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ACT! Software Basics Training Class

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ACT! Software Basics Training Class

Our ACT! Mastering the Basics Training Class covers features found in both Premium and Standard versions of ACT! Software. All of our instructors are Sage Certified Act! Premier trainers.

So you can learn how to create and manage your data base and build stronger customer relationships with personalized communications.

This specialized one day class is designed to help you get up and going quickly by teaching you how to leverage the power of ACT! And become acquainted with the basics of working in ACT! Software.

Course Outline

Working With ACT Software Basics:
What's Contact Management Software? Starting ACT!, Log on to ACT, Opening an ACT Software Database, Setting Up For Class, Opening Other Databases, ACT! Screen Elements, Welcome Page, Changing Your Startup View, The Nav Bar, View Toolbar, Layout Tabs, Layouts, Sizing the Contact Detail Window, Contact Record Basics, The "My Record" Contact Record, My Record, Our Practice Database, An Overview of Security Roles, Contact Fields, Inserting a New Contact Record, Drop-down Fields, Duplicating Contacts, Assigning Security, Changing Some Preferences, Deleting Contacts

Working Your ACT Software Contacts:
Locating Contacts, Browsing Records, Detail View and List View, Sorting the Contact List, Related Task Pane, Adding and Removing Columns, Nav Bar Lookup Pane, Lookup, Lookup Variations, Adding to Lookups, Narrowing Lookups, Previous Lookups, Keyword Searches, Lookup, Any fields, Lookup Annual Events, Working In List View Edit Mode, Tag Mode, Lookup and Omit Tagged Records, Printing Lookups, Secondary Contacts, Lookups on Secondary Contact Fields, Promoting From Within, Attachments, Opening and Editing Files, Removing Files from the Documents Tab, Relationships, Web Info, Web Info Tab, Website Links, Attaching Web Pages From IE

Working Your ACT Software Schedule:
Activities, Simple Scheduling, Scheduling Activities using the Calendar, Viewing the Calendar, Calendar Pop-ups Navigation Tips for the Calendar Views, The Today Button, Filtering the Calendar, Adding an Outlook Meeting to Calendar, Sharing Microsoft Outlook and ACT!, Calendar vs. Task List, The Task List, Filtering the Task List Printing Your Task List, Display the Mini-calendar any time!, Modifying Scheduled Activities, Clearing Activities Recording History, Recording History to Multiple Contacts, Taking Notes, Viewing and Editing Notes History vs. Notes, Deleting a Note or History, Scheduling-General Tab, Scheduling for Multiple Contacts Scheduling Availability Tab, Responding to an ACT! Invitation, Alarms, Responding to an Alarm Scheduling-Recurring Activities, Advanced Options, Attachments, Public vs. Private Activities, Scheduling Activities for Other Users, Displaying Other Users' Activities, Adding "Scheduled For" to Task List, Printing the Calendar Roll Over, Events

Working with ACT CRM E-mail and Letters:
ACT! Can Help You Communicate, ACT!'s E-Mail Integration, Setting Up Your E-mail in ACT!, ACT!'s Integration with Outlook, Sending E-mail from the Contact, Sending an E-mail from Outlook. Choosing a Word Processor, New Menu Item in Word, Creating Correspondence, Creating a Mail-Merge Template, Merging the E-mail Template, Creating Letters, Memos, and Faxes, Printing Documents, Editing the Attached Document, Envelopes and Mailing Labels, Dealing With Your Outlook Inbox, Adding an Outlook Meeting Request, Creating a Contact from an E-mail, attach an E-mail to a Contact, Using the Quick Attach Feature, Setting Your Quick Attach Preferences, Handling Unattached Messages, Using the Attach to ACT! Icon, Creating an Activity from an E-Mail, Sending Contact Information as a vCard, ACT! Reports, Favorite Reports

Working With ACT By Sage Groups &Companies:
Groups, Displaying a Group Lookup, Manually Adding a Contact to a Group, Companies, Creating/Populating a Group or Company, Adding Multiple Contacts, Using Criteria for Your Groups, Linking Contacts to Companies, Create a Company from a Contact, Difference between Link and Associate, Create a Contact from a Company, Disabling a Company Link, Pushing Changes Back to Contacts, Pulling Changes from Company Record, Convert a Group to a Company, Divisions and Subgroups, Move or Promote a Division, Cumulative Views of Notes, History, etc., Company Note or History, Sharing Items with a Company/Group, Changing Companies, Filtering Tabs, Lookup Companies or Groups

Working with ACT Software Opportunities:
Creating Opportunities, Updating an Opportunity, Creating a Quote, Closing the Deal, Opportunities: List View Lookup Opportunities, Export to Microsoft Excel, Opportunity Reports, Opportunity Pipeline, Opportunity Graph

Working with ACT By Sage Dashboards:
Using Dashboards, Displaying Dashboard Views, Working in the Dashboard Views, Other Dashboards
Working with ACT Software Synchronization:
Synchronizing Your Remote Database, Synchronizing the Remote Database, Set up Sync Schedule with Scheduler, Using the Subscription List

Understanding Security Roles, ACT!'s E-Mail, Setting Up Your E-mail Signature, Understanding ACT! E-mail, Sending E-mail from ACT! E-mail, Send/Receive Button, Automatic Update Notification

Lunch and Certificate of Attendance are included with class. The features taught in this class will cover ACT Standard and ACT Premium software. Small classes and hands on 1 person per PC.


Your Satisfaction Guaranteed or you come back for FREE! Guarantee applies to repeating the same class within 60 days of original attendance.

Cancellation Policy

Course cancellation must be received in writing 5 days prior to course date to be eligible for refund, and is subject to a $50 administrative fee. The class may be rescheduled with no administrative fee.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:CPE
Illinois: 7
Michigan: 7
Missouri: 7
About The Provider: Since 1989, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS has offered Certified Peachtree, ACT!, Timeslips, Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200 and Crystal Reports training and support.

Our consulting solutions are focused on small- and medium-sized businesses in automating their processes and increasing efficiency utilizing software.

Helping you learn how to do more in less time, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS provides installation, onsite training, classroom training, online training, online support, onsite support and phone software support. Our software training classes are guaranteed, or come back for free.
Price: $499.00
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