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BITMi again awards gFM-Business a seal of quality.

Zertifiziert: Software made in GermanyThe Federal association IT middle class registered association. (BITMi) has again awarded the FileMaker-based ERP software gFM-Business for Mac, Windows and iOS with the seal of approval “SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY” this year. The industry association thus once again confirms the high practical suitability of the ERP software in daily use.

SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY is an initiative of the Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand (BITMi e.V.). The BITMi e.V. is the representation of the IT middle class in Germany and the IT professional association, which represents exclusively middle class interests profiliert. As part of the “SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY” seal of approval, the ERP software and customer service are extensively tested and evaluated by an expert advisory board in several categories. This includes the development of the software in Germany, constant quality assurance, a clear user interface and a help system as well as fast and uncomplicated customer service. The ERP software gFM-Business passed all criteria during the audit and was awarded the seal of quality in all versions. (more…)

Tip: Use gFM-Business under Windows with Skype as well

The CRM, invoicing and merchandise management system gFM-Business already supports many telephone systems such as Fritz!Box, Siemens Gigaset, STARFACE or TeamCall Direct to dial telephone numbers directly in customer management. Skype or other SIP services are not yet directly supported. However, since gFM Business is based on FileMaker Pro and thus supports regular TAPI commands under Windows, services such as Skype can be used on Windows using other tools and tools with gFM Business. For example, a customer told us that they were successfully using the “PhoneSuite CTI Client Pro” software with gFM-Business and Skype under Windows. The software transfers the TAPI commands from gFM Business to Skype without any problems, so that telephone calls can also be initiated directly from gFM Business via Skype with a mouse click. PhoneSuite CTI Client Professional for Windows can be ordered from the manufacturer. ITecSoft can be purchased at a price of 42.00 Euro plus 19% VAT, and a 30-day trial version is also available for download.

Those who are not in such a hurry can alternatively wait until the next functional update gFM-Business 3.1, which will be released by the end of April 2017 at the latest. The upcoming version gFM-Business 3.1 will include in CRM a direct support of Skype telephony from within the software for macOS and Windows.

gFM business simply on different computers.

The enterprise software gFM-Business is also available as a multi-user license for network sharing. In some cases, however, the software should only be able to be used on different computers without the need for multiple simultaneous accesses to the software. This task can also be easily performed with the single-user licenses of gFM-Business if the different computers each have the same operating system.

gFM-Business to go: In this article we show you how you can set up gFM-Business Free, Basic and Light so that the software can be used on several computers. All you need is an external storage device such as a USB stick, an external hard drive or storage space in a cloud solution. (more…)

Using FileMaker Pro as a data tool alongside gFM Business

The enterprise software gFM-Business is based on the FileMaker platform and requires a license of the database software FileMaker Pro for use in a network under Mac OS X or Windows and for editing print layouts. In addition to the use of gFM Business, this software can also be used for other purposes without any problems, because FileMaker Pro has a powerful range of functions to manage and process all types of data in a structured manner.

In this three-part series of articles, we’ll show you some of the options available when you purchase a FileMaker Pro license. Use FileMaker Pro as a data management tool or for editing and creating Excel spreadsheets. If you work a lot with Excel, you’ll have a lot of fun with FileMaker Pro, because FileMaker’s capabilities go far beyond spreadsheets in many areas. In the following we present some of the starter solutions from the brand new FileMaker Pro (Advanced) 15. Most solutions are already available in FileMaker 14. In the second and third parts of this series, we’ll introduce more FileMaker Pro starter solutions and capabilities. (more…)

Another award ‘Best Of CRM’ for gFM-Business.

We are delighted to once again be among the best solutions submitted in the category ‘Customer Relationship Management’ (CRM) with the gFM-Business enterprise software at the IT Innovation Award. Since 2004, the Initiative Mittelstand has awarded the IT Innovation Prize to particularly innovative products and solutions for SMEs once a year. This year’s competition, in which several thousand companies participated, was held under the motto ‘THINK. INNOVATION’ takes place. The IT Innovation Award is supported by TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜV Nord) as patron and CeBIT as official partner. In addition to 38 category winners, one winner will be chosen per federal state and two special awards will be presented for Austria and Switzerland.

After 2014, the CRM, invoicing and merchandise management system gFM-Business is again this year one of the best solutions in the ‘CRM’ category. The awarded product convinced the jury and belongs to the top group of this year’s INNOVATION AWARD IT. With this award, the Initiative Mittelstand honors particularly innovative solutions that small and medium-sized enterprises are creating for a successful digital future.