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Claris FileMaker 19 Overview

Claris FileMaker 19 Overview A new and exciting version of FileMaker is here! 2020 marks over 35 years for the Claris FileMaker platform. A lot of innovation has occurred at Claris since the last FileMaker release. FileMaker Cloud, FileMaker Marketplace, and Claris Connect have launched, and Claris Nextgen is in the roadmap. In this article we will focus on the Claris FileMaker flagship product, specifically FileMaker Pro 19, FileMaker Server 19, FileMaker Go 19, and FileMaker Cloud. We disc

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FileMaker Javascript Web Viewer Integration

FileMaker JavaScript Web Viewer Integration The new FileMaker JavaScript Web Viewer Integration creates seamless communication between FileMaker and web viewers. This integration will allow for more efficient development of web viewers which will extend the functionality of FileMaker systems with features not native to FileMaker. The integration comes with a new script step called “Perform JavaScript In Web Viewer,” and JavaScript function, FileMaker.PerformScript(), both of which we will explo

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FileMaker Machine Learning Using CoreML

FileMaker Machine Learning Using CoreML Machine learning and artificial intelligence are rushing in the next era of computing by enabling machines to make decisions, rather than humans telling machines which decisions to make. Whether you need to classify objects in an image, parse speech into text, or get recommendations on what products to market next quarter, machine learning can be adopted to assist. Leveraging FileMaker’s machine learning capabilities on MacOS makes integrating artificial

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Siri Shortcuts in FileMaker Go

Siri Shortcuts in FileMaker Go As more and more businesses bring apps into their daily workflows, it is important to have fast and easy options for completing tasks while mobile. With FileMaker Go 19, you can execute your favorite FileMaker Go features with a voice command or single tap using Siri Shortcuts! Released with iOS12, Shortcuts introduced the ability to build intuitive and customizable Siri workflows using your favorite apps- with intuitive being the key word: nearly a third of smart

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NFC Tag Reading in FileMaker Go

NFC Tag Reading in FileMaker Go Near Field Communication is a technology developed in the early 2000s that allows for contactless communication between devices using radio waves to transfer data.  NFC can share information between two active devices, such as two smartphones sharing contact details, or between an active device and a passive device, such as a smartphone reading a NFC tag embedded in a poster. NFC tags are tiny, inexpensive chips that contain a small amount of memory, a radio chi

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Creating FileMaker Add-Ons

Creating FileMaker Add-Ons With the release of FileMaker 19, Claris International, Inc. has introduced the ability to create add-ons, allowing developers to package a set of features that can be distributed to other FileMaker solutions. While installing custom add-ons currently must be started outside of FileMaker, add-ons can currently be created in FileMaker Pro using the preview script step Save a Copy as Add-on Package. As with all preview software, this feature is subject to change. Let’s

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FileMaker Solution Upgrade Tool

FileMaker Solution Upgrade Tool Upgrading your custom FileMaker application used to require migrating data or manually following a complex set of instructions which would take quite a bit of time to complete. Now FileMaker has released a command line tool that will upgrade your custom application in a matter of minutes. At the moment, the FileMaker Solution Upgrade Tool is considered to be a preview software and is subject to change. In the video below I will walk you through the process of up

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Surveys for Success: The Glioblastoma Foundation

Surveys for Success: The Glioblastoma Foundation DB Services has been proudly giving back to the community for years. Now we are partnering each quarter with a charity to donate for each survey we receive! Our new Surveys for Success program is our way of saying thank you to our clients for filling out our surveys and to also let you know how we are paying it forward. The DB Services family is impacted by this disease personally, and for that reason, the charity we are partnering with for Q

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Claris Connect Utilities

Claris Connect Utilities Claris Connect is a great tool to help organizations automate workflows, integrate their digital services, and reduce user errors. Ultimately, this saves a lot of time! A 2017 Global study estimated that workers lost 69 days per year to administrative tasks. Organizations of all kinds are prioritizing automation to stay competitive, improve productivity, and increase employee satisfaction. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our overview of Claris Connect. In

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update DB Services would like to extend well wishes to all during this COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is a stressful and concerning time for many, and we are sending positive thoughts to all of our customers and connections around the country–and the globe.  DB Services is currently taking all CDC and State of Indiana recommended precautions to protect our employees. At this time, all DB Services employees are working remotely from home in order to do our part to stop the spread of c

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Claris Connect Overview

Claris Connect Overview Claris Connect, the latest product from Claris International, Inc., is a “no-code” platform that allows organizations to quickly connect multiple cloud services together like QuickBooks Online, Box, Gmail, etc. to build high-value business processes. It is the result of Claris’ acquisition of Stamplay, an Italian startup that notably won a contest to make the best use of Visa’s new APIs. Perhaps the best way to describe Claris Connect comes from Stamplay’s cofounder Giul

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FileMaker Shopify Integration

FileMaker Shopify Integration

Running Shopify from your existing FileMaker solution can save you time and money by eliminating the pain of double data entry and can keep the two constantly up-to-date. Learn more and download your free demo file here: https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-shopify-integration/   dbservices.com

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FileMaker Shopify Integration

