Waves in Motion, a company that develops FileMaker Pro solutions, has released a new beta version of Enter the Dragon Web Surveys 6.0, a cross-platform FileMaker Pro Web survey tool that lets users create, publish, and tabulate Internet-based surveys without a knowledge of Web programming.
The Dragon 6.0 features conditional branching, multiple page surveys, multiple-user configurations and administrative controls, including individual user accounts, security and viewing preferences. Respondents can be restricted with four levels of authentication, including email and IP addresses, and results can be processed almost instantaneously with faster processing and reporting time, according to Waves in Motion spokesperson, Jennifer Myronuk. Additionally, the Dragon 6.0 employs idle-time processing and idle-time saving for better performance, Geoff Coffey of Waves in Motion said.
“When the server isn’t busy, the Dragon can automatically process responses so the results are ready when you want to see them,” he added. “And when processing, it will keep your custom reports up to date as well.”
Users can quickly design and host Web surveys locally using FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited. Users without FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited can create and export their surveys for remote hosting using Waves in Motion’s hosting services.
Version 6.0 is 300 faster at processing and reporting times with multiple section surveys and conditional branching, Myronuk said. Dragon Web Surveys has an auto-update reports function. Version 6.0 also adds: multiple section surveys; conditional branching; auto-updating reports; support for unlimited questions and answers; multiple questions types, question dividers and embedded images; a search to show statistics on a targeted subset of your respondents; comparison reporting to view two sets side-by-side; and a tweaked interface.
The Dragon Web Surveys 6.0 requires FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited or higher with a dedicated IP address and runs on Macintosh 8.6 (or higher). For users who don’t own FileMaker Unlimited, a run-time version is available for remote hosting. The Dragon Web Surveys 6.0 retails for US $895 for a full version with a single user license. Additional users licenses are available for purchase. For complete details, pricing info, or to download a demo version of The Dragon 6.0, visit the
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