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Upcoming FileMaker Webinars

Learn about upcoming online seminars by FileMaker business experts

  • Meet FileMaker 15

    Join us for an exclusive event showcasing the new FileMaker 15 Platform. Discover how the latest platform provides stronger essentials to make custom business apps that work seamlessly across Mac, iPad, iPhone, Windows, and the web. Learn about the newest features that enhance mobility, integration, security, and performance. Watch an exciting 60 minute presentation featuring the FileMaker Product Management Team.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:00AM PDT, 11:00AM EDT, 3:00PM GMT Register

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 6:00PM GMT Register

  • Introduction to FileMaker Custom App Development

    The FileMaker Platform is a complete line of products with everything you need to create and run custom apps across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Millions of people worldwide rely on the FileMaker Platform to share customer information, manage projects, track assets, and more.  Join us as we show you how to start from a spread sheet and build a FileMaker app with data you already have. You'll also see in minutes how your app can be deployed securely to the team over a network. And we will finish the presentation with a beautiful app made available for iPads and iPhones.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00AM PST, 8:00AM EST, 12:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:00AM PST, 8:00AM EST, 12:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 5:00AM PST, 8:00AM EST, 12:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:00AM PST, 8:00AM EST, 12:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 3:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

  • Empowering Mobile Users

    Organizations frequently struggle to extend desktop information to mobile users and empower them with 24/7 access to business-critical information. For smaller organizations, it's even more challenging to adopt mobile platforms and stay competitive within their industry, and make mobile employees more productive. The FileMaker 14 Platform makes it easier to access data anywhere — whether you're on an iPad, iPhone, or web browser. Join us for a 60 minute presentation led by Ryan Manook, Solutions Consultant at FileMaker, Inc. who will demonstrate how to develop a custom solution for a mobile team using your current FileMaker skills.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:00AM PDT, 11:00AM EDT, 4:00PM BST Register

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST Register

  • The Benefits of FileMaker Server

    FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software necessary for any business critical deployment of FileMaker solutions. Groups both small and large are able to simultaneously access the most up-to-date information, making them more productive than ever. Learn the benefits of FileMaker Server while discussing the associated risks of relying on peer-to-peer sharing. See how to connect to data hosted on FileMaker Server using any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect clients.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:00PM PDT, 4:00PM EDT, 9:00PM BST Register

Recorded FileMaker Webinars

Learn about a variety of beginner to advanced FileMaker topics in 1-hour, on-demand sessions.

Topic: Idea to iPad

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as we build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Topic: FileMaker Training Series

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. These webinar focus on modules taken from the FileMaker Training Series Basics and Advanced.

Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes - Ascend Performance Materials and more

Level: Basic

More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing photocopiers with iPads, reducing storage costs, and severely improving data collection time and accuracy with efficient solutions that automate and empower their local and mobile teams. With the FileMaker Platform, solutions can be built to custom fit your needs. From document management to job site inspections, learn how FileMaker can be applied to solve just about any paper-based process and be securely shared wherever you go. Join us for a one hour live demonstration featuring Doug West and the team from Excelisys.

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Idea to iPad - Survey Form

Level: Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. We'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

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FileMaker DevCon Preview: Layouts, Styles, and Themes

Level: Advanced

The FileMaker Developer Conference "Business without Boundaries" will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from July 28 - 31, 2014. Join us as we give you a glimpse into some of this year's most popular featured sessions. Our next session, "Layouts, Styles and Themes," will be lead by Andrew Paulsen from FileMaker, Inc. In this "Under the Hood" session, Andrew will be focusing on improvements to styles, themes, and layouts in FileMaker 13. This session will give details to create desktop and mobile solutions that are fast, efficient, and visually stunning.

