FileMaker Excellence Award Winners for 2013
Each year, FileMaker recognizes FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) partners who have demonstrated an impressive level of professionalism and creativity in using FileMaker software to deliver excellent solutions to their customers.
The FileMaker Excellence Award winners are chosen from over 1200 FBA members worldwide who are FileMaker consultants, solution providers, plug-in developers, trainers, and hosting companies that serve a wide variety of industries.
FileMaker Excellence Award for Business Driver of the Year
Anvil Dataworks, KAMAR Limited, Projekt Pro GmbH, and Yes We Can co, Ltd. are being honored for their overall sales achievement. They have sold the most FileMaker software licenses in their respective geography for 2013:
FileMaker Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the FileMaker Community
Scott Karch of Wizard Software Solutions
Scott Karch of Wizard Software Solutions is well known in the community for his unparalleled efforts as an IT professional involved in virtualization and infrastructural design for FileMaker environments. He has been a speaker at DevCon sharing his expertise, as well as at other venues. For more than a decade, Scott has spent countless hours helping and advising on questions about performance, storage optimization, Citrix access, or WAN networking. His selfless energy and enthusiasm about all things FileMaker has no limits.
FileMaker Excellence Award Evangelist of the Year
Claudio Heidemann of Implement Systems
Claudio Heidemann of Implement Systems is an essential participant in growing awareness of the FileMaker Platform in Brazil. Throughout the year he has demonstrated the FileMaker product line and provided training for resellers (new and current), new prospects, and customers in person and online. He also heads the “FileMakergrupo,” the Brazil FileMaker user group since 2002, now with 287 members and growing. And in his spare time, he provides tech support to the FileMaker Brazil team, and Boxware, the Brazilian distributor. Plus, he even answers technical questions on Facebook for FileMaker Brazil. Whew!
FileMaker Excellence Award for Solution of the Year
MirrorSync by 360Works
The Solution of the Year, MirrorSync by 360Works, is an easy-to-use FileMaker synchronization tool that syncs FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go to FileMaker Server databases. Customers can enjoy the speed of local iOS apps and at the same time travel with their data always up to date. The installation and configuration process is extremely simple. 360Works went a long way concealing the many complexities behind a difficult task such as synchronization.
FBA Business Partner of the Year for Europe
Decent Group is one of the fastest growing FileMaker Business Alliance partners in the United Kingdom. They have been a key contributor working consistently with the UK FileMaker marketing team in developing case studies of successful FileMaker deployments including an NHS (National Health Service) patient questionnaire solution, that has been showcased on the FileMaker website and within webinars. Their business focus is on the engineering and health sectors allowing our FileMaker sales team to add this specialty expertise to our service offerings, thus extending business opportunities for all.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in the Americas
SeedCode’s rich product line for FileMaker on the iPad, IPhone, and desktop such as GoMaps, GoZync, Calendar Pro, SQL Explorer, and FM Chat has enabled thousands of developers all over the world to deliver creative FileMaker solutions that produce high value results. For example, the GoMaps application enables powerful integration between FileMaker and Google Maps. Products from SeedCode have pushed the iOS initiative forward being a key resource for the FileMaker sales team. In addition to building great tools, John Sindelar, owner of SeedCode runs the Seattle FileMaker User Group making a huge contribution to extending and growing the skills of developers and customers all over the world.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in North Asia
Juppo Works Co., Ltd
Juppo Works Co., Ltd continues to thrive and maintain their status as a key strategic partner for FileMaker in Japan. They started their business in printing and design, expanded to the visual creative area such as TV advertisement and recording, and now has gained momentum in the medical field. With their beautifully designed FileMaker Go solutions and aggressive focus on developing for the medical field, they have made an impressive impact in that industry that has set them apart.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in Latin America
SOLNET S.A. is a consultant and software development company in Chile. They have been providing FileMaker solutions for the local Chilean government and non-profit organizations for a number of years. This year they’ve made big strides creating a FileMaker solution for the social services division that will soon be deployed to nearly 40 local governments. They were successful in closing one of the largest site license deals in Latin America to date.
The 2013 FileMaker Mad Dog Public Relations Winners
FileMaker Public Relations awarded the coveted Mad Dog PR Award to eleven FileMaker Developers at DevCon. The winners were acknowledged for their contributions in helping to advance awareness of the FileMaker Platform in the media and within social media outlets.
The winners are:
Jon Baucom, Henry Schein Dental, Inc.
Scott Rose, ScottWorld
Eric Culver, The Support Group
Keith Larochelle, Productive Computing
Tim Cimbura, Cimbura.com
Gerard Beutler, Link_Net, Inc.
Carmen McKell, BaseMetrics, Inc.
Henrique Bilbao, HiMaker Sistems
Ralf Jürgens, Creative Networks
Garry Thompson, Computech
Shingo Fukasawa, Kotobukisyokai Corporation