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May 21, 2013 - Johnny Duncan, writing on SmallBizTechnology.com, surveys real-world customers running FileMaker solutions spanning iPad, iPhone and desktop computers. The business benefits range from more efficient and accurate inventory control, to improved customer service, to major cost savings.
May 15, 2013 - Fred Donovan, of FierceMobileIT, reports on Austin Convention Center's adoption of FileMaker solutions for iPad, and the resulting savings of thousands of dollars per year. "FileMaker Go enables the ACC to make changes to exhibitors' booths using an iPad, which allows its employees to see booth diagrams and make work order changes online, such as modifications to the booths' communications, power and lighting services. Previously, the process had to be done manually. ... FileMaker Go has proven to be a popular enterprise tool, and was downloaded 500,000 times by the end of last year, according to a report by TechCrunch."
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Apr 29, 2013 - iPadCTO reports on a new survey of almost 500 customers who have deployed FileMaker solutions on iOS devices. The survey reveals that workers other than classic "road warriors" benefit from business solutions on iPads and iPhones. "The next wave of business mobility ... is delivering real ROI by automating processes in the building and on the company campus," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc.
Apr 25, 2013 - TabTimes, in its Tablets for Business news, reports how E2 Consulting Engineers is streamlining operations by putting iPads in the hands of its field engineers. FileMaker custom solutions running on iPads enable E2 to gather critical field data as engineers clean up mercury contamination at the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund site.
TabTimes: West Paw Design saves hundreds of thousands of dollars per year with FileMaker solution for iPad
Mar 13, 2013 - TabTimes, in its Tablet Leaders series, spotlights innovative manufacturing firm West Paw Design. The company streamlined its manufacturing, inventory and order fulfillment processes with FileMaker solutions running on about 50 employees' iPads. West Paw's system includes Bluetooth-enabled scanners working with iPads to greatly automate inventory tracking. The company has eliminated 200,000 sheets of paper annually and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Home Energy Magazine showcases custom FileMaker solution for iPads used by home energy rating company, Builders Energy
Mar 13, 2013 - According to Home Energy Magazine, as energy efficiency becomes more important than ever in a home's value, builders and homeowners are turning to innovative ways to measure it. "Enter Builders Energy Rater, a home energy rating company that has created a custom FileMaker solution (that runs on iPads) to streamline the process of collecting and analyzing home performance data. 'With FileMaker on iPad, we capture data in the field and import it directly to our modeling software—no paper required,' explains Charles Ballard, rating administrator at Builders Energy Rater. 'This saves us a tremendous amount of time and enables us to tell customers right off if there are deficient situations that must be corrected before construction can continue.' "
Mar 7, 2013 - PCMag.com assembled its list of the best iPad apps including FileMaker Go and Bento. PCMag.com states, "Bento is an extremely flexible organizational app that can get your business or your everyday life in order courtesy of 25 ready-to-use database templates."
FileMaker 'offers a phenomenal platform' for mobile and multi-platform applications – Database Trends and Applications
Feb 15, 2013 - Database Trends and Applications reviews FileMaker 12 and finds it "an elegant database system and development platform that can be used to quickly build visually appealing and robust applications that run on Macs, Windows PCs, smartphones, and iPads. The first thing you'll notice is that FileMaker is much more than a database system; it is also a development platform for creating, deploying, and managing data-driven business solutions not just for Windows and Mac desktops, but also for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This is an important distinction because iOS devices are gaining traction in the enterprise – whether by fate (BYOD) or fiat (corporate policy)."
Feb 13, 2013 - FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Server 11.0v5 and FileMaker Server 11.0v5 Advanced. The updater software updates version 11.0v1, 11.0v2, 11.0v3, and 11.0v4 of FileMaker Server to version 11.0v5.
Feb 4, 2013 - FileMaker extends a special, limited-time offer that lets you save $879 when you buy 10 FileMaker Pro 12 licenses and one FileMaker Server. Plus you get one year of free upgrades with FileMaker Maintenance.
Jan 22, 2013 - Now, users of FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Pro 11 can upgrade to FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced—and do it at HALF OFF the full version retail price. With our latest upgrade, you can: easily create custom solutions to run on iPad, iPhone and desktops and much more! FileMaker Pro 12 comes with new themes giving you fonts, buttons and other objects optimized for use on iOS devices. Offer valid January 21, 2013 to March 28, 2013.