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Idea to iPad - Donations Tracker

Level: Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. We'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

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FileMaker Training Series: Basics - Working with Layouts

Level: Basic

In this hour-long event, led by Tim Jones from Accelerate Computer Training, you'll discover tools and techniques for creating layouts in FileMaker Pro 13, including custom themes, styles, the Field Picker, slide controls, popovers, portals, tab controls and more. Learn how the new design features make it faster and easier to consistently create great-looking databases for desktop and iOS.

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Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes - iScience

Level: Basic

More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing photocopiers with iPads, reducing storage costs, and severely improving data collection time and accuracy with efficient solutions that automate and empower their local and mobile teams. With the FileMaker Platform, solutions can be built to custom fit your needs. From document management to job site inspections, learn how FileMaker can be applied to solve just about any paper-based process and be securely shared wherever you go. Join us for a one hour live demonstration featuring Jeremiah Hammond from DB Services.

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Idea to iPad - Event Management

Level: Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. We'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

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FileMaker Security

Level: Advanced

Data protection is top of mind and a priority for business of all sizes. In 2012, the Wall Street Journal sited this alarming statistic, "Firms with 11 to 100 employees are attacked more than ten times as frequently as the next larger tier (100 to 1000 employees)." Fortunately, the FileMaker Platform can help organizations protect their valuable data with the ability to control user access down to the field-level of a solution. And with FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced, data can be secured using powerful AES 256-bit encryption while hosted on FileMaker Server 13. Join us as we cover material from the newly released "FileMaker Training Series: Basics" eBook and the "FileMaker Security Guide." You'll see how FileMaker software meets the standards for account administration through both internal and external authentication, making the FileMaker Platform a "good citizen" for IT organizations.

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FileMaker DevCon Preview: Intro to Calculations

Level: Basic

Watch a preview of one of this year's most popular featured sessions at the 2014 FileMaker Developer Conference, "Functions and Formulations: An Introduction to FileMaker Calculations", a pre-conference session. Speaker Darren Terry from Pacific Data Management, Inc., will tour some key concepts when building calculations in FileMaker Pro. He'll give you tips on calculation troubleshooting, and will talk about how to format your formulas to make them easier to maintain in the long run.

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Idea to iPad - Document Management

Level: Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Send us your idea for a business task and we'll use the most popular submission in this live event. With your participation, we'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

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FileMaker WebDirect

Level: Advanced

FileMaker WebDirect is the new breakthrough web technology that combines the power of a desktop application with the simplicity of a web browser to manage and share your business information. With FileMaker WebDirect, you don't need to use coding tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript to create robust solutions for the web. Watch a 60 minute webinar featuring Richard Carlton from RC Consulting who will demonstrate FileMaker WebDirect, the steps for setup, as well as solution design considerations for optimal performance.

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Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes - Wind River

Level: Basic

More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing photocopiers with iPads, reducing storage costs, and severely improving data collection time and accuracy with efficient solutions that automate and empower their local and mobile teams. With the FileMaker Platform, solutions can be built to custom fit your needs. From document management to job site inspections, learn how FileMaker can be applied to solve just about any paper-based process and be securely shared wherever you go.

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Idea to iPad - Project Tracker

Level: Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. We'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

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FileMaker in Higher Education

Level: Basic

Find out how Ivy League and other top colleges in New England are using FileMaker. See how you can make your own departmental solution to track students and classes. FileMaker is being used extensively in higher education. From collecting research data to all types of administrative functions, FileMaker helps departments manage data that is located in enterprise systems like PeopleSoft, Banner, and SAP, as well as desktop applications like Excel. Find out how some Ivy League schools are using FileMaker and learn how to make a quick solution to track students and classes.

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Making the Case for FileMaker

Level: Advanced

Learn the importance on developing a compelling and effective case study or ROI analysis of existing or proposed FileMaker based solutions. We'll review several ways in which empirical data can be used to describe the benefits of a given solution. Examples include time saved, opportunities created, risks managed or avoided and standards achieved. Get guidance on how to determine what are the most important internal metrics for success. You'll see real world examples of successful internal presentations that resulted in huge improvements in quality of life and access to resources for those FileMaker advocates that prepared and presented these case studies.

