XData is an API for ACT!, built by Xact Software in June 2010. It is designed to enable businesses and developers to leverage the power of ACT! via the Web. XData makes certain data and ACT! functions available via the web and can also be used to connect 3rd party systems to an ACT! Database without the need to have ACT! installed locally.

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How is XData provided?

XData is offered as a service by Xact Software and is charged via a monthly fee. You can choose to host your own Act! Premium database or host with us at a competitive rate. For more information on pricing for the API service email sales@xactsoftware.co.nz.

What about security? There are many ways security can be established and managed when using XData - read about them here.

 

What can XData do?

Enable integration with other systems: Unlike a plugin or addon, integrating with other business software tools using the API can provide a greater level of automation. Manual import/export processes, usually processed by an end user, can be carried out without any intervention and the API can trigger ACT! to perform certain functions such as create a new activity or opportunity.

Provide ACT! functionality on the web: Using the API data and functionality from ACT! can be available via the web in an interface designed specifically for your business requirements. Whether you have a set of complex business processes that you wish to simplify or if you want to give customers/vendors access to their own record data via an online portal, the API makes this possible.

Read our XData Case Studies to see how some of our customers are already using XData to simplify and improve their business processes.

 

How does it work?

Example Triggers

  • Submit an online form
  • Log in to a customer or vendor web portal
  • Integrate with a 3rd party product/service

For example:

Trigger   Event

New prospects fill in a form on your website asking you to contact them regarding one of your products/services.

  • A new record is created in ACT! (or if the contact already exists it is updated)
  • A new opportunity is created with the products/services listed against it, and
  • An activity is scheduled for one of your sales reps to phone the prospect.

Customers log in to a web portal via your website.

  • Customers can view & update their ACT! Records
  • View upcoming Activities and schedule new Activities
  • View past sales (i.e. Closed – Won Opportunities) and the progress of current opportunities (i.e. Stage)

Service/support staff log the details of a job on-site via an online form.

  • A new opportunity is created for the customer: it is labelled as ‘invoice sent’ and the services and costs are listed in the products/services tab
  • An email is sent to the customer with a professionally formatted invoice attached
  • The activity is cleared automatically
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What next?

If you’re interested in using the API in your business you’ll need to contact us in the first instance. From there the process will be as follows:

  1. Determine if the API is appropriate: put your ideal application on paper and send it to us, we can then work with you to determine if the API is suitable and how it will work. If you’re looking for ideas have a read of our case studies to see how the API is being used in other businesses.
     
  2. Find a developer: Xact Software offer development services and can work with you to provide a solution, you can also choose to contact your own developer and we will provide them with an API key to use on our demo database.
     
  3. Build the solution: You will work with Xact or your developer here to fine tune your project and test it so that it is ready to release.
     
  4. Go Live: When you’re ready to go live contact us and we will set you up with a competitive hosted solution and provide you with an API key. For pricing information email sales@xactsoftware.co.nz.
     

XData is an API for ACT!, built by Xact Software in June 2010. It is designed to enable businesses and developers to leverage the power of ACT! via the Web. XData makes certain data and ACT! functions available via the web and can also be used to connect 3rd party systems to an ACT! Database without the need to have ACT! installed locally.

Unsure if the API is what you need?

Detail your requirements in the form below and we'll get back to you!