Despite a pending lawsuit from the Department of Justice on the price of ebooks, Apple – and its keystone product, the iPad – is doing remarkably well, especially in the small business market. It's almost no wonder that when FileMaker, a business database software application, released the latest edition of its software that it was downloaded over 100,000 times in its first week alone.
FileMaker announced that the combined downloads of FileMaker Go 12 for iPad, FileMaker Go 12 for iPhone and FileMaker Pro 12 have breached the 100,000 download milestone. The software assists businesses with the management of nearly every asset from payroll to inventory.
"The rapid adoption of FileMaker Go 12 strengthens FileMaker's position as a leading platform for creating custom iOS business apps," said Ryan Rosenberg, the vice president of marketing and services at FileMaker. "Businesses are using FileMaker Pro to create apps to manage everything from their inventory to contacts to salespersons' routes, and deploying these on their iPads and iPhones with FileMaker Go."
By being able to use FileMaker on both personal computers as well as mobile devices such as iPhones or iPads allows businesses to have access to important documents and information no matter where they are. Furthermore, the mobile versions are free from Apple's app store, helping businesses save on IT costs by only needing to invest in the FileMaker Pro version.
As more businesses start to see customer interactions and transactions being done online rather than in person, having a database software like FileMaker to assist with whatever workflow streamlining and management business owners may need is imperative. In order to fully reap the benefits of FileMaker Pro 12, companies should consult a FileMaker developer to assist with the integration.