Outlook Business Contact Manager (known as “BCM”) is a powerful extension to the Microsoft Office Outlook system. It provides CRM-like functionality within the Outlook environment people have become accustomed to. CompanionLink can sync BCM data to Outlook and Exchange folders, to Google, or directly to phones using USB cable or wireless sync technology.
Microsoft’s help and how-to website refers Outlook BCM users to CompanionLink for two-way synchronization with devices that Microsoft does not natively support — such as BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Google Android, and Palm devices.
Sync BCM data with phones using CompanionLink + Microsoft Exchange
Outlook users with a Microsoft Exchange Server can use CompanionLink’s BCM-to-Outlook sync to get their BCM data on their phones. With CompanionLink, BCM data will sync with Outlook and Microsoft Exchange profiles, which then synchronizes with phones using Exchange ActiveSync or BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Sync BCM data with phones using CompanionLink’s wireless sync service
Outlook users who need to wirelessly sync their BCM data with their phones but don’t have an Exchange Server can use CompanionLink’s wireless sync service ($9.95/month per user). With this service, BCM data will sync over-the-air and securely with your BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS devices.
Sync BCM data with phones using CompanionLink + Google
Outlook users can also use their Google account to sync BCM data with their phones. CompanionLink will sync BCM data with their Google account, which will then sync over-the-air with their phones using the free Google Sync service.