updated 03:35 pm EDT, Tue May 4, 2010
Includes free specialized templates
Apple-owner FileMaker has released a new version of the Business Productivity Kit, a free download, updated for FileMaker Pro 11. The software includes a variety of database templates, covering different aspects of running a business. Incorporated in the Standard Edition of the kit are templates for contacts, products, suppliers and inventory, as well as processing orders and tracking projects.
The Service Edition is modified for businesses that that sell services instead of physical goods. Unique elements include client and vendor tracking, and components for invoices, service listings and e-mail campaigns. Bundled with either version of the kit is a 30-day trial of Pro 11. The latter costs $299 to unlock for new users, or $179 as an upgrade.