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My First iOS Database
Need a custom business solution for your iPad or iPhone? FileMaker 12 makes it easy for anyone to create custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, and Mac. In this 60 minute session, Bill Kaiser from FileMaker, Inc. will show how you can create a custom solution from scratch for any task whether it be for contact management, event tracking, project management, inventory status, and more. See how FileMaker solutions can be shared and updated securely by your entire team in real time
On Demand FileMaker Web Seminars
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Idea to iPad
Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Send us your idea for a business task and we'll use the most popular submission in this live event. With your participation, we'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.
FileMaker in Higher Education
Find out how Ivy League and other top colleges in New England are using FileMaker. See how you can make your own departmental solution to track students and classes. FileMaker is being used extensively in higher education. From collecting research data to all types of administrative functions, FileMaker helps departments manage data that is located in enterprise systems like PeopleSoft, Banner, and SAP, as well as desktop applications like Excel. Find out how some Ivy League schools are using FileMaker and learn how to make a quick solution to track students and classes.
Starter Solutions on Steroids
FileMaker is a powerful, flexible platform that can solve almost any business problem. You can build your own solutions from scratch, but there are a myriad of resources available to help you deploy a solution in record time.
In this informative web seminar, we'll review how to use FileMaker Starter Solutions and customize them for your needs. We'll begin with the Starter Solutions that are included with FileMaker Pro. These 16 Starter Solutions cover everything from invoices to asset management to events, and more.
Watch as we explore some great third party solutions — one in particular is available free to you. Finally we'll discuss a real customer example of using this template to create a robust, customer application with remarkably little investment in time and money.
Making the Case for FileMaker
Learn the importance on developing a compelling and effective case study or ROI analysis of existing or proposed FileMaker based solutions. We'll review several ways in which empirical data can be used to describe the benefits of a given solution. Examples include time saved, opportunities created, risks managed or avoided and standards achieved. Get guidance on how to determine what are the most important internal metrics for success. You'll see real world examples of successful internal presentations that resulted in huge improvements in quality of life and access to resources for those FileMaker advocates that prepared and presented these case studies.
Top 10 Things to Think About When Designing for iOS
With FileMaker Go, you can take your existing FileMaker solutions with you on your iPad or iPhone without major modifications. But just like when designing a website for mobile devices, there are several things to keep in mind when building a solution for FileMaker Go. Learn the key, yet simple, design considerations that will help you build solutions that truly feel like they were built for your iPad and iPhone. We'll set guidelines for objects' appearances and sizes, streamline data entry when using touch interfaces, and prevent unwanted zooming. And we'll look at some best practices for working with the unique features of iOS devices, such as screen sizes and rotation, virtual keyboards, and the Home button. Join us for a one-hour presentation with Chad Novotny from 12ti Studios, and Jason Fiske from FileMaker, Inc.
Taking My FileMaker Solution Mobile
You've created a database, but now how do you make it available so your users can access it from anywhere they have an Internet connection? This webinar will focus on best practices for users in the field and how to tailor your database to fill the specific tasks that are required of a mobile user. We will discuss different hosting options, web and iOS based access, and look at the best methods for mobile data entry such as bar code scanning and drop down lists. By the end, you will be able to plan your own mobile database deployment and determine the necessary mobile workflows so your users can efficiently perform their job on the go.
Fundamentals of Mobile Syncing
With the growing popularity of mobile devices, accessing your data from anywhere has become more important. Remote users with full-time network connections and sufficient bandwidth can work directly with hosted systems. However, for users who require the freedom to move without a network connection, the ability to sync data becomes essential. This could be as simple as importing records from one file to another, or as complex as incremental updates based on business rules. This webinar will cover deployment options for your data, important considerations for syncing such as infrastructure and conflict resolution, and third-party tools to aid in syncing.
Best Practices for Migrating to FileMaker 12
Thinking about upgrading to FileMaker Pro 12? Maybe you already own FileMaker Pro 12, but haven't moved yet? Converting your existing database to the new file format is easy, and let's you take advantage of the many new features in FileMaker 12: new design tools, creating and sharing iPad and iPhone databases with FileMaker Go 12, and many more. For most customers, migrating databases is as easy as dragging and dropping, but we will share tips and tricks that can aid anyone interested in moving to FileMaker 12. Join us for a one-hour presentation with David Head, Systems Engineer for Australia/Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc., who will cover best practices for migrating your files to FileMaker Pro 12. You'll learn how to prepare for your conversion, the easy steps required, and what to do after your files are converted.
