gFM-Business 4.3.1 released with small improvements

gFM-Business 4.3 ERP-Software für Mac, PC und iOSToday we released the gFM-Business ERP software in updated version 4.3.1. The new version contains a small error correction in the [Services] module of the [Customer/CRM] module. In the [Services] module, unmarked entries were also printed on the list as part of the “Print selected” function – this error has been corrected in the current version. gFM-Business Light and Professional also now support scanners under Windows via the Windows WIA interface. Documents can now be scanned under Windows via TWAIN or WIA.

A major update to gFM-Business 4.5 is currently under development. The user interface of gFM-Business 4.5 will support multiple languages that can be customized. The upcoming update to gFM-Business 4.5 is expected to be released in September 2019. This update to gFM-Business 4.3.1 should only be installed if the [Services] module is used in the CRM and/or is to be used under Windows Scanner via the WIA interface.

Support for WIA scanners under Windows

gFM-Business 4.3.1 now supports the WIA interface under Windows to read documents with a scanner. In the module

Settings > Defaults > Devices]

now the option “WIA (Windows)” can be selected in addition to “TWAIN”.

Einstellungen - Scanner

With the button [Initialize] the WIA interface can be initialized. All scanners available at the device or in the network are searched and displayed in the list.

The [Select] button allows you to select a scanner to be used for scanning documents. A corresponding selection dialog appears:

WIA-Scanner auswählen

After selecting a scanner and confirming the dialog, the selected scanner will be used from now on to scan documents in gFM business used.

Scan documents with WIA

All functions for scanning documents, business cards or receipts display a selection window of the respective scanner in which a preview scan can be carried out and settings for the desired scan can be made:

WIA: Vorschaubild für Scanvorgang

In this window, you can make settings for the next scan, such as document size or color format. The [Source] field can be used to specify whether the document is to be read from a feed scanner or from a flatbed scanner if the scanner supports the corresponding options.

Optional bundle with FileMaker Pro Advanced

Purchase one or more additional licenses of FileMaker Pro Advanced with the gFM Business ERP software at an affordable bundle price as a purchase license. The optional FileMaker Software Bundle includes one year of software maintenance including all updates and upgrades. So you’ll usually receive the latest version of FileMaker Pro Advanced and, once released, the next.

Use FileMaker Pro to run a multi-user license of gFM Business on a network on Mac or Windows computers. With FileMaker Pro Advanced, you can customize and extend your print layouts in all versions of gFM Business. With a customizing license, FileMaker Pro Advanced allows you to customize and extend screen masks and list views, and with an open license, you can customize and extend all of your ERP software. FileMaker Pro Advanced also enables you to develop your own database solutions to manage any data that can also access data from gFM business. All licenses of gFM-Business allow access to all data tables of external FileMaker solutions. Use FileMaker’s own solutions to process data from gFM business or to import any data into gFM business, for example from other databases or applications.

FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 in the online shop

FileMaker Pro Advanced and FileMaker Server as a purchase license

FileMaker Pro Advanced + FileMaker Server BundleFileMaker Pro Advanced and FileMaker Server with gFM Business can be purchased as an affordable bundle for workgroups of five or more concurrent accesses. FileMaker Server allows secure sharing of gFM business and other FileMaker databases on the network or over the Internet. The software automatically provides backup schedules and many other features that facilitate the sharing of databases on the network or Internet.

The software bundle with FileMaker Server 17 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 with five simultaneous accesses is available for a one-time purchase price of 1,999 euros. Further accesses can be booked individually at a surcharge of 299 Euro each.

FileMaker Pro Advanced + Server 17 Bundle in Online Shop

Version history of gFM-Business 4.3.1

  • CRM: Error in function “Print selected” in module “Services” fixed
  • Support of WIA interface under Windows for Scanner

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Markus Schall
Development of FileMaker databases since 1994, modification and extension of FileMaker solutions, conversion of FileMaker databases from .fm, .fp3, .fp5 (FileMaker 2-6) or .fp7 (FileMaker 7-11) to .fmp12 (FileMaker 12-17), interfaces to third-party systems such as online shops, CMS or other databases. Development of individual FileMaker database systems based on the gFM business framework with personal advice from Oldenburg. Operator of the online specialist portal, developer of the CRM and merchandise management system gFM-Business. Member of FileMaker Business Alliance, FileMaker Developers Subscription and FMM Expert. Winner of an FMM Award 2011, awarded by the FileMaker Magazine.

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