Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4!
November 11th, 2013
Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4, a Jump-Start Template That Dramatically Advances FileMaker Pro® Customization
South Bend, IN – November 11, 2013 – Excelisys, Inc., (www.excelisys.com) announced the release of The eX-BizTracker 4, the next generation of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. The eX-BizTracker 4 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro® 12, resulting in a much leaner customizing tool which is easier to use and extend.
The redesign uses development standards modeled after recommendations at www.filemakerstandards.org, with primary keys using the Get (UUID) function for simplified synchronization with offline devices. The redesigned more modern flat-design user interface includes fewer layout elements by capitalizing on FileMaker Pro 12’s enhanced layout options. It includes fewer scripts through script parameters and significantly fewer fields throughout, moving many standard routines to custom functions. Using the ExecuteSQL command to access data streamlined the relationships graph, resulting in a far more nimble product.
“Advancements in FileMaker Pro 12 provide exciting opportunities for simplification of complex solutions. We have succeeded in adding long-awaited features while reducing the complexity of the solution as a whole.” says Doug West, Product/Project Manager with Excelisys who was the Lead Developer on the eX-BizTracker 4 team and adds, “With fewer fields, scripts, and table occurrences, it’s now much easier for developers to understand the system at a glance and extend the functionality of the solution.”
“This (version 4) is a HUGE deal because it takes advantage of a lot of rich features introduced in FileMaker Pro 12 which was released at the beginning of 2012, “ says Christo, Founder and President of Excelisys. “Our BizTracker was completely rewritten; Doug West, Product/Project Manager with Excelisys who was the Lead Developer on the eX-BizTracker 4 team, did a phenomenal job with it. There are cool things that developer ‘nerds’ will love about its design, and “Bob the Business Person” will also love it….especially the time and money it saves them!”