The FileMaker Pro system, built by Database Administrator Jeff Moore and the consulting firm Umlaut LLC, contains some 180 related FileMaker Pro databases among three FileMaker Pro servers, the largest database of which is 30,000 records. The remote sales staff uses FileMaker Pro to manage contract and sample requests, a process that used to involve printing sample reports and faxing them to the processing. When a weekly sample report could include up to 500 pages of sample information, automation becomes a necessity. Using a FileMaker Pro Solution, they now generate these reports electronically, print them to file and e–mail them to the processing department. The company also automated its permissions system so that each time people in the editorial department need to use a quote or information from a book, they can simply fill out a FileMaker Pro form and track the request. Other FileMaker Pro databases track images used in books, book specs, contracts, production processes, purchase orders, and internal tracking among workgroups.