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Bento 2 Named Codie Finalist for Best Database Management Solution

  • 10 March, 2009 10:27

<p><i>Bento 2 for Mac proves that databases can be personal, easy to use and beautiful </i></p>
<p>FileMaker, Inc. today announced that Bento 2 is a finalist in the category of Best Database Management Software for a 2009 Codie Award, the premiere annual awards voted by members of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA). SIIA will name the winners during the Codie Awards on 5 May 2009 in San Francisco.</p>
<p>Bento 2 is the newest version of the popular personal database from FileMaker that makes database use easy and friendly. Designed specifically for Mac OS X v.10.5.4 Leopard (or later), Bento helps Mac users organize their lives by giving them one place to put their important information from contacts and calendars to projects and events. Bento can organize activities related to work, home, school and community.</p>
<p>Data from Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers and AppleWorks databases and spreadsheets can easily be imported into Bento 2 for iTunes-style searching, quick sorting and instant summary statistics. Bento 2 provides themes and templates to make data more accessible and stylish.</p>
<p>Nearly 190 judges encompassing technology trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered. The finalists were chosen from more than 850 nominations submitted by 600 companies.</p>
<p><b>About FileMaker, Inc.</b></p>
<p>FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. FileMaker Pro won 52 awards, more than its next eight competitors combined, from 2003-2009 in the U.S., and a total of 134 awards worldwide during this time. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.</p>
<p><b>Customer contact:</b></p>
<p>1800 028 316</p>
<p>www.filemaker.com.au</p>
<p><b>Media contact:</b></p>
<p>Kya de Rome</p>
<p>+61 2 9212 3848</p>
<p>kya@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p>©2009 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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