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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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4 Ways You Can Streamline Business Processes with FileMaker

Your company’s profitability is tied to your efficiency. The more productive your business is, the more you’ll be able to do with the same amount of resources. Streamlining business processes is something that all successful companies are focused on right now. Thanks to advances in technology, companies can automate and reduce costs, simultaneously freeing [...] The post 4 Ways You Can Streamline Business Processes with FileMaker appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full arti

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

bBox for FileMaker v0.93 Now Available

We are pleased to release bBox version 0.93. bBox is a free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to easily use code libraries and macOS-based functions from Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, AppleScript, Bash/sh, XPath, and SQLite. Included is a demo file that has over 210 examples of how you can put bBox functions to work for you. Bug Fixes: Fixed for 0.93 is […] View the full article

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Dependency Injection in JavaScript, a Node.js example

As developers, we are tasked with reducing complexity. Complexity is all around us, and good code organization reduces complexity while at the same time supporting increased flexibility, ease of change, quicker onboarding, faster debugging, and my favorite, better testing. Reduced Complexity, Better Testing In this article, I discuss one of the widespread strategies for code […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

FileMaker Walmart Integration

FileMaker Walmart Integration Walmart is the largest retailer in the world with $485.9 billion in total revenue in 2017, and reaches over 100 million users a month on Walmart.com. This makes Walmart a useful tool to expand your customer base. And with FileMaker, you can streamline the process of working with Walmart.com by integrating your FileMaker app with Walmart Marketplace.  Becoming a Partner with Walmart Before you can connect your FileMaker app with Walmart, you must first have an

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Faux Subsummaries via JSON + Virtual List

Today we’re going to take another look at a challenge we discussed last time (in Conditional Summary Report Header)… namely how to cajole FileMaker into displaying a subsummary, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, at the top of a report page when items in the group begin on an earlier page. Demo file: Faux Subsummaries via […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

Tableau to FileMaker | Scheduled Extracts

Once you have crafted a Tableau dashboard, pulling data from your FileMaker solution, then your next goal might be to make sure the dashboard data gets refreshed at regular intervals, and in an efficient manner. And that is what we’ll do in this blog post. Avoiding the Data Traffic Jam If you have never been […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Celebrating 10 Years!

A decade of discovery, inspiration, hard-work, and coffee. I remember the first time I had ever heard of FileMaker®. It was 1996 and I was sitting in the office at Cape Cod Life magazine with a list of instructions on to how to print the labels for a mailing list in FileMaker 2.1. I [...] The post Celebrating 10 Years! appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

AD Bound macOS Systems not Authenticating? Restart opendirectoryd

We have quite a few macOS systems that are bound to our AD (Active Directory) domain. Occasionally, one, two, or perhaps several would lose the ability to authenticate users with AD credentials. Often this was with one of our FileMaker database servers, where the external authentication was being used for either database access or FMS […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Apple Maps in FileMaker With MapKit JS

Recently we were asked: “Can you use Apple Maps inside FileMaker, rather than using Google Maps or MapQuest?” We decided to give it a shot, thanks to MapKit JS, the JavaScript implementation of the MapKit library widely used on macOS and iOS. Here is a technique our FileMaker and JavaScript development teams designed to enable […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

Using FileMaker as a Low-Code/No-Code Platform for RAD Development

If you’re running a small or mid-sized business, you’ve probably discovered that the price of enterprise software makes you cringe. It often just doesn’t fit into your budget. You need to automate and streamline your business processes, but you don’t want to take out a loan to do it. On the other hand, if [...] The post Using FileMaker as a Low-Code/No-Code Platform for RAD Development appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Conditional Summary Report Header

Recently I received an email wondering… When printing a multipage report sorted by a sub-summary, is there a way to display the sub-summary heading on the following page when it breaks across two or more pages? There are various approaches one might take, and I actually buried one of those approaches inside an article + […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

bBox for FileMaker v0.90 Now Available

We are pleased to release bBox version 0.90. bBox is a free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to easily use code libraries and macOS-based functions from Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, AppleScript, Bash/sh, XPath, and SQLite. Included is a demo file that has over 200 examples of how you can put bBox functions to work for you. New Features: bBox_MacNotifications Creates macOS notifications. […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

IoT, FileMaker, and You

IoT, FileMaker, and You The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly taking over our day to day interactions with the world. Forbes has predicted the global IoT market to grow to $8.9T in 2020, while the manufacturing and healthcare industries are predicted to spend $890B and $1.335T respectively. Is IoT a good fit for you business? We take a look at how the the Internet of Things can help improve your productivity and quality. Let’s first define IoT. To put it simply, IoT is connecting any device

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dbservices

 

Why Use FileMaker® Instead of an Out-of-the-Box CRM Solution

If you’re looking for a CRM solution to improve your company’s processes and productivity, you’re spoiled for choice. Capterra, a site that reviews software, lists over 400 products under the CRM category. And Gartner reported that in 2017, worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software revenue overtook the previous leader, database management systems (DBMSs), making [...] The post Why Use FileMaker® Instead of an Out-of-the-Box CRM Solution appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

8 Reasons FileMaker is the Best Platform for a Small Business CRM

FileMaker is an easy-to-use and flexible platform for creating a CRM solution that’s customizable and cost effective for small businesses. It allows you to bring the many different components of the sales and customer service processes together under one roof. FileMaker gives businesses improved access to data and a more efficient workflow. Business owners [...] The post 8 Reasons FileMaker is the Best Platform for a Small Business CRM appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the ful

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

FileMaker DevCon 2018 Recap

FileMaker DevCon 2018 Recap FileMaker DevCon 2018 wrapped up last week in Dallas, TX . The conference was great to say the least. The Gaylord Texan resort was a new location for FileMaker DevCon. Everything was in a close proximity and it had a great lazy river. This year my family joined me. Leanne [...] The post FileMaker DevCon 2018 Recap appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. View the full article

Joe Scarpetta

Joe Scarpetta

 

Thinking About JSON, part 3

This a quick followup to last month’s part 2, because today I want to to dig a little deeper into JSONSetElement and take a closer look at the first argument: As I wrote last time… Part of what makes JSONSetElement so powerful is that it can be used both to create new entries, and to […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker to Tableau | The Learning Journey

Now that the FileMaker Data API has been officially released (with FileMaker 17), it is time to share an update on Tableau-to-FileMaker integration. I originally wrote about integrating Tableau and FileMaker to create a match made in data heaven. I’ll also be speaking on “FileMaker + Tableau” at FileMaker DevCon 2018. First, A Quick Update […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

 

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 ahead

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dbservices

 

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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