FileMaker Shopify Integration Shopify is used by more than a million businesses in over 175 countries, including Nestle and Staples, making it one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world. By integrating FileMaker and Shopify, you have the ability to easily create, update, and delete nearly all aspects of your online business straight from your FileMaker system. Running Shopify from your existing FileMaker solution can save you time and money by eliminating the pain of double data entry

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FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager Claris International, Inc. has recently released two new products: FileMaker Cloud and FileMaker Cloud Essentials. Both platforms wrap FileMaker Licensing and Cloud hosting into one simple, annual price. However these products introduce an important update: FileMaker ID (FMID). FileMaker ID is an integrated sign-on system that will allow access to all your files hosted on FileMaker Cloud, and requires all users and developers to create their own unique IDs. In

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Claris Releases FileMaker Cloud Essentials

Claris Releases FileMaker Cloud Essentials

Claris has just announced the release of FileMaker Cloud Essentials, a simplified way for small businesses to create their own cloud-hosted Workplace Innovation Platform. Find out if this product is right for your small business: https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-cloud-essentials/ dbservices.com

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FileMaker Cloud Essentials

Introducing: FileMaker Cloud Essentials On January 22nd, 2020, Claris International, Inc. announced the release of FileMaker Cloud Essentials. This product is the latest innovation by Claris, and is another step forward towards the vision of becoming a “Cloud-First” Workplace Innovation Platform. The bundling of FileMaker licensing and hosting together for an annual price allows for organizations to quickly and easily create a custom application without the hassle of server setup and maintenanc

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FileMaker Squarespace Integration

FileMaker Squarespace Integration Squarespace is one of the largest all-in-one website building and hosting providers with $300 million in total revenue in 2017, and is currently hosting over 350 thousand websites. This makes Squarespace a useful tool to expand your business by starting a professional looking website. And when you add FileMaker to the mix, you can streamline the process of dynamically showing data from your FileMaker app on your Squarespace website. Custom Code with Squaresp

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Filemaker Twilio Integration

Filemaker Twilio Integration Twilio is used by many major corporations such as Lyft, Twitter, and AirBnB to send texts to communicate information to their customers. Integrating Twilio with FileMaker can give you the ability to easily send appointment reminders, sales discounts, and much more straight to your clients’ phones with just a few lines of code. Account Set-Up To integrate with Twilio, you’ll need to first sign up for an account. Twilio offers a free trial which gives you a $15 bu

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FileMaker RingCentral Integration

FileMaker RingCentral Integration Cloud-based communication and collaboration is taking ahold of businesses everywhere, from messaging apps such as Discord and Slack to VoIP services like Vonage and Intermedia Unite. RingCentral, voted PC Mag’s Best Business VoIP Provider of 2019, has put itself in the forefront of cloud VOIP providers because of its intuitive interface and ability to integrate with other services. And with a simple webhook, you can add screen pop notifications to your FileMake

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FileMaker Cloud

FileMaker Cloud Claris has released FileMaker Cloud! Ever since the rebranding from FileMaker to Claris, the company has emphasized a cloud-first approach, and this new product is an important step toward that end. FileMaker Cloud is currently best designed for customers who are new to the FileMaker platform. Existing customers interested in FileMaker Cloud can take steps today to prepare for transitioning to Cloud in the future: optimizing for the WAN, removing the need for server-side plugin

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FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js

FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js In FileMaker Web Apps Part I of this series we focused on how you can use Vue.js to extend FileMaker using web viewers. In this article we’ll focus on how you can build robust web portals that use FileMaker as the backend and Vue.js as the frontend. This will allow you to build web contact forms, customer portals, e-commerce sites, etc, using data in your FileMaker system. Web portals using FileMaker’s Data API are a great fit when you have hundreds or thousan

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FM Quickstart 18

FM Quickstart 18 FM Quickstart, DB Services’ completely free and customizable CRM template for FileMaker, is already one of the leading CRM templates in the FileMaker market. Now, with the release of FileMaker 18, we have added even more features and modules to FM Quickstart to help you create your very own Workplace Innovation Platform. The new features and modules include: Production Module on the Dashboard Orders Module Shipments Module Purchase Order Module Returns Module Receiving M

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FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager With the official release of the FileMaker Cloud Admin API, you can now monitor and manage multiple servers from one interface, including the ability to set up server-side schedules, pull a list of logged-in users, send messages to connected users, and much more. And to make interacting with Admin API even easier, we created the FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager, your one-stop shop to manage server-side schedules on Cloud. The Manager has been updated to work wit

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DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year

DB Services Named FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year 2019 On August 8th, 2019, DB Services was named the FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2019. This is DB Services’ third consecutive year bringing home this prestigious award from FileMaker, Inc–now rebranded to Claris International, Inc. This award is given annually to each region’s FileMaker partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris. FileMaker is currently ranked the #1 Workplace Innova

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DB Services Named to Inc. 5000 List

DB Services Named to Inc. 5000 List For the first time, DB Services has been ranked #3494 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the country’s “fastest-growing innovators” based on overall revenue growth over a three-year period. The Inc. 5000 list has brought attention to America’s growing private businesses since 1982. DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Facebook, Zappos, Pandora, and others. DB Services is top ranked FileMaker Platinum Business Allianc

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