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  • FileMaker 6, 7, 8 and beyond:

    Whether you're running the most current version of FileMaker or a ... "not so current" version, you can rest assured that your needs will be met. We possess the experience to work with any vintage of FileMaker and facilitate the workarounds that will provide your database function thought only available in the most recent releases. Conversely, we stay abreast of new and developing technologies so that, as they emerge, you can take full advantage of them.

    Upgrading? We have the expertise to ensure your data and your database makes the transition intact, and with minimal downtime. Once you've upgraded, it's time to take advantage of the new features available to you. Together, we can determine how these new capabilities can improve the efficiency of your database and your users' experience.

  • New or existing solutions:

    Unlike some Developers, we do not shy away from maintaining existing FileMaker solutions. You and your staff know the workflow that works best for you. We will work with you to establish or reinforce this workflow, determining where changes need to be made in existing solutions and where a fresh start is dictated.

    Completely new to FileMaker? We can facilitate migration of your data from another source, be it another database, spreadsheet, or simply text.

  • Intuitive total solutions:

    Emphasis is on ease of use. Your database is near useless to you if you or your staff don't know how to use it to it's full capabilities. Our specialty is building intuitive interfaces that don't intimidate; rather, they encourage users to explore them. We measure a successful solution as one that any of your staff could use with a minimum of training. A total solution removes as many distractions as possible from the main application window, even as far as custom titlebar menus. Functions and commands that ordinarily require the user to leave the main window to 'click'' buttons in a status bar, or search through menus, can be integrated (and automated) into the interface to provide a much more seamless data browsing experience.

    Examples would be navigating/creating/deleting records, running reports, and printing. By performing common commands through a graphic interface, training time will be drastically decreased. Additionally, user with little or no prior experience with computers, or who tend to be intimidated by computers, are more easily trained and more likely to "catch on" when they aren't required to use menu commands.