Business & Database Solutions for iPhone & iPad
By FileMaker, Inc.
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Learn how companies are using business and database solutions on the iPhone and iPad to improve productivity. Manage business contacts, track inventory, review import documents and more – all with the tap of a finger. All trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners.
|1||VideoAd company gets the message out nationwide with FileMaker Go for iPhone||PMD Promotion slashes $40,000 off yearly overhead with an innovative iPhone solution that revolutionized its business. Remember that poster you saw in a shop or café window promoting a hot concert, play, or a new movie? Chances are, a PMD Promotion installer put it in the window, and in exactly the right spot to catch your eye. Hanging posters by hand can be labor intensive but, thanks to FileMaker Go, executing a successful poster campaign for its clients is as trouble-free as it gets and saves significant money. "PMD Mobile based on FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro 11 has revolutionized our business," says PMD CEO Dean Stallone.||7/26/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoCar rental firm drives increased customer satisfaction with FileMaker Go for iPad||Acorn Rentals eliminates paperwork and speeds rental delivery with a breakthrough iPad solution: The firm delivers rental cars to customers after an auto accident. Now Acorn's drivers travel with FileMaker Go on their iPads, so they deliver an even better customer experience along with the cars. "With FileMaker Go, we now deliver a customer experience that is unrivalled by any car hire firm in Australia and was achieved without a huge development budget and specialized hardware," says Aaron Martin, national operations manager for Acorn Rentals.||7/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deploy custom business and database solutions for iPhone and iPad using FileMaker Go||Learn how businesses are quickly creating and deploying custom solutions for iPhone and iPad using FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad. Interview with Ryan Rosenberg, Vice President of Marketing and Services, FileMaker, Inc., the leader in easy-to-use databases.||7/19/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fabric company automates sales process using iPads||A fabric manufacturing company recently put iPads in the hands of its sales reps loaded with a database that allows them to demo products, show sales presentations and take orders on the road. The mobile application has reduced redundant paper and data entry processes, improved management’s insight into current sales and orders, and allowed sales reps to focus their efforts on their clients instead of their paperwork. Interview with Marty Thomasson.||6/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Car rental firm integrates iPad into daily workflow||Car rental firm eliminates paperwork, speeds rental delivery and increases customer satisfaction with the iPad. Interview with Aaron Martin.||6/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||iPad manages work orders in real time||Using the iPad to manage work orders in real-time, eliminate paperwork and reduce response time. Interview with Joe Gonzales of the Austin City Convention Center.||6/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Customer reservation system for iPad||A tourism company uses the iPad to manage flight reservations, maintenance schedule, and available pilots and balloons in real-time. Interview with Richard Carlton.||5/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Manufacturing automation||A manufacturer uses iPads in a clean room manufacturing environment to improve quality and yields. Interview with Adam Aronson.||4/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Teacher evaluations||Teachers and principals deal with a staggering amount of paperwork everyday. iPads are helping principals evaluate and report on teacher classroom performance. Interview with Roy Gordon, Practical Solutions For Educators.||4/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Onsite service and repair of equipment||Medical equipment technicians schedule and manage repairs and service with their iPhones. They also use iPads to refer to manuals and schematics and order replacement parts while onsite. Interview with Sergio Cabrera, Photon2.||4/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Collecting customer feedback with surveys on the iPad||Successful businesses conduct surveys to gain information from their clients about products and services. But getting people to fill out surveys isn’t always easy. Find out how surveys on the iPad encourage valuable feedback. Interview with Micah Wood||3/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Flashcards for exam preparation||Certified EMT and Ski Patrol Veteran created a flashcard solution for first responders for his iPhone. Now he can study important medical procedures anywhere – including on the slopes. Interview with David Galson.||3/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Merchandise buying for retailers||A retail storeowner uses an iPad solution to help him evaluate purchasing decisions at a retail vendor exhibition. Interview with Andy Cohen.||3/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Introduction to the business and database solutions for iPhone and iPad podcast series||Learn how companies are using business and database solutions on the iPhone and iPad to improve productivity.||3/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Electronic patient information||A surgical center replaces their clipboards with iPads to streamline patient check in and pre operative procedures. Interview with Kate Lee, Fiddlehead Software.||2/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jury selection for trial lawyers||Attorneys replace their paper pads in the courtroom with iPads to help with jury trial selection. Interview with Cris Ippolite, iSolutions.||2/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
Whats Possible now that we have easy DBs like FIleMaker on iOS
This podcast is about what is possible and how real world people are solving business workflow issues with iPads and iPhones using FileMaker Go. I love hearing about success stories and how people find new ways to solve old problems. This is great if you need to convince your boss to buy that new iPad so you can be more effective in the office. This is not a How-to or technical podcast, but rather a business case review of how real people are solving real problems.
I liked this podcast. I'm not looking for tech information. I'm looking for interesting ways to solve business problems. It's fun to hear about all the different ways people are using the iPad and it's so short it's just like getting a bunch of ideas planted in a quick period of time.
Success Stories of FileMaker plus Mobility
It's great to listen to examples of FileMaker Go's success. As a FileMaker developer, it helps to hear what others are developing for their customers. From the eyes of a small business owner, this gets my mind going on the ways that I could use FileMaker on my iPhone and iPad to improve my business. While not a technical podcast, this helps in understanding the breakthrough of having FileMaker in my pocket. Looking forward to more examples of FMGo implementation!