I have used FM Starting Point for clients (especially those on a strict budget), and I have inherited a lot of projects based on it, as well. FM Starting Point is a well designed, well thought out starting point with a lot of options and features. The down side: Like any other approach, it is a one size fits all solutions. With one big exception: It is completely open and ready for modification. Once you master their methods (naming conventions, etc.), you can easily change and extend the file.
If you are still learning FileMaker basics, it’s a great tool to learn how to do more complex coding and layouts. This newest version incorporates lots of FileMaker 13 features, and is worth looking into:
FM Starting Point is a completely FREE FileMaker template designed for use with FileMaker® Pro 13, and is focused on small businesses, work groups, and non-profit organizations. These templates were built with the experience gained from working with these target groups for over 24 years.
FileMaker users have been enjoying the benefits of FMSP for over 4 years, with over 324,000 downloads of the solution. FMSP offers an integrated approach to an integral need in the business world – a complete CRM that is ready to be built upon to create the perfect solution for your specific needs. Experienced FileMaker Pro users will value a FREE tool that makes building a new project substantially easier.
To save time on your next project, simply start off with a fresh copy of FM Starting Point, and add additional tables, fields, and scripts to fully customize the database to your exact needs.
FMSP 4 features support for the new features of FileMaker 13, including popovers, and slide controls. Additionally, FMSP 4 is optimized for WebDirect 13, allowing for limited deployments, purely in a web browser. Watch this video to learn about FMSP 4’s new features!