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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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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

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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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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

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Daylite vs. FileMaker®-based CRMs — Which is the Better CRM?

With so many high-quality CRMs on the market, choosing the one that’s the best fit for your business can be difficult. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at two types: Daylite by Market Circle and FileMaker-based CRMs. Each offers a range of capabilities and the ability to scale for growth. But there [...] The post Daylite vs. FileMaker®-based CRMs — Which is the Better CRM? appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

iOS Shortcuts to the FileMaker Data API

Shortcuts, on iOS, are a new way to automate tasks by mixing together apps, content on your iOS device and web APIs into custom workflows. Now, via the FileMaker Data API, you can use shortcuts as a way to interact with your FileMaker solutions. Here’s an example of automatically uploading a photo from your iPhone […] View the full article

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FileMaker OneDrive Integration

FileMaker OneDrive Integration OneDrive and Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular business software packages and services on the planet. Its reach has expanded 238% since 2014 and 81% since 2016.  And with the Microsoft OneDrive API, integrating has never been easier. OneDrive is excellent for sharing documents with other people without giving them access to your FileMaker system and allows for editing files without the hassle of downloading, editing, then re-uploading. We will walk t

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Cloud Availability and Price Changes for Award-Winning Jarvis CRM

Cloud Availability and Price Changes for Award-Winning Jarvis CRM™ Simpsonville, South Carolina - February 1, 2019 – The Scarpetta Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that their flagship product Jarvis CRM is now available as Jarvis Cloud™ as another option to get started with Jarvis CRM.  Pricing has changed to per user to be [...] The post Cloud Availability and Price Changes for Award-Winning Jarvis CRM appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

8 of the Best CRM Features That Will Grow Your Business

No matter the complexity of your business operations, it takes a lot to convert new prospects, deliver your products or services, and keep customers happy. A CRM will help you automate and streamline the tasks that are required to grow your business. But not all CRMs are created equal. A CRM that’s up to [...] The post 8 of the Best CRM Features That Will Grow Your Business appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Creating and Using Invisible Window IDs

Editor’s note: I first became aware of Paul Jansen when I licensed his FMTools in the late 1990s, and I finally had the pleasure of meeting him last June at dotFMP after 20 years of online and voice communication. It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome him to FileMaker Hacks as a guest author. […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker Adobe InDesign Integration

FileMaker Adobe InDesign Integration Wouldn’t it be great to save time and money by automating repetitive Adobe InDesign processes and eliminating double data entry? With FileMaker, you can easily create XML which can be imported directly into InDesign. With a bit of additional development, you can even automate the process of placing text and photos directly on the page for designs that rarely need adjustments. We will show you how to use FileMaker and Adobe InDesign to make elegant designs wi

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Tips ’n’ Tricks, part 3

It’s been a few years since we last had a tips ‘n’ tricks article here at FileMaker Hacks… long enough for some new items to accumulate in the old developer bag of tricks. (If you like this sort of thing, you may also want to check out part 1 and part 2.) Some of these […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

A Ruby-ish Xmas

Ruby-ish, rubbish… Get it? Anyways, not like Ruby-ish means bad! Quite the opposite! It’s the day after Xmas and because Ruby is awesome and delivered 2.6.0, we’ll get to play with some of our new X-mas gifts: Kernel#then, Proc#>> and Proc#<<. This is a very Ruby-specific post, but hopefully everyone can get something out of […] View the full article

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ePubber – generating ePub files with Ruby

ePub is a digital book format which is pretty common nowadays. It’s supported natively by Windows and Android and it’s one of the official formats for digital books in the Apple Books store. In this post I’ll talk about generating ePub files with Ruby and how to painlessly integrate this feature to your application. I’ll […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

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

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

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

FileMaker Outlook Calendar Integration

FileMaker Outlook Calendar Integration Outlook and Microsoft Office are one of the most popular business software packages and services on the planet, with Outlook.com alone boasting over 400 million users in 2018. And with the Microsoft Graph API, integrating with Outlook and its calendar has never been easier. In this article we will walk through how to use the Microsoft Graph API to automatically create events in Outlook Calendar using FileMaker, streamlining event and scheduling management

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Multi-Column Portals

A colleague recently posed this challenge: is it possible to show two columns in a portal, such that the first row displays records 1 and 2, the second row displays records 3 and 4, etc.? With FileMaker, the answer is usually “Yes!” The Challenge Here are some clarifications of the challenge: The records must be […] View the full article

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What to Look for in a CRM

A CRM is more than a way to track sales. It allows you to see what types of leads are converting to customers, uncover what activities are driving sales, automate tasks, provide better customer service, and streamline your business processes to boost profitability. A CRM is the hub of your business, the tool that [...] The post What to Look for in a CRM appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Faux Subsummaries with Variable Height Rows

Recently we’ve looked at two methods to generate a “faux” subsummary to address a shortcoming of FileMaker native subsummaries… namely that in a multipage report you can have orphaned entries at the top of a given page with no indication of what parent entity they belong to. The methods were documented here: Conditional Summary Report […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Elapsed Time Display in a Web Viewer

A simple approach, easy to integrate into other FileMaker solutions. A Web Viewer is being sent an HTML page with a Javascript timer displaying the elapsed time. Using the same FileMaker Start Timer script, a Start Time field is set at the same start time and then ended when clicking a FileMaker End Timer button/script. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder



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