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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.
“We use FileMaker to run our project management system and also used it to develop our carbon footprint auditing tool. We like FileMaker because it's a fast development environment.” Peter Frings, Managing Director, Brightsource.
12th June 2012 - FileMaker today announced the latest FileMaker Training Series, the definitive series designed to help developers master the essentials of the award-winning FileMaker 12. The FileMaker Training Series consists of 13 self-paced modules that provide the building blocks for successful solution development using the breakthrough new FileMaker platform. The FileMaker Training Series includes an 800-page manual and a DVD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide developers through the learning process. Previously priced at £69.00, the FileMaker Training Series is now available for just £25.99 with printed manual and DVD. An electronic download version is available for £12.99.
"FileMaker Go is the product we have been waiting for since the launch of iPad. That combined with Linear Blues' ability to quickly respond to our requirements for a mobile solution within our warehouse has saved us time and money." says Peter Joyce, Managing Director for TOT Shirts.
"I've worked with FileMaker for a long time and FileMaker Go is a natural progression for the company. The tab layout function in FileMaker Go makes developing for the iPad and iPhone straightforward because when you want to create a new screen you simply open a new tab." Richard Fairfax, Owner, Frame On.
"As the company has grown, so has our use of FileMaker. While we have invested in larger IT systems, we still use FileMaker as a flexible front end. It is less expensive than other options and is a database technology we all trust and are comfortable using." Niall McAtasney, Chief Technology Officer, Icon Live.
"We have been using FileMaker for over 20 years now and because it is highly-configurable it can be used to solve a whole series of different problems. FileMaker's flexibility is a big plus and it has driven a high number of efficiencies." David Saywell, Head of Digital Programmes, National Portrait Gallery, London.
12th April 2012 - FileMaker today announced that FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and FileMaker Go 12 for iPhone, apps that run custom business solutions created by FileMaker Pro 12, have been downloaded more than 100,000 times in their first week. "The rapid adoption of FileMaker Go 12 strengthens FileMaker's position as a leading platform for creating custom iOS business apps," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. "Businesses are using FileMaker Pro to create apps to manage everything from their inventory to contacts to salespersons' routes and deploying these on their iPads and iPhones with FileMaker Go."
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