The ability to manage information is the key to businesses thriving in an increasingly competitive market. With FileMaker Pro Business Applications, small business owners and workgroup managers can find out how to write custom database applications in order to add value to critical business information. After demonstrating how easily a database can be written using FileMaker Pro, this book presents a set of 11 business database case studies, all of which can be easily adapted by readers for their own data management requirements. The final section of the book offers ideas on deploying database solutions over a network and the web.
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
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27 July 2008
Professional and scholarly
An Introduction to Database Software; The FileMaker Product Family; Using FilmMaker Pro 8; Getting Started with FileMaker -- Your First FileMaker Database; Field Types and When to Use Them; Designing Layouts; Relational Database Design; Using Calculation Fields; Using ScriptMaker; Planning a FileMaker Business Solution; Customer Relationship Management; Timesheets; Job Bag 1 - Creative Design Management; Job Bag 2 - Print and Production Management; Job Bag 3 - Job Sheet Management; Stock Control; Event Management; Asset and facilities Management; Subscription Management; Patient and Treatment Management; Veterinary/Professional Practice Management; FileMaker Deployment Options; FileMaker Server 8; Security Issues; Getting Data In and Out of FileMaker; FileMaker and Other Applications; FileMaker and instant Web Publishing; Taking it Further; Index.
Arthur W. Evans has been designing database solutions for business, government, education, and charity sector clients using FileMaker for over 16 years, having first used FileMaker to analyze coastal erosion rates around the UK for his doctoral thesis. He has helped clients ranging in size from one-person bands to the United Nations add value to business information using FileMaker Pro, and has also written training materials and technical papers for FileMaker, Apple, and Claris. His professional practice, AWE Consultancy, is a member of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance and has offices in London and Northern Ireland.