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FileMaker launches free business kit

05 May 2010

Two versions released to target businesses selling both goods and services, with a 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 11 included.

FileMaker says that the latest Business Productivity Kit is an easy way for businesses selling both goods and services to become more productive and tackle everyday business tasks.

It’s optimised for FileMaker Pro 11 and 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.

Steve McManus, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, FileMaker, said, “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.

Standard Edition (for companies selling goods):

Manage contacts and suppliers

Organise 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

Organise 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.