The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-07-19T23:34:45Z New Course for FileMaker Custom App Developers to Launch on Lynda.com 2016-07-19T23:34:45Z new-course-for-filemaker-custom-app-developers-to-launch-on-lynda-com Sydney, Australia, 20 July, 2016 – Today, FileMaker has teamed up with the Lynda.com team at LinkedIn to debut a new Learning Path to “Become a FileMaker Custom App Developer.” The course teaches developers how to create innovative apps that work seamlessly across iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac and the web on the FileMaker Platform, regardless of experience level.   Become a FileMaker Custom App Developer includes 29 hours of video tutorials created by experts, enabling learners to design and build smart, custom apps with the FileMaker Platform.   Appropriate for all levels: The course is a starting point for those who desire to become custom app developers, whether they have developer experience already or are starting from scratch. Bridging the talent gap: Companies that have had difficulty hiring new developers with specific skills can now easily train new hires to use FileMaker’s language-agnostic development platform. Career management skills: In addition to teaching the fundamentals of working with the platform, the course teaches practical career skills such as how to work effectively on virtual teams and master the fundamentals of project management and freelancing. Click here to learn more about the program.  Ann Monroe, vice president, marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: “LinkedIn Learning Paths help professionals stay ahead in their careers or change careers. We’re excited to be a part of this forward-thinking program and anticipate providing many people with these in-demand skills.” About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity.  © 2016 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker, FileMaker Go and the file folder logo are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  FileMaker WebDirect is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars and subject to change without notice. New FileMaker 15 Platform Enables Custom App Development with Greater Mobility, Automation, Performance and Security 2016-05-12T04:46:20Z new-filemaker-15-platform-enables-custom-app-development-with-greater-mobility-automation-performance-and-security Sydney Australia, May, 2016 — Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the latest release of its highly successful custom app platform, FileMaker 15. This upgraded platform improves upon the fundamentals of custom app development with new features in these five key areas:  mobility, automation/integration, ease of use, security and performance. The FileMaker Platform provides all of the essentials for creating a custom app that fits an organisation’s unique business needs and is flexible, easily integrated, and works across iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows and the web. New features of the FileMaker 15 Platform include: Mobility: Touch ID support enables developers to securely access their custom apps with the touch of a finger. 3D Touch support enables quick access to specific apps. New app extensions offer content customisation and cloud-based file sharing. iBeacon support offers location-based data from the custom app and FileMaker WebDirect enables customers to use a mobile phone to access FileMaker apps in a web browser. Automation & Integration: Timesaving tools include in-product updates and the ability to instantly recover scripting work with multiple undo. Red highlighted text helps easily identify problem areas in the Script Workspace. The ESS Adapter connects to even more External SQL Data Sources including PostgresSQL and IBM DB2. Ease of use: Start managing contacts, inventory, content management and tasks right away with the new basic Starter Solutions. The new web-based Help menu provides faster results when searching for needed FileMaker information and is downloadable as a PDF. The newly designed status toolbar in FileMaker Pro keeps custom apps looking fresh. Security: A new concealed edit box hides sensitive information users don’t want displayed on their screen. Proactive security warnings include notifications that appear when a user tries to connect to a host or website with an invalid security certificate. FileMaker Server now supports SSL certificates from nine popular vendors and supports intermediate, subjectAltName (SAN), and wildcard certificates. Performance: The top call statistics-logging feature quickly diagnoses any slowdowns within the FileMaker Platform. The portal in-line progress bar indicates when data filtering and sorting is complete. This process now takes place separately from other operations so developers can continue to use their apps at the same time. New Licensing for Teams: FileMaker introduces a new, simpler way for teams of five or more people to license FileMaker software.  Each user can access FileMaker Pro (for User Connections), FileMaker Go, or FileMaker WebDirect — all hosted on FileMaker Server to securely share information in real time. Click here for details. Ann Monroe, vice president of marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: “This new release represents our ongoing effort to simplify the development and deployment of custom apps that work seamlessly across mobile devices, PCs and the web.” About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Media Contact:       Anna Zabow anna@slingstone.com © 2016 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker, FileMaker Go and the file folder logo are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  FileMaker WebDirect is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars and subject to change without notice.  