Jan 7, 2013 - Get ten FileMaker Pro 12 licenses, one FileMaker Server 12 license and one year of Maintenance for only $2,850. You save $879!
Dec 17, 2012 - In its 2012 Editors' Choice awards, Macworld says, "A few products truly stand out as impressive examples of quality, value, and innovation ... FileMaker has been a longtime favorite for business users, and for good reason—the database program keeps getting better with age. The latest version has a great set of starter solutions for novice users who want to create a new database. The program's 40 new themes help users quickly build attractive and useful databases that are also designed to work on iOS devices. And just when you think FileMaker can't get any more dynamic, the company makes welcome improvements to container fields and the charting tools."
Dec 13, 2012 - Take advantage of the "early bird" registration savings of $300 and register now for the 2013 FileMaker DevCon. The discount is available through June 18, 2013, and paid attendees receive a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced, a $499 value. The conference will take place August 12-15, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. Register, reserve your hotel room, and save big today!
Dec 12, 2012 - FileMaker announced that FileMaker Go for iPad and FileMaker Go for iPhone have surpassed 500,000 downloads from the App store. The milestone underscores the rapid growth of custom business solutions created with the FileMaker Platform and running on iOS devices. "Businesses are using the FileMaker Platform to create solutions that manage everything from sales contacts to medical information on iPads and iPhones," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. "We are very happy to see FileMaker Go pass the half-million downloads mark. This rapid adoption demonstrates FileMaker's position as a leading platform for development and deployment of custom business solutions for iOS."
Oct 11, 2012 - Get free, self-paced training on FileMaker 12 software with the FileMaker Training Series (FTS) Sampler Kit when you join the FileMaker Technical Network (TechNet). The FTS Sampler Kit includes 3 modules taken directly from the complete 13-module FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12. Learn how to get the most out of the new design tools in FileMaker Pro 12, design layouts tailored for the iPad and iPhone, and manage FileMaker Server 12. TechNet is a free community for FileMaker developers to get technical resources and network with other like-minded professionals.
Sep 25, 2012 - A new webcast, featuring Gartner analyst Van Baker and FileMaker's Ryan Rosenberg, explores trends and best practices in creating and managing custom business-to-employee (B-to-E) mobile apps. Baker, Gartner vice president and research director, discusses how innovative companies are improving productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction with B-to-E apps. He also details key requirements for B-to-E apps, such as security and integration with business systems, which are quite different from those of consumer apps. Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president of marketing and services, explains the unique advantages of using the FileMaker Platform for iPad and iPhone apps. These include a comprehensive environment for the end-to-end app lifecycle that spans design, build, integration, security, management, deployment and updates.
Sep 17, 2012 - Will Kelly, TechRepublic, walks through the basics for creating a mobile database app for iPad using FileMaker Pro Starter Solutions. He concludes, "FileMaker Pro is worth checking out if you're making your first move into iPad app development for your organization, because it doesn't require extensive resources. If a team inside your larger organization spends some time upfront to learn the FileMaker tools, you can develop and deploy apps without taxing already stretched IT resources."
Aug 29, 2012 - Sea Breeze, a grass-based animal farm on Washington's Puget Sound, is creating iPad apps with the FileMaker Platform to track livestock feed and growth, run its onsite restaurant, and much more. "FileMaker Pro 12 helps me easily create custom business apps for iPad using FileMaker Go 12. The systems we have now are pleasing to look at, as well as highly functional - and that means our employees genuinely want to use them," says farm owner George Page.
Aug 28, 2012 - ZDNet Education's Christopher Dawson looks at FileMaker solutions in use by Berklee College of Music and Leon Goldstein High School in New York, integrating iPad apps and with desktop systems. He finds that "FileMaker (Go, Pro, and Server) are incredible tools for pulling together all of the disparate data that teachers are expected to use to drive instruction in their classrooms. Even if you don't have the time or resources to build your information systems within FileMaker, there are plenty of developers and vendors with solutions built in FileMaker (and who can host the server end of things) that bring a variety of tools and benefits to the education vertical. Not the least of these benefits is the Go App that makes data collection, reporting, and interpretation particularly easy for teachers and administrators."
