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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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Render Found Set as JSON Object

Demo file: found-set-to-json-object.zip (40MB; requires FM 18 or later) [Author’s note: the demo file is a work in progress. Modify it as you see fit.] Today we’re going to compare various methods one might consider employing to render an arbitrary found set as a JSON object. The demo consists of a table of US customers… Continue reading Render Found Set as JSON Object View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

3 Simple marketing hacks to attract more customers

We all need to market our services or products to gain visibility and encourage sales, but in order to optimize opportunities, you need to be seen by the right audience. Your target market should already be clear to you, but if it isn’t, try asking what problem your product solves and who most encounters that [...] The post 3 Simple marketing hacks to attract more customers appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

How to streamline your sales process

It goes without saying that you need sales in order for your business to survive. But for a business to thrive, you need to build fantastic funnels and streamline the sales process from start to finish (and after). We’ve got a post in the pipeline on how to build winning funnels, but for now, [...] The post How to streamline your sales process appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

JSON Currency Exchange Rates

Welcome back for another exciting round of JSON exploration. Last time we discussed a JSON-related bug fix in FM 19, as well as a free package tracking service that returns results in JSON format. Today we’re going to look at a free currency exchange rate service. Demo file: json-exchange-rates.zip I threw together this FileMaker front… Continue reading JSON Currency Exchange Rates View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

FM Quickstart 19

FM Quickstart 19 The latest version of FM Quickstart–DB Services’ free CRM app for FileMaker–is finally here! Our team has listened to feedback from FM Quickstart users, and have added some major new features including: Task List Calendar Sidebar Navigation Additionally, DB Services is excited to announce the launch of our FM Quickstart Implementation Plans! These new plans will help you get set up with your new FileMaker system using FM Quickstart, including user s

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DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020

DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020 For the second year in a row, DB Services has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. For 2020, DB Services ranked #3,992 out of 5,000 on the list. DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Oracle, and others. DB Services is also the top ranked Claris FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance Partner on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list and are #50 in the state of In

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DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020

DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020 For the second year in a row, DB Services has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. For 2020, DB Services ranked #3,992 out of 5,000 on the list. DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Oracle, and others. DB Services is also the top ranked Claris FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance Partner on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list and are #50 in the sta

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DB Services Named FileMaker Partner Of The Year

DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year 2020 On August 5th, 2020, DB Services was named the Claris Excellence Award FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2020.  This is DB Services 4th consecutive year bringing home the award from Claris International, Inc.  The award is presented annually to each region’s Claris partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, reflects on this award: “It is an unprecedented hon

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DB Services Named FileMaker Partner Of The Year

DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year 2020 On August 5th, 2020, DB Services was named the Claris Excellence Award FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2020.  This is DB Services 4th consecutive year bringing home the award from Claris International, Inc.  The award is presented annually to each region’s Claris partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, reflects on this award: “It is an unpreceden

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Surveys for Success: UNITY

Surveys for Success: UNITY Performing Arts Foundation In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to give back whenever possible. DB Services continues to support organizations with our Surveys for Success program, and this quarter, our charity partner is UNITY Performing Arts Foundation! The UNITY Performing Arts Foundation and their CEO and founder, Marshall White, have been leaders in transforming the lives of children and young adults in so many ways. UNITY provides after-scho

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Surveys for Success: UNITY

Surveys for Success: UNITY Performing Arts Foundation In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to give back whenever possible. DB Services continues to support organizations with our Surveys for Success program, and this quarter, our charity partner is UNITY Performing Arts Foundation! The UNITY Performing Arts Foundation and their CEO and founder, Marshall White, have been leaders in transforming the lives of children and young adults in so many ways. UNITY provides af

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A JSON Miscellany, part 1

In this 2-part series, we’re going to take a look at various JSON-related topics, including a bug fix in FM 19, two free web services that return useful information in JSON format, and several ways to parse a found set into a JSON object. Fixed in 19: JSON validation bug In FM 18 (but not… Continue reading A JSON Miscellany, part 1 View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

A JSON Miscellany, part 1

In this 2-part series, we’re going to take a look at various JSON-related topics, including a bug fix in FM 19, two free web services that return useful information in JSON format, and several ways to parse a found set into a JSON object. Fixed in 19: JSON validation bug In FM 18 (but not… Continue reading A JSON Miscellany, part 1 View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25

DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25 DB Services has been ranked on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Fast 25 list. This yearly list ranks the 25 fastest growing companies in Indianapolis area based on year over year growth of revenue. DB Services ranked 20th out of 25, with 78% revenue growth from FY 2017 to 2019. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, shared his thoughts on the ranking: “DB Services is proud to be a growing member of the Indianapolis tech community. Since our start in 2003, our g

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DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25

DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25 DB Services has been ranked on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Fast 25 list. This yearly list ranks the 25 fastest growing companies in Indianapolis area based on year over year growth of revenue. DB Services ranked 20th out of 25, with 78% revenue growth from FY 2017 to 2019. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, shared his thoughts on the ranking: “DB Services is proud to be a growing member of the Indianapolis tech community. Since our start

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5 of our favorite fun digital distractions

On the surface, it may seem counter-intuitive for us to be recommending ‘wasting’ time, when we’re all about the efficiency and productivity in our line of business. But research continues to show that people are far more productive when they take regular breaks and have a little R & R time. And you know what [...] The post 5 of our favorite fun digital distractions appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

5 of our favorite fun digital distractions

On the surface, it may seem counter-intuitive for us to be recommending ‘wasting’ time, when we’re all about the efficiency and productivity in our line of business. But research continues to show that people are far more productive when they take regular breaks and have a little R & R time. And you know what [...] The post 5 of our favorite fun digital distractions appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

Boost business by automating processes

Efficiency isn’t always about working harder, it’s about working smarter and in order to do so, you need to eliminate as many time-consuming processes as possible. You’d be forgiven for assuming that this is common knowledge, but the sheer number of businesses that still use manual processes that could be automated is quite surprising. In [...] The post Boost business by automating processes appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

Boost business by automating processes

Efficiency isn’t always about working harder, it’s about working smarter and in order to do so, you need to eliminate as many time-consuming processes as possible. You’d be forgiven for assuming that this is common knowledge, but the sheer number of businesses that still use manual processes that could be automated is quite surprising. In [...] The post Boost business by automating processes appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

Claris Connect and FileMaker Approvals

Claris Connect and FileMaker Approvals Email has totally transformed the way people work and communicate. The average employee receives over 120 work emails a day, so the easier it is to take action on an email, the better. Claris Connect offers a powerful tool for efficiency in its Approvals Utility, a service that uses email to automate approvals for your team. You can set up approval workflows, automate immediate next steps based on an approval’s response, and view the results of previous ap

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Claris Connect and FileMaker Approvals

Claris Connect and FileMaker Approvals Email has totally transformed the way people work and communicate. The average employee receives over 120 work emails a day, so the easier it is to take action on an email, the better. Claris Connect offers a powerful tool for efficiency in its Approvals Utility, a service that uses email to automate approvals for your team. You can set up approval workflows, automate immediate next steps based on an approval’s response, and view the results of previou

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