What can you do with FileMaker?

With its powerful front-end capabilities, Claris FileMaker can fulfil nearly every business application requirement. Indeed with the latest releases introducing AI capabilities, greatly simplifying the user interface it is difficult to justify needing any other system.

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Claris release FileMaker 2024  

Claris have released Claris FileMaker 2024 with
the introduction of AI capabilities offering ways to gain more value from your existing business data in a safe and responsible fashion.

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Do you need a Sage Quoting tool?

Let’s talk about our Sage Quote tool, Quote Builder, but what does using Quote Builder really mean for your company?

Well, one client tells us, “quite simply, using Quote Builder has increased our speed of response to requests significantly and has reduced our order fulfilment time by half”

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Web portals – What are they? 

Your website is very much the shop window to your business for new and existing customers, but can you do more with it? Enter web portals.

So, what are the options? If you’re running an online shop and need a card payment system, then solutions such as Stripe are perfect. However, when you need to share a selection of information with clients, then you will need either a Web Application or a Web Portal.

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Bespoke asset management of your collection

By developing bespoke systems for clients based on our established Asset Management System core structure Compass Data can deliver a system completely adapted to match your collection and to hold all the information about it in one place.

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Exploring the Basics of API Integration

An API or Application Programming Interface to use the full name, is a piece of software that allows one system to talk to another, in a structured format. It works by using a pre-defined set of standard programming language calls to enable each system to communicate

There are a few different kinds of APIs, which whilst doing the same job, do work in different ways.

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What is a proof of concept (POC)? 

What is a proof of concept and why use one?
Before you invest in any idea for your business, the more comfortable you can be that it will actually add value, the better. The idea of a proof of concept (POC) is to design and build a scaled down version of the system, along with the necessary processes needed, to test the idea and whether it can realistically be turned into reality. Not only that, it also gives an opportunity to explore the financial potential of the system to reduce costs or increase revenues.

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The Business Case for Custom Software 

Businesses of all types and sizes depend on software for managing their activities. Whether it’s a simple Excel spreadsheet or a more complex application, the effectiveness of the chosen approach is fundamental to successfully innovating and growing the business whilst increasing profitability. So why use custom software?

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