Brad Freitag Promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Sales for FileMaker 2016-04-21T00:36:43Z brad-freitag-promoted-to-vice-president-worldwide-sales-for-filemaker Sydney, Australia, April, 2016 — FileMaker today has named Brad Freitag as vice president, Worldwide Sales. He previously served as vice president, Americas Sales, for the company. In his new position, Freitag will lead FileMaker’s sales teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) along with the company’s sales organisations in Asia Pacific and China. He will also be responsible for the company’s FileMaker Business Alliance of partners and resellers in these regions.  “Over the past three years, Brad has done an outstanding job and elevated our sales groups in the Americas, Asia Pacific and China to a high level of excellence and performance,” said Dominique Goupil, president, FileMaker.  “We look forward to his leadership in sales to continue to build upon our success as the leader in custom apps for Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone and the web. During his tenure we’ve achieved new levels of popularity among iOS users having recently reached a major milestone of over two million downloads of FileMaker Go on the iTunes App Store.” Prior to FileMaker, Freitag was vice president of sales for Roambi, where he opened numerous new markets within EMEA, as well as, Asia Pacific and the Americas. He also has held executive sales positions at Host Analytics, Inc., Hyperion Solutions (now part of Oracle) and IBM. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au  Media contact: Anna Zabow anna@slingstone.com  © 2016 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker, FileMaker Go and the file folder logo are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  FileMaker WebDirect is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars and subject to change without notice.  FileMaker’s Free How-To Guides Empower Teams to Plan, Create and Deploy Custom Apps 2016-04-13T07:06:32Z filemaker-s-free-how-to-guides-empower-teams-to-plan-create-and-deploy-custom-apps Sydney, Australia, 13 April, 2016 — Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of “Deploy,” the last of a three-part series of free how-to eBooks that lead teams through the process of deploying a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. Custom apps connect team members with each other and with their business, enabling anytime, anywhere collaboration and productivity. With this final instalment in the series, FileMaker has provided a comprehensive step-by-step process to planning, creating and deploying custom apps.  Click here to download all three guides, including the latest “Deploy” guide. The steps to deploying a custom app include: - Consider third party hosting: Outsourcing deployment to a third-party hosting provider is one option.  - Identify data sources: Determine if your custom app requires real-time data integration with external data sources.  - Determine authentication method: Determine if you will use local accounts or an external authentication system for granting user access. - Setup backup: You can schedule backups at specific times and opt for progressive backups.  - Discuss with your system administrator: If you will be working with a system administrator, the guide includes a checklist of topics that are important to system administrators. Ann Monroe, vice president, marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: “Organisations of all sizes and from many industries are benefiting from custom apps built with FileMaker. Custom apps are quick and easy to plan, build and deploy, and the potential cost-savings is huge. Together the Plan, Create and Deploy guides will take the guesswork out of the process and empower our customers to deliver custom apps that can centralise information to align with business needs.” About FileMaker, Inc.  FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Media contact:       Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com Customer contact:  800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au © 2016 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker, FileMaker Go and the file folder logo are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  FileMaker WebDirect is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars and subject to change without notice.  FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone Hits 2 Million Download Mark on App Store 2016-03-17T06:52:29Z filemaker-go-for-ipad-and-iphone-hits-2-million-download-mark-on-app-store Sydney, Australia – March 17, 2016 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced that its FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app has surpassed 2 million downloads from the iTunes App Store. This benchmark reflects the ongoing popularity of the FileMaker Platform for developing custom iOS apps that run on iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows and the web. FileMaker Go is a free app, available on the App Store, that runs FileMaker-based custom apps on iPad and iPhone. Users can connect to their data anywhere so they can easily share information with their team while on the go. These mobile custom apps have the power and capability of FileMaker desktop custom apps. Check inventory in the warehouse, create invoices during client visits, perform inspections onsite, and more. Ann Monroe, vice president, Marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: “As the world becomes mobile-first, businesses increasingly rely on mobile capabilities. Our customers continue to stretch the boundaries of creativity with their custom apps, and we will continue to find ways to serve them by improving and enhancing our platform.” About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Press Contacts: Anna ZabowAnna@slingstone.com0413 406 882        Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au FileMaker Developer Conference 2016 Gives Custom App Developers an “Aptitude for Apps” 2016-03-17T06:45:57Z filemaker-developer-conference-2016-gives-custom-app-developers-an-aptitude-for-apps Sydney, Australia – March 17, 2016 – Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the program for the 21st annual FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon), the largest gathering of FileMaker independent and corporate custom business app developers, trainers and users from around the world. DevCon 2016 will be held July 18-21 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. View the complete conference schedule to plan a personalised DevCon 2016 agenda. With the theme of “Aptitude for Apps,” the conference is designed to enhance the capabilities of those using the FileMaker Platform to create custom apps for desktop, iOS, and the web. Attendees will gain insight on the future direction of the FileMaker Platform, learn from other developers’ unique app creation talents and expand their abilities in design, mobility, web and more. DevCon 2016 offers a wide range of topics on how to plan, create, and deploy custom apps using the FileMaker Platform. Track and session topics include: - Core: Increase core knowledge in relational design basics, localisation and gain important new skills in conducting security audits, security in the cloud, and cryptography. - Design: Explore how user research along with visual and interaction design techniques combine to create highly functional and stunning apps. - Mobility: Learn the principles of cloud strategies and frameworks, deployment via mobile device management (MDM), and mobile-first thinking. - Web: Learn to implement FileMaker apps for the web by leveraging web services and using FileMaker Pro as a front-end or middleware. - Business: Find out why FileMaker is a good choice for custom app development, how to attract and onboard new developers and tips for in-house development. - Innovation: Get up to speed on trending technologies, and hear expert commentary on emerging trends in social, on-demand, virtualisation, and more. - DevCon 2016 will hold a separate Training Day on Monday, July 18 that provides an entire day of instructor-led training by a FileMaker Business Alliance trainer. Separate tracks for beginner, intermediate, and advanced developers are offered and cost $200 USD. Full conference registration is not required, and attendees will receive a copy of the FileMaker Training Series: Basics and FileMaker Training Series: Advanced materials. The conference will also feature the Exhibitor Showcase of FileMaker services and add-on products and opportunities to receive one-on-one assistance from FileMaker technical support staff, engineers and product managers. Other event highlights include the annual "Women of FileMaker" luncheon and a new Aptitude Lounge where attendees can take a break and unwind. Registration Information Attendees will save $800 off the full conference price by taking advantage of the “early early bird” discount, available now through March 31, 2016. The early bird discount saves $500 off the full price if payment and registration is completed by May 26, 2016. All paid conference attendees will receive a free, not-for-resale copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced, a $549 value. A group discount offer is available until July 5, 2016: pay for three conference registrations and get the fourth free. Call FileMaker Customer Support at 1-800-325-2747 or email devcon@filemaker.com for more information. Attendees are strongly urged to make hotel reservations at The Cosmopolitan before discounted rooms sell out. Reserve your hotel room online or call the hotel at +1-702-698-7575 or toll-free at 1-866-882-4420. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Press Contacts: Anna Zabow Anna@slingstone.com 0413 406 882 Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au FileMaker guides business teams in custom app creation for greater productivity and collaboration 2016-03-02T07:04:33Z filemaker-guides-business-teams-in-custom-app-creation-for-greater-productivity-and-collaboration Sydney, Australia, 2 March, 2016 — Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the second in a three-part series of free how-to eBooks that lead teams through the process of creating a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. Custom apps ensure that everyone has access to accurate, timely information so teams can collaborate more effectively, gathering the insights to take decisive action. Click here to download the “Create” guide. The steps to creating a custom app for your business team include: - Organising your data: One of the first steps in bringing your app to fruition is to examine your data and how you want to organise it to meet your unique needs.  - Design the user interface and workflow: Creating the user experience is an iterative process. You’ll start by thinking about the users and the activities they are trying to accomplish.   - Set up security: When your custom app includes confidential information, you’ll want to ensure that those who should have access are the only people who can access this data. Ann Monroe, vice president, marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: “Once an organisation has started the planning process for custom apps, the next step is the creation process. Custom apps are quick and easy to build and deploy, and the potential cost savings is huge. With custom apps, our customers are reducing manual processes, data entry errors and inefficient tasks. Teams already have a lot of subject-matter expertise, but they may not know how to translate that knowledge into a custom app. That’s why we’ve developed a new set of guides to demystify the process and guide our customers through the planning, creation and deployment of custom apps.”  About FileMaker, Inc.  FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Media Contact:        Anna Zabow anna@slingstone.com Customer contact:  800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au FileMaker Names Ann Monroe to Vice President, Marketing 2016-02-25T02:13:26Z filemaker-names-ann-monroe-to-vice-president-marketing Sydney, Australia, 24 February, 2016 — FileMaker, Inc.—an Apple subsidiary, today announced that Ann Monroe has been named vice president of Marketing and member of the executive team, reporting to president Dominique Goupil. Since joining in 2002, Monroe has played a key role in positioning FileMaker as the leading platform for creating custom apps. Monroe will oversee the strategic marketing direction of the FileMaker platform and ecosystem.   “In her 14 years at FileMaker, Ann has proven to be an exceptional leader who has been instrumental to our growth, driving strategic efforts across our global organisation to benefit our customers and partners,” said Goupil. “In her expanded role, Ann will bring stronger alignment to our worldwide marketing initiatives and drive continued growth.” Prior to FileMaker, Monroe worked as an engineer at Mattel, Inc. She holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. About FileMaker, Inc.  FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity.  Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au/ Media contact:      Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com FileMaker’s State of the Custom App 2016 Report reveals custom app use is boosting ROI, efficiency and productivity 2016-02-17T07:52:27Z filemaker-s-state-of-the-custom-app-2016-report-reveals-custom-app-use-is-boosting-roi-efficiency-and-productivity Sydney, Australia, 17 February, 2016 — 74 per cent of teams using a custom app have seen an increase in productivity, according to FileMaker’s 2016 State of the Custom App Report. The report, released today, looks at how teams are embracing the power of custom apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads.  The report found that custom apps are being used in a wide variety of ways to help teams accomplish their business goals.   Key findings of the report include:  Custom apps drive productivity and efficiency - 81 per cent reported custom apps reduced inefficient tasks - 74 per cent reported custom apps increased in team productivity   Custom apps deliver results - 63 per cent reported custom apps improved field and customer service delivery - 60 per cent reported custom apps have seen a return on investment (ROI) - 49 per cent reported using custom apps on iPad or iPhone   Custom apps are built quickly - 52 per cent of custom apps were built in less than three months  - 82 per cent reported that they developed custom apps internally Overview: FileMaker’s State of the App report for 2016 examines what customers are using custom apps for, how they are using them, and what type of impact they are having on their business. The global report, based on surveys of hundreds of professionals, provides insight into the ways custom apps are driving better, stronger end-results as well as improving the process of work. It also examines the diversity of ways that custom apps are being deployed across industries and teams. Ann Monroe, senior director of marketing, FileMaker, Inc.   “Teams are seeing great results with custom apps that they build themselves. Custom apps are quick and easy to build and deploy, and the potential cost-savings is huge. With custom apps, our customers are reducing manual processes, data entry errors and inefficient tasks. They are communicating better, sharing information more fluently and boosting revenue and productivity. FileMaker puts the power of custom apps right in the hands of organisations from the get go.”  