The database is the brainchild of Darren Amato, a D&B Area
Sales Manager based in Parsippany, New Jersey. Darren figured that his
clients could be served more efficiently if the information they needed
was searchable and distributed over the web, rather than by means of
phone calls or faxes. The question was how to do it? Over lunch, a
colleague suggested he look into building a database with FileMaker Pro.
Darren was skeptical — he's a sales manager, he says, not a software
wizard — but he decided to give it a try. He bought a copy of FileMaker,
took it home and experimented — letting his instincts be his guide.
'After fooling with it for a while,' he remembers, 'I suddenly realized
'Hey! I'm going to be able to do this!'
And so he did.
'I never touched a database before this,' Darren emphasizes. 'I didn't
take any classes or read any books. I just did it — it's that easy!'
I never touched a database before this. I didn't take any classes or read any books. I just did it – it's that easy!
Darren Amato, Area Manager Marketing Sales, D&B