Last February 6, 2008, Microsoft issued a press release about Microsoft Office Outlook with Business Contact Manager is now sold as a stand-alone offering and integrates with Microsoft Office Accounting 2008.
Every small business needs a way to share and track its customers and prospects, but finding the right software tools can be confounding. Therefore, in response to popular demand, Microsoft Corp. is now offering Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, a contact management application that extends the features of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, as a stand-alone product. The stand-alone version offers customers an easy-to-use and affordable solution and can be purchased in retail outlets or at http://office.microsoft.com.
According to Takeshi Numoto, general manager of Microsoft Office 2007 at Microsoft, “Small-business owners need effective solutions for managing their customer base. Currently, many small and home-based businesses keep their contacts in several different places — some in Rolodexes, some in spreadsheets. We understand the importance of good customer management and are providing simple and affordable solutions to help small businesses centralize their customer information so that keeping track of customers is more effective and less time-consuming.”
Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager provides all the functionality of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, making it easy for small businesses to track sales and marketing activities in one place, including organizing contact, prospect and customer information; managing sales leads and business opportunities throughout the sales cycle; creating, personalizing and tracking direct marketing campaigns in-house; and centralizing project information and task management.
It will be a good option for many businesses to effectively manage business and customers. For more details about this release, please click here.