Aug 23, 2012 - On his ForwardThinking blog on PCMag.com, industry luminary Michael Miller discusses advances in creating databases for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker 12: "What stands out to me, though, is how much better it works for taking your database with you on an iPhone or iPad. The previous version started this trend, but the new version just works better. The key to this is a number of new themes that are really designed for the touch interface. You can start with one of these themes and create a new database, or take an existing database and apply the new theme."
Aug 23, 2012 - Government Computer News, the online authority for government IT professionals, reviews FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone and awards it Reviewer's Choice and A+ grade for Value. "One thing that impressed us was the real-time aspect of any changes to the database information or structure. When we created a new record remotely, that record instantly showed up in queries. Conversely, if we made a design change on a query, form or report, the change would get pushed down to all devices running Go immediately. The responsiveness in the speed of updates pretty much eliminates version control concerns, as every instance is always looking at the current version."
Aug 20, 2012 - Business units and departments are developing custom iPad and iPhone apps to perform specific tasks more efficiently. Increased employee productivity, cost savings and enhanced customer satisfaction are among the benefits businesses are gaining with custom iOS apps. FileMaker, a wholly owned Apple subsidiary, provides a complete platform to design, develop and deploy custom iOS apps. Read the new white paper for all the details.
Aug 1, 2012 - TechRepublic's Erik Eckel looks at the FileMaker platform for iPad apps: "The beauty of FileMaker's database platform is in the elegance of its simplicity. FileMaker Go offers an incredibly powerful application - the Austin Convention Center eliminated paper-based work orders to achieve a 200% return on its investment, vascular specialists Lee Medical improved patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs, and pet products manufacturer West Paw Design developed a custom automation solution to save hundreds of thousands annually and encourage 10 percent annual growth - that even the smallest organizations can afford to buy and customize, thanks to prepackaged templates and good design."
Jun 29, 2012 - Reviewing the new Bento 4 for iPad in TabTimes, Ray Aquilera writes, "Databases aren't often described as 'simple', and they're not known for being much to look at. FileMaker's new Bento 4 for iPad aims to change that, improving its design tools, and adding tons of new Retina-ready templates and themes to its outstanding iPad database app ... Whether you're tracking parts, products, or people, Bento 4 for iPad is the best database solution available for the iPad. Creating new forms is simple, and easy sync and sharing options offer plenty of flexibility for managing your data."
Jun 25, 2012 - Macworld notes the debut of the new Bento 4 for iPad: "FileMaker on Tuesday released the newest version of its consumer database, Bento 4 for iPad. Past versions of the Bento for iPad have limited creation tools and have focused on acting as a means to access and modify existing databases that were initially created on the Mac. The new Bento 4 for iPad adds a complete set of tools to allow for the creation of Bento databases on the iPad itself."
Jun 20, 2012 - PC Mag praises the new Bento 4 for iPad for it intuitive layout, attractive themes and new features, and makes it the Editors' Choice: "If you're looking to keep contacts, inventory listings, or any number of other potential database entries organized in an attractive, easy-to-use application, Bento for iPad is well worth the $4.99 price of admission and a clear choice for the Editors' Choice designation."
Use Bento 4 for iPad to organize contacts, track projects, plan events, and manage lists of just about anything - the fast and easy way!
Jun 19, 2012 - Top new features include: 25 built-in iOS app templates to help you get up and running in a matter of seconds, direct access to the Bento Template Exchange where you can choose from hundreds more ready to use app templates designed by other Bento users, drag and drop design tools, 40 retina-ready themes, advanced features to create calculations, store GPS locations, add mini-spreadsheets to your forms, and much more.
Jun 12, 2012 - FileMaker, Inc. 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 US$99, the FileMaker Training Series is now available for just US$39.99 with printed manual and DVD. An electronic download version is available for $19.99.
Jun 11, 2012 - Trendsetting retailer Benetton is showing the world just how hip retail data management can be. With a custom FileMaker app for iPad, the Benetton Mega Store in Vienna is revolutionizing inventory tracking and driving sales.
