We'll be at Sage Insights 2009

Demo Booth #33

We’ll bring along some new phones so you can check them out.  We’ll also hold one-on-one sessions to configure our software, in case you need help.

Insights 09 is May 11 – May 13 in Nashville, TN.

Palm Desktop to Palm Pre sync

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CompanionLink will be offering a way for Palm Desktop users to sync their data with the Palm Pre phone.  All you need is CompanionLink for Google ($29.95, one-time purchase) and a free Google account.

So how does it work?

1. CompanionLink will sync Palm Desktop with your Google account.

2. Your Palm Pre will sync with your Google account, over-the-air.

Two-way sync ensures that all your data is updated regardless of where you change it: in Palm Desktop, in Google, or on your Palm Pre.

Outlook to Palm Pre sync

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CompanionLink will be offering a way for Outlook users to sync their data with the Palm Pre device.  All you need is CompanionLink for Google ($29.95, one-time purchase) and a free Google account.

So how does it work?

1. CompanionLink will sync Outlook with your Google account.

2. Your Palm Pre will sync with your Google account, over-the-air.

Two-way sync ensures that all your data is updated regardless of where you change it: in Outlook, in Google, or on your Palm Pre.

Read the full press release about this solution.

CompanionLink working with BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Here’s a forum post from a user who has set up CompanionLink to work closely with Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) and Outlook.

If you’ve already invested in BES, you can quickly set up CompanionLink to sync your CRM/PIM (like ACT! by Sage) with your Outlook account.  Once your data is in Outlook, your BES will automatically sync it with your BlackBerry phones.

It’s really that easy.

Read about the user’s experience here.

BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry App World

RIM’s version of the Apple App Store is now here.  It’s called the BlackBerry App World and has  hundreds of apps for your phone.  All your usual suspect apps are there: Facebook, MySpace, Ticketmaster, etc.

CompanionLink users won’t need to download anything special since our software syncs data directly with the native address book, calendar and tasks applications on BlackBerry devices.  Simple.

Sync Lotus Notes with Google

For less than $30, you can get a complete two-way wireless sync system between Lotus Notes, Google and your phones.

CompanionLink for Google works as a two-way sync connector between Lotus Notes and Google.  Users can then use Google Sync (Beta) to sync data over-the-air with their phones.

CompanionLink for Google allows Lotus Notes users to sync their contacts, phone numbers, email addresses, calendar events, calendar details, contact notes, and alarms and reminders with their Google or Google Apps account. Complete two-way sync ensures that any change to data in either Lotus Notes or in Google is automatically updated.

Once Lotus Notes data is in Google, users can use the free Google Sync (Beta) service to push data to their iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device. CompanionLink for Google ensures that any changes made on the phones will sync back with the Lotus Notes database.

The new Palm Treo Pro

CompanionLink works with the Palm Treo Pro from day 1.  Since the phone is on a Windows Mobile platform (which CompanionLink supports), we work with it!  No need to update your CompanionLink software.

The Treo Pro boasts WiFi, GPS, and 3G speeds in a tiny package.  It’s currently available through the Sprint cellular network.

CompanionLink works with the Palm Treo Pro

CompanionLink works with the Palm Treo Pro

Syncing overdue tasks in Google

When you sync overdue Outlook tasks to your Google account using CompanionLink, they now get summarized into a sorted list (by date) and entered as a calendar event for the current day.  The calendar event is called Overdue Tasks.

This is extremely useful for people who use Outlook tasks with Google, and tend to lag behind the due dates they set on those tasks.  Previously, you would loose sight of those tasks as they fail to show up on your calendar after a certain point in time.  The latest build of CompanionLink for Google fixes that by having all overdue tasks summarized for you in a single calendar event.

Here’s a screenshot of how Overdue Tasks look in your Google calendar.

Sync services by Microsoft, Apple and Google

MyPhone: they host your data on the web and sync contacts, calendar and photos with Windows Mobile devices.  This is a free service offered by Microsoft.

MobileMe: they host your data on the web and sync mail, contacts, calendar and photos with iPhone devices.  This is a paid service, currently $99/year.

Google Sync (Beta): syncs Google contacts and calendar (hosted on the web) with iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices.  This is a free service offered by Google.

We’re excited at the introduction of these services!  It gives users a reliable and affordable way to sync to their phones, over-the-air.

So do you still need CompanionLink with the introduction of the services mentioned above?  The answer is Yes.

For example, if you’re using ACT!, Lotus Notes, Outlook BCM, Palm Desktop, GroupWise or any other PIM/CRM that’s not supported by the cloud services above, you’ll need CompanionLink to sync this data.  The cloud services can’t access your data.

While our software can sync directly to your phone and bypass the need for the cloud services above, we’re also looking for ways to work with Microsoft, Apple and Google’s sync services.  This will allow you to use CompanionLink to get data from your PIM/CRM to the services above, and then rely on their push-sync to get that data to your phones.

This is what we’re working on:
PIM/CRM <> CompanionLink <> Cloud services (above) <> your phone

Stay tuned to this blog for the lastest developments and a timetable for when we’ll support these mobile sync services.  In the mean time, if you need to sync your PIM/CRM data with your phones, just use CompanionLink’s direct sync.

CompanionLink to support the Acer Tempo smartphone series

Acer just announced a new line of smartphones called the Acer Tempo series.  All devices will be based on the Windows Mobile platform and will span the spectrum from low-end consumer devices to high-end business devices.

One device will even boast dual-SIM card capabilities so users can associate two different numbers (e.g., business and personal) with one phone.

Since CompanionLink supports all devices on the Windows Mobile platform, we will support these Acer devices from Day 1.

More info about Acer Tempo can be found here.