FileMaker Pro

Why FileMaker Pro?

Comprised of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Server, the FileMaker Platform is an award-winning line of products that work together to streamline your business and is an excellent platform for rapid application development and data modelling, as well as facilitating the effective management of an organized body of information. FileMaker solutions are used to streamline a wide range of functions including: project management, asset management, invoicing and billing, catalog creation, customer relationship management (CRM), patient records management, film and video production, sales and advertising management, and customer service.


  Cross-Platform Solutions

FileMaker Pro’s cross-platform capabilities allow you to access and manage your business information on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people around the world use FileMaker Pro on a variety of devices to streamline the way their teams manage contacts, track inventory, organize projects and so much more, allowing users to access the same database at the same time.

  Stay in Touch When You’re In the Field

With FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone, teams can access data and manage crucial operational tasks while on the move. Use either a local copy of a database or connect via the internet for real-time updates that all users can see. Imagine, for example, a safety inspector collecting data in the field with FileMaker Go for iPad—taking pictures, entering notes, and uploading the data to FileMaker Server so that FileMaker Pro users in the office can see and use the data right away. The products that make up the FileMaker Platform work together to let users see and interact with the same information in real time.

  Access Information Safely & Securely

FileMaker Pro offers an innate range of advanced security options, including user accounts, database passwords, field-level privilege sets, data encryption and more. Securely transfer your data using SSL – patched for the recent Heartbleed vulnerability. Enable powerful AES 256-bit encryption so your data is secure on your device – even if it gets out of your control.

  Connect to Familiar Data Sources

Import existing data from common formats such as Excel, .CSV, Tab, or XML into a solution to eliminate duplicate data entry. Or create secure two-way connections with external data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases.

  Make Data Easy to Read

Eye-catching reports and charts within FileMaker help visualize, interpret and share your data more easily.

FMP Rates*

Standard Rate: $100/hr.

Standard rate applies to all scheduled work, including research, discussion, development and offsite or remote technical support.

Essential Rate: $125/hr.

Essential rate applies to any unscheduled, emergency and onsite work, including travel time, work requested outside of standard business hours (M-F; 9am - 5pm) or during holidays and announced office closures.


*Rates are billed in 15 minute increments. Invoices are issued weekly for short term work or at agreed upon milestones for larger projects. Terms are 15 days. Major credit cards accepted; however we charge back for merchant fees. Amount billed is actual time worked, regardless of whether this is more or less than any estimate provided. All purchases made on behalf of our clients will incur a 20% surcharge for administrative processing.

FileMaker Client Testimonials

  • Sounds Essential's team were very intelligent and attentive and understood the problems and issues clearly on the first explanation. They then came up with excellent working solutions in a very timely fashion. Excellent to work with. Very happy we found them and will definitely be using again

    Bruce Baker
    Owner, Bruce Baker & Co
  • A very good understanding of what needed to be done combined with the necessary skills!

    Wim Vanderamesen
    DAC QUINTINUS
  • Duncan is very honest and transparent, and the quality of work has been amazing!! He is also very good at explaining to a lay person such as my self what, how, and why of it all, which I learned a lot from. Would hire again in a heart beat.

    Charles Dwan
    Owner, Chef's Trading
  • Duncan has been an AWESOME example of professionalism and service.  Despite the time differences, he has been very quick to respond to the requests and has been very thorough, giving his time through Skype/shared screen, to fully understand the project. Bridging the gap between a customer's requests and the technical specifications is not always an easy task, but he was patient, knowledgeable and very helpful indeed. I would recommend him very highly.

    Nik Bishop
    Bishop MacKenzie Int'l School

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