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The FileMaker Pro Platform is Flexible, Easy to Use, and eXtendable.


eXcelisys has crafted amazing FileMaker solutions in almost every industry imaginable: fashion, finance, international publishing, marketing, medical, retail, wholesale, and higher education, just to name a few.

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FileMaker Pro Platform is an eXcellent RAD Database Tool!

The FileMaker Platform is simply powerful software for creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the Web.

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FileMaker Pro

The FileMaker Platform is a unified tool to help you quickly create and use custom apps that work the way you do.

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FileMaker Pro Advanced

FileMaker Pro Advanced is a unified tool to create custom apps that work the way you do. Manage contacts, inventory, projects, and more.

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FileMaker Go

FileMaker Go runs custom apps on iPad and iPhone so you can connect to your data anywhere. Available on the App Store.

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FileMaker Server

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software used to securely host your custom apps on-premise for FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect users.

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FileMaker Web Direct

FileMaker WebDirect is innovative web technology that instantly runs your custom apps directly in a web browser — no web programming required.

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FileMaker Cloud

FileMaker Cloud provides secure, reliable cloud access to your custom apps — without the administrative hassle. FileMaker Cloud runs on the Amazon Web Services Cloud.

The new FileMaker Platform is a unified tool to help you quickly create and use custom apps that work the way you do. Get innovative, new features for the development, mobility, security, integration, and administration of your custom apps.

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We Use The FileMaker Platform to accelerate development, saving you time, effort, and money.

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Robust FileMaker platform based solutions for quicker development to deployment times and less cost.

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Since 2001 over 2,000 clients have enjoyed working with our talented FileMaker development team!

eXcelisys FileMaker consultants specialize in all aspects of the FileMaker platform, including mobile apps, website and 3rd party integration (Amazon, PayPal, QB). We can eXtend and improve an eXisting FileMaker app or create a shiny new one.

We can develop fast and efficient mobile applications so you can do the voodoo you do oh so well remotely. Using FileMaker GO, a free app client from FileMaker®, that runs the FileMaker Pro solutions we create for you on iPads and iPhones.

FileMaker Web Direct is an innovative web technology that instantly runs FileMaker solutions directly in a web browser — no web programming required. Custom Web Apps integrating FileMaker onto the web require coding using PHP with an API-driven approach.

We understand that sometimes you just need a “sounding-board”, an ear to bend, a helping-hand, or a coach to assist you with your FileMaker project. Tap our vast FileMaker eXpertise and knowledge from using it in so many diverse businesses and organizations.

Whether your FileMaker solution was something we developed, or another developer, or even yourself, we can fix, update, upgrade, or eXtend any FMP solution you throw at us, we’re not scared. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and certified eXperts stand ready!

Migrating data (moving it from one like system to another) or converting data (moving data between significantly different systems, can be daunting. Let the eXcelisys team of FileMaker conversion eXperts help. We will do it efficiently and with minimal hiccups.

We often tie FileMaker, WordPress and Mobile solutions together. Other frequest FileMaker integrations include e-mail, calendaring, QuickBooks, PayPal, shipping APIs from FedEx and UPS, Google Maps, phone systems, and a plethora of others…

The eX-Files are a series of jump-start FileMaker® Pro solutions that offer end-users a reasonably complete and functional customizable business application for a fraction of the cost and time for a from-scratch custom solution – enjoy the best of both worlds!

Our contributions to the FileMaker community. Several cool FREE FileMaker downloadable demos files, with instructions, showcasing techniques using the power of the FileMaker platform and how to implement them. And some project bragging.

eXcelisys has crafted amazing FileMaker Pro solutions in almost every industry imaginable: fashion, finance, international publishing, marketing, medical, retail, wholesale, and higher education, just to name a few.

We truly enjoy solving our customers’ software puzzles.

Why Choose FileMaker Pro?: The Objective Perspective

  • Custom themes — Modify and save changes to existing layout themes to match your exact business needs. Reuse or share these themes with your team.
  • Styles — Themes now have styles (sets of attributes like colors, fonts and text sizes applied to objects such as buttons, fields, and backgrounds) to give your solutions a consistent and professional look. Choose from predefined styles or create your own. Modify a style once and it changes everywhere.
  • Starter Solutions — The Contacts, Assets, Content Management and Invoices Starter Solutions have been entirely redesigned with a fresh look.
  • Field Picker — Drag and drop fields directly onto your layout with the new Field Picker. Includes convenient options for controlling field and label placement.
  • Control Object Visibility — Make your layouts more interactive by hiding or displaying objects, such as fields and buttons, based on a condition or calculation.

The ability to quickly create and run custom business solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web with minimal additional development sets the FileMaker platform apart for other development environments.

We often get asked “What if you get hit by a bus?” While we always take the extra precaution of looking both ways before crossing the street, there is always “that” chance. If we fall off the face of the planet, there are many other FileMaker Pro experts of our caliber that could step in. There is a very large community of FileMaker Pro developers, forums, and user-groups. We are not alone!

FileMaker, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc. They have a responsibility to make sure their product is kept on the cutting edge and will work on the latest gadgets as they gain market share. FileMaker, Inc. has made some GREAT strides over the years to keep their products fresh, feature rich, faster, and able to run effectively on mobile platforms.

FileMaker Pro is a scalable platform for large, sophisticated database solutions, but is also great for piecing together early “proof-of-concept” versions of a solution. Startups and small business owners can efficiently curate themes/plugins/functionality to get their businesses up and running quickly, scaling their business solutions as their businesses grow.

