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In almost every segment of business, education and government, millions of our delighted customers use FileMaker to organize projects, people, assets and more.

Small Business

Vienna Benetton Mega Store

The Vienna Benetton Mega Store simplified inventory management and point of sales information access by implementing a FileMaker Go for iPad solution in just a few days.

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Souris Mini

Fashionable children's apparel designer, manufacturer and retailer streamlines back-end processes and communicates better and faster with supervisors and maintenance staff in the field using iPads.

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The Hoop Consultants

FileMaker solution keeps leading basketball consultant focused on players and clients instead of rekeying information into word processing and spreadsheet documents

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E2 Consulting Engineers

Superfund cleanup specialists remove mercury contamination with help from a custom FileMaker solution and iPads.

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Sea Breeze Farm

Dairy farmer, restaurateur and cheesemaker creates custom iPad apps to manage a multi-faceted business with the FileMaker Platform.

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Klapprodt Pools

Klapprodt Pools manages everything from design through customer service while savings tens of thousands of dollars, all using a FileMaker solution.

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Santiki Trading Company

Leading casual wear manufacturer cuts hundreds of hours from order processing with "virtual warehouse" iPad app.

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West Paw Design

Eco-friendly pet product manufacturer unleashes new manufacturing process with FileMaker Go for iPad

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Store owner stocks rare books using FileMaker Go for iPhone

Orca Books owner uses FileMaker Go for iPhone to access store inventory while book hunting

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Car rental firm drives increased customer satisfaction
with FileMaker Go for iPad

Acorn Rentals eliminates paperwork and speeds rental delivery with breakthrough mobile solution using FileMaker Go for iPad.

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Motorhead Extraordinaire , Inc.

Bricks and mortar store moves to e-commerce thanks to FileMaker Pro 11

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Family run chain of Florida seafood restaurants uses FileMaker Pro 9 to access legacy data in SQL databases.

More than 30 years ago, Crabby Bill's founders, Bill and Dolores Loder, promised to serve customers with great food at great prices and with great service. Keeping track of the hundreds of thousands of meals served, the tons of fish and seafood cooked, the millions of dollars in sales, and the myriad happy customers, is FileMaker Pro 9, helping to ensure that Crabby Bill's delivers on that promise!

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Creators of management software for Yoga, Pilates, Dance, and Martial Arts studios power their hosted solution with FileMaker Pro 8

Reaching out to the wellness studio industry with a product that meets a fundamental need, Dharma Tribe provides efficient and user-friendly management tools for studio operators. Whether it is a yoga studio, a Pilates center, a dance institute or a martial-arts school, there's a Dharma Tribe application to keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. Operating from headquarters in South Pasadena, California, Dharma Tribe provides software and support for top wellness studios around the world.

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Alli | Alliance of Action Sports

Alli | Alliance of Action Sports brings together the best sports properties, athletes and brands globally for action sports fans, and uses FileMaker Pro to manage the necessary merchandise planning, sales reporting and purchase orders.

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YachtCrews.com Puts FileMaker to Work Assembling a Yachting Crew

You've made it. You've finally got the boat — and she's beautiful. But who's going to sail it for you? Assembling a yachting crew needn't mean a rough voyage, thanks to YachtCrews.com -- an online crew placement company built around the database power of FileMaker Pro, the award winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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Feel The Magic!

Harry Potter and Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars, Showdown Sports, European Soccer and for the Japanese market Duel Masters -- and of course Magic: The Gathering, the one that stated it all. What do they have in common? They're all the subjects of popular adventure, fantasy and trading card games! And they're all produced by Wizards of the Coast -- a firm now expanding the magic with FileMaker Pro 6, latest version of the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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Manufacturer of Restaurant Furnishings Tracks Orders with FileMaker

To succeed in a fast-paced manufacturing business, you can't just let things happen. You've got to be up and doing -- looking for ways to improve service to your customers. That's the formula at Waymar Industries, a fast-growing manufacturer of restaurant furnishings -- and a key component in that formula is FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Eyes Wide Open

