Information, instructions and tips on the FileMaker-based ERP software gFM-Business with ERP, billing and CRM for Mac, Windows and Apple iPad as well as the freeware billing program gFM-Business free.

gFM-Business 5.0 with separation of clients and new user interface

The development of the next version 5.0 of the gFM-Business ERP software is progressing. In addition to the new functions presented in one of our previous articles, gFM-Business 5.0 will support the management of any number of clients. For each client, corresponding master data such as address, bank details or company logo can be stored in the settings. In addition to the existing screen masks, gFM-Business 5.0 will have a new user interface to enable different users to view the clients separately.

With the new user interface, all data will be displayed in a master-detail view, which has a list of all the data records called up in the left-hand column and, when an entry is clicked on, displays the detailed data for the selected record directly in the main area. During the development of the new user interface, we made sure that the operation is largely based on the classic user interface to avoid a longer training period for the users. We have also designed the search for data sets according to the same principle as in the classic user interface. (more…)

New version 4.6.2 of gFM-Business ERP software released.

gFM-Business 4.6 ERP-Software for Mac, Windows and iOS

In the past weeks we have released two updates of gFM-Business Light, Professional and Custom Professional to versions 4.6.1 and 4.6.2. The latest update to version 4.6.2 is now available for download for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows. The update contains some bug fixes and the [Value Lists] mask in the [Languages] module of the settings, so that all internal value lists in gFM-Business Light and Professional can be edited. (more…)

gFM Business 4.5 released with multilingual support.

gFM-Business 4.5 mit Mehrsprachigkeit

Today we released the ERP software gFM-Business Light and Professional in the updated version 4.5. gFM-Business 4.5 supports the use of multiple languages ​​that can be used across the entire user interface as well as in all print layouts. Regardless of the language set for the ERP system, users can also use the software in a different language or create documents in a different language. gFM-Business Light and Professional support the use of German, English and French. gFM-Business Custom Professional and the open license contain in the settings a new menu item [Languages] in which all texts of the application and print layouts in all languages ​​can be edited. The language module supports automatic translation of all texts using Google Translate or Deepl Pro and includes Dutch, Russian and Turkish as pre-translated languages. gFM-Business Light and Professional 4.5 are now available for download.

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…)

Limited number of FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 licenses available.

ERP-Software erweitern mit FileMaker Pro (Advanced)We currently have a limited number of FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 licenses in stock. As the FileMaker 18 Platform has already been released, the buyer will receive a license key for FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 and their installation programs. FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 runs on the Mac starting with macOS 10.12 “Sierra”, while the newer version 18 requires at least macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”. FileMaker Pro 17 can therefore also be used on older operating systems. Once the available licenses are sold out, only one license key for FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 will be shipped.

The gFM Business ERP software can be used with both FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 18. To purchase a bundle license of FileMaker Pro 17 and 18 Advanced, a valid license of gFM-Business Basic, Light or Professional is required. (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…)