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FileMaker Pro – eXcellent RAD Database Tool!

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FileMaker Pro is Flexible, Easy to Use, and eXtendable.

 


FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is a powerful, easy-to-use software framework for creating custom database business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Use FMP to manage and share information with your team. Build your own solution or use one of the many built-in Starter Solutions to track contacts, assets, projects, and more!

FileMaker Pro’s intuitive development features help new users to design and develop great-looking databases more efficiently; create solutions for iPad and iPhone with native iOS behaviors; and protect your organization’s data.

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FileMaker Pro Advanced

FileMaker Pro Advanced includes everything in FileMaker Pro plus a suite of advanced development and customization tools. You’ll be able to design and develop solutions faster, modify and maintain them with ease, and monitor your data more efficiently.

Plus, use FileMaker Pro Advanced to enable AES 256-bit encryption so your data is protected when using FileMaker Pro client or when hosted on FileMaker Server.

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Sign up for a free trial of FileMaker Pro 16, FileMaker Cloud, or FileMaker Server 16.

The FileMaker Platform


The FileMaker Platform is simply powerful software for creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.


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Millions of people in organizations around the world rely on the FileMaker Platform to share customer information, manage projects, track assets, and more!


Why Choose FileMaker Pro?: The Objective Perspective

  • Custom themes — Modify and save changes to existing layout themes to match your exact business needs. Reuse or share these themes with your team.
  • Styles — Themes now have styles (sets of attributes like colors, fonts and text sizes applied to objects such as buttons, fields, and backgrounds) to give your solutions a consistent and professional look. Choose from predefined styles or create your own. Modify a style once and it changes everywhere.
  • Starter Solutions — The Contacts, Assets, Content Management and Invoices Starter Solutions have been entirely redesigned with a fresh look.
  • Field Picker — Drag and drop fields directly onto your layout with the new Field Picker. Includes convenient options for controlling field and label placement.
  • Control Object Visibility — Make your layouts more interactive by hiding or displaying objects, such as fields and buttons, based on a condition or calculation.
The ability to quickly create and run custom business solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web with minimal additional development sets the FileMaker platform apart for other development environments.
We often get asked “What if you get hit by a bus?” While we always take the extra precaution of looking both ways before crossing the street, there is always “that” chance. If we fall off the face of the planet, there are many other FileMaker Pro experts of our caliber that could step in. There is a very large community of FileMaker Pro developers, forums, and user-groups. We are not alone!
FileMaker, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc. They have a responsibility to make sure their product is kept on the cutting edge and will work on the latest gadgets as they gain market share. FileMaker, Inc. has made some GREAT strides over the years to keep their products fresh, feature rich, faster, and able to run effectively on mobile platforms.
FileMaker Pro is a scalable platform for large, sophisticated database solutions, but is also great for piecing together early “proof-of-concept” versions of a solution. Startups and small business owners can efficiently curate themes/plugins/functionality to get their businesses up and running quickly, scaling their business solutions as their businesses grow.
Integration options are available for remote online systems and local business applications alike. External data sources in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL can be added to the structure of your solution as if they were local resources. Data sharing with local applications such as Outlook and QuickBooks can be automated to position your FileMaker solution as the hub of your mission-critical workflow.
FileMaker Pro is surprisingly easy to update for security and new functionality. When new versions become available (free to users with active maintenance agreements by the way), a notice will appear within the FileMaker Pro application and you can easily update everything with a few simple clicks.

If using FileMaker Pro Advanced, AES 256-bit encryption can be enabled to protect your data on a FileMaker Pro 13 and above client, or when hosted on FileMaker Server 13.

Even right off the shelf, FileMaker Pro provides a variety of built-in benefits that help establish a competitive advantage for your company over the thousands of other database platforms in your niche. The core of the FileMaker Pro platform is thoughtfully built with clean code, and is designed to handle record locking, fast searches over large data sets, and more!!

FileMaker Pro vs. …

FileMaker Pro is known for its flexibility, ease of use, and its expandability as your business grows! Its sweet spot is small to medium sized business and organizations, and when multiple systems need to communicate with each other.


But just because we love it doesn’t mean it’s always the right tool for the job.


Generally cool and useful features in FileMaker Pro:

