FileMaker Offers New Optimizer Kit for Microsoft Office

Kit helps small businesses and corporate workgroups integrate FileMaker Pro database with Microsoft Office applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., January 8, 2007 (Macworld Expo and Conference)-- FileMaker, Inc. announced today a downloadable kit to help small businesses and corporate workgroups increase their productivity by integrating FileMaker Pro 8.5, the award-winning database software, with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Entourage and PowerPoint (download at ).

The FileMaker Office Optimizer Kit is designed to help businesses maximize the value of the information stored in Microsoft Office applications and improve the productivity of their processes. No prior database knowledge or programming experience is required to integrate FileMaker Pro 8.5 with Microsoft Office applications.

“Integrating FileMaker Pro with Office applications is a winning combination for anyone—whether working within a small business or corporate workgroup—to help increase everyone’s overall productivity,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “Working with customers throughout the world, we’ve found that the most successful businesses are those that efficiently manage and share information to transform how they serve their customers and run their business.”

FileMaker Office Optimizer Kit

Designed for both beginners and experienced FileMaker Pro users, the FileMaker Office Optimizer Kit provides the tools for easily creating FileMaker database solutions that integrate with Microsoft Office application, including:
·         30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5 for Windows or Macintosh OS.
·         FileMaker Business Productivity Kit, a set of ready-to-use FileMaker applications to help businesses manage contacts, organize products and inventory, process sales orders, track projects, and more.
·         “"How To Integrate FileMaker Pro with Microsoft® Office",” a 46-page do-it-yourself guide with step-by-step instructions that show how to maximize the integration of FileMaker Pro 8.5 with applications from Microsoft Office, such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.
·         Email Marketing Guide, a 46-page guide that demonstrates how to easily build an email marketing campaign solution, integrating FileMaker Pro and Entourage and Outlook.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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