Integration options are available for remote online systems and local business applications alike. External data sources in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL can be added to the structure of your solution as if they were local resources. Data sharing with local applications such as Outlook and QuickBooks can be automated to position your FileMaker solution as the hub of your mission-critical workflow.

FileMaker Pro is surprisingly easy to update for security and new functionality. When new versions become available (free to users with active maintenance agreements by the way), a notice will appear within the FileMaker Pro application and you can easily update everything with a few simple clicks.

If using FileMaker Pro Advanced, AES 256-bit encryption can be enabled to protect your data on a FileMaker Pro 13 and above client, or when hosted on FileMaker Server 13.

Even right off the shelf, FileMaker Pro provides a variety of built-in benefits that help establish a competitive advantage for your company over the thousands of other database platforms in your niche. The core of the FileMaker Pro platform is thoughtfully built with clean code, and is designed to handle record locking, fast searches over large data sets, and more!!

FileMaker Pro vs. …

FileMaker Pro is known for its flexibility, ease of use, and its expandability as your business grows! Its sweet spot is small to medium sized business and organizations, and when multiple systems need to communicate with each other.

But just because we love it doesn’t mean it’s always the right tool for the job.

Generally cool and useful features in FileMaker Pro:

  • Save as you type without needing to remember to click a submit button
  • Automatic record-locking to control editing
  • Cross platform: Mac, Windows, and iOS
  • Works on any device
  • Complex searching and sorting
  • Intuitive searching
  • Auto-complete field data entry
  • Document storage and access in container fields
  • Easily connects to other data sources
  • Save as Excel
  • Import and export multiple file types
  • Data snapshots
  • Web viewers can incorporate websites into a database
  • Create functional databases without developer training
  • Signature capture and image capture directly into a field

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Microsoft Access

Cross-platform: Mac, Windows, iOS, and WebWindows only
5-user desktop appUp to 80 users may be able to share a desktop app
250 concurrent user access with serverMust migrate to SQL Server
Browser-based access with WebDirectBrowser-based web apps through SharePoint
Easy client/ installationIntensive server setup process
8 TB max file size2 GB max file size without SQL Server
Themes for better user interfaceApplication templates
Easy user modificationsProgramming knowledge required
File storage in container fieldsNo native file storage
Internal reporting structureExternal report-writer required
No on-the-fly SQL query reportingSQL query reporting
Robust database securityLimited database security
Fully customizable solutionsWizard-based app development from templates
Custom navigationBuilt-in navigation

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Microsoft Excel

Customizable data controlNo enforced data integrity
Granular data securityEasy to overwrite data or calculations
Intuitive custom user interfaceBasic spreadsheet format
Custom navigationSpreadsheet tab navigation
8 TB max file size2 GB max file size
Unlimited record creation1,048,576 record limit
Easy user modificationsProgramming knowledge required
Import data to populate multiple records and fieldsCopy/paste to put data in multiple locations
File storage in container fieldsNo file storage
No on-the-fly SQL query reportingSQL query reporting
Multi-user accessNo simultaneous multi-user file sharing
Version controlNo versioning
Faster application speedLarge or complex data sets are slow
Scripting to automate proceduresMacros to automate procedures
Complex custom reportingLimited internal reporting capabilities
Simple charting capabilitiesPivot tables
Relational databaseData related only by hyperlinks
Easy user modificationsIntuitive creation of complex spreadsheets

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MySQL / PostgreSQL

Proprietary client appCompatible with a variety of web browsers
Cross platform development environment: Mac and WindowsCross platform and open source development environment: Mac, Windows, and Linux
Self-contained, integrated development environment for back end and front end developmentBack end for web apps or websites, must be accessed from separate front end user interface
Full-featured solutionsData container only
Licensing required for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and client connectionsAccessible from web browsers with no licensing requirements
Slower application speedOptimized speed for many user connections
Faster development – Rapid Application Development (RAD) toolLonger development cycles
Easy user modificationsMost users unable to modify the database

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• eXcelisys has been an FBA member since 2002 • Has been a FileMaker certified developer since version 7 •
• Awarded the Claris FileMaker Partners designation every year since 2014 •

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We Love Our Customers, And They Love Us!

“Been working with Duane Weller the entire time, and he’s been a great asset. Listens to what our needs are,…”

– Rick O’Quinn, University of Georgia

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My first contact was with Levi, who listened to my lengthy story of how I ended up desperately needing eXcelisys’…

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We are going on seven years with eXcelisys and I can’t wait to see what we come up with in…

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Experience so far has been positive! From a development perspective I think I underestimated the hours that would be required…

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The team at eXcelysis was able to take what was/is a very complex set of variables, interactions, and processes in…

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Linking FileMaker, WordPress & WooCommerce to manage product listings

Check out this ultimate triple play in which eXcelisys linked FileMaker, WordPress and WooCommerce to help a large-scale K-12 curriculum distributor manage its print catalog and webstore sales. One key feature includes HTML auto-coding in FileMaker to enable product entries made in the database to upload to the website for picture-perfect webstore display.

  • This is the home page of the Massive Miracle website, which allows users to embed Christian-themed videos to share with others.

Video-sharing Website Lights Up Web

See how eXcelisys helped one not-for-profit launch a multimedia-rich website, tackling issues with video file upload limits and integrating/wrapping YouTube videos so they play seamlessly inside the site.

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Data Destruction Monitoring Tool

Data destruction is big business. Seeking a better way to monitor and audit the disk-wipe process, Archive Data Solutions came to eXcelisys. We built a nifty little tracker that monitors the data sanitization process on a standalone Linux machine. Works remotely, too.

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