Run Act! CRM on Mac with Parallels Desktop

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Here at Parallels, we love hearing from our incredible users about how Parallels® Desktop for Mac empowers their productivity at work. Business owners deserve to run the software they need on the devices they have. Whether our users are small independent businesses or large enterprise corporations, customer relationship management (CRM) software is a vital tool for customer relations. 

Act! CRM is a best-selling CRM software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. Act! CRM is the trusted choice of over 6 million small- and mid-sized business users for building lasting customer relationships and growing their business. 

Enter Bill Pierce, with over 20 years of national recruiting experience in medical-device sales and sales management. Bill utilizes Act! CRM within a Windows virtual machine using Parallels Desktop for Mac. 

In Bill’s own (awesome) words:

“Here’s the thing…

I was always handcuffed to a Windows computer because I used Sage Act! as my CRM for the contacts in my business. I was so fed up with Microsoft and Windows and wanted to go to an iMac for my business applications but the fact that Sage Act! only worked in a Windows environment always seemed to hold me back. About three years ago, Sage offered a cloud-based Sage Act! application for $30/month that would allow me to access my information via my iMac, so I made the switch to an iMac versus Windows OS and I have never looked back.

CRM on Windows

(Act! CRM running on Windows in Parallels Desktop)

However, the fact that I was still having to pay $30/month for the cloud-based version of Sage Act! always bothered me. I was paying $360 annually to access my own information, which made no sense to me. That is when I began to look for a way to run my Windows program on my iMac in a way that was user-friendly and wouldn’t require me to constantly reboot my computer, and that is when I discovered Parallel Desktop would allow me to do just that. I have been extremely pleased with the results since downloading Parallels and I have never looked back. Your software rocks and Sage Act! works perfectly!”

*Note: Sage Act! CRM has rebranded to Act! CRM. Find additional information regarding their software options. 

Are you a small business owner or a decision-maker for your larger corporation when it comes to finding cost-saving solutions to run the software you need on the devices you already have? We have a free 14-day trial of Parallels Desktop to start running Windows on Mac without rebooting. 

At Parallels, Kayla is the Audience Marketing Manager who yearns for customer storytelling, analytics, & all things Apple. She is an accredited Apple insider who spends her extra time hula hooping around the Pacific Northwest.