FileMaker Pro 8.5 for eBay Stores Demonstrated at eBay Live! 2007

Integrating FileMaker Pro 8.5 database software and eBay File Exchange helps sellers be more productive and profitable

BOSTON, Mass. (eBay Live! 2007) – June 14, 2007 – FileMaker will show eBay sellers how to efficiently manage their sales and business at the eBay Live! 2007 (Booth 856) conference, June 14-16, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts ( )

FileMaker staff will demonstrate how FileMaker Pro 8.5, the award-winning database software, works with a variety of eBay applications, and how to use eBay File Exchange with FileMaker Pro to more effectively run a successful business on eBay.

“By using FileMaker Pro with eBay File Exchange or integrating it with other eBay applications, millions of eBay sellers can spend more time on the strategic parts of their business rather than getting buried under the details of running their business,” said Ann Monroe, Product Marketing Manager, FileMaker. “FileMaker helps business owners efficiently manage all their business data with a single application that can track contacts, customers, inventory, product sales information, marketing, procurement, invoicing, shipping, customer service, employee data and other key business information.”  

Flexible, Easy-to-Use and Customizable
FileMaker Pro, which runs on Windows, Macintosh, Palm and Microsoft Mobile platforms, provides business owners with an easy-to-use business application that can be quickly customized to match their business operations, whether they are using eBay as their primary store or as an additional sales channel. FileMaker solutions can also be easily modified as a business grows or changes its goals. All of a business’ data can be accessed from FileMaker, whether the information resides in a database or on the Web.

There are three primary ways that businesses can use FileMaker Pro with their eBay store:

•    If a FileMaker Pro database is being used within a business, FileMaker data can be exchanged with other specialized third-party eBay applications.

•    If the entire business is being managed by FileMaker Pro, data can be transferred to eBay using eBay File Exchange.

•    Active businesses on eBay can also consider building customized FileMaker solutions that connect directly to eBay’s web services, eliminating the need to export and import data.

FileMaker Pro 8.5 contains a variety of ready-to-use built-in Starter Solutions.  The company’s Business Productivity Kit, a set of six pre-designed business solutions, is available for free download along with a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5 at .
FileMaker Pro has received several awards, including “Product of the Year” awards from both Macworld Magazine and PC Magazine. FileMaker Pro was a 2007 Codie Award finalist in the “Best Database Management Solution” category by the Software Information Industry Association.

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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