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    FileMaker®-based vs. Salesforce vs. Hubspot — Which CRM is Best?

    By Joe Scarpetta

    A CRM is an important tool that can help you streamline your processes and boost profitability. A good CRM is flexible enough to adapt to whatever you need it to do: track which leads are converting to customers, automate tasks, learn which activities are driving sales, deliver better customer service, etc. All in an [...] The post FileMaker®-based vs. Salesforce vs. Hubspot — Which CRM is Best? appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article
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FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js

FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js In FileMaker Web Apps Part I of this series we focused on how you can use Vue.js to extend FileMaker using web viewers. In this article we’ll focus on how you can build robust web portals that use FileMaker as the backend and Vue.js as the frontend. This will allow you to build web contact forms, customer portals, e-commerce sites, etc, using data in your FileMaker system. Web portals using FileMaker’s Data API are a great fit when you have hundreds or thousan

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FM Quickstart 18

FM Quickstart 18 FM Quickstart, DB Services’ completely free and customizable CRM template for FileMaker, is already one of the leading CRM templates in the FileMaker market. Now, with the release of FileMaker 18, we have added even more features and modules to FM Quickstart to help you create your very own Workplace Innovation Platform. The new features and modules include: Production Module on the Dashboard Orders Module Shipments Module Purchase Order Module Returns Module Receivin

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FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager With the official release of the FileMaker Cloud Admin API, you can now monitor and manage multiple servers from one interface, including the ability to set up server-side schedules, pull a list of logged-in users, send messages to connected users, and much more. And to make interacting with Admin API even easier, we created the FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager, your one-stop shop to manage server-side schedules on Cloud. The Manager has been updated to work wit

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DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year

DB Services Named FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year 2019 On August 8th, 2019, DB Services was named the FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2019. This is DB Services’ third consecutive year bringing home this prestigious award from FileMaker, Inc–now rebranded to Claris International, Inc. This award is given annually to each region’s FileMaker partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris. FileMaker is currently ranked the #1 Workplace Innova

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DB Services Named to Inc. 5000 List

DB Services Named to Inc. 5000 List For the first time, DB Services has been ranked #3494 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the country’s “fastest-growing innovators” based on overall revenue growth over a three-year period. The Inc. 5000 list has brought attention to America’s growing private businesses since 1982. DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Facebook, Zappos, Pandora, and others. DB Services is top ranked FileMaker Platinum Business Allianc

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FileMaker, Inc. is Now Claris International, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. is Now Claris International, Inc. Earlier this year, FileMaker was announced as the top Workplace Innovation Platform in the world, and on August 6th, FileMaker, Inc. announced their rebrand to Claris International, Inc. as well as the acquisition of Stamplay. FileMaker Reborn as Claris The name change is a return to the original name of the company, which was called Claris from 1986-1998. FileMaker, Inc. has been the name of the organization since 1998, a change that was made

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Restoring Backup Files on FileMaker Cloud for AWS

Recently, we had a client who required restoration of FileMaker backup files for their FileMaker Cloud for AWS 1.17–hosted solution. This seemed a simple enough request—we would download their backup files using the FileMaker Cloud for AWS Admin Console and then re-upload them to the server. However, things did not go smoothly as there was […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Beezwax Web Team Code Review: a blog post with ulterior motives

I have ulterior motives. I’m not writing about code review practices by the Web team at Beezwax because the world needs another blog post about code review. I’m not going to link to any of the articles I read while preparing this. If you can’t find them yourself, I’m not sure how you found this one. […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

FM18: JSON.InsertArrayElement

Disclaimer: the technique shown in this article is provided on an as-is basis. Use with appropriate caution and at your own risk. Demo file: JSON-Array-Custom-Functions.zip (requires FM 18 or later) Have you ever noticed that FileMaker does not provide a JSON function to insert a new element into an existing array? For example, given this… Continue reading FM18: JSON.InsertArrayElement View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Lets Abstract a While() in FileMaker

Introducing JSON Filter, Map, Reduce. Now that FileMaker has given us a practical and more simplified way to loop in a calculation with the While() function, the doors have opened to other ways to look at looping. While() Is Great! While() is such a great tool and if you are new to the While() function […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