Security is a serious business. Whether a company deals in hard money or valuable ideas, keeping a close eye on who goes where and when -- and what they do when they get there -- is essential. In the Upper Midwest, companies have come to trust VideoTronix Inc. for dependable security equipment and services, and VideoTronix has come to rely for efficient information processing on FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Running the Race

Hundreds of participants, dozens of events. Putting on one athletic competition is challenging enough, but when it's a series of competitions extending across twenty cities, encompassing contestants from all over the United States, that's a real challenge. Unless, like the organizers of the Urban Challenge, you're taking full advantage of the data-management power of FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Manufacturer of high-quality membrane switches and printed industrial plastics tracks work orders with custom-designed application based on FileMaker Pro 8

Precision manufacturing of custom-designed parts is the mission at True North Printed Plastics. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, this firm provides plastic membrane switches and other custom-printed plastic devices to a wide range of customers in the automotive, electronic, and medical fields. The company tracks all of its work orders, every step of the way, with a unique, custom-built FileMaker Pro database application.

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Yearly convention and fan site depends on FileMaker Pro for organization and streamlined workflow

All You Need is Love — and a great idea — and back in 1974 Mark Lapidos had both. His passion, The Beatles, his idea, an annual Beatles Fans Celebration; a two-or-three-day convention of Beatles fans, a place where they could enjoy, listen, meet other Beatles fans, and of course buy memorabilia, albums, t-shirts, and so on. "After a few months of deliberating," Mark recalls on The Fest website, "I decided to take my personal savings and book the New York Commodore Hotel for the weekend of September 7-8, 1974."

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Focused on the commercial printing and packaging industries, The Stuart Company is known for its state-of-the-art laser die-making and cutting, and glue finishing.

Based in Cincinnati, The Stuart Company is a model for today’s lean, modern, technically adept, consumer-focused company. The fifty-year-old service company in the graphic arts industry takes pride in using the latest cross-platform software, CAD and laser cutting machines to manufacture the dies used in making boxes, folding cartons and other commercial packaging.

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Crafter of unique hand-poured candles takes orders, tracks sales, and manages production with a FileMaker Pro 7 database system.

Candles of beauty, candles of meaning -- poured by hand at Sweet Spirit Candles. This Seattle-based manufacturer of intent candles produces over 700 distinctive styles, distributed both by retail and over the web. It's as well known for its personalized service to customers as it is for the quality of its products, which many users believe aid them in achieving personal goals, candles which may be used for everything from celebration to worship.

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Developers of FileMaker Pro-based tool assemble and organize content for a wide range of catalogs, directories and reference guides

Bringing years of expertise to the preparation and presentation of specialty publications to its clients, Seattle Publishing assembles a wide range of catalogs, directories and reference guides, all custom-designed to the clients’ specifications. The tool that makes it all possible is Seattle Publishing's own creation, The Gutenberg Publishing System®, a powerful data management application built on a strong FileMaker Pro foundation.

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FileMaker Pro Tracks Tech Support Calls for Busy Customer Service Department

Scitex Digital Video manufactures ImMIX® digital nonlinear video editing products. Videotaped footage is digitized onto a hard drive, from which video professionals, including editors of documentaries, commercials and training videos, call up images as needed, cutting and pasting the images into their final order and adding special effects.

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On with the Show

On the stage or in the exhibition hall -- when you're putting on a show, the last thing you want to worry about are the technical details. And you won't -- not if you've placed them in the hands of the audio-video professionals of New York's Scharff Weisberg, Inc. They're experts in AV technology, from special effects to sound systems, and they ensure that top-level service to their clients with FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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A Matter of Logistics

When you reach for a prescription medication, or an over-the-counter remedy, you take for granted that it meets certain specifications. A glance at the expiration date on the bottle is your assurance that the merchandise isn't stale.

