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Durkin Computing was formed in 2006 when Mr. Durkin saw the need to add-on to ACT!.

A conversation with Jim Durkin founder of Durkin Computing


How did you get started with ACT!?
I personally have been creating custom software for 20+ years in several industries. In one of my early ventures, I heavily customized ACT! for our in-house sales team. Even though I did not create a resalable add-on at that time I did utilize the Software Developers Kit (SDK). In 2006, a real-estate friend asked if I could customize his ACT! calendar. When I downloaded ACT! 2006 SDK, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sage had rewritten ACT! in Microsoft's .NET technology - a painful transition in the life of ACT! but a necessary one. Developing the first add-on was easier than expected due to my background in .NET. From that simple starting point, Durkin Computing has developed 20+ add-ons specifically designed for Sage ACT!.

What excites you about ACT!?
I like the idea that I can take something that works for so many and make it better. It’s very rewarding when I hear a user of a Durkin Computing add-on get excited about a feature I developed. It’s that excitement that drives me to keep working on ACT! As a developer I love the .Net technology ACT! is built on. Today if you type “.NET” into Google you get back 3,770,000,000 hits! .Net is everywhere and new technology pours into it every day from programmers around the world.

What are you working on now?
At Durkin Computing we recently launched Impact Report Designer for ACT!. It's a heavy lifting reporting tool designed just for ACT! end-users. No need for to learn 'data dictionaries' or complicated SQL scripts. Just double-click on the desktop icon and log into the database the way you do with ACT! There are wizard to create new reports and it comes with over 50+ pre-designed reports. We also updated Impact Suite v4 for ACT! It’s the next generation of all our great add-ons. With a single installer, central admin panel, and user requested features, it’s the kind of simple but effective solution users have come to expect.

What do you see happening in the next 2 years?
As always, we will continue to keep abreast of technological developments and ACT! future releases while listening to our customers and the ACT! consultant community. Their feedback has always been of critical importance and we intend to keep listening.

What value do you see ACT! add-on developers bringing to businesses using ACT!?
ACT! is a great product but ACT add-ons developers make that product even better. My add-ons allow users to quickly access relevant data, capture critical business information, and eloquently display and report on that data to make better decisions faster.

About Us
Phone: For sales call (973) 625-1119
 
Sales Sales@ImpactAct.com 
Support: Support@DurkinComputing.com
Durkin Computing, LLC.
89 Florence Ave.
Denville, New Jersey 07834
Durkin Computing was established in 2004 to provide desktop and web-based solutions to small and medium sized businesses.  

 

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