Mike McShane, Director for Information Technology, Northern Dewatering, Inc (Survey Respondent)  "We replaced a very old database with a custom app to handle ordering, shipping and returning equipment to and from job sites. This has helped incredibly with accurate job site and yard (warehouse) inventory and also with much more accurate billing." Kathy Towns, Quality Manager, Real Ale Brewing Co. (Survey Respondent) "Craft brewing is a great industry, but from a quality standpoint, it can be a challenge to track information on all the components that go into the final product. From ingredients, to processes, to packaging materials, we track data across several brands. We were operating on paper and spreadsheets before, and was really difficult to get a big picture and to see trends.”   Media contact Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com Customer contact: 800-325-2747  http://www.filemaker.com/au  About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. FileMaker Demystifies Custom App Creation for Businesses and Teams With Series of Free How-To Guides 2016-02-10T05:11:23Z filemaker-demystifies-custom-app-creation-for-businesses-and-teams-with-series-of-free-how-to-guides Sydney, Australia, 10 February, 2016 —Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. Organisations of all sizes are embracing the power of apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads. Designed to meet the unique business needs of teams, custom apps enable team members to securely access information at any time and from any place. Download “Plan: Your first steps toward creating a successful custom app” Custom apps can be developed in virtually any size organisation but are very often done by small teams that consist of fewer than 20-25 people, be it entire small businesses or teams within larger companies. FileMaker’s new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a comprehensive planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability.  • Designing apps step-by-step: Apps should be designed with the user in mind. To accomplish this goal, FileMaker’s Custom App How-to Guides demystify the process of building successful apps using the FileMaker Platform. Planning sets the stage for a successful development process.  • A successful plan includes: Evaluating goals, identifying user scenarios and defining requirements, and addressing integration, security and deployment.  Ann Monroe, senior director of marketing, FileMaker, Inc.  “Imagine how you could transform your business with custom apps, running over iPads and iPhones, that meet the unique needs of your business. The best practices in these guides make this happen by helping teams plan, create and deploy their first custom app.” About FileMaker, Inc.  FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. www.filemaker.com Customer contact: 800-325-2747  http://www.filemaker.com/au  Media contact: Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com  Calling all app developers! The 2016 FileMaker Developer Conference 2016-02-05T07:23:53Z calling-all-app-developers-the-2016-filemaker-developer-conference Sydney, Australia, February, 2016 — Registration for the FileMaker Developer Conference, the premiere worldwide gathering for FileMaker app developers, opens with the Early, early bird discount option. The 2016 event takes place July 18-21, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The conference is for anyone who wants to acquire new skills, improve current skills or advance their careers by using the FileMaker Platform to build compelling custom apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers.   Conference attendees will save $800 off the full price ($2,975 after May 26), paying only $1,840 by taking advantage of the Early, early bird discount, available now through March 31, 2016; or save $500 off the full price by paying $2,265 by May 26, 2016 with the early bird discount.  Group discounts are available — companies that buy three conference registrations for their employees will get the fourth free (a $2,975 value). Call FileMaker Customer Support at 1-800-325-2747 or email devcon@filemaker.com for more information. The 21st annual FileMaker Developer Conference promises to be the most immersive and entertaining FileMaker education experience of the year. Attendees can choose from a range of sessions on design, mobility, developing for the web, running a FileMaker business, and innovating with big data, social media, bar codes, new hardware and other technologies. They will learn skills, strategies and best practices for building custom apps, and they can network with FileMaker developers from all over the world. A one-day $285 pre-conference training event (full conference registration is not required) will be held Monday, July 18 at the conference venue. The training day will benefit beginners desiring a hands-on introduction to FileMaker, intermediate users wanting to get a head start on the fundamentals as a lead-in to the conference and advanced users looking to explore untapped features and capabilities of the FileMaker Platform. Experienced trainers from the FileMaker Business Alliance will deliver the curriculum. Copies of the FileMaker Training Series: Basics and Advanced materials are included with the training. The conference will also feature the Exhibitor Showcase of FileMaker services and add-on products, and an opportunity to connect with FileMaker engineers, product managers and technical support team members. Highlights will include the welcome reception, the annual “Women of FileMaker” luncheon and the attendee dinner party. Exhibitor Showcase booths are available for $3,350, and exhibitor full passes are $1,410. Click here to register for a booth.  