FileMaker guides business teams in custom app creation for greater productivity and collaboration

Free comprehensive guide addresses steps to build custom apps

Mar 01, 2016, 09:00 ET from FileMaker, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the second in a three-part series of free how-to ebooks that lead teams through the process of creating a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. Custom apps ensure that everyone has access to accurate, timely information so teams can collaborate more effectively, gathering the insights to take decisive action.

Click here to download the "Create" guide.

The steps to creating a custom app for your business team include:

  • Organizing your data: One of the first steps in bringing your app to fruition is to examine your data and how you want to organize it to meet your unique needs.
  • Design the user interface and workflow: Creating the user experience is an iterative process. You'll start by thinking about the users and the activities they are trying to accomplish.
  • Set up security: When your custom app includes confidential information, you'll want to ensure that those who should have access are the only people who can access this data.

Ann Monroe, vice president, marketing, FileMaker, Inc., said: "Once an organization has started the planning process for custom apps, the next step is the creation process. Custom apps are quick and easy to build and deploy, and the potential cost savings is huge. With custom apps, our customers are reducing manual processes, data entry errors and inefficient tasks. Teams already have a lot of subject-matter expertise, but they may not know how to translate that knowledge into a custom app. That's why we've developed a new set of guides to demystify the process and guide our customers through the planning, creation and deployment of custom apps."

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers simply powerful software for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity.


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