From The Basketball Court To The Dairy Farm To Manufacturing Pet Supplies, Filemaker’s Customizable Solutions Help Businesses Grow
From The Basketball Court To The Dairy Farm To Manufacturing Pet Supplies, Filemaker’s Customizable Solutions Are Helping Businesses
May 15, 2013 By Johnny Duncan
There are more and more apps, that claim to simplify business processes, coming online daily. Many of them are sensational, while others aren’t worth the time it takes to download. With most, you are limited to what is offered in the app with not much say-so from you, the user. Thankfully, that is not so with FileMaker. FileMaker offers a complete line of desktop and server software providing do-it-yourself solutions that allow the user to design, build, and manage data-driven business solutions for the iPad and iPhone. These customized solutions can also run in web browser and on Windows and Mac. Businesses today have to customize some of their own systems and many are already finding solutions by implementing FileMaker and customizing the platform to fit their needs. Here’s the story of three such companies and the difference this technology solution made in their businesses.
The first business we’ll highlight is West Paw Design, in Bozeman MT, a eco-friendly pet products manufacturer. They needed a solution to help them better manage their operations efficiency; both while in front of the desk and on the manufacturing floor. So, they used Filemaker to build a custom manufacturing and inventory automation solution.
“FileMaker has a lot of power in an easy-to-use platform,” says Spencer Williams, President. “We have found that FileMaker allows us to customize our information management systems to our unique small business rather than conforming our business to software. This combination of flexibility and power, along with usability on nearly any device, has allowed us to serve our customers better and run our business more profitably.”
West Paw Design had their initial database up and running in one week. They now manage everything from order entry to purchasing to inventory tracking and shipping. The company claims to have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars using FileMaker and the iPad combination.
Now lets look at another user and believer in FileMaker, Mike Procopio, owner of The Hoop Consultants. The Hoop Consultants help NBA stars like Kobe Bryant and rising college basketball players optimize their individual performance levels. Procopio was burdened with having to transfer notes and statistics he took while courtside into Word and Excel. So, he turned to Filemaker and with no previous programming experience, he built a custom iPad solution that streamlined his process of collecting, analyzing and displaying statistics – putting it right at his fingertips courtside, and eliminating spreadsheets and notes scribbled in a notebook. This saved Procopio four hours per day by eliminating the re-keying of information and helped to improve efficiency by pulling multiple facets of player data together in one place.