Free FileMaker Business Productivity Kits For FileMaker Pro 10 Users Now Available

Popular FileMaker Pro Database Business Productivity Kits Give Small Businesses a Competitive Edge

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 18, 2009 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of two updated versions of the popular FileMaker Business Productivity Kit, designed to help small businesses to be instantly productive.

The FileMaker Business Productivity Kits (Standard Edition for businesses selling goods and Services Edition for those providing services) are available free with the download trial version of the new FileMaker Pro 10. Both are redesigned and updated to take advantage of the new features and sleek new interface and design of FileMaker Pro 10, and include an integrated Web Viewer that allows for live web viewing within a database record.

As a bonus, an updated Email Marketing Guide, specifically designed to help small business users easily run effective email campaigns using FileMaker Pro 10 and the FileMaker Business Productivity Kits, is included.

Small business owners can start using the Business Productivity Kits immediately–with no database programming expertise–for managing contacts, organizing products and inventory, processing sales orders, sending targeted emails and tracking projects and production.

Functionality in the Standard Edition includes the ability to:

  • Manage contacts and suppliers
  • Organize products and inventory
  • Process sales orders
  • Track projects and production
  • Send targeted e-mails

The Service Edition lets users:

  • Track clients and vendor contacts
  • Process service orders
  • Organize information on service offerings
  • Manage invoices and other important business data
  • Send targeted e-mail campaigns

“Businesses of all types now have a special competitive edge using FileMaker Pro 10 and the FileMaker Business Productivity Kit,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president marketing and services, FileMaker.

The new FileMaker Pro 10

In addition to enjoying the new design and interface of FileMaker Pro 10, FileMaker Pro Business Productivity Kits users can now save a series of searches and perform them in one click. For example, if you want to create a find request for customers in California who have spent more than $1,000 in the past year, but have not ordered in the last three months, FileMaker Pro will save the search so you can access it over and over again in the future.

FileMaker Pro 10 also introduces Script Triggers, allowing both users and developers new options for automating tasks and boosting productivity. Now you can specify that a FileMaker Script (similar to a spreadsheet macro) will run based on timing or whenever users take a specified action in Browse Mode or Find Mode, such as clicking in a field or exiting a viewing mode. FileMaker Pro comes with 12 ready-to-use Script Triggers (five object-based and seven layout-based).

One of the most popular uses of databases is to create reports. With FileMaker Pro 10, you can now create beautiful reports — simple or sophisticated — that are based on your data. And, unique only to FileMaker Pro 10, you can actually make changes directly to the underlying data from within your report "on-the-fly" as you work. Any changes you may make to the data within your report will also show up immediately in the database, without ever having to switch views!

Other new FileMaker Pro 10 features include:

  • Enhanced Quick Start Screen - Get going quickly with the new "See it, Use it, Learn it" interface to start learning how to use FileMaker Pro. Plus easily create databases from existing data sources like .CSV, Tab, and also now from Excel 2007 (.xlsx) or Bento 2.
  • Enhanced SQL support - Now you can display, access and use data from even more SQL sources, including SQL tables in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g and MySQL 5.1 community edition.
  • Send Mail via SMTP - Save time by sending email directly from FileMaker Pro instead of having to open your email client.

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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