Apple-owned database solutions provider, FileMaker, is repeating last year's successful Christmas offer.

The company is offering customers who buy a copy of its state-of-the-art databasing package, FileMaker Pro 7 (full-boxed versions) a limited time opportunity to nominate a friend or colleague to receive a completely free copy of the application.

Customer's must make a gift nomination online, (terms and conditions apply). FileMaker International will then deliver a gift-wrapped box containing FileMaker Pro 7 to the nominated recipient.

FileMaker vice president international, Keith Harris, said, "We were overwhelmed last year and are delighted to offer our customers, once again, a real gift during the Christmas period. Last year's promotion proved that the most dedicated evangelists of our products are the users themselves. This year too, we are saying thank-you to these loyal and discerning customers by offering them a full copy of FileMaker Pro, worth £219, to send to a friend".

The promotion runs from October 1 to December 15. more information is available online.