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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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Virtual List on Steroids

[Note 1: 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.] [Note 2: the following assumes the reader is familiar with basic concepts presented in Virtual List Reporting, part 1.] This is a follow up article to document new […] View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

 

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager With the release of FileMaker Cloud Admin API, you can now monitor and manage multiple servers quickly and easily, including the ability to set up server-side schedules, pull a list of logged in users, send messages to connected users, and much more. Download our free FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager too! Let’s take a look at the API and how to use it. Using the API The FileMaker Cloud Admin API uses a standard REST API which allows you to gather info and i

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FileMaker Twitter Integration

FileMaker Twitter Integration As one of the top social media platforms, Twitter has over 300 million active users worldwide. Leveraging FileMaker technology, developers can build custom apps which interact directly with Twitter. Let’s walk through how to get your app connected to Twitter.   Creating a Free Developer Account First, log into Twitter and create a Twitter App. Second, click the button to generate an API consumer key and an API consumer secret. These two strings are used to sec

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How to Download a Batch of Instagram Photos in Safari on a Macintosh

Now that Instagram allows you to view your Saved Bookmarked photo collection in a web browser, here is a method of downloading your favorite photos to your hard drive. Safari: Preferences With Safari open, go to the Safari menu and select ‘Preferences’. Advanced tab: Turn on “Show Develop Menu…” option In the Advanced tab, select […] View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

 

FileMaker Shipping Labels with Shippo

FileMaker Shipping Labels with Shippo The global market for parcels is on pace to be over $300 billion dollars in 2017 according to Apex Insight with sales continuing to rise via e-commerce. There are many carriers across the globe and having nearly all to your disposal from a single company is advantageous.  Many businesses want the ability to ship orders directly out of FileMaker. We commonly recommend Shippo, an all-in-one web API that allows you to pay for and generate shipping labels and

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FileMaker Amazon Marketplace Integration

FileMaker Amazon Marketplace Integration Amazon is the largest e-commerce site in the world, making brick and mortar stores scramble to catch up online as Amazon continues to grow marketshare. While Amazon only holds a mere 5 percent share of total retail sales, excluding food, across the country according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau,  in 2016 Amazon posted revenue of 136 billion dollars compared to 107 billion in 2015, 27% year over year growth. Getting your business set up with Amaz

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FileMaker Xero Integration

FileMaker Xero Integration Xero is a comprehensive accounting system for small to medium-sized companies with over a million subscribers. It can handle any accounting task ranging from inventory to bank transactions and it was specially designed to be a cloud-based solution to save clients from IT headaches. And with its simple API, you can integrate it with your FileMaker application to streamline workflow and eliminate double data entry. This article will show you how to integrate FileMaker

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FileMaker Business Intelligence Using Tableau

FileMaker Business Intelligence Using Tableau With FileMaker 16 you are now able to connect to a powerful business intelligence software called Tableau that helps people see and understand their data. Tableau is a leader in business intelligence software and has been named a leader 5 years in a row in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Tableau allows you to create advanced charts and reports of your data, and create interactive dashboards that let you see trends and turn data into actionable insights. W

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FileMaker Crosstab Reports

FileMaker Crosstab Reports FileMaker is very adept at creating list reports, but often you want to see your data in a grid format. This is when crosstab reports, also referred to as pivot tables or matrix reports, come in handy. A crosstab report is a way to display data from 2 or more different sources in a grid format. Luckily there are still plenty of options for doing this in FileMaker. Some methods are better for data entry, some are better for viewing, and some are better for speed and fl

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FileMaker 16 Overview

FileMaker 16 Overview A new and exciting version of the FileMaker platform is here! 2017 marks over 32 years in business for FileMaker. In a collection of articles, we review what’s new in the FileMaker platform, specifically the features for FileMaker Pro 16, FileMaker Server 16, FileMaker Go 16, FileMaker WebDirect 16, and FileMaker Cloud. Below you will find an overview of our favorite features with links to our more in-depth articles that include example videos. What’s New? FileMaker Se

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FileMaker PDF from Server

FileMaker PDF from Server FileMaker Server 16 now has the ability to create PDFs on the server! Gone are the days of creating overly complicated PHP setups and unreliable FileMaker Pro robot machines. FileMaker 16 is jam packed with loads of new features, one of the most exciting is it’s new PDF capabilities. Here are a few of the great new features FileMaker Server 16 adds for PDFs: New Features Server Schedules & Perform Script on Server (PSOS): Save Records as PDF is fully support

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Join Tables in FileMaker Pro

To get around the problem of having a many-to-many relationship you need to break apart the many-to-many relationship into two one-to-many relationships. Using a third table, commonly called a “join table”, does this. Each record in the “join table” would have the foreign key fields of the two tables it is joining together. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

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