Category Archives: Appworks News

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Hiring for Part Time Marketing and Sales Support

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“Part time position with full time earning potential.”

Seeking part time friendly, outgoing and naturally curious individual who wants to learn from and grow into a strong, custom database software firm. We are looking for the right person for our growing company to work in the afternoons Monday through Friday for 2-4/hrs per day.

Expectation
AppWorks is looking for an enthusiastic, tech savvy, outgoing individual with strong written and verbal communication skills to enrich our marketing capabilities and help expand our business and share our knowledge and love of FileMaker with the world. This successful candidate will require very little management as their love for making a real-life impact on others and desire to learn will motivate them to naturally reach out wherever and whenever needed.

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Manage Social Media
  • Optimize our reach with proven SEO tactics and Google Analytics expertise
  • Manage our Blog, Newsletter and written marketing materials
  • Line up speakers for and manage our monthly FileMaker Meetup Group
  • Inject interest and knowledgeable materials into our YouTube channel and explore other avenues of social interaction applications such as Periscope
  • Strategically build and maintain our FileMaker training modules
  • Work closely with our CEO to develop and implement sales strategies
  • Respond to incoming emails and phone leads immediately
  • Reach out to individuals and companies that have provided us with their information
  • Qualify leads and consistently follow up on prospects
  • Schedule qualified sales meetings for our CEO
  • Professionally track and convey all expectations from sales meetings to our Project Manager
  • Ability to interact with individuals of varying incomes, skill levels, cultures and climate

Job Requirements

  • 1+ year of Marketing and/or Social Media Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Curiosity and a positive attitude
  • Pass a background check (required for our government contracts)

Compensation

  • $15-18/hour depending on experience, with the ability to earn commissions on closed sales
  • Potential to move into a full time position if it’s a good fit for both you and us
  • All major holidays, weekends and evenings off

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to kimberly@app.works.


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fmSearchResults 5 download delivers new features with simple implementation

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AppWorks would like to announce the new version of Matt Navarre’s highly-acclaimed fmSearchResults for FileMaker!

fmSearchResults 5 download delivers many new features, greatly simplified implementation, a new theme, natural triggered search, and faster performance. But the biggest new feature is the price — it’s offered as a free download under a Creative Commons license.

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Version 2.0 of fmLog – Free Download

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Imagine this scenario:
At 4:47 p.m. Fred in sales opens the company’s FileMaker system and navigates to the contact list layout. He selects a contact and clicks a button to print a report of communications in the last three months. A beach ball icon spins for a few seconds, but nothing prints. Assuming something is wrong with the printer, Fred submits a ticket with the IT support desk and goes home for the day.

The next morning, Carrie in marketing wants a list of contacts added to the database in the last month. She logs in and perform a find, but strangely, no contacts show up. She tries again a different way, but gets the same result. Manually scanning the contact table confirms her suspicion: the records are missing. She submits an urgent support ticket to have the most recent backup restored. As the developer of the database, you receive this request minutes later.

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June 6th Portland FileMaker Meetup

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It was good to see folks again this month, for another meeting at AppWorks command HQ.  (I missed last month’s meeting, unfortunately. I was looking forward to hearing the stories from Pause on Error.)  Here are some of the highlights.

There are big changes in the licensing of FM 17.  AppWorks’ own Shawn Prado has a thorough article covering that topic.  When you purchase a 5-user license you get 3 copies of Server now.  That raised an interesting question: Does this mean you can put one of those on FileMaker Cloud with the BYOL option, instead of buying one through the FM Cloud interface?  It used to be that when you used the BYOL option your server license would get converted to FMCloud and NOT be returnable to standalone server installations at a later date if you moved off the cloud.  This then led to some discussion on hosting and server environments.

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Women of Pause on Error

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Street Jazz in New Orleans

This weekend the women of AppWorks will make their way to the Women of FileMaker-hosted Pause on Error in New Orleans. Our very own Kimberly Carlson has been chosen to speak this year. Be sure to check out her Tuesday afternoon session “Employee and Subcontractor Management.” Bring any “real-life” scenarios you’d like to throw her way.

What sessions are you excited about? See the full schedule.

Not able to make it to New Orleans? Join our Pause on Error summary and discussion FMPDX Meetup on May 16 during your lunch hour!