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Database Management

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Released: 2006-07-10

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FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced Win/Mac by Filemaker Inc.

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Brand: Filemaker Inc.Media: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X Intel
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FileMaker Pro 8.5 is the new version of the world's best-selling, easy-to-use database software for Mac OS X and Windows users. The application provides you with world-class tools to manage, customize and share your information about people, projects, and assets on a network or over the Internet. In fact, FileMaker Pro 8.5 revolutionizes the way you interact with data online, letting you incorporate live web pages in records in your database and take advantage of up-to-the minute information from the web.

FileMaker Pro is the number one-selling easy-to-use database software for Windows and Mac OS that helps you manage people, projects, assets and more.

As effortlessly as you can bookmark a web page in your browser, you can add a live web page to a record in your database. View larger.

Get up and running quickly and easily. The FileMaker Learning Center offers a fun, convenient way to learn FileMaker Pro 8.5 at your own pace. View larger.

FileMaker Pro's designers have pre-designed databases, set up reports and mailing labels, and added automation features to help you get started even faster. View larger.

The award-winning ease of use that's built into every aspect of FileMaker Pro continues to be praised by millions of customers and industry experts around the world. View larger.
Putting the Web and Your Network to Work
The most advanced version of the industry-leading database application to date, FileMaker Pro 8.5 lets you add a live Web browser window to any database layout as easily as you bookmark a Web page. Since FileMaker automatically updates the information on the fly, your database remains current, without any searching or browsing necessary on your part.

Your information is even more valuable when you can share it. With the cross-platform, multi-user network support, you'll be able to share FileMaker information over a network with up to five simultaneous Windows users, Intel-based Mac users or PowerPC Mac users. And the program's Instant Web Publishing lets you share FileMaker information over the Web -- giving your team secure access to the information they need anytime, anywhere via a browser. If you have remote offices, clients or vendors that need anytime, anywhere access to your FileMaker information, you're in business.

Easy Set-up and Programming
With FileMaker Pro's easy-to-follow on-screen, step-by-step instructions, you'll be up and running in a matter of minutes. Whether you want to organize a home library or your company's inventory tracking system, FileMaker not only meets your every needs but offers an application that's easy to set-up, easy to learn and easy to use. In fact, FileMaker Pro 8.5 comes with its own Learning Center -- complete with 28 QuickTime video tutorials -- that lets novices and FileMaker experts alike tap into the richest features of the application.

When it's time to start working, converting your data couldn't be easier. Just drag your Excel files onto the FileMaker icon on your desktop, and the information will import automatically. FileMaker can also import many different file formats so there's no need to re-key your information. Searching, sorting, and reporting is also easier than ever. When you need to create daily project lists, weekly sales reports, monthly newsletters or mailing labels, FileMaker produces what you want, sorted the way you want. Plus, you can save your output to Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel formats, and send it via email in seconds.

Thanks to FileMaker's robust toolset, you can create your own database in minutes, complete with your company logo and custom name fields. In fact, you can customize almost every area of FileMaker to work the way you do, so you're not forced to manage your information in a pre-set way. And by providing you with pre-defined Web addresses for some of the most popular, information-rich web sites on the Internet -- e.g., FedEx, MapQuest Maps, Google search and Wikipedia -- FileMaker Pro 8.5 makes it simple to add Web-based content to your database.

Storing Your Data
Got data? FileMaker Pro 8.5 lets you store virtually any type of file, including Word files, movies, pictures, and PDFs. Sharing the information in your FileMaker databases is also a breeze. Once you've built your data base, it couldn't be easier to print invoices, letters and mailing labels; produce reports in PDF or Excel formats; create customized electronic forms that look just like your paper forms; e-mail the contents of virtually any field with a single click and view live Web information associated with your data from within FileMaker.

Best of all, the programmers behind FileMaker Pro 8.5 know that you've got important things to do. You shouldn't have to spend your valuable time on rote tasks. FileMaker Pro 8.5 includes dozens of features that simplify and automate operations -- from faster searching and sorting to easy creation of email newsletters and pre-programmed functions. The program also comes with a powerful scripting language so you can automate repetitive tasks. You can also use the Email Merge feature that lets you send e-mails to one or many contacts in a few simple steps without scripting. Add merge fields from your database for added personalization, and automatically add attachments if you need to. This feature is great for email newsletters, news updates, and more.

Other advanced features will let you get real-time information from the Web that is associated with your data without having to open a Web browser. You can track every shipment from within FileMaker, view detailed maps to your customers locations, even get the latest prices on products you're researching delivered to you automatically. You can easily add calendar drop downs, data entry value lists, and hundreds of other built-in programming functions to save data entry time and automate repetitive tasks.

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Publisher: Filemaker Inc.Category: Database ManagementBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English


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