Another feature Accelo users rave about is the system's ability to synchronize the contacts in Accelo with your address book in Google Contacts or Microsoft Outlook/Exchange/Office365 Contacts! When we were initially developing this feature we were conscious that companies could easily have tens of thousands of contacts, and with the increasing use of smartphones and the way people sync'ed their address books to their phones, we didn't want to overwhelm people by pushing every single contact in Accelo to every single user's address book.
However, more and more people were asking for a solution to two specific headaches:
Well we heard you loud and clear and today we're excited to announce that we've released these two new enhancements into beta.Â
You can enable this functionality by going to the "Integrations" page by clicking on your username, and then when you scroll down to where you'll be able to turn on the checkbox.
To test, simply create a new contact in Accelo, and within a few minutes you'll see them appear in your "Accelo Contact Sync" group in your Google Contacts interface. It's that simple!
We've also made some improvements to the sync process, so now if we find a contact in your Google Contacts address book with a matching firstname, surname and e-mail address, the system will simply update the contact with any missing information - meaning no more duplicate contacts!
Sharing contacts across an organization has always been challenging, and since we launched Accelo we've had many users come to us wishing they could solve this headache, so that, for example, all of their account managers could have their address books in sync.
Well, we've solved this problem - starting today, you can also choose to sync the contacts that you push to your address book automatically to the address books of certain colleagues. But there are a couple of limitations:
There is, however, a really big advantage to this feature; when you have sync'ed a contact across to your colleagues' address book, and they update the contact in the Google Contacts interface or on their iPhone, within a few minutes the updated contact will be imported back into Accelo and then pushed to your own address book and smartphone, all on its own.