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Although the software has evolved into a stable and robust set of rapid application development tools, looking back, the conversion from dos to windows was mismanaged from the acquisition.  Sage's release of the first few versions of TeleMagic for Windows (conversion from the number one dos based system to windows, proved seriously flawed,  Versions 3 and 5 were too little too late. 

Now 3 years "Officially" left for dead on side of the CRM database information superhighway, (customers to be scavenged by and integrated into other Sage CRM products lines), TeleMagic applications have been quietly out living and out-performing expectations.  Many of the custom business applications developed in TeleMagic have refused to die.  Research and Development and Sage corporate level product support are both dead, yet independent resellers, developers and end users continue to quietly purchase new licenses and find new things that TeleMagic can do. 

Many successful applications take advantage of the customizability and the original TeleMagic organizational models in outbound and inbound customer contact centered applications that still run circles around other models.  Now three years after the Official sunset, Sage runs out of printed manuals.  They must have printed a fairly large run and they are not likely to print any more but the point is that new licenses continute to be deployed. 

The days of the boxed and bound product are over yet TeleMagic lives on in companies everywhere.  A new Outlook 2003 module is about to be released by Bruce Durrant, a Canadian developer (who supplies TeleMagic with Hot Buttons Enhancement Software to the White House), with the companies blessing (they allowed him access to the source code for a tight integration), but not with any backing. 

And the Sage TeleMagic saga continues.  The software lives on, inspite of any efforts to convert users to other Sage titles.  I personally look forwared to the release of the outlook 2003 link as this essentially brings TeleMagic up to date with all the features and security enhancements found in this corporate email standard that is supported fully by USA.NET hosted exchange services.  
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Written by Steve Heising   
May 05, 2006 at 01:51 PM
From: Bruce Durrant [mailto: ]
Sent: 04/27/2006 1:26 PM
To: Crm-pro
Subject: CRM-PRO: Outlook Interface

Development has reached a stage where I can project a delivery timeframe.  The software will be ready for beta-test in mid-May with release about a month later.

The main features are:
  1. Logging outgoing e-mails to a contact record whether sent from TeleMagic or from Outlook directly
  2. Automatic (by user preference) logging incoming e-mails to a contact record
  3. Logging by Activity record and/or notepad stamp
  4. Logs include date, time, user, subject and body
  5. E-mails built using OutLook 2003 - all features supported
  6. Mass e-mailing using TeleMagic filter
Bruce Durrant
Software Dimensions Inc.
(416) 536-7772
www.magicmaster.net
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