A limited number of hotel rooms at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are available at a special group rate. Conference attendees should make reservations as soon as they can before discounted rooms sell out. Reserve your hotel room online or call the hotel at 702-698-7575 or toll-free at 855-435-0005. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au/  Media contact: Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com Copyright © 2016 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FileMaker special offer: Buy one, give one! 2015-10-16T00:08:24Z filemaker-special-offer-buy-one-give-one Sydney, Australia, 16 October, 2015 — FileMaker, Inc. today announced a Buy One, Get One Free promotion for FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced. This worldwide limited-time offer allows those who purchase either product to receive a second downloadable copy of the same product for free (valued at AU$401 or AU$670, respectively) from FileMaker. Now, those who purchase FileMaker software through December 18, 2015 can provide a copy of FileMaker Pro 14 or FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced to new staff members and teams – or even as a gift to a favorite charity.  The special offer helps individuals and teams create solutions – rapidly and affordably to easily create custom apps that run seamlessly across for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.  “This limited promo is a great opportunity for users to share the power and simplicity of the FileMaker platform with other team members,” said Brad Freitag, vice president, Americas Sales and Asia Pacific for FileMaker.  The offer applies only to FileMaker Pro 14 or FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced and is limited to one gift request per person, household or company between October 12, 2015 and December. 18, 2015 (Oct. 14 and Dec. 18 in Japan). The promotion is valid only for the downloadable versions of the products purchased from the FileMaker Store. The free versions are fully working, not-for-resale versions of FileMaker Pro 14 or FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced for Windows and Mac. The offer is not valid in connection with any other rebates, discounts or promotions. Click here for full offer details and other restrictions. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au/  Media contact: Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com  Copyright © 2015 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FileMaker releases new certification testing for FileMaker 14 Platform 2015-10-07T01:50:50Z filemaker-releases-new-certification-testing-for-filemaker-14-platform Sydney, Australia, 7 October, 2015 — FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of certification testing for the FileMaker 14 Platform, the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker 14 Certification is the key qualification for developing professional custom apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web using the FileMaker 14 Platform.   The English-language version of the FileMaker 14 Certification exam, “Developer Essentials for FileMaker 14,” is available now at Pearson VUE testing sites worldwide. FileMaker 14 Certified Developers are certified to possess the knowledge and skills for developing and deploying custom mobile business or organisational solutions using the FileMaker 14 Platform. Certification can help developers forge entirely new careers, expand existing careers and launch new consulting businesses. Those who pass the exam receive a FileMaker 14 Certified Developer certificate and may display the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on their business cards, websites and marketing collateral. “Certification matters,” says FileMaker senior director of Marketing, Ann Monroe. “As the FileMaker Platform grows, adding exciting new features in the mobile and web space, a well-rounded developer needs to demonstrate a wider range of skills and experience. Certification helps to demonstrate this achievement to hiring organisations.” FileMaker 14 Certification preparation There are no prerequisites for the FileMaker 14 Certification exam; however, FileMaker recommends that test candidates explore the FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14 self-paced training. Through the Training Series, developers learn how to build custom apps using the full capabilities of the FileMaker 14 Platform. The series covers a comprehensive set of topics and includes a detailed, step-by-step manual plus demo files, exercises and videos. Product documentation and technical briefs are other good resources for exam preparation, and practical experience is a must. In addition to the FileMaker Training Series: Advanced, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its FileMaker Developer Conference 2016, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate custom business solution developers, trainers and users. DevCon 2016 will be held July 28-31, 2016, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. Customer contact: 800-325-2747 https://www.filemaker.com/au/  Media contact: Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com  Copyright © 2015 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  FileMaker appoints new APAC managing director 2015-07-08T11:40:38Z filemaker-appoints-new-apac-managing-director Sydney, Australia, 8 July 