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Developers praise FileMaker Pro 8 feature set

updated 11:45 am EDT, Mon October 3, 2005

FileMaker Pro 8

FileMaker today announced "overwhelming" response from the first wave of developers who have used , Daytona Beach, FL.

"New script variables make development so much easier. And the ability to copy and paste database objects also accelerates our development projects. From the user's perspective, being able to create custom menus and Tooltips will make our solutions more intuitive. Overall, FileMaker 8 allows us to build more functional systems more quickly, making us more productive for our customers," Chad Novotny, Vice President of Technology, The Support Group, Boston, MA.

"FileMaker 8 extends the flexibility of the FileMaker Pro application model, enabling rapid development and extraordinary performance gains. It lets us rapidly create the optimum solution for our customers' unique business requirements. In addition to the new developer features, the ability to save directly to Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF provides instant value to the customers of our accounting solution," Danny Mack, Chief Software Architect, New Millennium Communications, Boulder, CO.

"FileMaker 8 has lots of time savers, such as being able to copy-and- paste schema elements and scripts. Our customers will get more functionality and more customization in an easier to use solution. As developers, we can do a lot more, a lot better, a lot sooner -- which translates to customers being more productive. To create PDFs and spreadsheets on the fly are other impressive FileMaker features that help users share information better, both inside and outside their organization," Geoff Ryle, President, Excelisys, Temecula, CA.

"With FileMaker 8, great things are accomplished so simply that every developer can add features as brilliant as those that only the best developers used to be able to build. There is such a broad range of great features, but script variables are particularly productive for developers. The ability to write notes on the Relationship Graph is especially effective for evolving solutions. And customers still on FileMaker Pro 6 may find it even easier to upgrade right to FileMaker Pro 8 than going from FileMaker 6 to FileMaker 7," Court Bowman, President, Cleveland Consulting, Columbus, OH.

"FileMaker 8 gives developers nearly everything we've had on our wish list. We can now control more of the solution and customize it to better serve our customers. As developers, we immediately appreciated the ability to build a powerful application that can compete with other applications on the market. The fact that we can do it in less time using FileMaker Pro 8 makes us more profitable and allows us to deliver upgrades to our clients in record time," Pilot Peppler, President, PilotWare Systems, Los Angeles, CA.

"The PDF Maker feature in FileMaker Pro 8 is significant. What used to require third-party tools or plug-ins is now built into FileMaker. You can take a form and associated data and export it to PDF. For customers using FileMaker for workflow-type operations, PDFs are an especially effective way to communicate workflow requirements via e-mail," Rich Coulombre, President of The Support Group, Natick, MA.

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