FileMaker Pro 14 is the latest release of the venerable FileMaker application. FileMaker has grown from its flat file database roots to become a platform including FileMaker Pro 14, an application development tool; FileMaker Web Direct, web technology for running FileMaker apps in a web browser (even mobile); and FileMaker Server, a Windows or Mac-based server for running FileMaker applications.FileMaker Pro 14 could be the start of the first real do it yourself (DIY) mobile app war of our time. While exciting things are happening with Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) and other application programming interface tools for mobile app development, FileMaker serves the needs of a knowledge worker (non-programmer) who wants to develop their own mobile apps.Recently, FileMaker granted me a license to FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced and FileMaker Server 14 for the purposes of writing this article. I’ll address FileMaker Server 14 in an upcoming TechRepublic article.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — London’s Metropolis Studios, Europe’s largest independently owned recording complex, has implemented a custom system built entirely on FileMaker 14, the platform that allows users to quickly create and run custom solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The platform is used to help speed up a multitude of processes across the entire organization. Over the past 25 years, Metropolis has seen the likes of Adele and the late Amy Winehouse make sweet, chart-topping music within its studio walls.Click here to read the full story and watch the video.Being the fast-paced creative business that it is, as Metropolis grew, its business requirements grew with it, including its finance and invoicing demands. Metropolis sought the services of SAP and its enterprise-class finance system; however, it soon became clear that the solution wasn’t meeting the company’s business requirements.Facing the need for an alternative solution fast, Metropolis, already having used solutions built on FileMaker in other areas of its business, set about building a turnkey financial system in mere weeks. Once the system was implemented, Metropolis quickly realized that the FileMaker solution was faster, smarter, more agile and inherently more upgradeable than its SAP predecessor.