FileMaker, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro 11. With its new features, including charting, "on the fly" reporting, a new Quick Find capability, and productivity tools for easier database creation, FileMaker Pro 11 makes using databases easier and quicker than ever, according to the announcement.
FileMaker Pro 11 offers a selection of professional-quality charts (pie, bar, area, and line), empowering users to visualize, evaluate, and report on data within a new or existing layout. For example, users can add a pie chart tab within a FileMaker Pro layout to see data depicted graphically any way they chose - weekly, monthly, regionally, and more. FileMaker Charts can also be published to the web using FileMaker Pro Instant Web Publishing. FileMaker Pro 11 users can now create "on the fly" Quick Reports in a spreadsheet-like format to set up subtotals and totals similar to pivot tables in spreadsheets. A new streamlined Layout/Report Assistant guides users through the process of setting up reports with grouped data.
FileMaker Pro 11 provides a variety of new tools to help boost productivity and enable users to build and use databases more easily. New FileMaker Pro 11 productivity features include:
- Quick Find, with iTunes style that searches across all fields within a layout
- Inspector, a tool palette that controls layout objects and properties in one place
- Object Badges to visually identify scripted fields in layouts with color-coded icons
- An improved Quick Start Screen to help users create new databases, manage favorite files and find helpful resources
- Text highlighting to emphasize key words or numbers in fields
FileMaker Pro 11 also delivers new ways to collaborate with its Snapshot Link that flags a specific set of records at a point in time, preserving the same layout, view and sort order. Any changes made to the file are automatically updated in the database. The Snapshot Link file can be emailed to anyone who has FileMaker Pro 11 for collaboration. FileMaker Pro 11also introduces Recurring Import, a new feature that allows users to establish an automatic import from Excel, CSV or TAB.
All FileMaker 11 products are immediately available. FileMaker Pro 11 is $299 /$179 upgrade (U.S. suggested list price) and FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced is $499/$299 upgrade (U.S. suggested list price). FileMaker Server 11 is $999/$599 upgrade (U.S. suggested list price) and FileMaker Server 11 Advanced is $2,999/$1,799 upgrade (U.S. suggested list price). Additional pricing and upgrade information is available at www.filemaker.com.
For a limited time, FileMaker extends upgrade pricing to licensed users of FileMaker 8 and 8.5 products. This offer expires Sept. 23, 2010, and details are at www.filemaker.com/purchase/store/promos_upgrade.html.
Source: FileMaker, Inc., www.filemaker.com