TMI and Too Much Collaboration — When More Tools Are Less Effective

April 10, 2017
For businesses looking to improve their operations, there's currently a lot of focus on collaboration applications and services. But even the best digital collaboration tools might not actually be the best tool for you.

Leverage the World's Top FileMaker Experts for Your Business Success

April 7, 2017
The energetic FileMaker community is something we've noted before, and the best opportunity to experience this enthusiasm and support is DevCon. This year the event is in Phoenix, AZ on July 24-27.

5 Guidelines For an SMB's Solid Technology Strategy

April 5, 2017
You know that technology is vital for the success of your growing company. Each savvy business owner recognizes that fact. But we're not all well-versed in the details of hardware, software, firmware, middleware, or the other -wares out there.

Aligning a Cloud Strategy to Your SMB Goals

April 3, 2017
In 2016, the business consulting group Accenture conducted a survey of almost 1,900 C-suite executives around the world. This “Cloud in the Boardroom” study (available as a LinkedIn slideshare) found that even though 95% of these leaders had a five-year cloud strategy, only 38% had aligned their plans with overarching […]

5 Sobering Facts about Inventory Management and How FileMaker's Free eBook can Help

March 31, 2017
A warehouse might seem like a pretty simple part of a business — until you try running one. In reality, controlling the inventory for a modern business could be compared to the biological complexity of a living cell. Stock must be gathered, tracked, and moved out, all based on a continual stream of data from a […]

Your Customers Are Searching for You on Mobile Devices ― What Are They Finding?

March 29, 2017
Smartphone sales reached $60 billion last year, but the offline sales affected by smartphones — that exceeded $1 trillion. And experts predict both of these numbers are going to increase.

Amazon Outage Highlights the Pitfalls of Cloud Hosting

March 27, 2017
Last month Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage. When their cloud-computing network went down, it brought with it a number of major Internet sites ― Quora, Business Insider, Netflix, Reddit and Slack ― and many more smaller sites. Observers reported that the event also impacted Mashable, a global, […]

The Making of a FileMaker Development Champion

March 24, 2017
You realize how strong and active the FileMaker user community is when you learn about the annual Developer's Cup competition. During the Developer Conference, this friendly event gathers a small group of FileMaker developers from the pool of applicants. On one evening of the conference, these developers are given a […]

Current Clients Rank aACE as a 5-Star Product

March 22, 2017
With the recent release of aACE version 5, we asked our clients to share their thoughts about version 4. We selected Capterra as a forum for this feedback. Capterra solicits product reviews and ratings, sharing this information to help people find quality software.

Finding the Best CRM Match for Your SMB: A Checklist

March 20, 2017
A checklist can be a great resource when you confront the daily decisions about your small business. This is actually one of the reasons a CRM package is so valuable. When you have a high-level view of customer patterns, plus details about each client's interactions with your company, you can evaluate options better […]