FileMaker and Information Technology
Resources for the IT manager and technology professional
Where does FileMaker Pro fit?
FileMaker software is highly customizable and allows solutions to be rapidly created and modified in real-time. Its robust, relational database architecture offers greater scalability and yields higher productivity compared to lower end desktop applications such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access. FileMaker Pro allows you to create databases across multiple platforms including iOS, Windows, Mac and the web.
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Development and Deployment of Solutions
FileMaker Pro helps your IT organization bridge the gap between your long-term strategic projects and the need for tactical workgroup solutions. Quickly build and deploy solutions in less time with the customizable and intuitive interface of FileMaker Pro. The cross-platform architecture allows both Windows and Mac OS users to design, share and modify the same databases.
Deploy iPad and iPhone Solutions
With FileMaker Pro, mobile iPad and iPhone solutions can be prototyped and completed in hours or days versus weeks or months. No iOS application programming or design experience is required. Build a solution once with FileMaker Pro and immediately deploy it to the iPad and iPhone using FileMaker Go. With FileMaker Go you simply copy databases locally onto a device from email or iTunes. Or remotely connect to solutions securely hosted on FileMaker Server.
FileMaker accounts and privilege sets can be customized down to exact users or specific database fields. Manage your FileMaker solutions using existing external network authentication via Active Directory or Open Directory. Encrypt data transferred between hosted databases and desktop clients using SSL.
Completely redesigned, FileMaker Server can be installed and configured in 20 minutes or less (for basic installations). Administer databases locally or remotely and automate administrative tasks with the Admin Console. FileMaker Server improves the performance and security of shared databases. FileMaker Server 12 supports a network of 250 simultaneous connections, and FileMaker Server 12 Advanced does not limit the number of FileMaker Pro connections. Limitations are imposed only by your hardware and operating system.
Establish live two-way connections to external SQL data sources such as Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. Or use open ODBC and XML standards to share data with other applications.
Create custom, data-driven websites with integrated support for PHP and XML using FileMaker Server.
Support and Training
Discover a host of resources to help you quickly resolve technical issues and to keep current with your FileMaker skills.
Lower your software investment costs with FileMaker Licensing Programs. A variety of customized plans provide significant discounts compared with retail prices.
Protect your investment with the FileMaker Maintenance Program. This plan provides your organization with the latest release of FileMaker at low pre-set costs.
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