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Likelihood to Recommend

CiraSync

CiraSync is well suited to syncing company contacts into the Outlook user's mailbox. This could allow for calling with an IP phone, or from a cell phone.It's also well suited to syncing Calendars and Notes into the Outlook user's mailbox, where they do not already have permission on the calendar. However, to avoid confusion it is better not to duplicate calendars when the user can see them from Outlook.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage ACT! would be well suited if you are using a desktop computing environment. ACT! is an old product and they were on the desktop for many years (and still are). Also, ACT! would also be well suited if you are not as concerned about implementing a CRM product that might require a little more training (e.g. if you had employees/salespeople that needed to be trained). Also, ACT! seems to be more generic than some of the industry focused products you see nowadays. For example, MethodCRM works well with non-profits that are on the cloud.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CiraSync

  • Share important information with your staff consistently, easily and quickly. Regardless of their geographic location.
  • Friendly, easy to use user interface that makes managing complex rules of which information you want sent to subsets of people very easy to manage.
  • A very responsive support team. They get back to you quickly and you typically have a solution or answer in one iteration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

  • Integrated Email Marketing: For a small business, you can have a strong method to handle email marketing in an integrated non-disparate solution.
  • Tailoring: There are no limits on what data you can store in the system and the ease of making changes can be done by a nontechnical person.
  • User Interface: The tool is easy to get around in both the desktop (fat client) and (webclient) which both are quite similar in functionality.
  • Integration: The tool integrates with Word, Excel, and Outlook nicely. And, it integrates with Google Mail and Contacts. There is a nice selection of third party tools available for various needs like AddressGrabber which allows for easy input of contacts from various sources such as email signatures, webpages, etc.
  • Templates: I have enjoyed being able to store tons of various templates for letters which we use over and over for various communications like sales proposals, quotes, and nudging clients along the funnel and sales process.
  • Automation: SwiftPage ACT! has a small business automation engine which allows for reminders and workflow to be administered by the system. It's not as sophisticated as some enterprise workflow automation solutions but for the price it's an awesome addition.
  • Maintenance: Very rarely have a problem which needs to be dealt with and costs to upgrade are minimal at best. We hosted the system internally for the web client and implemented it ourselves initially but had upgrades subsequently done by a local partner simply due to time/cost scenario. In other words, less to have someone else do it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CiraSync

  • I'd like to see a few different options regarding licensing option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

  • Not intuitive to use. I will have to contact support for help if I haven't used some functions in a while.
  • It's near impossible to delete duplicates as they have to be deleted individually. This is a problem if you have more than 5000 contacts.
  • Reporting is difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CiraSync

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Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 1.0
Based on 2 answers
There are a lot of good SaaS options on the market but SwiftPage ACT still has a place in the mix today. It depends on your needs, goals, processes, and people
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CiraSync

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Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 1.4
Based on 4 answers
Try printing reports with each record's notes section - really awful output that you are embarrassed to show anyone. Want to add a new record to a group, ACT will present another record for the group assignment. Want to work seamlessly with email? Forget it!
Terry Kungel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CiraSync

CiraSync 8.7
Based on 5 answers
The documentation isn't the most robust. Most support sites are very detailed and easily searchable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 5.4
Based on 13 answers
Following a few interactions with support staff over the phone where we failed to correct the issues we were calling about, we ended up going back to the consultant who we purchased the software through and continued to use her for support rather than call Swiftpage ACT! directly. Our consultant was much more helpful in finding and correcting our issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CiraSync

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Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Delay your upgrades! ACT appears to ship out new software with virtually no checking and no concern about bad installs do to their customers.
Terry Kungel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CiraSync

We tried 4Team Sync2 Cloud and also itrezzo. While we were not able to justify installing a server, installing a cloud app from the Microsoft store was easy and fit our business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

Although other CRM's like HubSpot offer a free solution, I found that it didn't give much and the add-ons were very expensive. Many other companies have interfaces that are clunky or hard to understand. Also I found that many just offer way too many features that we would never use that just made it more difficult to use what we needed. The customized options are just way to expensive for the simplistic offering we need. Swiftpage ACT! just provides a solution that works for us.
John Hamel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CiraSync

  • It is difficult to capture specific dollar based ROI in this circumstance. Anecdotally, when it is 3 a.m. and I get an urgent call about an emergent issue at a remote location -- at my fingertips and the fingertips of everyone I work with are the names and phones numbers of our important contacts, site codes that we need to relay to emergency services, and other important information. I don't waste time searching for a piece of paper. I don't worry whether the next person I'm calling has a different site code or phone number. The data is readily available and consistent with all employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Swiftpage Act!

  • ACT! pays for itself by keeping me organized.
  • I don't have to remember to contact a prospect, ACT! remembers for me, letting me schedule follow ups for a date and time that works for me. That means greater sales success.
  • ACT! enables me to search for information as well as contacts.
Mary Westheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CiraSync

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Swiftpage Act!

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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