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Why it makes sense to
Host Your Database

Understand what you're paying for with hosting before deciding

Explaining the benefits of hosting your database can be hard, without understanding the speed, reliability, access, support and flexibility a hosted solution provides. Here are some of common reasons most people choose a hosted Act! solution:


Advantages of outsourcing Act! Hosting vs Doing-it-Yourself

Some minor D-I-Y savings can come at considerable cost

Provides offsite storage and security:

Anything can happen to your home or office network. You could get viruses or get hit with ransomware, but with Act! hosting you can rest easy knowing your database is backed up & maintained nightly on our servers in 30-day cycles, so you always have the ability to recover lost data from the last month.

Online security:

All your databases are stored on secure, offline servers that cannot be hacked from the Internet. Our customer's data is always handled securely, and our support for TLS 1.2 means data that passes between connections is fully encrypted to prevent interception or tampering. 

Anywhere Access:

Access your data Act! from anywhere, from any workstation, or from any device with Act! hosting. If you have Internet access, you use Act! Premium for Web with your PC or MAC, or use Handheld Contact with either IOS or Android devices.

Web Setup & Upgrades are a snap:

You can setup temporary or remote users immediately with Act! for Web. No need for software installations or database downloads, all they'll have to do is login through the secure browser portal and start working immediately.
Similarily, upgrades of the master databases to new versions of Act! are done free and outside of normal business hours as part of your Act! subscription and hosting. What could be easier?

Act! Hosting provides fault tolerant access:

If your computer or software fails, you can quickly access your database from anywhere online. Our data centre offers fast and secure access via the browser.
And if you lose your Internet, you can still continue to access Act! offline with local copies of your database that sync with our hosting servers.
What other CRM can offer that level of fault tolerant data access?

Cost Savings vs DIY:

With Keystroke Act! Hosting, deployments are often faster, cheaper and safer compared to DIY setups, which often require costly IT staff and network upgrades internally.  
these outlays are just for the original setup. There is often ongoing maintenance costs associated with database upgrades, backups, maintenance, disaster recovery, security patches, and general troubleshooting often by themselves exceed the cost of outsourcing the database hosting.

Response Time & Ease of Service Delivery:

If something goes wrong or admin changes need to be made to your database, we have more full-time Act! Consultants than anyone else, all of whom can respond within minutes. Moreover, if a user needs a new remote database, we can have one cut and ready for delivery with our unique file delivery service within minutes or hours, regardless of size.
The best part is
this service is provided at no additional cost!

Handheld Contact & other add-ons:

Whether you want to use Handheld Contact, custom tables, Act4mail, Opt-in Manager, Webplanner, or any of our Linktivity products, they're supported with Keystroke hosting. Additional 3rd party add-ons are also available with our Ultimate hosting for a nominal extra fee.

We host Act! Pro

Keystroke developed our exclusive ProSync technology to support hosting Act! Pro customers. If you love the desktop CRM, but need to network remote users together easily, our ProSync Hosting is the perfect solution with no recurring software costs.

Focus on what you do best

Regardless of what business you're in, taking time away from work to customize, upgrade, troubleshoot, or administer your Act! database is time you're not spending on your business. Focus on what you do best, and let us do the same.

Who we are?

Specializing in CRM software for small to medium sized businesses, through expert counsel, deployment, hosting, support, and development services.

Delivering fruitful CRM solutions since 1994, Keystroke is the #1 Act! Reseller in the World and Master Act! Distributor for Canada.

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Toronto   500 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, ON, M2H 3B4
Toll Free : 800.857.0558
Office : 416.499.3090
Fax : 416.499.1090

Kitchener   250 Woolwich St. S. Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Toll Free : 800.939.4737 Ext. 1
Office : 519.579.1408


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