Decision Time: Should You Upgrade to the Latest FileMaker Version?

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In the realm of database management and application development, staying current with software advancements is more than a luxury. It's a necessity for maintaining a competitive edge and operational efficiency. Over the years, FileMaker, a cornerstone platform for developers and businesses, has evolved.  Here we will distill the essence of these changes, focusing on the leap from FileMaker 12 to FileMaker 2023, to aid in your decision-making process about upgrading. Read more
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FM BetterForms: Creating a Modern Web Application with Your FileMaker Data

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We have been using FM BetterForms for several years to readily create modern, fully web standards-compliant applications for our clients. After attending the recent Claris Engage conference in Austin, Texas, our team has a new-found enthusiasm for building even more applications with BetterForms! Read more
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FileMaker vs Airtable – Our 2024 Perspective

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We first posted a review of FileMaker vs Airtable a little over four years ago. We’re circling back around to take another look and have updated this article accordingly. While Airtable has lots of strengths and works well in many circumstances, we remain confident that FileMaker takes the lead with its flexibility and broad range of customization possibilities. Read more
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Streamlining Quality Management: How FileMaker Powers ISO 9001 Compliance in Real-world Businesses

Implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) in manufacturing is a strategic decision that can significantly impact your customer prospects, efficiency, and product quality. Businesses that receive an ISO 9001 certification have taken an extra step in demonstrating their commitment to quality management and customer satisfaction.  FileMaker stands out as an excellent tool for crafting a QMS that makes ISO compliance not just achievable but tailored to your unique business, through its flexibility in designing custom workflows. Read more
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Five Proven Options for Incorporating Barcodes in FileMaker

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In June of 1974, a pack of gum at Marsh's Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, was the first item ever scanned. Since then, barcodes have become ubiquitous and have a multitude of applications and uses inside your Claris FileMaker solutions. Read more
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Actually, Custom Software Is All It’s Cracked Up To Be

As FileMaker Developers, most of our clients come to us after they’ve looked at off-the-shelf software for their business needs. Typically, we hear that such a product didn’t do what they needed it to do, had too many Read more

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