ACI - publisher of the database-development tool,4th Dimension (4D) - is looking to lure users of its rival product, FileMaker Pro.

For a limited period, 4D Standard Edition 6.5 is available for £99 to registered FileMaker Pro users. The software normally costs £195.

4D combines a programming language, a graphical interface-design tool, a Web server and a relational database-engine into a scalable, cross-platform solution for creating any type of database application.

Version 6.5 includes speed improvements and new Web functionality. A free demo is available on the company’s Web site.