Greg Lane of Skeleton Key: Pros and Cons of the Perform Script Step on Server:
FileMaker 13′s new Perform Script on Server script step provides new opportunities for optimizing performance and it enables access to features that were previously unavailable to remote FileMaker Go clients. Our FMRPC product and other techniques have allowed this type of functionality with FileMaker 12, but having this capability built into the FileMaker 13 platform means we can leverage it much more broadly. Performing a script remotely allows us to build solutions that:
Dramatically improve remote performance for data-intensive tasks
Access plug-in features and complex web services from FileMaker Go
Perform scripts asynchronously
Seamlessly leverage FileMaker’s security model
Exploring the new Perform Script on Server script step | FileMaker Development Company.