The Proof Group announces fmSpark: bolt-on merge letters, emails, and labels at FileMaker Developer Conference

Manage all of your communications, from letters to emails without leaving browse mode.

PHOENIX, AZ – July 14, 2008 – The Proof Group (Proof) and SeedCode are excited to announce the immediate availability of fmSpark, a new bolt-on communications module for FileMaker™ Pro.

fmSpark is a correspondence management module designed to be integrated into existing FileMaker solutions. fmSpark lets users create letters, rich emails and labels without going into layout mode or leaving FileMaker. fmSpark is developed by Proof and published and distributed by SeedCode in a first of its kind partnership.

Built completely in FileMaker Pro, fmSpark is unlocked for you to modify and extend.

"Our clients need all their correspondence data unified in a database so that you could go to one place to print letters, send emails or create labels and envelopes," says Ernest Koe of Proof. "Now, with fmSpark you can mange all of your emails, letters and labels without ever leaving Browse Mode. Merge any data from your solutions into elegant HTML email messages or sharp, professional letters and labels that you can modify or personalize on the fly."

  • Bolts on to your own FileMaker solutions.
  • Includes communication templates for merging your data into emails, letters, and labels: all without leaving browse mode.
  • Automatically scans your solution for merge fields and builds menus of relevant data for insertion into your mailings.
  • Enables you to create any number of templates, and modify them on the fly without going into layout mode.
  • Make it easy to send plain text emails, rich html emails, or html emails with a plain text alternative.

fmSpark's MergeAnything™ technology allows you to put your data to work in your communications, giving you the ability to merge any data field in your solution into your letters, labels and emails, turning your contact database into a communications center.

More Information

You can find screen shots, and a full featured demo here:

Pricing and Availability

fmSpark is available in single user, workgroup, site, and OEM (developer) licenses, starting at $129 for a single user license, with workgroup licenses for $549. Contact Proof for information about site licenses. Developer or OEM licenses are also available if you'd like to integrate fmSpark with your vertical market application.

fmSpark makes extensive use of some of the new things in 9 but only requires FileMaker 8.5.


Stephen Ritchie
Proof Group
(877) PROOF-01

John Sindelar
SeedCode LLC
(206) 715-2126

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