FileMaker Pro 6
Executive Summary: FileMaker Pro 6
Organizations wanting a database that end users can use with little training or those needing to publish database data to the Web will find FileMaker well-suited to these tasks. Its also a good choice for mixed PC and Mac environments.
FileMaker sells for only $299 per copy (upgrades for current users are half that), so its quite affordable. Theres some cost risk, however, should organizations at some point wish to migrate from a FileMaker database to a SQL database. The data moves over easily, but scripts and forms will be more work to convert. (+) Multiplatform and PDA support; simplifies database concepts to make the product very accessible; can import and export data in XML format (optionally transforming the data during this process). (-) XSLT (required to use the transformation features) is a complex and unforgiving technology; XML data must be transformed into a particular format to import it; Web access causes editing disruption for local users of the same database. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
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