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New “FileMaker Do-It-Yourself Depot” Gives Small Businesses Practical Guides for Managing and Integrating Business Data

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SANTA CLARA, CA – January 18, 2007 – FileMaker, Inc. announced the FileMaker DIY Depot,  a website filled with practical information for small businesses aiming to be more productive and profitable.  The new FileMaker DIY Depot debuts with three new easy to understand guides, including “How To Integrate FileMaker Pro with Microsoft Office,” “Taking Control of Your Inventory” and “Creating a Shipping Solution” (download now at http://www.filemaker.com/diypr ).
FileMaker Do-It-Yourself Depot helps businesses maximize the value of their data, make more informed decisions, and streamline their processes. No prior database knowledge or programming experience is required to apply the techniques demonstrated for small businesses or corporate workgroups.

“Doing more without spending more is a key success driver for small business,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc . The FileMaker DIY Depot and FileMaker Pro help businesses make the most out of existing resources.”

New DIY Guides Make Business Processes More Productive
Each of the first three DIY Guides are designed to immediately help businesses become more productive.

  • “How To Integrate FileMaker Pro with Microsoft Office” is a 45-page guide with step-by-step instructions that show how to get more out of Microsoft Office by using FileMaker Pro 8.5 with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. The guide outlines several ways to integrate business data between a FileMaker database and Microsoft Office applications, including how to convert an Excel spreadsheet into a new FileMaker database and producing customized letters and labels. Arthur Evans, a FileMaker developer, trainer, author and president of AWE Consultancy, based in the United Kingdom, wrote the guide.  His most recent book is FileMaker Pro 8 Business Applications (Wordware Publishing Inc.).
     
  •  “ Taking Control of Your Inventory” is a 44-page guide that outlines the important role of inventory management in a business and provides step-by-step instructions that show how to easily create a FileMaker Pro database that manages inventory. Katherine Russell, owner of Russellware, Inc., an Orlando, Florida-based custom software development company specializing in FileMaker Pro, wrote the guide.
  • “Creating a Shipping Solution” is a 34-page guide with step-by-step instructions that show how to quickly create a FileMaker Pro database that tracks shipments and creates customized mailing labels. This guide also illustrates how to use the new FileMaker Web Viewer feature in FileMaker Pro 8.5 to create an easy-to-use shipment tracking solution. Arthur Evans, a FileMaker developer, trainer, author and president of AWE Consultancy, based in the United Kingdom. His most recent book is FileMaker Pro 8 Business Applications (Wordware Publishing Inc.), wrote the guide.
     

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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