Sage can now Focus on Sage CRM

Article #3 of a 6 part series

Sage software has made a few strategic moves over the past years to help them narrow their foucs; Sage’s divestiture of ACT! and SalesLogix allows them to focus on development and sales of Sage CRM, a product initially developed by eWare Ltd., an Irish software developer acquired by Accpac in 2002. Continue reading

A Strategic Move- Swiftpage Purchases SalesLogix & ACT!

Article #2 of a 6 part series

After selling ACT! to Symantec, Pat Sullivan started working on a next-generation product – SalesLogix. The product was initially introduced in 1997. Sullivan’s strong following led to rapid development and huge success. SalesLogix went public just two years later and was acquired for $263 million (including ACT!) just four years later. At the time, SalesLogix had amassed thousands of loyal users and avid reselling partners. It featured a clean design similar in many respects to ACT! but had a lot more functionality that allowed it to compete against much larger systems such as Seibel (now part of Oracle), Pivotal (Aptean, formerly CDC Software), Onyx (Aptean, formerly Consona), and other popular systems of the day. Continue reading

What Sage’s Disposal of SalesLogix & ACT! Really Means (And How It Impacts Existing & Prospective Customers)

Article #1 of a 6 part series

Sage Group announced Friday, February 15 that the company has reached an agreement to divest itself of arguably two of the most well known CRM brands in the history of CRM itself – ACT! and SalesLogix. So what does this mean to the market and for the future of these two storied products? This 6 part article series will take a look at the history of ACT! and SalesLogix and will provide an overview of the changing CRM landscape with some insights into the future of these products with insights for companies utilizing them in their businesses today – or those considering these and other CRM products for the future. Continue reading