Put Your Business Contacts on Computer
Here's a sampling of the top-selling software--both Personal Information Managers (PIMs) and contact managers--that help you organize your business. All require Windows 95 or NT 4.0 and at least an Intel 486-based PC, except where noted. PRODUCT RETAIL VENDOR PHONE/ OTHER SYSTEMS PRICE WEB ADDRESS SUPPORTED* ACT! 3.0 $200 Symantec Corp. 800 441-7234/ NT 3.51; www.symantec.com Mac DAY-TIMER $60 Day-Timer 800 225-5005/ 386; Win 3.1; ORGANIZER 2.1 Concepts Inc. www.daytimer.com NT 3.51; Mac GOLDMINE 4.0 $190 GoldMine 800 654-3526 None Software Corp. www.goldminesw.com LOTUS $80 Lotus Devel- 800 343-5414/ NT 3.51 ORGANIZER opment Corp. www.lotus.com MAXIMIZER 97 $140 Maximizer 800 804-6299/ 386 Technologies Inc. www.maximizer.com MICROSOFT $100 Microsoft 800 426-9400/ NT 3.51 OUTLOOK Corp. www.microsoft.com SIDEKICK 98 $50 Starfish 888 782-7347/ www. None Software starfishsoftware.com PRODUCT COMMENTS ACT! 3.0 Less flexible than some of its rivals but simpler to learn; fans rave about customer support. DAY-TIMER Easy-to-use PIM enables sharing within Mac and ORGANIZER 2.1 PC networks; workgroup capabilities. GOLDMINE 4.0 Among the more difficult to master; features include sales tracking and sales forecasting; designed for network use. LOTUS Well-established PIM; easy to learn and use; ORGANIZER increasingly adept at contact management. MAXIMIZER 97 Feature-rich contact manager; relatively hard to learn; easy linking to large corporate databases. MICROSOFT Internet-savvy PIM bundled with Microsoft's Office OUTLOOK 97 suite; has quickly established a following. SIDEKICK 98 Another easy-to-use PIM; features Web integration and links to palmtop PCs. *Mac products require minimum of 68020-based Macintosh-compatible and OS 7.0. DATA: BUSINESS WEEK
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