Prophet, developed by Avidian Technologies, is a CRM add-on that enhances Outlooks productivity by adding more advanced CRM features. It comes in two major editions: Individual (for single use, has three other sub-editions - Personal/Advanced/Premium) and Server (for team use, has two other sub-editions - Professional Server and Enterprise Server). Prophet is integrated into Outlook, so when adding an appointment, contact or a task that is added into your Outlook database too (no need to synchronize like with other external CRM programs).

Prophet (individual edition) allows you to:

  • manage contacts
  • add sales notes and associate them to specific contacts (or opportunities)
  • manage sales opportunities
  • create CRM reports (with possibility to export the CRM report to Excel or Word for instance)
  • create and manage email campaigns (emails are sent through outlook)
  • generate custom quotes
  • use the Prophet Search toolbar to search for keywords through emails, attachments, contact details, tasks, appointments or files

Beside the features of the Individual edition, the Team edition (or server edition) gives the possibility to share the crm information with other team members, administrate users and permissions or assign contacts to team members. The Team edition also supports terminal services, virtual private networks, windows roaming profile and can be used through Outlook Exchange.

Requirements: Prophet works with Outlook 2007, 2003, XP/2002 and Outlook 2000 and is compatible with Exhange 2000 and 2003. Works on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Prophet 5 Personal edition: $150
Prophet 5 Advanced edition: $250
Prophet 5 Premium edition: $350

Prophet 5 Professional Server edition: private quote (probably priced per user)
Prophet 5 Enterprise Server edition: private quote

Prophet also offers integration with mobile devices (Windows Mobile and Palm) and costs an additional $50.

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Prophet and other Avidian Technologies; products and brands are registered trademarks or trademarks of Avidian Technologies, Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries.