Client name . Purely Digital
Sector . Digital printing
Summary comment . Andrew Edmondson, Managing Director, Purely Digital
"We've been using FileMaker and Bento as essential parts of our business for a long time now. For us, FileMaker Go has very quickly become the next step on that journey. It's fast, flexible and comes with a price point that you just can't say no to. With an outstanding level of connectivity and convenience, it really has helped us to add an extra element to our business."
FileMaker Go Leaves an Imprint at Purely Digital (Printing Database)
Based in Derby, Purely Digital was founded by managing director Andrew Edmondson in 2008 and provides top quality digital printing for a range of designs and styles. Using the widest selection and highest standards of substrates available, Purely Digital prides itself on complementing amazing customer designs with a stunning quality of print. Purely Digital also boasts impressive green credentials, providing paper from responsible sources, offering short run digital printing in order to minimise waste and using renewable energy throughout the business.
With orders and jobs changing by the minute, and a highly mobile sales team that needs access to the latest information, Purely Digital wanted a database solution that was robust enough to meet the demands they placed on it, but with the accessibility and online functionality that would allow them to take it with them on the move.
With everything from Purely Digital's essential office processes through to its production and job quoting system run with the help of FileMaker Pro, Andrew and his team were interested to see how developer TimeHarvest could implement the newly launched FileMaker Go to help them be more mobile than ever – not just outside the office, but within it as well.
FileMaker Go moves the same great database that you know and love off the desktop and into the palm of your hand. Available for both the iPad and iPhone, FileMaker Go takes all of the essential information that you've created in FileMaker Pro and transfers it beautifully to the screen of your favourite mobile device. With your data hosted securely online, FileMaker Go also gives you real-time, on-the-move control over your information that you can update wherever you are.
- FileMaker Go gives Purely Digital remote access to its production and quoting database
- Go helps Purely Digital to offer a better client service, providing them with the very latest status on client jobs from anywhere
- Easy transfer from desktop to iPad and iPhone means no need to redevelop databases for the new platforms
- "Go anywhere" connectivity improving mobility and work/life balance for Purely Digital employees
For Purely Digital, FileMaker Go on the iPad has become the company's new production board. As Andrew says, "Suddenly, it feels like the office of the future around here. Being able to wander the production floor with all of the information on our current jobs sat neatly in my hand is incredible."
As well as the productivity benefits that Purely Digital have reaped in the office thanks to FileMaker Go's mobility, it is also helping the company to do business better. "Being able to sit in a client's reception while waiting for a meeting and check the up-to-the-second latest on their order is a revolution," says Andrew. FileMaker Go has also given Purely Digital more flexibility when it comes to working practices, offering "wherever you are" access to the latest data and making sure that time out of the office is no longer time wasted. Desk space that would previously have been filled with a fixed workstation to check the latest on a job has now been freed up, with the same information transferred simply and safely to its mobile equivalent.
From a personal point of view, Andrew also enjoys the added work/life balance that FileMaker Go gives him, helping him to swap late nights in the office for the more comfortable option of being able to check progress from home. "You'll laugh, but when it's your own business, waking up in the night and being able to check where things are without even getting out of bed is invaluable."