Staffs Can Prophet From Outlook
Avidian Technologies' Prophet 2004 builds a sales force application into Microsoft's Outlook at a reasonable price.Avidian Technologies Prophet 2004 does something that should have been done a long time ago: It builds a sales force application into Microsofts Outlook at a reasonable price. Because the $150 Prophet 2004, which began shipping last month, sits in Outlook, I could not only sync information with my contacts but could also create tasks, track them and send e-mailall from within the application. Furthermore, I could use Prophet to create reports detailing performance across a sales team based on any number of criteria.
The product design is clever in that user data stays in a SQL database on the client system but is accessible by other users running Prophet, provided they are connected to the network. Although this isnt a desirable feature in an enterprise, it should work for small businesses without the IT resources to manage a database. Avidian is working on a Microsoft SQL Server-based enterprise version that will be available in the first quarter of next year.