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Taking My FileMaker Solution Mobile

Level: Advanced

You've created a database, but now how do you make it available so your users can access it from anywhere they have an Internet connection? This webinar will focus on best practices for users in the field and how to tailor your database to fill the specific tasks that are required of a mobile user. We will discuss different hosting options, web and iOS based access, and look at the best methods for mobile data entry such as bar code scanning and drop down lists. By the end, you will be able to plan your own mobile database deployment and determine the necessary mobile workflows so your users can efficiently perform their job on the go.

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Fundamentals of Mobile Syncing

Level: Advanced

With the growing popularity of mobile devices, accessing your data from anywhere has become more important. Remote users with full-time network connections and sufficient bandwidth can work directly with hosted systems. However, for users who require the freedom to move without a network connection, the ability to sync data becomes essential. This could be as simple as importing records from one file to another, or as complex as incremental updates based on business rules. This webinar will cover deployment options for your data, important considerations for syncing such as infrastructure and conflict resolution, and third-party tools to aid in syncing.

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Best Practices for Migrating to FileMaker 12

Level: Advanced

Thinking about upgrading to FileMaker Pro 12? Maybe you already own FileMaker Pro 12, but haven't moved yet? Converting your existing database to the new file format is easy, and let's you take advantage of the many new features in FileMaker 12: new design tools, creating and sharing iPad and iPhone databases with FileMaker Go 12, and many more. For most customers, migrating databases is as easy as dragging and dropping, but we will share tips and tricks that can aid anyone interested in moving to FileMaker 12. Join us for a one-hour presentation with David Head, Systems Engineer for Australia/Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc., who will cover best practices for migrating your files to FileMaker Pro 12. You'll learn how to prepare for your conversion, the easy steps required, and what to do after your files are converted.

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FileMaker Go in Business: Berklee College of Music

Level: Basic

World-famous and highly selective Berklee College of Music have streamlined their recruiting process for reviewing over 7,000 applicants across six continents each year. With FileMaker Go loaded on the recruiters' iPads, they are able to assess hundreds of prospects daily and track their unique credentials. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real-world look at how FileMaker Go helped Damien Bracken, Dean of Admissions at Berklee College of Music, and his team develop a global audition and interview process and bring new levels of consistency to prospect evaluations.

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FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Server

Level: Advanced

In this hour-long event, led by Mark Richman from Skeleton Key, you'll learn the best practices for setting up and maintaining FileMaker Server 12 and FileMaker Server 12 Advanced. Get training on configuration processes, learn proper backup routines, and understand how to use server-side scripts. This session is based on the material in Module 10: FileMaker Server, taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Go in Business: Austin Convention Center

Level: Basic

Maximizing business efficiencies while effectively meeting customer's needs is a challenge for organizations of all sizes. Austin Convention Center, a high-tech convention facility spans six city blocks and hosts hundreds of events each year including the world renowned South by Southwest Festival. FileMaker Go helps meet the unique challenges of each event head-on and raises productivity throughout many of its departments. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real world look at how FileMaker Go helped Austin Convention Center save thousands of dollars and eliminate antiquated paper-based systems.

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FileMaker Go in Business: Lee Medical

Level: Basic

While U.S. hospital-acquired infections are on the rise, the prognosis is good in one important area: bloodstream infections. These are often caused by mismanagement of IV catheters in patients' veins and by poor catheter insertion. Fortunately, contract vascular access specialists Lee Medical, along with help from FileMaker Go, now drive down the troubling frequency and cost of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) through their highly successful VAST® solution. Lee Medical is also able to meet stringent healthcare security standards with the use of FileMaker Go on iPads. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real world look at how FileMaker Go helps Lee Medical save millions of healthcare dollars and improve patient outcomes by reducing blood stream infection rates through the use of real time surveillance.

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