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FileMaker Handles the Action at Nimmo Bay Resort

A vacation you'll never forget, in a setting that takes your breath away. That's the goal at Nimmo Bay Resort -- outdoor playground in the Great Northwest. And seeing to it that all that fun goes according to plan is the goal of FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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FileMaker Keeps Nation's Biggest Highway Project on Track

McGinley Hart & Associates LLP is an 15-person architectural and preservation planning firm specializing in historic building preservation and renovation. One of the firm's major undertakings is tracking the effects of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project on Boston's historic building

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Pathways to Progress

A school is more than just a building — and a rewarding educational experience for students and teachers alike requires a comfortable well-maintained facility. Helping school systems to keep up with their maintenance challenges is what Maintenance Tracker's all about -- a powerful task-management tool built around FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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FileMaker Pro Keeps the Jazz Cool for The Knitting Factor

FileMaker Pro is showing up in the hippest places. When Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel and U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright wanted to hang out with rocker Lou Reed and performance artist Lori Anderson, they went to the Knitting Factory. The Knitting Factory is both a nightclub, presenting live jazz music seven nights a week, and a record label that releases compact discs by many of the artists who perform there. Naturally, when the Knitting Factory wanted to manage their web site, they turned to FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro is a relational database application designed to help manage and share information in the real world. It's a fast and easy software system for creating databases that are completely cross-platform on Macintosh, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 3.1.

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New information management vistas open for world-class photography firm with the introduction of FileMaker Pro 7

Striking, glamorous images that capture the eyes of the world, Jim Jordan Photography makes them happen. This full-service celebrity fashion photography studio maintains a fully staffed production company, turning out magazine and catalog shoots, TV commercials, even music videos at its facilities in New York and Los Angeles. From the glossy pages of American Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the J. Crew catalogue, to the upscale, memorable ad campaigns of BMW, American Express, and Mercedes Benz, Jim Jordan Photography travels the globe to capture images that endure, and the power of FileMaker Pro helps keep those images organized.

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FileMaker is Backbone of Flower Essences Business

Advocates of alternative remedies have long believed that the essence of certain flowers has a healing effect on our own energy -- and while the conventional medical jury is still out, its supporters certainly swear by it. Just as one of Europe's leading suppliers of these essences swears by FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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An Englishman’s home is his castle

The real estate business in England has traditionally been dominated by small companies, each focused on its immediate geographic area. Humberts, while based in London, set out to change that by consolidating many smaller offices into a national firm and bringing in modern systems.

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FileMaker Fuels Hearts of Space Website

Hearts of Space grew out of producer Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, contemplative music. Beginning in the early 1970s, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary music program on American public radio. Over the intervening quarter century, Hearts of Space has evolved into a multifaceted production and marketing organization encompassing radio, records, CD mastering, and music publishin

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FileMaker Pro Keeps Europawatch.com Ticking

Good businesses reward their key players. The benefits may be nifty gifts sporting the company's logo, or they could simply be the continued enhancement of services to meet customer needs. For the gifts, they may turn to Los Angeles-based Europawatch.com (http://www.europawatch.com), which provides customized promotional watches for Fortune 1000 companies. Meanwhile, Europa is busy rewarding its own distributors with comprehensive online self-service catalog and support systems. What makes Europawatch.com tick? FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database solution from FileMaker, Inc.

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Canadian office of prominent medical devices manufacturer makes FileMaker Pro the heart of its warranty-service tracking system

Known world wide as the developer of BAHA®, advanced hearing-rehabilitation technology, Entific Medical Systems AB maintains a network of regional sales offices to oversee the distribution of its range of products. Canadian operations are based in Toronto, where Entific Canada Inc. ensures that patients and medical professionals have access to the latest developments in this constantly evolving field. And behind the scenes, FileMaker Pro 7 plays an important role in ensuring that the technology remains in prime operating condition.

