DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year 2020
On August 5th, 2020, DB Services was named the Claris Excellence Award FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2020. This is DB Services 4th consecutive year bringing home the award from Claris International, Inc. The award is presented annually to each region’s Claris partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris.
DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, reflects on this award: “It is an unprecedented hon
Surveys for Success: UNITY Performing Arts Foundation
In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to give back whenever possible. DB Services continues to support organizations with our Surveys for Success program, and this quarter, our charity partner is UNITY Performing Arts Foundation!
The UNITY Performing Arts Foundation and their CEO and founder, Marshall White, have been leaders in transforming the lives of children and young adults in so many ways. UNITY provides after-scho
DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25
DB Services has been ranked on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Fast 25 list.
This yearly list ranks the 25 fastest growing companies in Indianapolis area based on year over year growth of revenue. DB Services ranked 20th out of 25, with 78% revenue growth from FY 2017 to 2019.
DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, shared his thoughts on the ranking: “DB Services is proud to be a growing member of the Indianapolis tech community. Since our start in 2003, our g
Claris Connect and FileMaker Approvals
Email has totally transformed the way people work and communicate. The average employee receives over 120 work emails a day, so the easier it is to take action on an email, the better. Claris Connect offers a powerful tool for efficiency in its Approvals Utility, a service that uses email to automate approvals for your team. You can set up approval workflows, automate immediate next steps based on an approval’s response, and view the results of previous ap
FileMaker BackBlaze Integration
BackBlaze is a large scale cloud storage platform that currently boasts an impressive 1 billion gigabytes of file data hosted on the cloud and counting. With its competitive pricing, BackBlaze makes a strong case for a place where you can store and retrieve large amounts of data at an affordable rate. Integrating your FileMaker application with BackBlaze’s B2 Cloud Storage API can assist moving external files to the cloud, minimizing file size growth and keeping
Claris Connect QuickBooks Online Integration
Intuit’s QuickBooks Online is a powerful tool with over 4 million subscribers that allows for easy management of invoices, payments, and other accounting tasks. Many companies find themselves with both QuickBooks and FileMaker and end up having to do double data entry from one system to the next. Claris Connect is a “no-code” platform from Claris International, Inc. that allows organizations to rapidly connect multiple cloud services together, includ
Claris FileMaker 19 Overview
A new and exciting version of FileMaker is here! 2020 marks over 35 years for the Claris FileMaker platform. A lot of innovation has occurred at Claris since the last FileMaker release. FileMaker Cloud, FileMaker Marketplace, and Claris Connect have launched, and Claris Nextgen is in the roadmap.
In this article we will focus on the Claris FileMaker flagship product, specifically FileMaker Pro 19, FileMaker Server 19, FileMaker Go 19, and FileMaker Cloud. We disc
FileMaker Machine Learning Using CoreML
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are rushing in the next era of computing by enabling machines to make decisions, rather than humans telling machines which decisions to make. Whether you need to classify objects in an image, parse speech into text, or get recommendations on what products to market next quarter, machine learning can be adopted to assist. Leveraging FileMaker’s machine learning capabilities on MacOS makes integrating artificial
Siri Shortcuts in FileMaker Go
As more and more businesses bring apps into their daily workflows, it is important to have fast and easy options for completing tasks while mobile. With FileMaker Go 19, you can execute your favorite FileMaker Go features with a voice command or single tap using Siri Shortcuts! Released with iOS12, Shortcuts introduced the ability to build intuitive and customizable Siri workflows using your favorite apps- with intuitive being the key word: nearly a third of smart
NFC Tag Reading in FileMaker Go
Near Field Communication is a technology developed in the early 2000s that allows for contactless communication between devices using radio waves to transfer data.
NFC can share information between two active devices, such as two smartphones sharing contact details, or between an active device and a passive device, such as a smartphone reading a NFC tag embedded in a poster. NFC tags are tiny, inexpensive chips that contain a small amount of memory, a radio ch
Creating FileMaker Add-Ons
With the release of FileMaker 19, Claris International, Inc. has introduced the ability to create add-ons, allowing developers to package a set of features that can be distributed to other FileMaker solutions. While installing custom add-ons currently must be started outside of FileMaker, add-ons can currently be created in FileMaker Pro using the preview script step Save a Copy as Add-on Package. As with all preview software, this feature is subject to change.
FileMaker Solution Upgrade Tool
Upgrading your custom FileMaker application used to require migrating data or manually following a complex set of instructions which would take quite a bit of time to complete. Now FileMaker has released a command line tool that will upgrade your custom application in a matter of minutes. At the moment, the FileMaker Solution Upgrade Tool is considered to be a preview software and is subject to change.
