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Japan Management Ltd.
A small but very busy search company in rural England uses FileMaker Pro 10 to manage its consultants, candidates, project management and accounting.

Japan Management Ltd.

Small search and placement company in rural southern England finds employees from Europe and the UK for Japanese companies. A highly customized FileMaker system keeps everything running smoothly. Japan Management Ltd. is a small personnel consulting firm, specializing in executive search, selection and the recruitment of local staff for Japanese businesses across the UK and Europe. FileMaker is used extensively in running the business.

Overview

  • UK based search and placement company finds employees for Japanese clients
  • Customized FileMaker system, built in house, manages all aspects of the company

Industry

  • Other

Solutions

  • Upgrading to FileMaker Pro 10 seamlessly integrates data built in many previous versions of FileMaker.
  • New user interface makes running FileMaker seamless with look and feel of other applications.
  • Routine formatting and reporting greatly improved with Script Triggers.

FileMaker was the perfect solution due to its flexibility, scalability and ease of use. We have now over 120.000 records in our databases and the system is under no strain.

— Sascha Kunze, Japan Management Ltd.

Business Challenge

Japan Management is a highly specialized search company using a highly specialized, custom, in house developed FileMaker solution to track Japanese firms, clients, candidates, projects, invoicing and administration. Six consultants across three locations in two countries access the system, which is hosted on FileMaker Server.

Successful Solution

Sascha Kunze is the Senior Manager at Japan Management and he's delighted with the ease of upgrading to FileMaker Pro 10.

"I was up and running in less than 10 minutes," he says. "I went ahead to open my existing databases and all my layouts, scripts and reports were maintained as intended. These were created in some cases as early as FM 4 and have migrated well through FM6 to 8, 8.5, 9 and now 10."

Sascha is also pleased that the improved user interface is easy to use. "The new user interface is excellent," he grins. "After years of using the old version, switching over was much easier than I thought. It now feels just like any other recent application and it is very intuitive."

Like many developers Sascha is especially enthusiastic about the Script Triggers. "I believe that the Script Triggers are the most important addition to FileMaker in this version., this will make a lot of routine formatting, reporting and other processes a lot easier."

But that's not the only new addition that has Sascha smiling. "Mail via smtp through FileMaker directly is a god send," he says. "Together with the scripting triggers e-mail can now be sent location independent from specified accounts and this makes a huge difference to mobility of our consultants and our ability keep track of communication with our clients and candidates."

"FileMaker was the perfect solution due to its flexibility, scalability and ease of use. We have now over 120.000 records in our databases and the system is under no strain."

Customer Benefits

FileMaker's ease of deployment made it possible for Japan Management to upgrade and take immediate benefit from the new version. The new Script Triggers and the ability to send email directly using SMTP is expected to make a big difference to running the company and its highly mobile consultants.

Mail via SMTP through FileMaker directly is a god send. Together with the scripting triggers e–mail can now be sent location independent from specified accounts and this makes a huge difference to mobility of our consultants and our ability keep track of communication with our clients and candidates.

— Sascha Kunze, Japan Management Ltd.

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For Japan Management, Ltd:

Sascha Kunze
Japan Management, Ltd
0044 (0) 1342 824 376
S.Kunze@JapanManagement.co.uk
http://www.JapanManagement.co.uk