FileMaker

A Rapid Application Development Platform for Small and Medium Businesses
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FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, provides an innovative platform to easily create custom FileMaker solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest organizations, use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their business processes, manage information and boost overall productivity. MetaSys has a large team of experienced and certified FileMaker developers, with experience in FileMaker 5 to FileMaker 17. Our FileMaker team has garnered high customer satisfaction over large customer base in the last 20 years. Our FileMaker development experience includes project management systems, e-commerce shopping sites, cruise booking systems and more.

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Capabilities

Custom software apps
Custom Software Applications

Custom Software Applications – FileMaker allows us to make really simple solutions with little or no programming, to complex multi-user client-server solutions. For simple point solutions being used by a small number of users, the FileMaker desktop client is usually adequate to create simple business solutions.

For web functionality (content management, e-commerce functionality etc.), PHP scripting is required on the web server to interact directly with the FileMaker server. Our Certified FileMaker developers have built several solutions for clients all along this spectrum from simple to complex. Some of the features our system can include are:

Features

Single file or multi file systems
Single File or Multi Filesystems
Integration
Integration with FileMaker plugins and Payment Gateways
Reports and charts
Complex Reports & Charts using HTML5 and jQuery
Features
Licensing features
Security handling
Security Handling using FileMaker’s inbuilt accounts and privilege mechanisms.
Plug-Ins
Work with several FileMaker plugins (360 Works, Mailit, Dacons, Beezwax, Troi, 24U)
Calculations and functions
Complex calculations and custom functions
Generation of XML
Generation of XML using a given stylesheet from FileMaker
FileMaker Server
FileMaker server-side script scheduling (scheduling data heavy manipulations for off-peak hours, or sending bulk e-mails
Data Synchronisation
Data synchronisation between FileMaker and SQL databases (MySQL/MS SQL/Oracle) using FileMaker’s ESS feature
Migrations
Migrations and File Consolidations

Dealing with legacy FileMaker systems can be challenging. These include dealing with older FileMaker versions that need to be upgraded to the latest version (FileMaker 17); consolidating multiple files into a single one to facilitate easier development and maintenance. Our certified FileMaker developers have extensive experience in many versions of FileMaker going back to FileMaker 5 and have many hours of experience in implementing File Consolidations in an efficient manner.

Web solutions
Web solutions with FileMaker and PHP using PHP API

Custom web applications can be created using FileMaker as a backend and PHP as a frontend with the help of PHP API for File-Maker. This technology allows for rapid development of business functionality with FileMaker, and the easy integration with web functionality using the FileMaker PHP API. Features such as payment gateway integration, multi-user scenarios, responsive UI design can all be supported. MetaSys has developed several applications with FileMaker & PHP, the most recent of which was a cruise booking and reservation system for a major cruise company in Myanmar.

FileMaker Go
FileMaker Go applications for iPhone and iPad

FileMaker Go is an iOS application that allows for integration with a FileMaker application. This can be done in one of the two ways:

 Access the FileMaker application that is hosted on a FileMaker Server via FileMaker Go and directly work on the live version of the application.

Access a local copy of the FileMaker application on the iPhone/ iPad, and then sync with the master application on the FileMaker server. In this case, a separate synchronization utility is required. The latter is useful in situations where internet access is not always available.

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