FM18: JSON.UpdateArrayElement

Disclaimer: the technique shown in this article is an attempt to work around an annoyance that can crop up when using FileMaker’s native JSONSetElement function. Use with appropriate caution and at your own risk. Acknowledgement: I owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Jansen for many illuminating JSON-related discussions over the last year or so.… Continue reading FM18: JSON.UpdateArrayElement View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker Salesforce Marketing Cloud Integration

FileMaker Salesforce Marketing Cloud Integration As one of the top email marketing platform, Salesforce Marketing Cloud provides the ability to create marketing email campaigns that scale from a handful of customers to millions. And with Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s SOAP API and automation tools, you can automatically import email engagement statistics into your FileMaker application and link them to customers and prospects.  Setup The first step is to create a new app package from the Sale

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FM Data Migration Companion

FM Data Migration Companion In our previous article, we discussed the FileMaker Data Migration Tool and all of its great benefits: instead of spending hours building custom migration scripts, you just write a command that automatically transfers data from one file to another. This saves time, money, and headache for everyone involved. And to make the process even easier, we built the FM Data Migration Companion, a FileMaker file that automatically creates the data migration CLI commands for you

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FileMaker Devcon 2019

FileMaker Devcon 2019 The FileMaker Developer's Conference will be held in Orlando, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort from August 5-8th. This will be my 18th consecutive Conference, over 20 years with FileMaker, and 11+ years as a company. We have been exhibitors at the conference for the past 6 years. We love catching [...] The post FileMaker Devcon 2019 appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

FileMaker Web Apps with Vue.js

FileMaker Web Apps with Vue.js There inevitably comes a time in a successful FileMaker application’s life where it needs to be extended to the web, usually as a customer portal. WebDirect may suffice as a solution, but if the needs go beyond WebDirect’s capabilities, standard web technologies must be used, such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, and a backend scripting language like PHP. Building an app on the web can be a daunting task for a FileMaker developer, especially a web app that’s as inter

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Fixed in 18: List + GetNthRecord Bug

Recently I was working in FM 17 and ran into an unexpected bug. My use case was more complex than this, but the following bare bones demo illustrates the problem. Demo file: List+GetNthRecordBug.zip Given two tables joined via a standard primary-key-to-foreign-key equijoin relationship… This works as expected. You might think you could get rid of… Continue reading Fixed in 18: List + GetNthRecord Bug View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker 18 Adds Support for ESV (Finally!)

Here at the Beezwax, we have been performing research on FileMaker 18 import changes, specifically new support for ESV: Emoji Separated Values. At Beezwax, we develop the bBox FileMaker plug-in (Get it: “Bee Box”?), nicknamed our blog the Beezwax Buzz, refer to our headquarters as the Bee Hive, and our employees (who are always incredibly bee-sy) […] View the full article
 

A Lesson in Functional JavaScript

Functional programming is all about passing functions around. Let’s try a practical example in JavaScript, using high order functions, filters, “currying” and more. But first, perhaps a brief historical review is worth a moment of our time… JavaScript, then and now Before JavaScript had the class keyword, there were many ways to write JavaScript code. […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Filemaker SurveyMonkey Integration

FileMaker SurveyMonkey Integration SurveyMonkey is a popular cloud-based survey platform boasting over 20 million questions answered per day. Flexible and user friendly, surveys generated by SurveyMonkey can be used for a variety of purposes, from large company wide reviews to customer satisfaction surveys. Using SurveyMonkey’s API you can automatically collect survey responses and data directly into your FileMaker application, allowing you to link your surveys to your FileMaker data. 

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New in FM 18: While, part 2

Today we’re going to dig a little deeper into the new-in-18 While function, and to avoid repetition, will assume readers are familiar with last month’s article on SetRecursion and While. We’ll examine some new examples ranging from basic to advanced, talk about the circumstances under which While can use variables previously declared via Let, and […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

We’ve been waiting for While()… for a while

FileMaker has been missing a looping control structure in its function set for…well…a while. So, the introduction of FileMaker 18’s While() function is less a fancy new feature than it is a fix for a long standing limitation in FileMaker’s function set. But even if it’s long overdue, its introduction profoundly changes what it is […] View the full article
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