EDN gives CompanionLink great reviews for Outlook Google sync

Brian Dipert, writer for EDN Network, chose CompanionLink to sync Outlook with Google during an evaluation of sync tools available for this task.

I chose CompanionLink, although it was the most expensive of the three options, based on the comparative amount and percentage of positive feedback I came across regarding it in my research.

CompanionLink’s setup was straightforward, and the results have so far been rock-solid. Its settings options (including numerous sync-cadence candidates) are abundant but intuitively understandable.

CompanionLink often appears more expensive than other low-cost solutions. We feel our free phone support, ability to use one user-license on three computers (ie, work desktop, home desktop, personal laptop), and our policy to not charge you every time you change phones actually makes CompanionLink the best value on the market.

Salesforce CRM Accounts sync to mobile devices and Google

CompanionLink has always synchronized Salesforce CRM Contacts and Accounts to mobile devices, Outlook, or any Google or Gmail account.  Accounts show up on the device as a Contact record with the organization/company field mapped to the Account name in Salesforce CRM.

In CompanionLink Professional 5 build 5044 and later, we have expanded field-mapping options when synchronizing Accounts. We introduced a new tab in CompanionLink called Account Field Mapping that allows you to map any/all of your Salesforce CRM Account fields with your choice contact fields on the mobile device.

Map Salesforce CRM Accounts to your mobile device

Add business CRM functions to Motorola’s new flagship RAZR line (DROID RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD and RAZR M)

Motorola’s first major device announcement under new parent Google and a new CEO includes three major devices — DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID RAZR M.  Their core competency still remains their dedication to Android, 4G LTE (courtesy of Verizon), and some of the longest lasting batteries that ship with Android devices.

All three competencies point squarely on the business audience — people who need fast internet access and batteries that can last the entire day on the road.

CompanionLink augments these business competencies by adding CRM functionality on Motorola’s new products.  With the DejaOffice CRM app for Android, business people can store over 50,000 records, encrypt and lock their entire client database and notes, sort a long list of contacts by company name or last name, or sort by zip code or city.

CompanionLink also synchronizes CRM databases like Sage ACT!, SugarCRM, Zoho, Salesforce, and many others directly to Motorola devices.  This allows businesses to use the CompanionLink ecosystem to keep CRM data updated, encrypted, and easily accessible.

Will a (virtual) keyboard save RIM and the BlackBerry device?

The biggest news item from BlackBerry World 2012 is the new virtual keyboard on the BB OS 10. It uses magic (e.g., predictive analysis and the like) to suggest words you are attempting to type before you can finish typing. You can simply flick the suggested words up to apply them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fusk03iTEI

Neat, but definitely not a leapfrog in technology. RIM really needs a leapfrog to stay relevant. Gartner predicts RIM has lost nearly half of their market to Apple and Google.

There’s a lot riding on this virtual keyboard.

Sync Outlook (& More) To Google+

Google+ is still very new, but it’s shaping up to be quite popular among early adopters. Invites are beginning to flow more freely, and more and more users are getting to try out the hyped new network.

That said, many users receive a Google+ invite only to find an empty site because all their contacts are stored in Outlook, not Google. Currently, Google does not provide an import tool for Google+ (though they are working on it). So how can you populate your Google+ network and maximize its potential? It’s simple: use CompanionLink.

CompanionLink allows you to sync contacts from Outlook, Palm Desktop, and other PC software into your Google Contacts. From there, you can simply log into Google+ and connect with (or invite) your contacts. It’s that easy! Before you know it, you’ll be experiencing Google+ as it was designed to be used.

Whitepaper – Desktop Sync Options for Android

CompanionLink has published a whitepaper that explores the options for syncing Android to the desktop. Compare features and benefits between Google Calendar Sync, the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Google Apps Premier, HTC Sync and CompanionLink’s wired and wireless sync options. This can be extremely helpful when looking for a solution to sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to an Android device. Feel free to download the whitepaper for your own reference or to distribute to friends and clients.

You can download the whitepaper here.

Follow up to ACT! road show (San Francisco)

The road show went great!  People left with a clear understanding of what ACT! 2010 offers and how CompanionLink allows them to sync ACT! data with virtually any major smartphone on the market today.

This broad compatibility with all smartphones makes CompanionLink unique.

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Video: How to sync ACT! with Google

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Why sync ACT! with Google?  Because then you can use the free Google Sync service to sync data between Google and your phone.  This gives you free wireless sync of ACT! contacts and calendar with your phone, courtesy of CompanionLink (a one-time purchase) and Google Sync (free).

Here’s more info about how it works.

Closing ACT! activities and creating history item

CompanionLink allows you to complete an ACT! calendar activity on your phone.  CompanionLink allows creates a History item for the completed activity.

You can do this by inserting a forward slash “/” in the subject line of the calendar activity on your phone.

For example, if you have a phone call at 2:30 that needs to be marked as complete, you can insert a “/” at the beginning of the subject of the calendar activity:

/(c) Follow-up with CompanionLink

When CompanionLink will sync this data back to ACT!, it will complete the activity and create a History item in ACT!.  Of course, History needs to be enabled under the Note Options tab.

Lotus Notes to Google Apps migration

Google just released a tool to migrate Lotus Notes data to Google Apps.  Companies that want to migrate their users from a Lotus Notes/Domino server to Google Apps now have a seamless solution for one-time migration.

For companies that choose to stay with Lotus Notes but also want to take advantage of the benefits of Google (such as their free mobile sync solution called Google Sync), CompanionLink has a solution!

CompanionLink for Google will sync Lotus Notes data with Google.  Then, users can use Google Sync to sync over-the-air with their phones.  This gives Lotus Notes users a mobile sync solution without paying any monthly subscription fees.