Going mobile with database software powered by FileMaker

Posted by Justin Hesser on December 8, 2011

More and more businesses are finding tablet technology to be valuable in their efforts to limit administrative burdens and increase productivity in the workplace. However, some have been challenged with finding a cost-effective and easy-to-use option that would allow employees to grasp tablet technology quickly.

For many businesses, solutions for maximizing tablet technology can be found via database software powered by FileMaker. In its "Top 10 Business Trends of 2012" piece, Baseline Magazine predicted the use of tablets in the workplace to increase next year, led in part by FileMaker database software.

The source provided the example of the Austin Convention Center in Texas, which turned to custom application development to create a mobile version of its existing FileMaker-powered office database software. By using the intuitive technology, ACC was able to shorten the amount of time it spent training its workers to use tablets and saved at least $50,000 annually in improved productivity.

"We gave our maintenance service workers 10 minutes of training and off they went," the center's IT services manager, Joe Gonzalez, told the source.

FileMaker is the top database application for iPad and iPhone platforms, making it a natural fit for companies looking to enable the popular mobile devices with effective database software. 

The technology has been used to improve operations for companies in a variety of industries. For example, entertainment firms have been able to track financial and licensing information with tablet-based database software, while healthcare providers find its mobility to be an effective asset when caring for multiple patients in a hectic hospital environment.