When a business decision maker hears the word "database," it can bring to mind a complex solution that requires special software and a dedicated server to crunch massive amounts of data. While that is what a traditional database may require, the system has evolved to turn this into an outdated version of what a database actually is.
A recent article from Macworld examined the current state of database software and why businesses should not be afraid of these systems. In many cases, databases are nothing more than a list of information. While an Excel spreadsheet can suffice in most instances, there is so much more than can be done.
This is where a system like FileMaker can be used to create a more complex solution, without much hassle. It is loaded with pre-configured databases that can easily be plugged in and started or slightly modified to better meet the needs of a business.
"Some applications, such as FileMaker Pro, have an iOS version (they call it FileMaker Go) so you can remotely access your data on a mobile device," the article reads. "Like many other database programs, you can also securely publish your data to the web so it can be accessed from any computer."
Businesses do not need to be afraid of the database anymore. With the help of a FileMaker developer, any business will be able to embrace the idea of a database and create a custom piece of software. Organizations will also be able to maintain the system and make tweaks as they become more comfortable with it.