Upload the ZIP file from SalesForce to us using the form at http://ACTConvert.com/send
Then you can clean up, sort, search, modify, and analyze your data. Or you can convert it to other formats.
you were first excited about the possibility and convenience of having your ACT!
database on the web.
Then you realized that you can do that almost for free with GoToMyPC.com or LogMeIn.com
Or perhaps you have experienced that to have a database of an adequate file size, you are paying more and more in "rent" - just to get to your own data. The $65 fee per month sounded reasonable to start.
But then you found you needed to pay this amount per user. Then you found you needed more disk space, and the smallest increment (10 megabytes) costs $100/month - per user! Soon your monthly bill has ballooned to much higher than expected.
To send us the file, we will show you the procedure to download all your SalesForce data on to a local file. Then we have a special procedure, using SalesForceFox to put the data into the appropriate tables with their relationships. Then we integrate it with our ACTFox program to put your data into the corresponding tables in ACT!
When we are finished with the conversion, we will notify you of the location of your file. You can download it with any browser. For security reasons, it will be known only to you. The file will come as a Self-Extracting file, for your convenience. Then you can Download it and double click uncompress it into the ACT Database folder.
The location of this folder may vary. Usually this folder is found in
* The files will have the same "first name" and extensions as follows, using the example of the ACT Demo database.
When the .DBF file is opened by ACT!, the other files follow automatically.
Microsoft Access and Visual Basic were the tools first considered for this process. However, Salesforce uses Unique_Id's that include capitalized and non-capitalized letters. Microsoft Access treats these the same. Usually this case-insenstivity is convenient, but not when making relations on specific characters with the Salesforce tables.
So Microsoft FoxPro was selected, as it also works especially well with DBF files.
Sales and Opportunities
Salesforce associates Sales & Opportunities with Accounts (or Companies) while ACT! associates them with Contacts (individuals) so after the conversion, we need to associate them with a primary contact. The Sales & Opportunity will still be listed on the Opportunities list, showing the Company.
We have studied and mastered the SalesForce and ACT! data structures, so you can benefit from our experience and get the job done right and quickly the first time.