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FileMaker Pro software / database development

Automating Data is a FileMaker-certified consultancy that builds database systems tailor-made to companies' business needs. As a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA), we are recognised by FileMaker Inc. as an independent consultancy and receive a listing on their web site.

Located in Kent, we provide businesses in the South East, as well as those based elsewhere in the UK and internationally, with bespoke, Windows and Apple Mac-friendly database systems. Naturally, we also offer free business process and workflow assessments with an initial consultation.

We help company owners run cohesive businesses by developing database management systems for Mac and Windows applications that are purpose-led. Staff can then optimise files and operations such as timesheets, inventories, finances, personnel schedules and New Business leads – in fact, anything in the business remit, from prospects to payments. Authorised team members can access information instantly on an internal office network, or with remote computers, while FileMaker Go allows mobile access on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, for use both in the business and away from the business.

Alternatively, our off-the-shelf products offer fast, cost-effective administration solutions in areas such as sales, finance, inventory management and CRM, if timescale and budget do not allow for a bespoke database solution. Visit our Products page for more details.

Why choose us? Our geographical remit extends across the South East of England, from London and Kent to Essex, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire, with remote customers as far afield as Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Our beautifully-designed systems will work hard for your business, whatever your location. You can count on Automating Data to streamline your company resources, thus increasing profitability.

The benefits of FileMaker Pro

Why does FileMaker consultancy Automating Data choose FileMaker Pro? Because this simple and progressive database and software development tool is the world's leading database application, enabling business solutions to be developed comparatively quickly and cheaply. It allows end-users to easily update information, publish data and produce reports with just a few clicks. This rapid development system runs on Apple Macintosh and Windows computers, with a mobile version called FileMaker Go running on Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad platforms. FileMaker Inc. is backed by one of the largest companies in the world, Apple Inc., and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, comes with a great deal of brand heritage and product development expertise.

Working with Automating Data

We are experts in our field, offering customers across the South East and beyond a bespoke workflow solution that meets their business needs. Our initial consultations are always free of charge, allowing us to assess your workplace practices, the role each staff member plays, and the business goals you set out to achieve. A proposal is then written with estimated costs and, once the proposal has been agreed, a detailed requirement-gathering meeting is arranged. At this meeting, we hand-draw a sketch of the proposed system, with customer input, before collating this information into a concise presentation. Upon approval, we follow an agile development process that allows us to test and trial-run each element of your database system - this early-testing period is key, in order to eliminate potential pitfalls before the system is launched. Once all parties are happy with the system, it is installed efficiently, with full training provided, so it can start benefiting your business immediately.

We have helped customers within industries including publishing, graphic design, commercial printing, photography, IT, finance, commercial plumbing, veterinary practice, film and TV, and charities. We aren't limited to those industries and can help you in whatever industry you work in. If we don't know your industry, we will learn your business and industry to provide you with a FileMaker Pro database system that fully reflects your industry and how your business operates.

If you are interested in developing your own FileMaker Pro skills, why not ask us about our mentoring programme? Automating Data is on hand to offer training to companies and individuals that want to become proficient in developing their own databases in FileMaker Pro, or take their expertise to the next level.

AppleScript and Automator development

In many businesses, there is unnecessary repetition and duplication of tasks. However, Automating Data can help streamline these processes by developing workflow management systems using AppleScript and Automator on Mac OS X. This allows staff to automate repetitive tasks and free up valuable company resources. Automating Data develops AppleScripts that streamline workflows by linking together applications such as FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Utilising AppleScript and Automator, our Mac-based database products communicate with external applications, allowing staff to manage digital assets and slash administration resources. Essentially, we will create a results-driven product that is custom-made for your business need, meaning repetitive tasks such as creating folders, uploading files, exporting data and sharing documents are carried out quickly and accurately.

Contact Automating Data today, to discover how our workflow automation solutions could maximise your valuable company resources.

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