Application Systems North America has made available, for the first time in North America, ContaxCRM Suite 2.0 ( It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and costs US$149.

ContaxCRM Suite 2.0, from Arten Science, allows individuals and companies to better manage their day-to-day contacts and relationships — and build a more detailed contact history with clients, vendors and sales prospects.

Integration with Apple applications removes much of the administration around contact management, according to the folks at Arten Science. Apple Mail will automatically save both sent and received emails to an individual contact record held within ContaxCRM. iCal will also enable calendar events — including setting alerts and to-do lists — to be entered via ContaxCRM Suite’s event management module.

Arten Science is planning to add iPhone and iPad integration with ContaxCRM Suite towards the end of 2010. This will be available as a free upgrade to all existing customers. ContaxCRM Suite 2.0 consists of four flexible modules, which can be used individually or as a fully functional CRM system.