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Forrester’s interviews with a customer’s application development team showed that financial benefits from the FileMaker solutions surpassed costs three months after creation, and two-year ROI of 289%.
Readers of the study may estimate their own costs and benefits from FileMaker solutions compared to existing processes and to alternative tools. The study provides a framework that considers developers’ hourly costs, total time, time saved compared to current processes and alternative development methods.
Forrester interviewed a large event and convention organization, which had saved considerable money and time by automating paper work order processes with FileMaker solutions running on iPads connected to back-office databases.
The October 2012 study summarises several benefits this customer realised by developing the application with FileMaker, including:
• Mobile application development using the FileMaker Platform was faster than alternative approaches considered.
• The FileMaker custom iOS solutions for iPad and iPhone achieved “payback” in three months.
• The two-year ROI was 289%.
• Worker productivity increased by improving communication and reducing errors with on-the-spot data entry on iPads and immediate synchronisation to back-end systems.
• FileMaker software license fees for application development and hardware costs were lower when compared with other alternatives.
Download the complimentary TEI Study and visit the FileMaker Resource Center. Learn more about how organisations from almost every segment of business, education and government are creating custom iPad and iPhone solutions at minimal expense for rapid ROI.
FileMaker Developer Conference explores design, development and business innovation with the FileMaker Platform
Over 80 expert-led sessions detail how to build powerful, custom solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web
March 13, 2013 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced schedule highlights for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2013, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers and users. “Platform for Innovation” is the theme of the 18th annual conference, which features two new tracks and will be at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in San Diego, California USA, August 12-15.
Attendees will see live demonstrations by FileMaker staff and exhibitors and learn the ins and outs of creating custom solutions using the FileMaker Platform. In addition to increasing their technical expertise, developers can network, get ideas, and exchange tips with over 1,200 FileMaker enthusiasts, from more than 36 countries during the four-day event.
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Willem Meyer, FileMaker Regional Manager Asia Pacific, recently appeared on popular Australian business website Kochie's Business Builders, outlining the various capabilities of FileMaker to a small business audience.
In the video interview, Willem explains how FileMaker enables businesses to create custom database solutions that fit around their business, rather than forcing businesses to change their processes to suit existing database software products.
Willem also discusses the growing trend towards Business to Employee (B2E) apps and how FileMaker is helping change the way we work by encouraging greater mobility.
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New FileMaker 12 Delivers Breakthrough Design Features for Creating Stunning Databases for iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac
Apr 5, 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.
- 29 April 2013 - FileMaker Survey: Custom business solutions for iPad and iPhone are not just for road warriors anymore; companies now mobilising in-house business operations
- 18 April 2013 - Study underscores ROI of custom iPad and iPhone solutions built on FileMaker Platform
- 20 March 2013 - All-new Made for FileMaker is portal to hundreds of solutions, plug-ins, tools and more for FileMaker
- 13 March 2013 - FileMaker Developer Conference explores design, development and business innovation with the FileMaker Platform