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Media Conscious, Media Savvy

These days, image is everything. But image management is even more. Today's full-service communications agency doesn't just design advertising. It builds distinctive identities for its clients. And for eMotion studios, a cutting-edge California agency, modern media tools bring these identities to life. Keeping those projects on track, you'll find FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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Producer of trade shows and exhibitions for a wide range of clients manages contacts and customer shipments with FileMaker Pro 8.5

Behind the exhibits, behind the displays at every trade show there's a team of professionals who bring it all together. At Eaton Hall Exhibitions, the focus is on service to clients, whether they're world-class companies like General Electric, Honeywell, or Siemens, or small entrepreneurs looking to make a splash in a crowded marketplace. Eaton Hall's best known presentation is the annual School Building Expo, the largest and best-attended school design and construction show in the United States, but whatever the show, FileMaker Pro databases organize the essential contact information.

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DriveSavers Builds Company Business Support Systems in FileMaker

Hard drive failure can happen to anyone, at any time. And your important business data is gone. Or so it might seem. But 'gone' doesn't always mean 'GONE.' Even when all might seem lost, it's sometimes possible to rescue the contents of a damaged drive. Just ask the professionals at California–based DriveSavers. They're experts in the challenging field of data recovery. And one of their most valuable tools is FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Busy builder of custom swimming pools branches out with a specialized FileMaker Pro office management solution

Based on the famous "Space Coast" of Florida, Blue Marlin Pools offers custom-designed, custom-built swimming pool construction to clients throughout the state's east-central region. In business now for over a dozen years, Blue Marlin Pools is noted for its meticulous, carefully-organized approach to customer service, an approach made possible by a purpose-built FileMaker Pro office management application. And after demonstrated success behind the scenes at Blue Marlin, the application is now available to pool builders everywhere as Pool Pro Office.

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Alastair Sawday Publishing Manages 'Special Places to Stay' with FileMaker

Alastair Sawday Publishing (ASP) is the company behind the well-known and highly respected 'Special Places to Stay' travel series. The books are a collection of travel guidebooks covering over 5,000 B&Bs, hotels and self-catering places in Britain, France, India, Italy, Ireland, Morocco, Croatia, Spain and Portugal, plus an expanding collection of Green Places to Stay. The creation and maintenance of these guides and their accompanying website, www.sawdays.co.uk, is administration-intensive. Information on each place is gathered from ASP's inspectors, editors, readers and from the owners themselves and compiled into a database that has to remain aware of the content crossover between the guides too; for example, an owner of a B&B may also rent out self-catering accommodation, perhaps in another country. It's a complex picture to paint in one system.

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Agency Uses FileMaker to Plan Travel Adventures

Going places, doing things. That's what travel is all about. But planning travel can be complicated -- especially when you're heading off the beaten track. That's where a personalized travel agency like AirTreks can make all the difference -- helping to plan memorable travel adventures with a high-powered database system based on FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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Canadian web design and search engine optimization company runs efficiently with the help of FileMaker Pro

Abalone Designs Inc. optimizes websites to make them search engine-friendly. That means in the search for relevant keywords, the optimized sites appear very high on the list of the results on the major search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo!. Search engine optimization (SEO) is done in several ways. One is site optimization; cleaning up a website's HTML code to make it more search engine-friendly. Another is by heightening the user-friendliness and usefulness of the site through the implementation of information services, visitor interaction and overall likeability of the website. And third, there are ways to develop a website's link popularity by enticing other related web sites to link to it. Like all programming companies, Abalone Designs needed to keep track of its clients, the time spent on each website and, above all, billing.

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Tin Toy Arcade marches on with FileMaker Pro

TinToyArcade.com is a family-run business that sells tin toys, classic toys and retro gifts online.

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FileMaker Pro keeps Veblen Freight Engneers on the road

When people need flatbed or heavy-duty truck services in the lower 48 states, they can turn to Veblen Freight Engineers to get the job done. And Veblen uses FileMaker Pro to keep the business running.

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FileMaker Pro protects patient privacy

FileMaker Pro allows small counseling business to enhance workflow, maintain a low overhead, and ensure information security.

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