The Act! Web API allows connection between, and integration to, the Act! Premium product and online web services, including:
- Survey Monkey
- Quickbooks Online
- and many, many other web based applications
The Act! Connect link available in Act! v19.2 allows this functionality to work from the Act! Premium desktop product also
The Act! Connect link is only available to customers who subscribe to Business Care or are on subscription.
The link provides the ability to update your Act! database from web applications, including those listed above, this includes the automatic creation of contacts and can include duplicate checking.
A summary of the differences between the Web API and the Act! Connect link is shown below:
|Web API||Act! Connect Link|
|Included with Act! Premium Web API installations.||Included with Act! Premium installations.|
|Requires signed HTTPS connection using a signed certificate.||Does not require a dedicated web server, Act! Premium Web install, signed certificate, or other specific configuration.|
|Users the web server URL when setting up integrations.||Displays a URL on the Act! Connect page to use with integrations.|