2015 — FileMaker, Inc, an Apple subsidiary, today announced the appointment of Joel Katz as its managing director, Asia Pacific. Based in the company’s Sydney office, Katz will be responsible for leading the company’s growth through marketing, sales, and partnerships, in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Katz is a highly accomplished, entrepreneurial sales executive who has delivered consistent success in developing and executing high growth strategies while building and managing sales teams in technology companies. Most recently, Katz was Vice President of Enterprise Sales with Roambi, a mobile analytics and data visualisation platform based in California. “I’m thrilled to be able to lead the APAC region in continuing to drive adoption of the FileMaker Platform," says Katz. With the push towards customisation of business applications running on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows and web, FileMaker continues to be the solution of choice for business users. Katz, who holds a BS in Information Decision Systems from San Diego State University, enjoys the beach and outdoor activities, particularly standup paddle boarding in the beautiful waters off the coast of Australia. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, makes software that transforms businesses by enabling users to create and run custom solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people worldwide rely on the FileMaker Platform to share information, manage projects, track assets and more. Media Contact Anna Zabow Sling & Stone for FileMaker anna@slingstone.com Europe’s largest independent recording studio runs on FileMaker 14 Platform 2015-07-01T23:24:13Z europe-s-largest-independent-recording-studio-runs-on-filemaker-14-platform Sydney, Australia, July, 2015 — London’s Metropolis Studios, Europe’s largest independently owned recording complex, has implemented a custom system built entirely on FileMaker 14, the platform that allows users to quickly create and run custom solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The platform is used to help speed up a multitude of processes across the entire organisation. Over the past 25 years, Metropolis has seen the likes of Adele and the late Amy Winehouse make sweet, chart-topping music within its studio walls. Click here to read the full story and watch the video. Being the fast-paced creative business that it is, as Metropolis grew, its business requirements grew with it, including its finance and invoicing demands. Metropolis sought the services of SAP and its enterprise-class finance system; however, it soon became clear that the solution wasn’t meeting the company’s business requirements.  Facing the need for an alternative solution fast, Metropolis, already having used solutions built on FileMaker in other areas of its business, set about building a turnkey financial system in mere weeks. Once the system was implemented, Metropolis quickly realised that the FileMaker solution was faster, smarter, more agile and inherently more upgradeable than its SAP predecessor.  “Nothing was able to do the end-to-end job as well as our custom FileMaker solution,” comments Ian Brenchley, CEO, Metropolis. “The beauty of it is that we can instantly adapt and integrate it across any area of our business, from the finance department to our sound engineers. Everyone is catered for, and wherever we go, it can go with us. It’s been an absolute revolution for Metropolis.” Metropolis also uses the FileMaker Platform to handle its booking and reservation operations, and to capture information about audio and video created at the studio. By upgrading to the latest FileMaker 14 Platform, Metropolis staff and their clients can now play audio, or play a video inline and inside the layout of FileMaker. No need to constantly switch between applications when making live comments and entering data about a music video or audio track!  “Thanks to FileMaker, we’re a better-connected business, we’re expanding our international credentials and we get to spend more time with our clients, rather than worrying about lengthy administration. FileMaker isn’t just supporting our business – it’s enabling it,” comments Oli Sussat, FileMaker Systems Developer at Metropolis. “The innovations and added functionality to FileMaker 14 is absolutely what helps us stay ahead of the curve of other music studios, and at the forefront of business in general, vital when handling some of music’s biggest names,” adds Sussat. About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, makes software that transforms businesses by enabling users to create and run custom solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people worldwide rely on the FileMaker Platform to share information, manage projects, track assets and more. About Metropolis Metropolis is home to the most successful independent recording, mastering, creative and production facility in Europe, offering unrivalled services for the entertainment industries. Based in a former power station for Chiswick’s railway in the early 20th century, approximately 50% of the UK Top 40 charts is either recorded, mixed, mastered, or creatively treated within Metropolis’ stunning Grade II ‘Power House’ complex. Customer contact: 800-325-2747 http://www.filemaker.com/au/   Media contact: Anna Zabow  anna@slingstone.com  Copyright © 2015 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners