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We can help you integrate with other apps, streamline your work processes, identify your hosting needs, implement security best practices, and more! You need a Workplace Integration Platform when you're tired of trying to fit your business model around your software, you're spending more time handling your data than your product, you crave efficiency and accuracy, your long-term goals seem unattainable in your current setup, you need to be in two (or more) places at once,
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The low-code development space is slated to experience rapid growth in the coming years. With many platforms available and emerging, it is necessary to understand the relative advantages of each. Compared to FileMaker, OutSystems is designed for larger, enterprise-level organizations. Many current OutSystems users have given overwhelmingly positive ratings for the product direction, warranting a closer look.
It is often said you need to have the right tool for the job. When you do, processes flow quickly, efficiently and effectively. Automation platforms have been struggling with this for the last several decades, since the dawn of the PC in the workplace. Over the last 40 years, many improvements came with improved hardware, better operating systems and improved software. However, the biggest transformations have taken place in the last 15 years with the creation of mobile applications.
OutSystems, founded in 2001, was already planning for this transition. Over the last 20 years, it has created a low-code/pro-code environment that allows developers to develop in the cloud or on desktop and deploy instantly to web and mobile devices.
Historically these two requirements were incompatible. If a platform was easy to use, it was probably limited in its application. If a platform was robust and scalable, it was difficult to develop and expensive to fund. OutSystems has found the sweet spot.
When you develop your OutSystems solution on the web or on a desktop console, you can deploy to the web, iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and even Linux. This means your solution can exist on your iPhone or Android phone and the web with one click. Also, phone and web solutions dynamically adjust to the size of screen and its orientation, eliminating a ton of manual coding.
Additionally, OutSystems solutions are available anywhere, even offline. You can create applications that collect data offline and then automatically sync back to the main server when an internet connection is restored. How cool is that?
What industry are you in? Insurance, education, banking, healthcare? There’s an OutSystems solution for each of those. You can create a quick solution to share simple data, such as an incident reports and sales quotes, or create a more complex solution to manage financial services, insurance claims, government forms and so much more.
OutSystems has a free offering for getting started. This allows you to scale up gradually and build your business case for why the platform is a good solution for your needs.
As your skills develop, you can embark on any one of its learning paths. Each lesson provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to develop and deploy a feature, function or application.
We can help. We’ve been working with low-code, pro-code solutions for decades. We’ve helped clients transform their manual processes into digital processes, optimized their digital processes to be easier and faster, and deployed those processes to smartphones, tablets and the web. OutSystems gives you an enterprise-ready platform to grow and expand upon. You can feel confident that your solution is securely hosted in the cloud, robustly backed up and easily updated with no installations or upgrade processes that will bring your solution down. Are you ready for that digital transformation? Finally?
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Accessing FileMaker solutions via WebDirect is convenient, but has unfortunate limitations, especially when it comes to design. A common frustration among developers is that checkbox formatting in FileMaker doesn’t translate to WebDirect. This occurs because checkboxes (and radio buttons) are controlled by the browser, and therefore render as standard HTML elements.
Claris released a new version of FileMaker Server with features that improve the performance and stability of your hosted FileMaker apps. My favorite addition is “parallel indexed finds,” which means that FileMaker Server can now run multiple find operations on a field simultaneously, unlike previous versions.
While working, have you ever been thwarted by a FileMaker dialog that reads:
“David Weiner (David Weiner)” is modifying this record. You cannot use this record until “David Weiner (David Weiner)” is finished.
Why can’t I use this record until someone is finished?
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