Mobile Device Sync Solution for SMBs

— January 17, 2011

CompanionLink Software announces secure hosted wireless sync with iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android phones and tablets. The monthly subscription service eliminates the need for intermediaries like Google or iTunes when synchronizing PC calendar, contacts, tasks and notes. These intermediaries often limit the types of data you can synchronize. CompanionLink syncs your device directly with PC software like Microsoft Outlook, Sage ACT!, IBM Lotus Notes, Palm Desktop, Novell GroupWise, Salesforce CRM, and Time & Chaos.

“Intermediaries such as Google do not support all the fields found in popular PC CRM software,” says Rushang Shah, director of marketing for CompanionLink Software. “For example, Google does not support the Job Title field for contact records. If you use that field in Outlook on your PC, Google will not sync it to your phone. CompanionLink’s Secure Hosted Wireless sync ensures that you get a complete sync of all your data.”

CompanionLink can also synchronize standalone Outlook data for those without an Exchange server. Microsoft Exchange is the wireless sync solution of choice for enterprises. However, consumers and small businesses that use Outlook without Exchange can use CompanionLink’s service to achieve automatic wireless sync.

For Android, iPhone, and iPad devices, CompanionLink’s Secure Hosted Wireless sync works in tandem with an app called DejaOffice. DejaOffice brings PC-like calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes functionality to these consumer devices, making them more business-savvy. It offers tight integration between its apps with features like color-coded categories, private records, task styles (GTD, Franklin Covey, TBYL), custom fields, and advanced sort options.

CompanionLink is available for a one-time license starting at $39.95. The Secure Hosted Wireless service is an additional $9.95 per month. More information and a free 14-day trial are available at www.companionlink.com.

CompanionLink also supports PC sync with Palm webOS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, and Nokia Symbian devices.

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