Licensing and Reselling

For the ultimate customized and customer-driven solutions, you need a FileMaker developer that knows your solution in and out, understands the requirements needed to keep it working at optimal levels and, as an added bonus, can extend special pricing on the software and licensing needed to ensure all that happens. That's where Sounds Essential comes in. As certified FBA Resellers we can match your solution to its exact specs and at a cost that's more than competitive with the open marketplace.

 FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) Members

Sounds Essnetial is a proud member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. FBA members are trusted partners of FileMaker Inc. whose solutions have been vetted by FileMaker engineers to ensure they meet the standards of fundamental development knowledge set by FileMaker Inc. FBA Members are endorsed by FileMaker with a listing on and include developers of commercial solutions, plug-ins, tools, and training materials. Sounds Essential is uniquely qualified to deliver visually exceptional and transformational solutions to help our clients grow and succeed.

  Licensed FBA Resellers

As a licensed reseller, Sounds Essential can help you meet your complete needs. In addition to being uniquely tuned to your exact solution and working environment, we also have access to additional resources and special pricing on software and licenses that we can then pass on to our customers. We'll provide you with an honest, accurate assessment of your needs and outfit you with the right tools to power your business. By purchasing your FileMaker software and licenses through Sounds Essential, you won't find yourself with inadequate resources or overpay for functionality you don't need.

  QuickBooks Plugin Resellers

Sounds Essential is also a licensed reseller of Productive Computing products, including the most quality QuickBooks plugin for FileMaker available on the market today. Extend the power of your database by leveraging FileMaker's robust platform, integrating with QuickBooks and other popular business software.

FMP Rates*

Standard Rate: $125/hr.

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

Essential Rate: $175/hr.

Essential rate applies to any unscheduled or emergency work, and 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 at the published rate at the time work is conducted. Invoices are issued weekly for short term work and monthly for established ongoing client work, whether that be for maintenance issues or 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.

Client Testimonials

  • Sounds Essential is a trusted partner on several demanding and highly complex development projects. Their technical skills, creativity, and most importantly, their grasp of our business needs has helped our company deliver sophisticated solutions to our (very happy) clients. Even when projects reach the "intense" stage, we really enjoy working with Sounds Essential.

    Pam Henry, Managing Partner
    Digital Spark LLC
  • Sounds Essential worked with our staff last year to create the first digital plant database in our organization’s history. This milestone not only benefits the day to day work flow of our organization, it creates the opportunity for us to share our data with others worldwide. Due to our niche high elevation ecosystems, we can share valuable insight about native plant communities and how they are adapting to climate change. Without the help from SE and funding from Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust this project would still be in conception. Working with SE made the development and implementation a pleasure for us gardeners.

    Kelly Holdbrooks, Exec. Director
    Southern Highlands Reserve
  • Sounds Essential is the best! Our company website and database are essential parts of our business. The website and database give us the professional look of who we are while also making our work flow so much easier! We highly recommend Sounds Essential.

    Charles Dwan, Owner
    Chefs Trading
  • Sounds Essential's team is the perfect combination of creativity, aesthetic vision, and technical expertise which enables them to provide innovative products. They are always responsive with questions, issues, and technical support and as the technology changes they adapt accordingly. We highly recommend Sounds Essential and they are indeed ‘essential’ to our business model.

    Wesley Wofford, Owner
    Wofford Sculpture Studio
  • Sounds Essential was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. With their guidance, we were able to update our website quickly and present a more polished and modern interface for our church. The documentation provided was clear and easy to follow, and they have been quick to respond to any questions.

    Kirsten Huscusson, Parish Administrator
    Church of the Incarnation
  • Between their exceptional level of service and versatility of skill, Sounds Essential is my first stop for anything from IT to creative... and they're my favorite partner, hands down.

    Leah G. Fallon, Owner
    Eleven Eleven Creative

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