Does anyone honestly use the Outlook contact management program by Microsoft? Microsoft is talked about so badly in the business world that they can get away with the business equivalent of murder. They can release shoddy products at huge prices and STILL be the uncontested giants of their field.
If you tried to run your business the way Microsoft puts out new products, you would be filing for Chapter 11 by ten o'clock in the morning. This is very apparent in Microsoft's Outlook contact management program, Business Contact Manager, first released in 2003 as Outlook's contact management answer to Sage's popular ACT.
Outlook is a great to a point, but don’t look to Business Contact Manager to be your Outlook contact management you need to organize your customer information (or whatever it is you prefer to do with) Outlook. Contact management software that actually does everything you need must be purchased from companies other than Microsoft.
You probably are already familiar with having to shop for another brand of software in order to replace or fix what's wrong with Microsoft's poor excuse of a security program, Microsoft Defender, which cyber criminals have easily punched holes through. You face a similar situation with finding Outlook contact management software.
Fortunately, where there is a popular program like Business Contact Manager in Outlook, contact management software competition will spring up like mushrooms. This is really good news – especially if you like mushrooms.
Stay Safe As You Shop Around
You need to shop on the usual Internet for Outlook contact management software – not from Instant Messaging, P2P networks or burning someone else's discs. File sharing and use of pirated files not only is a form of copyright theft, but you often get a vastly inferior product. Big chunks or text are often missing from pirated programs – including important security updates. You also may discover that your Outlook contact management program was nothing but a Trojan Horse for malware.
The only way you can truly find the Outlook contact management enhancement program for you is to actually try one out. You do have to put your Common Sense hat securely on and make sure all of your computer security programs are up to date. You also need to be sure that you have the latest updates for your browser, for Windows and for Outlook in order to have the specs for your Outlook contact management program.
Elements To Look For
There also should be a free trial period or at least a demo version of your Outlook contact management candidate. If not, move on. Legitimate software companies love to give out free samples so much that it's now considered standard practice. When you use your demo or trail version, you need to see how easy it is to use and how smoothly it interfaces with your other business programs.
Ease of use is far more important than price. No Outlook contact management software is a bargain if no one can figure out what to do with it. The best Outlook contact management software are ones that are built right inside of Outlook, so you don’t have to run two major programs, which slows your computer down.
The best Outlook contact management software also offers you the ability to share data without being reliant on a central server. (Don’t worry – I don’t know what that means, either, but look for that phrase or something like it when reading Outlook contact management software reviews).
If you really want to give an Outlook contact management software the acid test, send a question to the customer support e-mail and see how long it takes for them to get back to you. They should respond within one business day -- even if you are not yet a customer.
Keep in mind that you might have to delete Microsoft's Outlook contact manager before you can smoothly run your new Outlook contact manager. Don’t computers make our lives so much easier?