FileMaker solutions

Introducing standard FileMaker-based software and industry-specific solutions for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS.

Get started with government funding for your ERP software.

Funding programs für ERP softwareDigitisation is currently on everyone’s lips in Europe, because by international standards many small and medium-sized enterprises are on a technically outdated level. Industry 4.0″ opens up many additional attractive future potentials with exciting business models and new markets. According to the KfW banking group, almost 50 percent of all medium-sized companies invest less than EUR 10,000 a year to drive digital change. Only one fifth of the companies surveyed have a digitization strategy at all. According to information from a ZEW study, the main reason for the sluggish investments lies in unsecured financing. According to this study, despite a high equity ratio, 77 percent of digitization projects are financed from current income, with bank loans playing practically no role. (more…)

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. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Optimal installation of gFM-Business ERP software

gFM-Business ERP-Software optimal installierenThe ERP software gFM-Business, which is based on the FileMaker platform, can be used in many different ways. In the simplest variant, the software is used on a single workstation, which is installed automatically on macOS and Windows with the installation program. On the network, the gFM Business ERP system with FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go on the Apple iPad can be used by multiple users simultaneously.

But even the standalone versions can be set up so that they can be used on several computers. Multi-user licenses can also be installed on a FileMaker web server to allow location-independent access to the database. In this article, you will learn how you can optimally use and install the gFM Business ERP software for your purposes. (more…)