Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 6, 1999 – SalesLogix Corporation, a leading provider of CRM and e-commerce software, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ACT!, the world's best selling contact manager, from Symantec Corporation. The transaction will significantly expand SalesLogix' share of the $11.5 billion customer relationship management (CRM) marketplace, adding an immediate estimated customer base of three million ACT! users. With the recently released ACT!2000 and its own SalesLogix solution, SalesLogix can now offer the leading sales automation brands for individual users and sales teams in organizations of any size.

The acquisition of ACT! – a popular sales and contact management tool for small businesses, individual sales professionals and consultants – is the latest move in SalesLogix' strategy to create Internet-based sales automation solutions that leverage e-business applications with dynamic content, commerce and community-building Web services.

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