Jun 6, 2012 - On AppStorm.com, Jeremy Seiner writes, "Ask anyone in the office what the best database software for the Mac or PC is and you will hear FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Inc's top of the line database app has been winning awards and praises for years and now the power of your entire company's database can be on your iPad. FileMaker Go 12 for the iPad does exactly what you think it does - takes exactly what you see on your desktop's screen, and makes it available on your iPad. Your company is about to get extremely mobile. Read more to find out how."
May 31, 2012 - Archaeologists on some of the world's highest-profile digs are capturing details of their discoveries in the field and bringing them to light using FileMaker Go for iPad. One such project is at the site of the ancient city of Jericho in what is now Palestine. "We document what we excavate on the spot with FileMaker Go for iPad, recording the data using established scientific principles," says Michael Jennings, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago. "Now, everything we find is instantly digitized, searchable and sharable."
New York City schools succeed with FileMaker Go for iPad and in-classroom student information systems
May 21, 2012 - When teachers at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (LMGHS) in Brooklyn need a complete picture of each student - learning styles, behaviors, assessment scores - they don't flip through a sheaf of papers or dig through an unwieldy mainframe for data after they leave the classroom. All 50 teachers reach for iPads running APO Office (Assistant Principal of Organization Office), a student information system based on FileMaker Go, the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone. When asked, teachers say APO Office is a driving factor behind the 1,000-student school's impressive 98% graduation rate. They have in-classroom access to hard facts like student test scores, as well as to observations such as individual student strengths. They can see whether or not students have grasped topics such as algebraic expressions, and immediately review or advance to the next level to match instruction to students' current level of understanding.
May 14, 2012 - Six teams of recruiters are scouring the corners of the earth, from Europe and Asia to Africa and Australia. Their job: to audition and interview the most promising new musician-applicants to the world-famous and highly selective Berklee College of Music. Instead of lugging laptops, they use FileMaker Go, the best-selling business database app for iPad, to assess prospects and track their credentials. "FileMaker Go has become the core element that has helped us meet the demands of auditioning students with different musical and cultural backgrounds from 83 different countries and all 50 states," says Damien Bracken, Berklee Dean of Admissions.
May 10, 2012 - "FileMaker Pro 12 has been redesigned to make it easy to build databases for iOS, with a range of 16 new starter templates and 40 themes, some of which are designed specifically with the iPad and iPhone in mind. The idea behind the changes is to make designing databases as simple as possible, with features such as custom screen stencils to make it easy to arrange information for iPad and iPhone screens."
May 2, 2012 - Writing in TabTimes Daily Update, Doug Drinkwater includes Bento for iPad among the 7 best iPad apps for personal organization: "Bento is a very versatile personal organizer. Using the iPad app, you can organize contacts, track projects and tasks, plan events, record voice memos, send emails and even browse web links without having to leave the Bento application. The app can be used as a standalone application and can also be synchronized with Bento 4 for Mac, which is sold separately."
May 2, 2012 - Covering the major new features in FileMaker 12, Information Week reports, "FileMaker 12 database software tilts the scales toward Apple's iOS devices in both design and features, makes mobile Go apps free ... A wide range of new features in the database software's latest release includes 16 'Starter Solutions,' or ready-made templates for a variety of business uses such as content management and invoicing. The update also includes 40 new 'themes' that enable users to instantly update the look-and-feel of their databases. The menu offers 'touch' themes based on various iOS design elements, built with the iPad and iPhone in mind."
Apr 19, 2012 - In his CIO.com blog, veteran mobile tech journalist James A. Martin writes, "FileMaker, a database program, has been around in one form or another for nearly as long as the PC. But you'd never know that based on its latest incarnations: FileMaker Pro 12 and the FileMaker Go 12 iOS apps. "The FileMaker Pro 12 software for Windows and Mac, which starts at $299, lets you create databases that look great on iPhone and iPad screens. The application includes 16 new "Starter" templates for different types of databases. And each of these templates includes screens that are optimized for display when opened using FileMaker Go 12 for iPhone or FileMaker Go 12 for iPad. (The iPad and iPhone apps are different but share the same functionality.)"
Apr 17, 2012 - The new FileMaker Pro 12 has won PC Mag Editors' Choice award. In its review, PC Mag said, " 'Visually stunning' and 'databases' are two words that you may not think of as going together, but FileMaker is changing that. FileMaker Pro 12 still has all the ease of database creation for which previous versions were known, to which are added new features and capabilities that make it a tool for creating some truly visually stunning and interactive databases ... You would be hard-pressed to find another database product that is so polished, eye-catching and fun to use."
