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The challenge with returning to work after the festive season is finding one's mojo. Self-motivation is the easy step, but to get customers into the business rhythm needs that extra effort. This is usually achieved by getting in front of customers.

Enabling access to the business' information via iPhones and iPads, allows staff to leave their desks and meet with clients and suppliers. By connecting back to the database while on the go, teams have the freedom to step out of the office with all the information still at their fingertips.


Five ways FileMaker Go, the iPhone and iPad application for FileMaker, can boost productivity:

1 Salespeople generate orders on the spot when visiting customers.
2 Event organisers check data onsite at tradeshows, launches or training days.
3 Tradespeople send on the spot property management reports to strata managers and process call-out invoices instantly.
4 Business owners manage staff rosters without coming into the office.
5 Real estate agents access property details for clients while touring open houses.

Making the iPad a business tool

The iPad can be an integral part of your business' resource toolkit.

There are many ways you can incorporate an iPad into day-to-day work. Read our article on how FileMaker software can collate business data from multiple sources to illustrate information as charts and reports. While printed materials may be out of date, FileMaker Go can deliver the very latest information directly to an iPad or iPhone.

To find out more, download "How to Deliver Business Data to iPads and iPhones Quickly and Easily" at:


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the FileMaker licence program

There are two important updates to our FileMaker licensing program in 2012. We are informing you of these changes now so you have time to plan accordingly.



Volume Licence Agreement (VLA)—Upgrade program

Currently, if you purchase an upgrade to the VLA licensing, it includes one year of Maintenance (upgrades). FileMaker currently offers upgrades from versions 9 and 10. Effective from 31 March 2012, Upgrade Volume Licenses will not include Maintenance. Maintenance may be purchased for an additional fee.

This change will not affect existing customers on other FileMaker licensing programs—Annual Volume Licensing, Annual Site Licensing and Standard Site Licensing. It will also not affect customers who have current VLA Maintenance coverage. When you keep your maintenance current, you continue to receive all the benefits of the original contract.



FileMaker Version 9 product line will no longer be supported

From 27 September 2012, FileMaker 9 products will not be eligible for upgrades, technical support, replacement media, downgrade media or downgrade licence keys. You may continue to purchase upgrades from FileMaker 9 to the current version until 27 Sep 2012, directly from FileMaker or from your preferred reseller.

We encourage you to contact your FileMaker Licensing Specialist to discuss how these changes may impact you.

Australia: 1800 028 316
New Zealand: 0800 444 929
Other countries: +61 2 8987 8300
Mon—Fri, 8:00am to 6:00pm AEST



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