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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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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update DB Services would like to extend well wishes to all during this COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is a stressful and concerning time for many, and we are sending positive thoughts to all of our customers and connections around the country–and the globe.  DB Services is currently taking all CDC and State of Indiana recommended precautions to protect our employees. At this time, all DB Services employees are working remotely from home in order to do our part to stop the spread of c

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Claris Connect in action

A demo of Claris Connect-driven workflows for interactive scheduling and purchase order approvals, stitching together several apps and services including FileMaker, Google Calendar, WordPress, Calendly, email and Slack. View the full article

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bBox for FileMaker v0.95 Now Available

We are pleased to release bBox version 0.95. bBox is a free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to easily use code libraries and macOS-based functions from Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, AppleScript, Bash/sh, XPath, and SQLite. View the full article

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Claris Connect Overview

Claris Connect Overview Claris Connect, the latest product from Claris International, Inc., is a “no-code” platform that allows organizations to quickly connect multiple cloud services together like QuickBooks Online, Box, Gmail, etc. to build high-value business processes. It is the result of Claris’ acquisition of Stamplay, an Italian startup that notably won a contest to make the best use of Visa’s new APIs. Perhaps the best way to describe Claris Connect comes from Stamplay’s cofounder Giul

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GetFieldName Revisited

Long time readers of this blog will be familiar with the following scenario — An ExecuteSQL code example is given, e.g., ExecuteSQL ( " SELECT SUM ( net_amount ) FROM cc_transactions WHERE batch_date = ? AND batch_region = ? AND card_type = ? " ; "" ; "" ; $theDate ; $theRegion ; $theCard )… Continue reading GetFieldName Revisited View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Virtual Portal, part 2

[Note: several hours after posting this article I realized the “Hide Object” calc could be streamlined. Screen shot and demo have been updated to reflect this.] Demo file: virtual-portal-v2a.zip (requires FM 18 or later) This is a quick follow up to the Virtual Portal article I posted the other day. As you may recall, the… Continue reading Virtual Portal, part 2 View the full article

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Virtual Portal

Demo file: virtual-portal.zip This is a follow-up to last month’s article on virtual list, and this time we’re going to explore a way to use virtual list in a portal. Imagine you have built a system where a Company can be a parent of a Mill, Refinery, Estate, or another Company. Each of these entities… Continue reading Virtual Portal View the full article

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FileMaker Shopify Integration

FileMaker Shopify Integration Shopify is used by more than a million businesses in over 175 countries, including Nestle and Staples, making it one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world. By integrating FileMaker and Shopify, you have the ability to easily create, update, and delete nearly all aspects of your online business straight from your FileMaker system. Running Shopify from your existing FileMaker solution can save you time and money by eliminating the pain of double data entry

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FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager Claris International, Inc. has recently released two new products: FileMaker Cloud and FileMaker Cloud Essentials. Both platforms wrap FileMaker Licensing and Cloud hosting into one simple, annual price. However these products introduce an important update: FileMaker ID (FMID). FileMaker ID is an integrated sign-on system that will allow access to all your files hosted on FileMaker Cloud, and requires all users and developers to create their own unique IDs. In

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FileMaker Cloud Essentials

Introducing: FileMaker Cloud Essentials On January 22nd, 2020, Claris International, Inc. announced the release of FileMaker Cloud Essentials. This product is the latest innovation by Claris, and is another step forward towards the vision of becoming a “Cloud-First” Workplace Innovation Platform. The bundling of FileMaker licensing and hosting together for an annual price allows for organizations to quickly and easily create a custom application without the hassle of server setup and maintenanc

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Virtual List Simplified

Demo file: virtual-list-simplified.zip Note 1: The example in today’s article and demo file is intentionally very basic. Note 2: The demo is self-populating to keep the data current, so the values you see in the screen shots will not exactly match those you encounter in the demo. Recently I had the pleasure of discussing virtual… Continue reading Virtual List Simplified View the full article

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FileMaker Squarespace Integration

FileMaker Squarespace Integration Squarespace is one of the largest all-in-one website building and hosting providers with $300 million in total revenue in 2017, and is currently hosting over 350 thousand websites. This makes Squarespace a useful tool to expand your business by starting a professional looking website. And when you add FileMaker to the mix, you can streamline the process of dynamically showing data from your FileMaker app on your Squarespace website. Custom Code with Squaresp

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I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found: InspectorPro 7 Global Search

When I am working in the Bay Area, I often carpool to Beezwax’s Cupertino and Oakland offices with Vince Menanno, the creator and lead architect of InspectorPro. Over two years of commuting, I have been bugging him to add global search to InspectorPro, so FileMaker developers can search elements across the entire DDR for any […] View the full article

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Table Of Contents for FileMaker Hacks

As 2019 draws to a close, I am mildly astonished to note that FileMaker Hacks is now nine years old. As promised in my recent conversation with Jeremy Brown, and in response to a number of  reader requests, here, for the first time, is a comprehensive table of contents (as of December 2019). While some… Continue reading Table Of Contents for FileMaker Hacks View the full article

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Filemaker Twilio Integration

Filemaker Twilio Integration Twilio is used by many major corporations such as Lyft, Twitter, and AirBnB to send texts to communicate information to their customers. Integrating Twilio with FileMaker can give you the ability to easily send appointment reminders, sales discounts, and much more straight to your clients’ phones with just a few lines of code. Account Set-Up To integrate with Twilio, you’ll need to first sign up for an account. Twilio offers a free trial which gives you a $15 bu

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Show me external vs. embedded containers in FileMaker

Dear InspectorPro: Can you show me a report on the container fields used in my FileMaker solution, with a list of all externally-referenced vs. internally-stored (“embedded”) fields? Sincerely, Thanks in Advance-d. • • • Dear Thanks in Advance-d: Yes! Here’s a screenshot from InspectorPro 7 showing a list of Container fields from an example solution […] View the full article

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FileMaker RingCentral Integration

FileMaker RingCentral Integration Cloud-based communication and collaboration is taking ahold of businesses everywhere, from messaging apps such as Discord and Slack to VoIP services like Vonage and Intermedia Unite. RingCentral, voted PC Mag’s Best Business VoIP Provider of 2019, has put itself in the forefront of cloud VOIP providers because of its intuitive interface and ability to integrate with other services. And with a simple webhook, you can add screen pop notifications to your FileMake

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Day 3 Sessions | Tableau Conference 2019

Hello again from Tableau Conference 2019 in sunny Las Vegas! Here at Beezwax, we had 5 attendees this year with a diverse set of sessions between us. I wanted to give a rundown of what I went through and some of my takeaways. Zen Master: Design Secrets for a Non-Designer This was a fantastic session! […] View the full article

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Day 2 Sessions | Tableau Conference 2019

Hello again from Tableau Conference 2019 here in sunny Las Vegas! Here at Beezwax, we had 5 attendees this year with a diverse set of sessions between us. I wanted to give a rundown of what I went through and some of my takeaways. How to “Excel” with Tableau This session was primarily a more […] View the full article

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Editable Picker List

Recently I was tasked with implementing a picker list whereby the user could assign people to a project, and indicate each person’s hourly allocation to that project as that assignment was made. How can data be associated with names in a picker list, before those names have actually been stamped onto their own records? The […] View the full article

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The Impact of Data Viz | Tableau Conference 2019 Day 1

Greetings from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center! It’s Day 1 of the Tableau Conference 2019, and there is so much to see and do here! Prior to tonight’s kickoff, one of the exhibits that I was keen to visit is a Viz Gallery set up on the second floor. Studying each piece, I found myself […] View the full article

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