Apr 16, 2012 - William Porter, reviewing the new FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and FileMaker Go 12 for iPhone, in Macworld, writes, "FileMaker Go 12 is the best thing to happen in the FileMaker world in a long time ... I'm having trouble finding something to dislike about Go. With FileMaker Go 12, you can now take your FileMaker Pro database with you everywhere - down the hallway, across town, or even out-of-town - and you can interact with the database almost exactly as you would if you were using it on your desktop computer back in the office. Not to mention that FileMaker Go 12 is free: its predecessor sets you back $20."
Computerworld on new FileMaker 12: 'eye-catching databases that move seamlessly from desktop to mobile device.'
Apr 12, 2012 - Computerworld reports on the new FileMaker 12 software line: "No matter what device you're using to access a database, FileMaker wants the finished product to look good. And so the latest update to the software maker's flagship database product puts an emphasis on design features regardless of which platform you're using. "The new FileMaker 12 lineup ... updates the company's Mac and Windows database offerings while introducing new free apps for the iPhone and iPad. Chief among the changes are additions specifically aimed at helping FileMaker users build eye-catching databases that move seamlessly from desktop to mobile device."
Apr 6, 2012 - In IT Business Edge, Mike Vizard notes that, "FileMaker, a unit of Apple, is upping its application game with the release today of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of its namesake database for developing applications for the Apple iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac or the Web. FileMaker 12 now comes with a series of free customizable iPad and iPhone applications that are designed to handle routine tasks such as managing contacts, projects, digital content and inventory. "What matters at the end of the day is that given the fact that the Apple iPad and iPhone are the coolest platforms of the day, any IT department that is seen using them to deliver productivity applications is cool by association."
New FileMaker 12 Delivers Breakthrough Design Features for Creating Stunning Databases for iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac
Apr 4, 2012 - FileMaker, Inc. announces immediate availability of the new FileMaker 12 database software line. FileMaker 12 launches a new era for databases, empowering users to create stunning custom database apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker Pro 12 features beautiful new themes and Starter Solutions, powerful iPad, iPhone and desktop design tools, and superior file management for today�s media-intensive applications. FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced adds additional development and management tools. The FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone apps are available free on the App Store. The free download of FileMaker Go 12 makes it amazingly easy for everyone to run iOS database apps created by FileMaker Pro 12.
Mar 23, 2012 - West Paw Design in Bozeman, Montana, makers of eco-friendly toys, beds and apparel for four-legged friends, has discovered a dramatic new manufacturing productivity tool - FileMaker Go, the leading business database app for iPad and iPhone. "Imagine mobilizing an enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning system on iPad in weeks, including everything from inventory tracking to shipping," says Chad Oster, IT support specialist. "This type of ambitious business and IT feat is not only possible - it's simple and fast with FileMaker Go for iPad."
Feb 21, 2012 - Bento for iPad "is like a meeting planner's personal database, with 25 available templates" says Bedouk.com, the online resource for worldwide meeting planners. "Bento allows you to easily organize your contacts like digital business cards; include a photo so you never forget a face! Record a conference or a client meeting so you never miss a beat. Plus, you can track and manage all your events and projects, including images, tasks and key contacts. Then when you're finished for the day, synch with Bento for Mac!"
Jan 23, 2012 - TabTimes' David Raths writes, "Almost every day brings reports of medical practitioners finding new uses for tablets and developing software to make them more valuable." A FileMaker system on iPads created by Lee Medical Inc. is a leading example. Lee says the FileMaker system has helped significantly reduce the rates of bloodstream infections in hospitals.
Jan 23, 2012 - PC Mag awards its prestigious Editors' Choice to Bento 4, saying, "This is the most useful and appealing version of Bento yet. Bento 4 is a great tool for managing the information of most interest and importance to the average person, without exposing them to the usual complexity of relational databases such as FileMaker Pro ... Bento 4 may be the only high-profile consumer-end database available for the Mac, but it's a superb one, and more than worthy of an Editors' Choice award."
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