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Dr. Beatrice Beaubien
Dr. Beatrice Beaubien uses FileMaker to develop hundreds of healthcare, legal and business applications.

Dr. Beatrice Beaubien

The new features in FileMaker Pro 10 are bound to excite developers and users, says Dr. Beatrice Beaubien, a developer for 12 years of healthcare, business and legal applications built on FileMaker Pro. From the in depth recovery reporting, to the redesigned user interface, Dr. Beaubien says the new capabilities are powerful tools, with the script triggers at the top of the list. Dr. Beatrice Beaubien is a busy FileMaker developer whose charge includes hundreds of healthcare, legal and business applications. Her response to the new FileMaker Pro 10? It's a major step forward for both users and developers — with script triggers the jewel in the crown!

Overview

  • Busy programmer maintains more than 100 applications and solutions
  • Wears many hats in developer role

Industry

  • Healthcare/Medical Services

Solutions

  • Script triggers make developers' solutions more robust and secure

Benefits

  • Implementation of FileMaker Pro 10

In my tests FileMaker Pro 10 represents a major step forward, both in the user experience, and the powerful tools it provides developers. I foresee the new sorting and dynamic sub summary reporting features will be very popular and I also appreciate the new in depth Recovery reporting. However, the script triggers are the jewel in the crown.

— Dr. Beatrice Beaubien, i2eye, Toronto, Canada

Business Challenge

For Toronto–based Dr. Beatrice Beaubien, the new features in FileMaker Pro 10 represent a strong response to developers' requests and she's very pleased. "The overhaul of the interface is a dramatic …change. …I anticipate the users' reception to the changes will be very positive," she says.

Dr. Beaubien should know. She is the self–described wearer of many developer hats. "My role," she says, "runs the gamut of needs analysis, solution development and coding, user support and server maintenance." She is really enthusiastic about the new script triggers in FileMaker Pro 10 saying, "The importance of the script triggers can't be underestimated. They are the key to tracking changes in regulated environments such as risk management, the financial sector and healthcare.

"Additionally they provide the capabilities to roll back changes in the case of undesired modifications, or roll forward in the case of inadvertent data loss, and they make sophisticated field validation more elegant and powerful. Also, script triggers play an invaluable role in streamlining navigation and creating user–centric layouts. They will be an integral part of all new databases I develop for a large pediatric hospital."

Beatrice also welcomes the new saved finds capability and sort–on–the–fly feature, which, she predicts, will be very popular with her users. 'Dynamic reports are a significant new boon for everyone," she explains. "New data viewing tools — persistent sorting, adding fields on the fly in Table view, saved finds, viewing sub–summary reports in Browse mode — hand control of reporting to the user. This will make life simpler for the developer, and in turn will empower our clients who will be able now to slice–and–dice their own data interpretations. Researchers at the hospital (as well as finance staff in any industry) will welcome these innovations.

Successful Solution

In short Beatrice thinks FileMaker Pro 10 is a winner. "In my tests it represents a major step forward, both in the user experience, and the powerful tools it provides developers," she declares. "I foresee the new sorting and dynamic sub summary reporting features will be very popular and I also appreciate the new in depth recovery reporting. However, the script triggers are the feather in the crown."

Dynamic reports are a significant new boon for everyone. New data viewing tools — persistent sorting, adding fields on the fly in Table view, saved finds, viewing sub–summary reports in Browse mode — hand control of reporting to the user.

— Dr. Beatrice Beaubien, i2eye, Toronto, Canada

For FileMaker:

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

For i2eye:

Beatrice Beaubien, Ph.D.
i2eye
416.429.0393
webmaven@i2eye.com