GoldMine to ACT! 
Data Conversion Service

ConvertACT.com
The Golden Path to ACT!
ACT! - Data Conversions since 1992 - over 20 years

How much does it cost?
Which files do you need from Goldmine?
How to Send your files for data migration to ACT!
For questions, email Convert@Cicorp.com or call 800-DATA1-OK

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Goldmine through Gold-ACT conversion to ACT!

What Problem Do We Solve?:

Many people want to convert from Goldmine to ACT!, but there has been no easy way to do it, without retyping the data.

The Goldmine.Map file provided inside the ACT! Import feature only brings in the Contact data (and no secondary contacts), without the important activities (calls, meetings, todo's), history, notes, groups, or email addresses.  So, you're only left with basic rolodex information.  "History was history."  But you need to benefit from your many hours of data entry with Goldmine.

Beneath the similar user interfaces of ACT! and Goldmine, are some complex tables, index keys, and data relationships.  ACT! and Goldmine store their contact data in different ways, using differing fields and approaches.  ACT's complex .BLB file is especially challenging to work with, which stores user information, notes, and attachment references. 

For years, Goldmine enjoyed the strategic advantage of being able to almost completely convert data from ACT! - while ACT! was unable to do that in the other direction.   Once an ACT! database was assimilated into Goldmine, there was no way back.   We were the first to find a way to fully convert Goldmine to ACT!

The manufacturer's Goldmine to ACT! conversion is good, but very expensive, and does not get essential information, such as the User who created the contacts, activities, history, or notes.  See our Sage - CIC Conversion Cost ComparisonMigrateAdmin is a good program, but it does not convert as completely as our process, or for all versions of ACT!.  Plus it takes time to learn this new software for a one-time process.  It may take weeks to realize if anything was not done properly.  By then, you have entered too many details to re-do the conversion.

What is the Best Solution?:

The "Goldmine to ACT Conversion Process" is a series of procedures and programs which convert any Goldmine (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, FrontOffice, SQL version, etc.) database into any ACT! version format.  We can convert your:

Why is Data Conversion best done as a Service rather than a Software utility?

We do conversions every day, and know what details to look for.  There are hundreds of not-so-obvious details.  We have automated and manual Check Lists to cover all the details before we send your finished database.  So we get it done right the first time. 

For the same cost of a utility, you can have an expert do the conversion.  A utility is yet another software you would have to learn, just to use it once.  We realize your time is valuable, and that you need to begin entering details in to your ACT! database right away. 

Because we offer Goldmine to ACT! as a service, we have seen hundreds of Goldmine databases.  We are experienced in a wide variety usages of Goldmine, and can adapt our procedures to your needs.. Programmers who make a "one size fits all" utility have only seen a few different Goldmine databases.  They are not all the same, and we know how to work with the differences

We save you time and money by being experienced Goldmine to ACT! converters since 1992.   You could spend $300 to buy surgical equipment to do it yourself.  Our you can spend the same amount to have an experienced doctor do a "brain transplant" operation of your contact data.

Why is ACTConvert.com better at Converting from Goldmine to ACT?

Function Interact Commerce
Best / Sage Software
ACT Database Services
MigrateAdmin
ASDS Computers
Duane Anderson
ACTConvert.com
ConvertInfo.com
Rick Shaddock
Cost  $1000+ $299 $298 average
Year began converting Goldmine to ACT! 2002 2004 1996
Converts to all versions of ACT! (1 to current)    
Converts contact names number

Converts addresses
Converts secondary Contacts & addresses    
Converts tertiary Contacts & addresses, either as new contacts or along with primary contact    
Converts primary phone numbers
Converts secondary phone numbers with labels    
Converts Activities (calls, meetings, to-do's)
Keeps Activities linked to contacts    
Converts History
Converts Notes
Converts Groups
Convert Email addresses
Converts Links to documents    
Converts Sales / Opportunities  
Converts email message contents to ACT! Email  
Converts email message contents to ACT! Notes if desired    
Converts email message contents to Outlook PST    
Filters in to Groups    
Converts User rights    
User Defined Fields have original descriptive labels    
Allows you to set Record Manager    
Makes sure all Unique Id's are filled properly
Trims character fields    
Retain Record Creator, Date, and Time  
Retain Group Creator    
Fill in Group Descriptions    
DeDuplicate Groups    
Make Contacts Public or Private as in Goldmine  
Make Activities Public or Private as in Goldmine    
Import multiple Web Site URLs such as company site plus LinkedIn    
Fill in Country from Phone Area Code    
Mobile Phone and Pagers in correct fields
Removes leading 1's and fix dashes in Phone numbers    
Phone Extensions in proper case    
Special handling for GM User List    
Color Activity by Priority Hi=Red, Med=Blue, Low=Black    
Ensures FirstName and LastName is found properly with ACT! Lookup command    
No special conversion software for you to learn  
Follow up support for installation included    
Database checked by a Certified ACT! Consultant, rather than just by yourself.  
Conversion created by a Goldmine Certified Professional    
Home / Office address auto-detection    
Overnight Rush available  
No new software for you to learn
so you can focus on your business
 

Program enhancements are available
We welcome your ideas and requests.


Questions and Answers

How long Does It Take?

 3-4 hours.  We can have your ACT! file to you by the next business day

How much does it cost?  

Usually the job takes about 3-4 hours, for about US$ 200-300. 
You can compute the fee from our Standard Price Chart

How do you send to ACTConvert the files to work on?

dataupload.jpg (159276 bytes)  Just use our handy form at DataUpload.com

Which files do I need to send?

There are about 100 Goldmine files which are listed on this chart

How do you receive the converted ACT! Database?

We will send you an email with full instructions on how to download and install the finished ACT! database.

Can I see a sample of a Goldmine database converted into ACT!?

Please click here for a variety of sceenshots of past conversions

Do you have any references?

Please Click here (Please call us at 202-829-4444 for password).
We can send you a list upon request by email.

Before and After Screen Shots
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More Details


Hundreds of Satisfied Customers since 1996

From: "Michael Salles" <mjsalles@integratedage.com>
To:  "Rick Shaddock" <rick@actconvert.com>
Date:  Thu, 21 Mar 2002 11:03:35 -0800
Subject: Goldmine to Act conversion

Hi Rick,

You exceeded my expectations with your conversion of our Goldmine data to ACT!  I was nervous as to how much of the history and notes from Goldmine would actually make it to ACT notes. I don't think you missed a single item.

In fact, I think you did a perfect job! The icing on the cake was the quick turn around and the very reasonable price!  I can't thank you enough.

Michael J. Salles
Integrated Advantage, Inc.
(559)256-2112 Direct Office

 


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Data Conversions transplant the "brain" of your business, and the
"memory" of all your contacts and activities "embodied" in new software.
For the same cost of the tools, you can have an experienced database doctor do the operation.

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Finally ends the One Way assimilation between Goldmine and ACT!

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