FileMaker launches lucky number seven

FileMaker Pro 7, available on Windows and Mac 0S X, lets users import, store and export any file or document – PDFs; Word, Excel or PowerPoint files; digital image, sound and video files – within new, flexible Container fields. Also new is the ability to open multiple windows in the same database to enable users to access different views of information faster. For the printing industry, the company says that it is an ideal tool for database management in direct marketing and customised printing applications.

The program has been redesigned using a more streamlined relational architecture, which the company says enables users to simplify information management by storing multiple tables within a single file. The new Relationships Graph presents a visual map of the database and lets users modify database relationships with a click and drag tool. Data capacity has also been expanded to eight terabytes per file, 4000 times that of its predecessor.

Steve McManus, FileMaker Asia Pacific general manager, says, ” This is not an upgrade, it is a breakthrough. This new version caters for consumers all the way through to enterprise systems. We don’t believe that any other solution caters for this type of flexibility and class capacity.”

“This would have to be the easiest t use, most customisable FileMaker ever”.

FileMaker has won many admirers in its history. Nine million units of its software products have been shipped to date, with 70 of the Fortune 100 companies as customers. McManus estimates that there are over 4000 government deployments, with the ACCC in Australia one of its notable local customers.

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