaign? No. That would take hours. What about using one of those platforms that push data from one app to another one? Well, that could work. Once. But then they would have to push the data constantly. PieSync has a better solution: 2-Way Contact Sync in Real Time This means all your teams have access to the right data, in the right place, at the right time.
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How is PieSync different than Zapier?
Zapier is great for one-way data pushes. If you’re using webforms on your website and you want to push that data to your CRM, Zapier is what you need. It is a trigger based app and will only operate when a trigger is pulled, pushing all the data to another database. But in this process, Zapier won’t check if an update is necessary and it won’t sync data. If you try to set up a “sync” with Zapier, you’re taking a very high risk of your data being over-written. Their app isn’t built for syncing data, it’s built for, well, zapping data. So it is good for one-time data pushes. PieSync checks to see if an update is needed and then it syncs the new data. You can also choose which app is your “source of truth” so you won’t accidentally sync the incorrect information. PieSync is great for when you want to continuously sync correct, up to date, error free information across your cloud apps. So what are you waiting for? Start your 14-day trial today!