Author Archive: 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.

gFM-Business 4.3 with some new features released.

gFM-Business 4.3 ERP-Software für Mac, PC und iOSToday we released the updated version 4.3 of our gFM Business ERP software. The new version contains some new features, optimizations and bug fixes. With the new phonetic quick search you can find your desired data even faster. Simply dictate to the software what you are looking for, e.g. “Show all customers from 2018”. gFM-Business 4.3 contains some optimized masks and lists in the invoice and in all email lists. As part of the REST API interface for online shops, a customer data record can now also be entered in the CRM for a guest order (currently only applies to WooCommerce online shops). File attachments can now be saved either as a file within the database or just as a reference. The dialog for entering new document items has been optimized in the billing document. The “Invoice” print layout now contains the VAT ID of the relevant customer, if this has been maintained. (more…)

Update to gFM-Business 4.1 with some new features

gFM-Business 4.1 ERP-Software mit CRM, Warenwirtschaft und FakturaToday we have updated all versions of the gFM Business ERP software to version 4.1. The new version contains many minor new features and bug fixes, especially in the new email client. The new version contains new batch functions in the e-mail client with which several marked messages can be simultaneously set to read or unread or manually assigned to a customer. The receipt of e-mails could be somewhat accelerated in the new version. Due to a data change, the update of exchange rates via the ECB server no longer worked in the previous version – this problem has been fixed in the current version.

Starting with version 4.1, the gFM-Business Free and Basic invoicing programs contain a connection to any PDF printer driver and now offer the new functions “Send as PDF” and “Send all as PDF” in all invoice document types. gFM-Business 4.1 is now available for download and is free of charge for all gFM-Business 4.x users. An upgrade from a previous version can be purchased in our online shop at a discounted upgrade price. (more…)

gFM-Business 4.0 ERP software with many new features released

gFM-Business 4.0 ERP-Software für Mac, Windows und iOS

Today we released the brand new gFM-Business 4.0 ERP software for Mac, Windows and Apple iOS. The new version of the software, which is based on the FileMaker platform, contains numerous new functions such as an integrated e-mail client, new online shop interfaces based on the REST API, a ticket system for automated tracking of support cases, several enhancements in the statistics module and many other new functions in CRM and billing. Read in two separate articles on how you can set up the integrated e-mail client and the new online shop interface and use them with your online shop. The following article contains an overview of all new functions in the gFM-Business 4.0 ERP software. gFM-Business 4.0 is now available for download and can be purchased in our online shop. Customers with a valid license for a previous version can obtain the new version at a reduced upgrade price. (more…)

Integrated e-mail client of the gFM-Business ERP software

gFM-Business 4 ERP-Software mit E-Mail-Client

The latest version 4.0 of the gFM Business ERP software contains an integrated e-mail client that can be used to process all incoming and outgoing e-mail traffic. Incoming e-mails from known e-mail addresses are automatically marked and assigned to the corresponding contacts. Outgoing e-mails created in gFM-Business are now sent via the integrated e-mail client. The e-mail client has the usual mailboxes such as “Inbox”, “Outbox” or “Sent e-mails”, so that all e-mail traffic can be traced exactly as in any other e-mail software. Within gFM-Business, the e-mail client can be opened from any mask with a mouse click.


Online shop interfaces in the gFM business ERP software

Onlineshop-Schnittstellen der gFM-Business 4 ERP-Software

All versions of gFM-Business 4.0 have a new interface to online shop systems, with which customers, orders and articles can be transferred from the online shop to the ERP software at the click of a mouse. The import is carried out via modern REST API interfaces and is now available for Shopware 5, Gambio GX3 and WooCommerce online shops. gFM Business free and Basic support the connection to an online shop. In gFM Business Light and Professional, the new online shop interface is multishop-capable and supports the transfer of data from any number of online shops, even in mixed environments. Import customers and orders by mouse click either as an order or as an invoice. Automatically keep your stock levels in all online shops in sync with the stock levels stored in gFM-Business. (more…)

FileMaker in the company brings order to the flood of data.

FileMaker im Unternehmen bringt Ordnung in die Datenflut.In times of increasing data volumes, companies are faced with increasing demands to manage this data in a structured manner so that they can retrieve it at any time with reasonable effort. Many platforms are available on the market for this purpose. The industry relies on flexible platforms such as Hana from SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, IBM or Oracle. What all these platforms have in common is that they already contain a large number of standard processes and can be extended by IT specialists with additional databases and functions. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), however, such solutions are often unaffordable due to relatively high investment costs. (more…)