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30th April 2014 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of certification for the FileMaker 13 Platform, the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker 13 Certification is the key qualification for developing professional FileMaker solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Certification can help developers forge entirely new careers, expand existing careers, and launch new consulting businesses.
We're focused on getting the FileMaker 13 Platform in the hands of the UK's most exciting SMBs. With this in mind we set up camp for the day at Look Mum No Hands!, just off Silicon Roundabout, to show entrepreneurs how they could tap into the vast potential waiting to be unlocked within their business. As you can see from the video clip of our FileMaker experts out in the field, we weren't just sloping out of the office for a cuppa!
“The FileMaker platform underpins day-to-day operations at ACM, significantly reducing the time it takes to perform repeated tasks and allowing us to better serve our students.” – Oliver Sussat, Systems Developer, Academy of Contemporary Music
22nd January 2014 - FileMaker today unveiled an all-new free training series for the recently announced FileMaker 13 Platform. FileMaker Training Series: Basics helps everyone learn to build professional custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The new training series is offered in iBook format for easy use on iPads and iPhones. A PDF version is also available.
Quentin Blake digitises artwork catalogue and improves eCommerce capabilities with the help of FileMaker
“The FileMaker Platform allowed us to commission a bespoke solution to meet our specific needs and bring together three essential, but previously disparate systems.” – Liz Williams, Archivist, Quentin Blake’s office.
“Innovation in healthcare has at times been a very long and costly process. By embracing technology, and specifically the FileMaker Platform on iPad, we have been able to bring a bug resistant anti-microbial to hospitals in record time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional trials. We are now seeing wound care improvements that in some cases is saving limbs and dramatically changing the quality of patients’ lives” – Ian Staples, Founder, Healing Honey.
FileMaker launches FileMaker 13 Platform – enables teams to easily create custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web
3rd December 2013 – FileMaker, Inc. today unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains.
“I was surprised at how quickly FileMaker got everyone’s buy in – even those who might have preferred to stick with pen and paper! We provide a service and this platform allows that service to be faster, more efficient and much more transparent. I now have greater confidence in the security and integrity of our data too.” Brian Curran, Owner & Managing Director, KeyPlus
“For medical practitioners, administration can become a huge burden. FileMaker lets doctors automate the admin from referrals through to billing. Consequently, paperwork is more accurate and we can devote more time to patient care.” Gabriel Alvarez, creator, Lonemedic
DKA Associate Nick Charlton can’t speak highly enough of the FileMaker system: “Since Decent Group built us the email management system, our overheads are down by £50–£60K each year.”
“FileMaker and Property Tracker mean our entire project team is working together, towards the same goal.” – Sharon Cawthorne, Property Director, Wagamama
FileMaker, the leader in easy-to-use database software, has interviewed a number of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs to identify three shared characteristics that enable them to be successful. “The RainMakers” report, which investigates what drives entrepreneurship and innovation in the UK, explores how the attitude and behaviour of entrepreneurs can be replicated in even the largest of organisations.
“FileMaker gives us a refined and powerful database technology; we had the first system up and running within three months. Although designed as a 12-month solution, it ended up supporting our business for the next three and a half years, and we’re confident it will take us to a £50 million company.” – Richard Edwards, Operations Director, Jumpstart.
“The ROI calculation developed in FileMaker has enabled us to significantly increase our revenue in the last year. We have seen an increase from $250,000 to $3m, partly due to having guaranteed ROI figures at the beginning of the sales process to share with our customers. We can then keep them up to date at every stage of the sales and installation processes meaning we are closer to our customers than ever before,” – Dr. Scott Walston, Director of Technology, TEU Services.
"It's been a totally amazing experience. Quick to develop, easy to use, and it does exactly what it's supposed to. It's helped to fundamentally change the way I do business, and that's an incredible thing." says Jeremy Arnold, Managing Director for Alletson Arnold.
“The Inspired Individuals Initiative selects and supports social entrepreneurs, individuals whose unique visions have the potential to transform the lives of thousands of people living in poverty. FileMaker provides us with a powerful platform that allows us to stay connected from anywhere in the world,” – Chris Jones, Head of Operations, Inspired Individuals, Tearfund.
“Creating visual effects means we need access to a massive amount of information no matter where our team is. FileMaker has made a huge difference to our business and allowed us to manage the hundreds of people involved in individual projects and the sheer volume of data they produce.” – Alex Jackson, Software Developer, Framestore
“The publicity surrounding movies means we can’t be late in delivering the correct version of a film to a cinema. With hundreds of orders per title and the complexities of different rules and languages in Europe, it is not a simple process between receiving the film from production and shipping it. FileMaker has significantly reduced this complexity by allowing us to track and monitor all activities, on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, and by improving efficiencies and automation” – Roy Servis, Manager of European Technical Operations, Warner Bros.
“FileMaker removed many of the barriers for medical staff developing their own software. It allowed us to develop a sophisticated solution rapidly. At the start we were enhancing the software almost daily to give us exactly what we needed. We could focus on the high-level function without becoming bogged down in laborious basic programming.” – Dr Fred Mayall, Diagnostic Pathologist, Free Diagnostic Software Project.
“FileMaker is at the hub of our business. It is very important to us. We don't do anything unless it is tracked, recording specific information about every piece of art that comes through the gallery. Now the ability to use and synchronise with FileMaker via the iPad means this tracking is made easier, especially when we take our inventory abroad.” Chris Hammond, Head of Digital, Lisson Gallery
“We use FileMaker because it is extremely flexible and projects can be turned around quickly. It's unlikely I'll get a film credit but all the feedback so far is the software has had a huge impact in reducing the time required for a host of coordination tasks, meaning management costs have been brought down as well.” Howard Freeman, Managing director, FISI Ltd
“We employ FileMaker because it is flexible and straightforward, and it used in every part of the business. The system is more important than anything we have here and is the cornerstone of our operation.” Alan Stirling, Systems development director, Fairprint Distribution
At the prestigious Macworld ceremony held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, FileMaker Pro 12 was selected as the winning product in the Best Professional Software category, beating stiff competition from Parallels, VMware, Bare Bones Software, OmniGroup and Extensis.
“We like FileMaker because of its open connectivity with many other standards and programming languages. Because it is so intuitive, developers can focus on the user requirements and not the technical aspects of the system, so you end up with a system that works for the user”. - Paul de Hallé, Development Director.
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