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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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Intro to Carafe: The Open-Source FileMaker-JavaScript Solution

Web viewers first appeared in FileMaker 8 to allow users to display various forms of content. It didn’t take long for developers to figure out how to leverage them to display html and JavaScript, which greatly expanded their power. Now there are thousands of open source JavaScript libraries allowing users to visually represent data in seemingly endless ways. The Problems with JavaScript in FileMaker Unfortunately, there is a downside to this method of powerful, free data display. Implementing

Soliant Consulting

Soliant Consulting

 

Announcing Carafe, Your Powerful (and Free!) JavaScript Tool for FileMaker

Why JavaScript? Infusing your FileMaker solution with JavaScript gives you access to more functionality, and as FileMaker, Inc., continues to align capabilities with the programming language, more developers on the platform have started to use it. There's just one problem. Learning JavaScript is not easy. Customizing it is even more complex. It takes significant effort and energy to implement and maintain. Our team at Soliant wants to encourage and support FileMaker developers in leveraging J

Soliant Consulting

Soliant Consulting

 

WidgetStudio: FileMaker Value Add

WidgetStudio brings a lot of value add to any FileMaker developer. In many ways working with a web viewer widget will save you time and frustration. The post WidgetStudio: FileMaker Value Add appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

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todd geist

 

Modularizing the JavaScript you already have

Over time, without structure, things fall apart. So give them structure, a few conventions, and start to make them more maintainable. Let me say more, at least in the context of JavaScript in your applications (or did you think I was talking about gardens or buildings or such? lol.) As our applications grow larger and […] View the full article

Beezwax Buzz

Beezwax Buzz

 

FileMaker Square Integration

FileMaker Square Integration Square is one of the most popular in-person credit card processing systems available with over 2 million sellers using square today. Using the Point of Sale API, Square allows you to easily integrate with their Point of Sale app to quickly process in-person payments from your FileMaker application on mobile devices.  What You Need You must have a Square account and a Square Reader for all mobile devices you want to accept payment on. You will also need to have

dbservices

dbservices

 

Introducing Jarvis Thanos

Introducing Jarvis Thanos Do you have a client with too much historical and outdated data? Are you short on space for archiving data? How would you like to randomly remove half of the data in a snap? We have a revolutionary new product that can do just that. Jarvis Thanos is for you. It [...] The post Introducing Jarvis Thanos appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Bill of Materials

Editor’s note: Geoff Gerhard of Creative Solutions is one of those “quiet” developers who has been helpfully sharing his knowledge in online FileMaker forums for more than 20 years. I personally have benefited enormously from his expertise, and am pleased to feature his first appearance as a guest author here on FileMaker Hacks. Demo file: […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Soliant Consulting Earns Salesforce Silver Partner Status

Chicago, IL — March 25, 2019 — In a world full of tight competition, setting yourself apart from the crowd is no small feat. Over the last 10 years, our Salesforce team has grown from a few self-taught, highly-motivated individuals to a powerhouse group, earning certifications and churning out strategic applications left and right. They strive to learn something new every day and build each Salesforce application even better than the last. As a result of this hard work and dedication to a comp
 

Otto Webinar: Automated Data Migrations & Developer Ops

Todd Geist and Dave Graham led a webinar recently about Otto: DevOps for FileMaker. They walked through a demonstration and review of all of Otto's major features. This time-saving tool is a must for every developer who manages FileMaker server and has to do this pesky migrations once in awhile. The post Otto Webinar: Automated Data Migrations & Developer Ops appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

todd geist

todd geist

 

WidgetStudio: Deploying FileMaker Web Viewer Widgets

WidgetStudio solves the problem of deploying FileMaker Web Viewer Widgets by providing three methods that deploy the widget in a matter of seconds. These are far superior to other methods of deployment. The post WidgetStudio: Deploying FileMaker Web Viewer Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

todd geist

todd geist

 

Learn Your Functions – LayoutObjectNames

Learn Your Functions - LayoutObjectNames How many of you have used the LayoutObjectNames function? If I’m being honest, I haven’t really used it much until the last year and what I have found is it is an awesome function to use. How does it work? First it requires the parameters for fileName and layoutName. [...] The post Learn Your Functions – LayoutObjectNames appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Which Server-Side Swift Framework Is Best For Your Project?

