When you login to ACT with your user name and password, you have started the process of ACT recording what you do in your ACT database.
If you create a new contact, ACT will automatically record the date the contact was created in the “create date” field. The create date field can be found on the contact info tab (ACT 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009) and on the status tab in ACT 2004 and 2000 (a.k.a. ACT 6.0 and 2000). Additional system fields include “edit date,” “last reach,” “last attempt,” “last meeting” and “letter date.” The newest version of ACT includes a “last email” field.
Keep in mind that a field such as the “last meeting” field will not record a meeting date unless you’ve scheduled a meeting and then cleared the meeting. You can also use the record history option (contact | record history or control H) to accomplish the same thing.
Knowing this information is there can help you when running reports or searching for information about your database.