Why it makes sense to
Host Your Database
Explaining the benefits of hosting your database can be hard, without understanding the speed, reliability, access, support and flexibility a hosted solution provides. Here are some of common reasons most people choose a hosted Act! solution:
Advantages of outsourcing Act! Hosting vs Doing-it-Yourself
Provides offsite storage and security:
All your databases are stored on secure, offline servers that cannot be hacked from the Internet. Our customer's data is always handled securely, and our support for TLS 1.2 means data that passes between connections is fully encrypted to prevent interception or tampering.
Access your data Act! from anywhere, from any workstation, or from any device with Act! hosting. If you have Internet access, you use Act! Premium for Web with your PC or MAC, or use Handheld Contact with either IOS or Android devices.
Web Setup & Upgrades are a snap:
Similarily, upgrades of the master databases to new versions of Act! are done free and outside of normal business hours as part of your Act! subscription and hosting. What could be easier?
Act! Hosting provides fault tolerant access:
If your computer or software fails, you can quickly access your database from anywhere online. Our data centre offers fast and secure access via the browser.
And if you lose your Internet, you can still continue to access Act! offline with local copies of your database that sync with our hosting servers.
What other CRM can offer that level of fault tolerant data access?
Cost Savings vs DIY:
With Keystroke Act! Hosting, deployments are often faster, cheaper and safer compared to DIY setups, which often require costly IT staff and network upgrades internally.
And these outlays are just for the original setup. There is often ongoing maintenance costs associated with database upgrades, backups, maintenance, disaster recovery, security patches, and general troubleshooting often by themselves exceed the cost of outsourcing the database hosting.
Response Time & Ease of Service Delivery:
If something goes wrong or admin changes need to be made to your database, we have more full-time Act! Consultants than anyone else, all of whom can respond within minutes. Moreover, if a user needs a new remote database, we can have one cut and ready for delivery with our unique file delivery service within minutes or hours, regardless of size.
The best part is this service is provided at no additional cost!
Handheld Contact & other add-ons:
Whether you want to use Handheld Contact, custom tables, Act4mail, Opt-in Manager, Webplanner, or any of our Linktivity products, they're supported with Keystroke hosting. Additional 3rd party add-ons are also available with our Ultimate hosting for a nominal extra fee.
We host Act! Pro
Keystroke developed our exclusive ProSync technology to support hosting Act! Pro customers. If you love the desktop CRM, but need to network remote users together easily, our ProSync Hosting is the perfect solution with no recurring software costs.