FileMaker Upgrades Popular Business Productivity Kit

Adds Web integration and enhanced customisation; available with free trial of FileMaker Pro 9
Press Release

FileMaker, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of its upgraded Business Productivity Kit (download it now at www.filemaker.com.au/bpk20_pr), which is designed to help small businesses be instantly productive and grow as the business grows. Improvements to the Business Productivity Kit include integration with live Web data with the FileMaker Web Viewer, improved layout design and increased customisation.

Small businesses can use the Business Productivity Kit immediately for tracking customer and vendor contacts, sales, product information, invoicing, shipping and other key business data – all in one integrated database solution. The kit also provides a “How to Build This Solution Yourself” learning guide complete with sample graphics to assist users in customising their database.

“The FileMaker Business Productivity Kit provides a fast-track for getting productive in just minutes using FileMaker Pro 9 and has been tremendously popular with small business users since its introduction in 2005,” said Steve McManus, Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc.  “With our upgraded kit, users can now deploy our latest Web and customisation tools to intelligently, quickly and easily manage all the data essential to small business success.”

Using FileMaker’s Business Productivity Kit, small businesses can:

- Manage contacts and companies
- Organise products and inventory
- Process sales orders
- Track projects and productions
- Send targeted mailings to customers
- Produce invoices, reports and mailing labels

The Business Productivity Kit is an integrated set of business solutions (it manages contacts, e-mail, inventory, projects and sales orders) with an easy-to-use Main Menu. Each of the five solutions “talks effectively” to the other. The kit eliminates the duplication of tables and fields normally associated with having multiple files and is visually enhanced and differentiated from the built-in FileMaker Pro 9 Starter Solutions.

Takes Advantage of New FileMaker Pro 9

The Business Productivity Kit incorporates groundbreaking Web and ease-of-use features specific to FileMaker Pro 9 to help users connect with live Web data, work faster and customise with ease. With the FileMaker Web Viewer, users can now connect directly to a contact’s Web site with a single click and view a map to the customer’s location right on the contact record. The new Conditional Formatting feature in the inventory module enables users to receive a visual alert regarding important inventory details. And using Auto Resizing, all forms will automatically adjust as your window size changes.

FileMaker Pro 9 runs on both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms and its support for nearly all-major office applications, such as spreadsheets, means that existing data can be easily imported to the Business Productivity Kit. Less technically adept users can also customise the solution further, for instance by adding specific company information or custom navigation buttons. Because it is based on FileMaker Pro 9, the Business Productivity Kit can also be shared over the Web or over company networks.

How to download the Business Productivity Kit and the free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 9

The kit requires the new FileMaker Pro 9 database software and is available at no cost when you download a free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 9 at www.filemaker.com.au/bpk20_pr.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software for Windows, Mac, and the Web.  FileMaker products combine legendary ease of use with the power to grow from individuals to large workgroups. Millions of people in business, education, non-profit and government organisations around the world rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyse and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple, Inc.

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