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FileMaker and Bracket Science Deliver "Slam Dunk" Charts and Analysis to pick winners for Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

Gain an edge in creating championship tournament brackets

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 11, 2010 -- FileMaker and Bracket Science have teamed up to deliver an exciting bracket resource titled "Bracket Science Slam Dunk Charts by FileMaker Pro 11." The Facebook page gives college basketball fans a competitive edge in creating their championship tournament brackets thanks to FileMaker Pro 11, the best-selling easy-to-use database software, which now features integrated charting.

Fans will see a variety of daily charts, produced by the new FileMaker Pro 11 and they can select and share the charts that they find most useful in building their tourney brackets.

Bracket Science Slam Dunk Charts by FileMaker Pro 11 will be available March 11 to March 31, 2010.

Pete Tiernan, founder of Bracket Science and a regular-season sports analyst on CBSSports.com, will post notes and an analysis of the charts. Each day a new chart will be posted on Facebook and other social networks — a total of 10—that will cover everything from seed advancement rates by round to average seed wins per appearance and top 10 coach, team and conference winning percentages and overachievement rates, providing a wealth of information for fans predicting the tournament outcomes.

The data displayed on the Bracket Science Facebook page is produced by Bracket Science and the Bracketmaster database is powered by FileMaker Pro 11. BracketScience.com is a site rich in tournament historical data and is where thousands of fans try to forecast results every year.

Bracket Science has also created special game groups on Facebook’s most active bracket selection apps. Fans have the chance to select their team brackets, thanks to the charts, while interacting with Pete and other fans. The Facebook App Site Groups can be found at:

CBSSports.com Brackets - http://bit.ly/9TT2mW

CitizenSports Bracket Challenge - http://bit.ly/ddySPT

Watercooler 2010 Bracket Challenge - http://bit.ly/cUiX2D

FileMaker Pro 11 Charts

The new FileMaker Pro 11 is packed with new and innovative features such as “on the fly” reporting, a new Quick Find capability, Snapshot Link, Automatic Recurring Import and a host of productivity tools for easier database creation. FileMaker Charts, new in this version, feature dynamic professional-quality charts (pie, bar, area, and line), empowering users to visualize, evaluate and report on data in a new or existing layout. For example, users can add a pie chart tab within a layout to see their sales depicted graphically any way they chose – weekly, monthly, regionally and more. FileMaker Charts can also be published to the web using FileMaker Pro Instant Web Publishing.

About Bracket Science

Bracket Science is an on-line information resource that answers the pressing questions of the millions of fans who try to forecast the tourney results every year. Unlike other websites that cover the NCAA tournament by focusing on individual teams in isolated years, Bracket Science puts the entire modern history of the tournament in a context that helps visitors understand why certain teams advance in the tournament and others don't.

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 essential information. The company's products are the FileMaker Pro line - versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the web - and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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