Server-side Swift is making waves in the web and services worlds, and developers from iOS, web and other coding backgrounds are increasingly joining the server-side Swift community. There’s just one problem (a good one): How do you choose which open-source Swift framework to use? In a just-released post from our friends at Ray Wenderlich, “Vapor […] View the full article

Beezwax Buzz

Beezwax Buzz

 

FileMaker: A Workplace Innovation Platform

FileMaker: A Workplace Innovation Platform In 2018 a new term emerged to categorize software specifically made for building custom solutions for businesses. This new category labels FileMaker and similar software as “Workplace Innovation Platforms”. Let’s take a look at what a Workplace Innovation Platform is and how can it improve your business! What is a Workplace Innovation Platform? FileMaker, as the creator and leader of the Workplace Innovation Platform category, defines it this way:

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dbservices

 

WidgetStudio: Use FileMaker Web Viewer Widgets

WidgetStudio contains many widgets out of the box, and more widgets are coming. And best of all, they're independent of the app. Use them anywhere you want! Take a look at the widgets we have available! The post WidgetStudio: Use FileMaker Web Viewer Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

todd geist

todd geist

 

Disabling New Window

Today I want to talk about a potential problem lurking in a small percentage of FileMaker solutions, and discuss various options for mitigating it. As you may know, there are three ways to display a new window… Via the New Window script step Via the Go To Related Record script step Manually via Window > […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Using Siri with FileMaker, via iOS Shortcuts

“Hey Siri…Ask FileMaker…” This story started when we explored iOS Shortcuts to the FileMaker Data API. As we automate tasks by mixing together iOS apps, content on mobile devices and web APIs plus FileMaker, let’s add to our workflow using one of the most powerful functions available to iPhone and iPad users: Siri. Siri to FileMaker, […] View the full article

Beezwax Buzz

Beezwax Buzz

 

Using Siri with FileMaker, via iOS Shortcuts

“Hey Siri…Ask FileMaker…” This story started when we explored iOS Shortcuts to the FileMaker Data API. As we automate tasks by mixing together iOS apps, content on mobile devices and web APIs plus FileMaker, let’s add to our workflow using one of the most powerful functions available to iPhone and iPad users: Siri. Siri to FileMaker, […] View the full article

Beezwax Buzz

Beezwax Buzz

 

Announcing WidgetStudio – FileMaker WebViewer Widgets

WidgetStudio makes it easy to use, design and share powerful interface widgets, like calendars, gauges, charts, and timers. Pick from the constantly growing set of included widgets or build your own. Freely share them with your customers or friends. The post Announcing WidgetStudio – FileMaker WebViewer Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

todd geist

todd geist

 

Celebration & Collaboration: Soliant’s 2019 Offsite

The Ideas and Insights Get Bigger in Texas! In January Soliant Consulting’s entire team descended onto the City of the Violet Crown for our annual offsite. Our 2019 retreat was our first time in Texas, and Austin did not disappoint. We spent the week trading insights, sharing ideas, and learning more about our fellow team members. Of course, we also had quite a bit of fun together, as we always do. Connection Because our team comprises four offices and dozens of remote employees across the gl

Soliant Consulting

Soliant Consulting

 

Carafe: The Fast & Free Tool to Implementing JavaScript In FileMaker

Adding JavaScript to your FileMaker solution allows you to customize your functionality and do more on the platform. The opportunities are endless. While these capabilities have only recently started to become mainstream, it's evident FileMaker, Inc., has aligned behind the programming language. The company has launched native JSON functions, two robust JSON APIs, a Node.js server that ships with the product, and a pure JavaScript Admin Console. As a result, interest in JavaScript within the Fi

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