FileMaker launches free Business Productivity Kit with 30-Day trial download of new FileMaker Pro 11

FileMaker FileMaker Pro 11 (Single-User License)FileMaker has announced the latest FileMaker Business Productivity Kit, an easy way for businesses selling both goods and services to become more productive and tackle everyday business tasks. Optimized for FileMaker Pro 11, the new Business Productivity Kit offers ready-to-use templates for businesses that streamline a variety of operations, from managing contacts and suppliers to tracking projects to processing sales and service orders. Two versions are available: a Standard Edition for companies that sell physical goods and a Services Edition for companies that provide services to clients.

“The free Business Productivity Kit is a fast-track way for small businesses to get instant results and grow their businesses,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services with FileMaker, Inc., in the press release “Our upgraded kit for small businesses combines charting and reporting features in FileMaker Pro 11 with pre-designed, ready-to-use templates to make businesses instantly more efficient and enable them to easily manage the data essential to small business success.”

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 database solution. The kit is an integrated set of business tools and each module ties to the other, eliminating any need for duplicate fields, tables and data re-entry.

Packed with new and innovative features led by charting, “on the fly” reporting, a Quick Find capability, Portal Filtering, and a host of productivity tools for easier database creation, FileMaker Pro 11 makes using databases easier and quicker than ever. The Business Productivity Kit leverages the strengths of FileMaker Pro 11 by allowing businesses to easily manage the following tasks:

Standard Edition (for companies selling goods):
  • Manage contacts and suppliers
  • Organize products and inventory
  • Process sales orders
  • Track projects and production
  • Send targeted e-mails

Service Edition (for companies providing services):
  • Track clients and vendor contacts
  • Process service orders
  • Organize information about service offerings
  • Manage invoices and other key business data
  • Send targeted e-mail campaigns

The free kit includes a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 11, ready-to-use business templates, as well as guides on database basics and working with Microsoft Office. It also comes with a bonus e-mail marketing guide with valuable tips and tricks on creating customized email campaigns to market goods and services.

More info and download link here.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share essential information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Source: FileMaker, Inc.

5 Comments

  1. @Tommy Boy –
    I agree, and even then the updates are abysmal and very, very expensive each time. What’s more amazing is the fact that no mobile version has been brought out for the iPhone & Ipod Touch yet, after all this time. Bento and FMTouch are useless for business, see the reviews. Filemaker is a business app, why no mobile version.

    Apple abandoned the old Filemaker Mobile that I used to use on my old Palm, that was a great program. A new FM Mobile and a revamped iCal would make the iPhone complete for me (and millions of others I daresay). Come on Apple, give FM enough development funds to do the job properly, not some half baked Bento.

  2. FileMaker as Steve would say was created during old desktop era. It’s no more relevant. Use web technologies. Something open like MySQL or other…

  3. FM need to make a Business Productivity kit specifically tailored to the small Med office- Optician or Dentist.

    The software those poor schmucks get stuck with is crap. And it’s potentially a huge market.

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