In the video below I will walk you through the process of up
Surveys for Success: The Glioblastoma Foundation
DB Services has been proudly giving back to the community for years. Now we are partnering each quarter with a charity to donate for each survey we receive! Our new Surveys for Success program is our way of saying thank you to our clients for filling out our surveys and to also let you know how we are paying it forward.
We are donating $10 for every survey that our clients fill out. Our goal for Q2 is to get at least 100 surveys back so that
Claris Connect Utilities
Claris Connect is a great tool to help organizations automate workflows, integrate their digital services, and reduce user errors. Ultimately, this saves a lot of time! A 2017 Global study estimated that workers lost 69 days per year to administrative tasks. Organizations of all kinds are prioritizing automation to stay competitive, improve productivity, and increase employee satisfaction.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our overview of Claris Connect. In
DB Services would like to extend well wishes to all during this COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is a stressful and concerning time for many, and we are sending positive thoughts to all of our customers and connections around the country–and the globe.
DB Services is currently taking all CDC and State of Indiana recommended precautions to protect our employees. At this time, all DB Services employees are working remotely from home in order to do our part to stop the spread of c
Claris Connect Overview
Claris Connect, the latest product from Claris International, Inc., is a “no-code” platform that allows organizations to quickly connect multiple cloud services together like QuickBooks Online, Box, Gmail, etc. to build high-value business processes. It is the result of Claris’ acquisition of Stamplay, an Italian startup that notably won a contest to make the best use of Visa’s new APIs. Perhaps the best way to describe Claris Connect comes from Stamplay’s cofounder Giul
FileMaker Shopify Integration
Shopify is used by more than a million businesses in over 175 countries, including Nestle and Staples, making it one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world. By integrating FileMaker and Shopify, you have the ability to easily create, update, and delete nearly all aspects of your online business straight from your FileMaker system. Running Shopify from your existing FileMaker solution can save you time and money by eliminating the pain of double data entry
FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager
Claris International, Inc. has recently released two new products: FileMaker Cloud and FileMaker Cloud Essentials. Both platforms wrap FileMaker Licensing and Cloud hosting into one simple, annual price. However these products introduce an important update: FileMaker ID (FMID). FileMaker ID is an integrated sign-on system that will allow access to all your files hosted on FileMaker Cloud, and requires all users and developers to create their own unique IDs.
Introducing: FileMaker Cloud Essentials
On January 22nd, 2020, Claris International, Inc. announced the release of FileMaker Cloud Essentials. This product is the latest innovation by Claris, and is another step forward towards the vision of becoming a “Cloud-First” Workplace Innovation Platform. The bundling of FileMaker licensing and hosting together for an annual price allows for organizations to quickly and easily create a custom application without the hassle of server setup and maintenanc
FileMaker Squarespace Integration
Squarespace is one of the largest all-in-one website building and hosting providers with $300 million in total revenue in 2017, and is currently hosting over 350 thousand websites. This makes Squarespace a useful tool to expand your business by starting a professional looking website. And when you add FileMaker to the mix, you can streamline the process of dynamically showing data from your FileMaker app on your Squarespace website.
Custom Code with Squaresp
Filemaker Twilio Integration
Twilio is used by many major corporations such as Lyft, Twitter, and AirBnB to send texts to communicate information to their customers. Integrating Twilio with FileMaker can give you the ability to easily send appointment reminders, sales discounts, and much more straight to your clients’ phones with just a few lines of code.
To integrate with Twilio, you’ll need to first sign up for an account. Twilio offers a free trial which gives you a $15 bu
FileMaker RingCentral Integration
Cloud-based communication and collaboration is taking ahold of businesses everywhere, from messaging apps such as Discord and Slack to VoIP services like Vonage and Intermedia Unite. RingCentral, voted PC Mag’s Best Business VoIP Provider of 2019, has put itself in the forefront of cloud VOIP providers because of its intuitive interface and ability to integrate with other services. And with a simple webhook, you can add screen pop notifications to your FileMake
Claris has released FileMaker Cloud! Ever since the rebranding from FileMaker to Claris, the company has emphasized a cloud-first approach, and this new product is an important step toward that end.
FileMaker Cloud is currently best designed for customers who are new to the FileMaker platform. Existing customers interested in FileMaker Cloud can take steps today to prepare for transitioning to Cloud in the future: optimizing for the WAN, removing the need for server-side plugin
FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js
In FileMaker Web Apps Part I of this series we focused on how you can use Vue.js to extend FileMaker using web viewers. In this article we’ll focus on how you can build robust web portals that use FileMaker as the backend and Vue.js as the frontend. This will allow you to build web contact forms, customer portals, e-commerce sites, etc, using data in your FileMaker system.
Web portals using FileMaker’s Data API are a great fit when you have hundreds or thousan