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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 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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2-Column Magic Value Lists, part 2

Disclaimer: the techniques shown in this article are provided on an as-is basis. Use with appropriate caution and at your own risk. Introduction This is a quick follow-up to last month’s article on 2-Column Magic Value Lists, and, to avoid repetition, will assume the reader is familiar with that material. A colleague pointed out that… Continue reading 2-Column Magic Value Lists, part 2 View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker Cloud

FileMaker Cloud Claris has released FileMaker Cloud! Ever since the rebranding from FileMaker to Claris, the company has emphasized a cloud-first approach, and this new product is an important step toward that end. FileMaker Cloud is currently best designed for customers who are new to the FileMaker platform. Existing customers interested in FileMaker Cloud can take steps today to prepare for transitioning to Cloud in the future: optimizing for the WAN, removing the need for server-side plugin

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Installing the Zabbix 4.2 Monitoring Agent

On our FileMaker Cloud servers, which are currently CentOS 7.6 based, we are typically installing the Zabbix monitoring agent. With one exception, installing the Zabbix agent is a relatively quick & easy procedure. Although not required, installing the agent allows gathering more data on your servers than a Zabbix server alone. Typical Installation Pattern […] View the full article

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2-Column Magic Value Lists

Disclaimer: the techniques shown in this article are provided on an as-is basis. Use with appropriate caution and at your own risk. Acknowledgements: today’s article would not have been written without the inspiration provided by Bruce Robertson, John Ahn (FM 12 ExecuteSQL Unconference Session), Andries Heylen (Magic Value Lists), Marcel Pinyero (How to Extend FileMaker… Continue reading 2-Column Magic Value Lists View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

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 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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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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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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