Recorded FileMaker Webinars

Learn about a variety of beginner to advanced FileMaker topics
in 1-hour, on-demand sessions.

Topic: Idea to iPad

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as we build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Topic: FileMaker Training Series

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. These webinars focus on modules taken from the FileMaker Training Series Basics and Advanced.

FileMaker Training Series Basics: Discovery Session

Basic

In this session you'll learn how the products in the FileMaker Platform work together. You'll identify requirements for building, assessing, and hosting FileMaker solutions, and compare and contrast FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. See what pre-built templates, or Starter Solutions, come with FileMaker Pro and how you can start using them right away. Plus, understand the capabilities of FileMaker Pro Advanced, and learn about real-world use cases.

FileMaker Training Series Basics: Navigation Session

Basic

In this session you'll identify the steps to a good design process as well as the basic principles for starting a project. You'll identify common file formats that can be converted by FileMaker Pro. Then you'll begin building your own practice solution by importing data from Excel.

FileMaker Training Series Basics: Relationships Session

Basic

In this session you'll learn to create fields and tables using key features such as the Manage Database Dialog and the Field Picker. You'll also get a basic overview of relational design such as one-to-many and many-to-many relationships so you can reduce the need to enter the same data multiple times or in multiple places.

FileMaker Training Series Basics: User Interface Session

Basic

In this session you'll learn the importance of good user interface design and best practices when creating solutions for iOS devices. Experiment with applying styles and themes in layouts to create a visually attractive user interface. Get familiar with placing objects on a layout, and use the grids, guides and stencils tools available in FileMaker Pro to create a uniform and consistent interface. Add functionality to your practice solution by creating a portal, tab control, panel control, popover and Web Viewer.

FileMaker Training Series Basics: Scripting and Calculations Session

Basic

In this session you'll learn the basics of calculations, scripting and reporting in FileMaker Pro through step-by-step activities building your own practice solution. Then find out how FileMaker Pro can integrate with other business systems. And finally, get introduced to the built-in security capabilities and learn about the methods of sharing and deploying a solution to other users.

FileMaker in Hollywood

Basic

Throughout the filmmaking and television industry, entertainment professionals rely on custom apps created using the FileMaker Platform. The agility, mobility, and ease of use make FileMaker software one of best choices in Hollywood for handling vast amounts of production details, locating assets like costumes, sets, and equipment, tracking script revisions, and even for managing scenes and takes. From small film festival management to multi-million dollar projects, the FileMaker Platform enables the creative process from idea inception through final production. Join us for a 30-minute presentation led by Cris Ippolite from iSolutions, a Los Angeles-based FileMaker custom app developer whose practice caters to the film and television industry. You'll learn how custom apps are the entertainment industry's best-kept secret for project management, digital asset organization, budget tracking, and much more!

Understanding Relational Concepts

Advanced

You've started building your app and now it's time to establish relationships to connect data points. What do you do? This is a common barrier for people new to database design. Understanding data modeling and relationships is fundamental for custom app development using the FileMaker Platform. This session is geared toward new developers and will draw from concepts in the Data module of the FileMaker Training Series with an emphasis on context. Watch a 60 minute session featuring Jeremiah Hammond, Senior Technical Project Lead, from DB Services.

Building Dashboards With FileMaker (45 Tips and Tricks)

Advanced

Do you like to build dashboards, scorecards, analytical reports, dynamic charts and dynamic tables with FileMaker? Learn 45 tips and tricks on how to build a purely FileMaker dashboard from scratch. We will explore concepts like multi-dimensional schema's (star and snowflake), cubes, data warehouses, real-time collaboration and pivot summaries (using standard FileMaker tools without plug-ins or third party software). And add voice recognition to your app with Siri! Watch an exciting 60 minute demonstration featuring Luke Rochester from Biznet.

Eight ways to make FileMaker databases run even faster

Advanced

FileMaker, Inc. recently released the "FileMaker Performance Guide," a free document for developers of all levels to learn the best practices for designing FileMaker solutions that perform at an optimum level. Solutions that are optimized for performance are easier for developers to maintain and are more delightful and satisfying for everyone to use. Please join us for a one-hour session, led by author Mark Richman of Skeleton Key. You'll learn about the top factors that affect performance and how to implement techniques that will significantly boost the actual and perceived performance of your FileMaker solutions.

Idea to iPad - Attendance Tracking Solution

Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as Ryan Manook from FileMaker, Inc. builds a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Idea to iPad - Exhibition Tour

Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. We'll build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Idea to iPad - Job Ticketing System

Advanced

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as we build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Idea to iPad - Meeting Minutes

Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as we build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

Idea to iPad - Survey for Non-profit

Basic

Is there a business task or process that you'd like to easily manage? Got a project currently being tracked in spreadsheets or being entered on paper forms? This session is centered around you. Watch as we build a custom solution using the FileMaker Platform and have it deployed to an iPad in under 60 minutes.

SBA Solutions Spotlight: BakeSmart

Basic

The FileMaker Platform is a line of products that work together across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the Web.  Come explore how BakeSmart is an easy to use application that integrates everyday tasks from actual production, making sure you have the right inventory to actual sales through their point of sale system and even to an effective after sales system.

SBA Solutions Spotlight: KiBiz Systems

Basic

Come explore KiBiz Systems, an easy to use suite of customizable FileMaker based CRM, ERP, POS and Accounting software applications that connect all key business processes. KiBiz systemizes everyday tasks to help you run efficiently with more accurate, real-time information which reduces errors, and expands your capacity to handle more business more effectively, in less time.

SBA Solutions Spotlight: FRONTIVA

Basic

FRONTIVA is a cross platform application built on the FileMaker platform that makes every day information relevant and allows you to save time and money. Come explore FRONTIVA, the all-in-one project management software that manages all your project details, quotes, time sheets, invoices and much more! Watch a 30 minute presentation from Stephen Day, FileMaker, Inc., and Nicolas Martineau, developer of FRONTIVA software.

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