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Sage moves in on the wireless Act

Sage moves in on the wireless Act

SAGE Act has moved into the wireless realm with its Handheld Contact application, extending the reach of its contact management software beyond the office.

Deployed on BlackBerry devices, Handheld software links traditional Act database fields — including notes, contacts and history — transmitted by GPRS or CDMA technology.

Ken Prokopec, Sage Act business manager, says the product has created quite a bit of excitement as it closes the gap in real-time data.

“Staff working remotely never miss a beat as there are no lengthy delays in transmitting information to the office. Convergence has been talked to death but Handheld is about making real use of mobile technology,” he says.

There are around 30,000 registered Act users in Australasia and Prokopec says he is hoping for a 10% uptake from those customers, as well as attracting the new mobile workforce sector.

“We’ll be launching Act 8 in the next few months and at that stage will be looking to recruit more resellers for Handheld then. I also want to target the telecommunication reseller channel because it’s a value-add proposition.”

He says BlackBerry sales are growing globally by 100% per year and believes the market is just starting to take off in Australasia.

Rafael Technology has been named as the preferred New Zealand distributor for Handheld, as well as the full Act range.

Kerry Wood, Rafael managing director, expects to pick up a large number of new resellers alongside existing Act partners. “I’m really pleased as this solidifies our portfolio for the medium-sized market,” he says.


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