  • Save as you type without needing to remember to click a submit button
  • Automatic record-locking to control editing
  • Cross platform: Mac, Windows, and iOS
  • Works on any device
  • Complex searching and sorting
  • Intuitive searching
  • Auto-complete field data entry
  • Signature capture and image capture directly into a field
  • Document storage and access in container fields
  • Easily connects to other data sources
  • Save as Excel
  • Import and export multiple file types
  • Data snapshots
  • Web viewers can incorporate websites into a database
  • Create functional databases without developer training
FileMaker Pro Microsoft Access
Cross-platform: Mac, Windows, iOS, and Web Windows only
5-user desktop app Up to 80 users may be able to share a desktop app
250 concurrent user access with server Must migrate to SQL Server
Browser-based access with WebDirect Browser-based web apps through SharePoint
Easy client/ installation Intensive server setup process
8 TB max file size 2 GB max file size without SQL Server
Themes for better user interface Application templates
Easy user modifications Programming knowledge required
File storage in container fields No native file storage
Internal reporting structure External report-writer required
No on-the-fly SQL query reporting SQL query reporting
Robust database security Limited database security
Fully customizable solutions Wizard-based app development from templates
Custom navigation Built-in navigation
FileMaker Pro Microsoft Excel
Customizable data control No enforced data integrity
Granular data security Easy to overwrite data or calculations
Intuitive custom user interface Basic spreadsheet format
Custom navigation Spreadsheet tab navigation
8 TB max file size 2 GB max file size
Unlimited record creation 1,048,576 record limit
Easy user modifications Programming knowledge required
Import data to populate multiple records and fields Copy/paste to put data in multiple locations
File storage in container fields No file storage
No on-the-fly SQL query reporting SQL query reporting
Multi-user access No simultaneous multi-user file sharing
Version control No versioning
Faster application speed Large or complex data sets are slow
Scripting to automate procedures Macros to automate procedures
Complex custom reporting Limited internal reporting capabilities
Simple charting capabilities Pivot tables
Relational database Data related only by hyperlinks
Easy user modifications Intuitive creation of complex spreadsheets
FileMaker Pro MySQL / PostgreSQL
Proprietary client app Compatible with a variety of web browsers
Cross platform development environment: Mac and Windows Cross platform and open source development environment: Mac, Windows, and Linux
Self-contained, integrated development environment for back end and front end development Back end for web apps or websites, must be accessed from separate front end user interface
Full-featured solutions Data container only
Licensing required for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and client connections Accessible from web browsers with no licensing requirements
Slower application speed Optimized speed for many user connections
Faster development – Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool Longer development cycles
Easy user modifications Most users unable to modify the database

FileMaker Services


Since 2001 over 2,000 clients have enjoyed working with our talented FileMaker development team!


FileMaker Custom Development

eXcelisys FileMaker consultants specialize in all aspects of the FileMaker platform, including mobile apps, website and 3rd party integration (Amazon, PayPal, QB). We can eXtend and improve an eXisting FileMaker app or create a shiny new one.

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Mobile App Development

We can develop fast and efficient mobile applications so you can do the voodoo you do oh so well remotely. Using FileMaker GO, a free app client from FileMaker®, that runs the FileMaker Pro solutions we create for you on iPads and iPhones.

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FileMaker Web Integration

FileMaker Web Direct is an innovative web technology that instantly runs FileMaker solutions directly in a web browser — no web programming required. Custom Web Apps integrating FileMaker onto the web require coding using PHP with an API-driven approach.

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FileMaker Consulting-Coaching

We understand that sometimes you just need a “sounding-board”, an ear to bend, a helping-hand, or a coach to assist you with your FileMaker project. Tap our vast FileMaker eXpertise and knowledge from using it in so many diverse businesses and organizations.

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Support & Maintenance

Whether your FileMaker solution was something we developed, or another developer, or even yourself, we can fix, update, upgrade, or eXtend any FMP solution you throw at us, we’re not scared. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and certified eXperts stand ready!

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Conversions-Migrations

Migrating data (moving it from one like system to another) or converting data (moving data between significantly different systems, can be daunting. Let the eXcelisys team of FileMaker conversion eXperts help.  We will do it efficiently and with minimal hiccups.

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FileMaker Integration

We often tie FileMaker, WordPress and Mobile solutions together. Other frequest FileMaker integrations include e-mail, calendaring, QuickBooks, PayPal, shipping APIs from FedEx and UPS, Google Maps, phone systems, and a plethora of others…

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Jump-Start Solutions

The eX-Files are a series of jump-start FileMaker® Pro solutions that offer end-users a reasonably complete and functional customizable business application for a fraction of the cost and time for a from-scratch custom solution – enjoy the best of both worlds!

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FileMaker Tips-n-Tricks

Our contributions to the FileMaker community. Several cool FREE FileMaker downloadable demos files, with instructions, showcasing techniques using the power of the FileMaker platform and how to implement them. And some project bragging.

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eXcelisys has crafted amazing FileMaker Pro solutions in almost every industry imaginable: fashion, finance, international publishing, marketing, medical, retail, wholesale, and higher education, just to name a few.


We truly enjoy solving our customers’ software puzzles.


FileMaker Platinum Partners

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eXcelisys is honored to be bestowed with this precious metal moniker; FileMaker Platinum Partners of the FileMaker Business Alliance.

• eXcelisys has been an FBA member since 2002 • Has been a FileMaker certified developer since version 7 •
• Awarded the FileMaker Platinum Partner designation in 2014 •

Platinum members of the FileMaker Business Alliance are nominated by FileMaker Business Account Managers.

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