Thursday, February 09, 2006

E-mail marketing

Informing your customers regularily about special offers and your latest pricelist is a great marketing tool and the easiest way to do it is by using an email list manager.
This program should be able to maintain your mailing lists, import your contacts and moniter the list for bounced emails and invalid addresses.

You could use one of the hosted services but it would cost you about 15-20 pounds a month for a small number of lists and low membership lists.

I am trialing a program from Dynamic Software called Dynamic mail Communicator.
You can get a free trial here.

Dynamic ALL-In-One web promotion & internet marketing software

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Alpha Five version 7

I have been using Alpha Five for about a month and find it a very useful tool for making PDF files from Access. I like the fact I can watermark the PDF.

Alpha Five version 7 is more then just a reporting tool. It is a wizard led application development environment that is extremely good value for money. It can import from almost any source and although I had some problems with certain MS Access number fields, I reported the problem to the Alpha Five forum and the patch was ready in a couple of days.

I will be trying out the Data to Web side of the program soon and I look forward to seeing the results.

If you would like to try out the program it is available here.