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FileMaker Upgrade “Amnesty” Program to end Sept. 17

  • 10 August, 2004 12:06

<p>Last chance for 50% savings for users of old FileMaker Pro versions</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – August 10, 2004 – FileMaker, Inc. has announced that its FileMaker Pro 7 upgrade “amnesty” program – available for versions of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server dating as far back as 1993 – will end in 38 days on Sept. 17, 2004.</p>
<p>FileMaker Pro 7 is the #1-selling easy-to-use database software that lets users effortlessly manage information.</p>
<p>The amnesty program allows licensed owners of FileMaker Pro 2.1, 3.0, 4.x and 5.x to upgrade to FileMaker Pro 7 at the same low upgrade price that FileMaker 6 owners are eligible for – AUD$249 (inc. GST, Suggested List Price), a 50 percent saving on the regular purchase price. After September 17, 2004, only licensed owners of FileMaker Pro 6 will be eligible for the FileMaker Pro 7 AUD$249 upgrade price.</p>
<p>“This is the last chance for thousands of FileMaker customers to move up to the ease-of-use and customisability of FileMaker Pro 7, the most highly regarded version of FileMaker in its history,” said Steve McManus, General Manager Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc. “It’s very unusual for software companies to offer upgrade pricing for users of versions that were originally available more than 10 years ago. But, this release delivers on a decade’s worth of enhancement requests and we wanted all our users to take advantage of it.”</p>
<p>In addition, licensed users of FileMaker Server 5.5, 5.0 or FileMaker Pro Server 3.0, 2.1 may upgrade to FileMaker Server 7 at the low price of AUD$875 (inc. GST, Suggested List Price), a 50% saving on the regular suggested list price. This special pricing is good in the Asia Pacific region until September 17. After that date, only licensed users of FileMaker Server 5.5 will be eligible for the FileMaker Server 7 AUD$875, suggested list upgrade price.</p>
<p>FileMaker Server 7 is high-performance server software that efficiently manages shared database solutions for up to 250 users. It offers ease-of-use breakthroughs in sharing and administration as well as advanced security features.</p>
<p>The company also announced that it will no longer sell FileMaker Pro 6, FileMaker Developer 6, FileMaker Mobile 2.1, FileMaker Server 5.5 and FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited as of September 18, 2004.</p>
<p>FileMaker Pro 7 provides many new features, including enhanced security, data capacity that is 4,000 times greater than FileMaker 6, and the ability to import, store and export any file or document – PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files, digital images, video, music and more – within new, flexible Container fields. Also new is the ability to open multiple windows in the same database to give users faster and simultaneous access to different views of their information. Users get 30 ready-to-use, customisable Starter Solutions.</p>
<p>Pricing &amp; Distribution
Upgrades to FileMaker Pro 7 are priced at AUD$249 (inc. GST, Suggested List Price). Licensed owners of FileMaker Pro 2.1, 3.0, 4.x, 5.x and 6.x are eligible for the upgrade price. After September 17, 2004, only licensed owners of FileMaker Pro 6 will be eligible for the FileMaker Pro 7 AUD$249 upgrade price. For all other purchasers, FileMaker Pro 7 will be priced at AUD$499 (inc. GST, Suggested List Price). FileMaker Pro 7 can be downloaded or purchased as a CD-Rom through FileMaker’s Web Store ( or by calling 1800 028 316. Volume licensing is also available. FileMaker Pro can also be purchased from several resellers, which are listed at FileMaker’s Web Store.</p>
<p>About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro 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 being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, 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>
<p>Customer contact:
1800 028 316</p>
<p>Media contact:
Jody Lennon
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 9976 6611</p>
<p>©2004 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. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. The stated prices are suggested list prices and actual prices may vary.</p>

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