A perfect fit for Souris Mini
When FileMaker introduced FileMaker Go for the iPad, IT Director Michel Paquet and the rest of the company saw an immediate fit and began extending portions of an existing back-end FileMaker solution, encompassing everything from design imagery to manufacturing and sales, to iPad users, beginning with those employees who were on the road the greatest amount of time.
Previously, retail supervisors traveling from store to store logged reports in Microsoft Word and emailed them to management, who then manually produced reports on each visit to check the status and sales of each store. Now store supervisors fill out status reports using FileMaker Go on their iPads, and management can immediately see the results using FileMaker Pro on their desktops.
Maintenance personnel have iPads that let them assign tasks and follow up on projects. They attach photos directly in a form in their iPads, a capability that was difficult when using Word documents but is easy in to FileMaker Go. iPad users can use both 3G or Wifi networks to connect FileMaker Server so no matter where the field teams travel, data stays synchronized between mobile employees and management.
The new mobile solution was a simple extension from the existing custom business solution built using FileMaker software. Years ago, Paquet began building a new system to support the common back-end processes needed by most any manufacturer using the FileMaker Platform – without the expense of a high-end, off-the-shelf manufacturing automation solution.