Many of the products we develop at Keystroke often satisfy an internal need. The thinking is if we find something useful, odds are other people will too. Well, this was very much the inspiration behind our newest product, QuickMeets, the all-in-one Meeting Management system that integrates with Act!.
As the business owner, I would typically have up to 15 Word documents open at any given time covering the agendas of different recurring meetings I had each week. Whether these were staff, sales, dev, or support meetings, I needed an agenda prepared for each. What's more, I typically needed the previous week's meeting open too so I could copy the content over to the new week's agenda. It was a mess, and all these assorted Word documents didn't lend to an effective archive system either, as they would get saved in meeting folders, and named based on the subject and date.
Not a great system of organization for a business, and worse still for a database person.
So last fall I sat down with the developer who built our popular QuickTasks, and asked him to build a similar product for managing meeting agendas and minutes. This product had to do the following:
The foundation of the product was built with QuickTasks, but the more we got into it, the more we realized this product was serving a very different purpose. Early drafts of QuickMeets were deployed internally in October and used extensively over the following months to determine what needed to be changed, fixed, or added. Now that we're in the second week of the year, we're super pleased with the outcome, and have decided to share this product with the Act! community.
We're certain that Act! users who manage internal and/or external business meetings will find this product useful and develop better organizational skills with it. Meeting participants will get the minutes faster, you’ll be more accountable to your team, and be able to easily communicate any deliverables to the others. If you've ever struggled with Word documents to manage, you'll love what QuickMeets can do for your business. It's made a huge difference in ours.
* QuickMeets is priced at $99.95 USD per activation and is scheduled for release on January 11th, 2023.
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