FileMaker Go in Business: Berklee College of Music
World-famous and highly selective Berklee College of Music have streamlined their recruiting process for reviewing over 7,000 applicants across six continents each year. With FileMaker Go loaded on the recruiters' iPads, they are able to assess hundreds of prospects daily and track their unique credentials. FileMaker Go is the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone and is part of many custom solutions for businesses around the world. Join us for an informative real-world look at how FileMaker Go helped Damien Bracken, Dean of Admissions at Berklee College of Music, and his team develop a global audition and interview process and bring new levels of consistency to prospect evaluations.
The Advanced Features of FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced
If you develop and maintain databases for yourself or your team and want to build more powerful and more flexible database applications, then this FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced webinar is for you. Join us for a one hour session, led by Alexei Folger from FileMaker, Inc., who will discuss and demonstrate all the advanced features of FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced including the custom menu options, script debugger, the data viewer, the database design report and more.
The FileMaker iOS Demo Solutions
Get inspired to create your own custom business solutions for iPad or iPhone! In this 60 minute session, led by Matt O'Dell and Beth Nagengast from FileMaker, Inc., we'll take a tour of the free sample solutions that are included in the new iOS Demo Solutions. Designed by independent FileMaker developers, these sample databases provide a range of real-world examples of what can be created for iOS with the FileMaker Platform. You can download as many as you'd like - all for free. After this webinar, you're sure to be inspired to create your own!
FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Server
Join FileMaker for "FileMaker Server," the last session in a three part webinar series based on the new FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12.
In this hour-long event, led by Mark Richman from Skeleton Key, you’ll learn the best practices for setting up and maintaining FileMaker Server 12 and FileMaker Server 12 Advanced. Get training on configuration processes, learn proper backup routines, and understand how to use server-side scripts.
This session is based on the material in Module 10: FileMaker Server, taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Training Series: FileMaker Go
Join FileMaker for "FileMaker Go," the second in a three part webinar series based on the new FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12. In this hour-long event, led by Aaron Gutleben from Soliant Consulting, you’ll become familiar with the FileMaker Go application environment and understand tools and behaviors to start you on your way to building solid and stable mobile applications for the iPad and iPhone. You’ll see the functionality offered to you through the menu commands, and learn the differences between FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro. This session is based on the material in Module 13: FileMaker Go taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.
Creating and Managing Custom, Business-to-Employee Mobile Solutions
A new webcast, featuring Gartner analyst Van Baker and FileMaker’s Ryan Rosenberg, explores trends and best practices in creating and managing custom business-to-employee (B-to-E) mobile solutions. Baker, Gartner vice president and research director, discusses how innovative companies are improving productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction with B-to-E solutions. He also details key requirements for B-to-E solutions, such as security and integration with business systems, which are quite different from those of consumer apps. Baker summarizes issues, such as selection of tools and the power of native functions, for IT to consider when building custom solutions.
Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president of marketing and services, explains the unique advantages of using the FileMaker Platform for iPad and iPhone solutions. These include:
- A comprehensive environment for the end-to-end solution lifecycle that spans design, build, integration, security, management, deployment and updates.
- A robust visual development environment for creating full-featured solutions with the ability to capture digital signatures, create PDF files, and generate rich reports and charts.
- Instant updates to FileMaker apps, automatically pushed to all connected users, requiring no user action.
FileMaker Training Series: Working with Layouts
Join FileMaker for "Working with Layouts," the first in a three part webinar series based on the new FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 12. In this hour-long event, led by Tim Jones from Accelerate Computer Training, you’ll discover tools and techniques for creating layouts in FileMaker Pro 12, including layout themes, object states, the Inspector tool palette, conditional formatting, auto-resize, Web Viewers, portals, and tab controls. Learn how to organize layouts into groups and how the new features in FileMaker Pro 12 make it easy to create stunning layouts. This session is based on the material in Module 4: Working with Layouts taken directly from the FileMaker Training Series, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.
Meet FileMaker 12!
Meet the new FileMaker 12 product line! Discover how the new themes, Starter Solutions, design tools, and charts in FileMaker Pro 12 can help you instantly create stunning databases. You’ll also learn how the new 64-bit version of FileMaker Server 12 improves the speed, stability, and performance of your FileMaker solutions. Plus, get up-to-speed on all the new enhancements in FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone – now available free on the App Store.