December 19, 2007 14:09 ET

FM::Nexus Ships Dragon Web Surveys 8.0

First Survey Solution for the Modern FileMaker Platform Now Supports Multiple Languages, Also Provides Custom CSS Support and Much More

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - FM::Nexus today announced the immediate availability of Dragon Web Surveys™ 8.0, a complete redesign of the premier survey solution for the modern FileMaker® database software platform.

Completely rebuilt with the fully integrated PHP capabilities in FileMaker Server 9, Dragon Web Surveys 8.0 now leverages the industrial strength, standard PHP language for increased reliability and unique competitive features. Now, Dragon Web Surveys is the only survey solution on the market that allows respondents to attach files and images with responses, and connects responses directly into any existing FileMaker solutions.

Now for the first time, Dragon Web Surveys 8.0 administrators can run surveys in multiple languages, and can set automatic email notifications, as well as start and stop dates and times. New custom cascading style sheets (CSS) support, new visual reporting statistics and six new question types are also introduced in version 8.0.

"This new release constitutes a quantum leap forward for Dragon Web Surveys," explained Vincenzo Menanno, founder and president of FM::Nexus. "Dragon Web Surveys already enjoys a reputation for its flexibility, and now provides the most robust feature set on the market. If you haven't already, Dragon Web Surveys is a really great reason to make the move to FileMaker Server 9."

The redesign of Dragon Web Surveys 8.0 also represents a complete overhaul that significantly improves traditional capabilities, such as data export, cross-tab reporting, branching logic, administrator email notification, and response validation. In addition, improved visual cuing provides administrators quick information about respondent notification, reminder and response. Enhanced image embedding makes it easy to present questions with pictures or images that can help respondents visually relate to an otherwise text-based question. Dragon Web Surveys also allows administrators to embed custom HTML code.

"Dragon Web Surveys is an incredible time-saver when working with multiple surveys," exclaimed Victor Bandeira de Mello, PhD, American Institutes for Research. "The previous version was easy to use and I'm looking forward to using the new version with support for multiple languages. It's flexible, easy and fast to use, and produces high quality and professional results."

"Our use of Dragon Web Surveys has increased dramatically over the years," said Marc Johns, associate director for Information Services and Systems Architecture, Society for College and University Planning. "It has proven indispensable as a cost-effective tool for gaining greater insight into the changing landscape of our members and customers."

Dragon Web Surveys includes built-in support for web surveys written in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese. Any additional language can also be added.

Availability, Compatibility and Pricing

Dragon Web Surveys 8.0 is available immediately from, or by calling FM::Nexus' market partner, beezwax datatools inc., at (888) 835-4483 or (510) 835-4483.

Dragon Web Surveys runs on Mac OS X or Windows, and is compatible with any modern web browser. FileMaker Pro 9 is required for survey creation and administration, and FileMaker Server 9 with PHP turned on is required to capture responses.

Dragon Web Surveys 8.0 is priced at US $1899. Previous customers of Dragon Web Surveys are eligible for a 20% discount. Site licenses are priced at US $3500, and provide developers with under the hood access to extend Dragon Web Surveys. A fully functional demo, allowing the capture of up to 25 responses per survey, is available from

Education and non-profits are eligible for a 30% discount. FileMaker Business Alliance members are eligible for a 20% discount. Discounts cannot be combined except for the previous customer discount. Discounts are only available by calling (888) 835-4483 or (510) 835-4483.

About beezwax datatools inc.

In addition to designing custom desktop and website solutions using FileMaker and other technologies, beezwax offers sales and support for the FM::Nexus line of products. Further information can be found at:

About FM::Nexus

FM::Nexus is a FileMaker Business Alliance Member company that develops FileMaker solutions which help businesses and organizations stay focused on what they do best. FM::Nexus tools help FileMaker developers build better solutions, including Inspector, Account Manager, Dragon Web Surveys, and Web Services Plug-in for FileMaker Pro. Additional information can be found at

FM::Nexus, Inspector, Dragon Web Surveys and are trademarks of FM::Nexus. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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