Case Study: Gourmet Bike Tours in Europe

This is a company that contacted us from Switzerland. Dig-n-go provides “gourmet” bike tours all over Europe. This company was started by two brothers and when we met up, they were trying to run their entire company using Bento. Bento was FileMaker Inc’s attempt at providing an easy to use database application for mobile. Problem […]

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Three Mobile Display Options for You

The FileMaker Pro platform has truly become a full computing platform which provides a “blank slate” upon which you can create and meet your various business needs. Take, for example, just the ‘simple’ option of providing a mobile business software option. Because of recent advances in FileMaker Pro technology just this simple question gives you […]

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Do you know your Prospect Win Rate?

Sometimes called the Customer Conversion Rate, this is the percentage of Prospects who you are able to convert to an actual sale so that they become your customers. Some businesses will have a very high conversion rate, and some will have a low one, depending on the type of business and the amount of money […]

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FileMaker Tip – Toggle On/Off ; Stop/Go; True/False

There are a lot of little features in FileMaker Pro which are simple to implement and just make your application a little easier to use. One of these is the ability to specify the display value of a boolean value. Since a boolean is either 1 or 0, it may seem like if you have […]

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FileMaker Benefits

Just what are the key benefits of a FileMaker application? Here is what FileMaker, Inc has stated is their primary benefits and focus: 1. FileMaker Cloud Using Amazon Web Services anyone now can have cloud access to all of their data. 2. Mobility FileMaker Go is the best tool out there for gaining mobile access […]

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FileMaker HOSTING

HighPower Data has been able to coordinate the hosting for some of our clients, and we can do the same for you. Using either FileMaker Cloud on Amazon Web Services, or other third-party hosting companies, we can manage all aspects of your FileMaker Hosting needs. Many companies do not want to worry about the hassle […]

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Four Quick Steps to Start Beta-Testing Your Product

If you are building a FileMaker application which you are going to sell to the general public, or to a niche section within an industry, then you are going to eventually need to do some beta-testing. In order for this to be successful, there are a few elements you must implement. Here’s my list of […]

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FileMaker & Beacons

Recent versions of FileMaker, especially 15 and 16 have added functions for beacon support. This is the newest and coolest mobile feature lately. It uses beacons which are placed around a physical facility and are used to provide guidance and indications to any mobile devices which come near. Examples of use would be a warehouse […]

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Marketing Focus: Select Your Niche

In the great book, “The 1-Page Marketing Plan”, author Allan Dib says that the very first thing you need to do is to determine your marketing niche; who are you targeting for your business marketing? He recommends that you develop a clear focus of exactly what kind of customer is ideal for your business. Many […]

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FileMaker and Web Services

With the release of FileMaker 16, the ability for FileMaker to speak with the rest of the web-connected world has vastly expanded. They have done this in two ways: one which allows FileMaker to reach out and connect with other services, and another which allows those services to reach back the other way and connect […]

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