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Executive Medical Director with 51-200 employees
Apr 17 2014

What is most valuable?

Secure server client network. Scripting is a gem and the engine behind many of my seemingly complicated but actually simple solutions.

How has it helped my organization?

Quality management runs through a collaborative platform. Many user defined levels and entries offer a excellent user interface ('web like') and outputs are tailor made… more »

What needs improvement?

It is expensive to run a client server set up in a large corporation due to the requirement to purchase individual licences, thus changing to JS or similar web based… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We now run one server and 50 clients; Our running costs are minimal. At some stage we will move to FM12: as it has limited reverse compatibility it will require a total… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The battle between MS Access and FM is, in my opinion, easily won by FM.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great starter to commence with in the world of database management, even if you have limited development knowledge and is a sure bet for professional and long term… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time we reviewed FoxPro, Access. Now we would include any JS development in the discussion, however this would require expert IT support.

What is FileMaker?

Cross-platform relational database application
FileMaker customers
VUHL, Reynolds Services Inc., Market Refrigeration Specialists, Sea Breeze Farm, Jordan Lindblad, Henry Schein Dental