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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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FM Quickstart 17

FM Quickstart 17 FM Quickstart is a free FileMaker template built by our team of certified developers to allow you to quickly create a custom application for your organization. It’s designed to use the latest version of FileMaker and has 8 main modules to work with: Dashboard Companies Locations Contacts Quotes Invoices Reports Setup What’s great about FM Quickstart is that it can be used immediately out-of-the-box, or can be easily modified to fit your business needs. Let’s go ahea

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FileMaker Relationship Graph – Anchor Buoy 2.0 – “Bridge”

FileMaker Relationship Graph - Anchor Buoy 2.0 - "Bridge" Anchor Buoy is nothing new to the community and was a new concept when FileMaker 7 was released as a way to model the relationship graph to follow suit with the old school model of having multiple files from FileMaker 6 and earlier. Many years [...] The post FileMaker Relationship Graph – Anchor Buoy 2.0 – “Bridge” appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

FileMaker DevCon, with a capital “D”

The Beezwax Team is in Dallas, Texas on August 6-9, 2018 for the FileMaker Developers Conference. DevCon is always a perfect time to wrangle the best FileMaker insights, training, and connections across the global FileMaker developer community in attendance. While Beezwax team members will move about the conference discussing tips and techniques for building best-of-breed […] View the full article

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Monitor FileMaker Server XML connectivity with AWS

If you have a FileMaker server that you want to ensure high availability, Amazon’s AWS Route 53 service has some functionality that you’ll want to know about. For this post, I’m going to show how you can set up monitoring and alarms for the XML interface on FileMaker Server. Positioned somewhat incongruously* in Route 53, […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Announcing Jarvis CRM 5.0

Jarvis CRM 5.0 The 2018 FileMaker Developers conference this year in Dallas, TX marks my 17th Conference in a row, over 20 years with FileMaker, and 10 years as a company. We have been exhibitors at the conference for the past 5 years  and last year we won “The FileMaker Business Alliance Design Excellence [...] The post Announcing Jarvis CRM 5.0 appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Thinking About JSON, part 2

This is a follow up to Thinking About JSON, part 1. Last time we were primarily concerned with learning about JSON paths and structures, and reading JSON. This time around we’re going to look at creating and manipulating JSON. Demo file: winery-json.zip (If the above screen shot looks familiar you have a good memory, because […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Perform Script by Script Name in FileMaker® 17

How does it work? Perform Script and Perform Script on Server were updated to allow selecting From list or By name.  From list allows selecting from scripts as normal. But By name allows you to specify a the script name using the Calculation Dialog so it will accept calculations for the script [...] The post Perform Script by Script Name in FileMaker® 17 appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Our First FileMaker 17 Certified Developers

We’re pleased to announce two Beez who have earned the title of FileMaker 17 Certified Developer. Christopher Edwards, Senior Developer Vincenzo Menanno, Senior Developer Christopher and Vince are among the first developers to receive this designation since FileMaker 17 Certification was announced last week. FileMaker 17 Certification is the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc., […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

FileMaker Gmail Integration

FileMaker Gmail Integration In 2016, Google announced that Gmail has over 1 billion monthly active users. Many companies even leverage Gmail to set up accounts using their company domain name. If you have a FileMaker CRM, or are wanting to have one, adding your email correspondence will help improve the visibility you have over communications with contacts. In this article we will demonstrate how you can import your HTML emails from Gmail directly into your FileMaker system.  Creating a Free

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Virtual List Reporting with JSON Arrays

Acknowledgment: As always a huge thank you to Bruce Robertson, for inventing virtual list, and for many other contributions to the FM community over the years. Introduction As a follow up to my recent “Virtual List on Steroids” presentations at DIG-FM and dotFMP, today I want to take a fresh look at using JSON arrays […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker 17 Starter Solutions

FileMaker 17 Starter Solutions The FileMaker Starter Solutions are here for you to start your journey in developing your dream application.  FileMaker comes with 6 Starter and 16 Sample templates that assist in starting a new application and allow you to customize it to your business needs. The Six Starter Solutions are: Assets Contacts Content Management Inventory Meetings Tasks The 16 Sample Solutions are: Assets Contacts Content Management Estimates Event Management Expense

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Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 1: Git

While the attribution may be hazy, the notion of laziness being an attribute of a good programmer is popular. I don’t know how good of a programmer I am, but I am really lazy. So lazy that if I find myself doing something over and over, I write a script to do it for me […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 3: Other Examples

This is part 3 of a five-part series: Part One has examples for common daily tasks in Git. Part Two, similar examples for Rails. Part Three, miscellaneous cases. Part Four dissects an example of a failed attempt at a useful script. Part Five concludes with a brief discussion of when to use Bash as opposed […] View the full article

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Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 2: Rails

This is part 2 of a five-part series: Part One has examples for common daily tasks in Git. Part Two, similar examples for Rails. Part Three, miscellaneous cases. Part Four dissects an example of a failed attempt at a useful script. Part Five concludes with a brief discussion of when to use Bash as opposed […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

How to Create a Master/Detail View in FileMaker 17

One of FileMaker 17’s new features is the built-in ability to create a Master/Detail view.  A Master/Detail view uses a portal to display the Master List and some detail fields of the selected portal record for a  full view of the data. In the past, app developers would have created Self-Joins, Portal Filters, etc. in [...] The post How to Create a Master/Detail View in FileMaker 17 appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Why Your Project Proposal for Your FileMaker Solution Matters

It seems obvious that the project proposal for your FileMaker solution is extremely important.  However, most clients think that it’s only important from a cost value. The truth is your project proposal does so much more than that. Your project proposal is the foundation for the entire execution of the project. So what types [...] The post Why Your Project Proposal for Your FileMaker Solution Matters appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Jarvis CRM, the Perfect Starter Solution

Finding a complete CRM and project management solution for your company can be quite the challenge when most solutions are too expensive, too hard to use, and don’t meet all your company requirements. Often, they’re slow, clunky and require your company’s adaptation to them. Imagine if there was a solution that navigated through your [...] The post Jarvis CRM, the Perfect Starter Solution appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

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Joe Scarpetta

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