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Over 1 Million Copies of FileMaker Pro 7 Shipped

  • 10 March, 2005 12:03

<p>Company celebrates record year for database software shipments, more than 25 awards, and increased developer base</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, March 10, 2005 -- More than one million units of FileMaker Pro 7 have been distributed worldwide, FileMaker announced. Launched one year ago today, the #1-selling easy-to-use database has been a favourite for individuals and workgroups in organisations of all sizes. As the most significant upgrade in the product’s history, FileMaker Pro 7 has also achieved a number of significant milestones:</p>
<p>- Record number of customers upgrading from previous versions of FileMaker Pro
- Over 25 industry and editorial awards, more than the combined total of 7 other workgroup databases
- Approximately 250 newly Certified FileMaker Developers in less than 12 months
- 15% increase in the number of database developers joining the FileMaker Solutions Alliance
- Over 25 new independently published books and interactive learning tools for FileMaker Pro 7 users
- More than 500 custom third-party solutions running on FileMaker Pro 7</p>
<p>“We are gratified that the unique combination of breakthrough capabilities and ease-of-use in FileMaker Pro 7 is so well-received by new and existing customers,” said Dominique Goupil, president of FileMaker, Inc. “It proves that creating a database with power, flexibility and ease of use is what business users want,” he added. “New customers are realising there is such a thing as easy-to-use database software, while our long-time customers are solving more of their business problems than ever before.”</p>
<p>Strong database developer support for FileMaker Pro 7
Knowledge workers and developers have embraced the feature-rich capabilities of FileMaker Pro 7, the ability to customise solutions and the elegance that allows non-technical users to be instantly productive with FileMaker solutions.</p>
<p>“The FileMaker 7 family of products has revolutionised development practices and standards,” said Steven Blackwell, president, Management Counseling Services
(http://www.FMP-Power.com), a FileMaker database consultant based in Alexandria, Va. “By taking advantage of the numerous new features in the products, developers can now provide clients with powerful and effective data management and analysis solutions to address business problems.”</p>
<p>"FileMaker 7 has allowed us to create a completely new company dedicated to the concept of collaborative development, where each of us is able to bring our own unique skills to bear," said Peter Makin, MGHR, a FileMaker database consulting firm.</p>
<p>The FileMaker 7 product line includes FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Server 7, FileMaker Server 7 Advanced, FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Mobile 7 for handheld devices, and FileMaker Applications.</p>
<p>About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to the #1-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, and built-in ready-to-use Starter Solutions and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).</p>
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<p>©2005 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Customer contact:
1800 028 316
www.filemaker.com.au</p>
<p>Media contact:
Amanda Scott Kiddie
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 9976 6611
Amanda@kinetics.com.au</p>

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