You need a complete product package

When I was writing my book, Easy Apps!, one thing which I had learned and shared in the book is that when it comes to selling a commercial software product, there is so much more involved than just writing the code. Writing the code is actually the easy part, but there are many other elements […]

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Which Part of Your Business Needs to be on your Phone?

With the amazing mobile capacity of FileMaker, you can now have access to every part of your business via your phone. This might be great, but it might not! For example, when I am on vacation, I really do not want to see or worry about all the little details to every project happening on […]

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Do you know the average value of each transaction from your customers?

Business coaches tell us that if you want to increase your bottom line, one thing you need to know is just how much income you receive from the average customer interaction. This is the transactional value of a customer. If you want to improve your numbers, you need to establish a baseline. This single transaction […]

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FM Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of available keyboard shortcuts for the FileMaker platform. If you become familiar with the more commonly used key commands, you can save yourself a lot of time while working with FileMaker. In fact, the most recent versions of FileMaker have improved their script workspace such that we have moved away from […]

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FileMaker Cloud Update

FileMaker announced that they have released an update to their new FileMaker Cloud offering. The two elements of this update include: 1. Offering three additional AWS Regions including Canada, Sydney, and Tokyo. 2. The ability to renew the 90-day trial Comodo SSL certificates through the FileMaker Store for 1-, 2-, and 3-year terms, using the […]

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New Office Location for HighPower

HighPower Data Solutions and HighPower Resources LLC are pleased to announce that we have moved to a new office location. We have always been based in the Minneapolis area, and continue to do so. The new offices give us expanded space for our growing team of software engineers and support staff. HighPower Resources LLC began […]

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Case Study: A Digital Construction Equipment Tracker

Northern Dewatering, Inc, is a company based in Rogers, MN which pumps water away from construction and excavation sites. Usually ground water, rain, and melting snow are factors which flood a worksite and make any construction work more difficult. So NDI, ‘dewaters’ the site by laying out hundreds of feet of pipe and numerous types […]

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FileMaker and Mobile Apps – Find Your Size!

It used to be that if you wanted to go mobile, you had just one choice in terms of size. But now Apple has released three different sizes of iPads ( 12.7, 9.4, and iPad mini (7.9). As for phone sizes, besides the regular large size, there is also the large Plus sizes for iPhone […]

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Five Profit Factors in Your Business

There are five areas in your business which affect your bottom line. They are: 1. Number of Leads each week 2. The percentage of those leads converted to customers 3. The dollar amount of each transaction for one customer 4. The number of transactions per customer 5. The profit margin on each transaction If you […]

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FileMaker Container Fields

Many people know that FileMaker has a special field called a Container field, which allows you to insert a file into it, and store it within FileMaker. This makes FileMaker a great document storage system. But some people do not realize that while it is great for storing PDF’s and spreadsheets, you can actually store […]

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