About Mark Richman

Mark Richman is a FileMaker Certified Developer at Skeleton Key in St. Louis, MO.

Entries by Mark Richman

Paper and Pen: How Skeleton Key Addressed a Common Problem (that COVID-19 Amplified)

It’s an occupational hazard here at Skeleton Key: When we see paper and pens, we typically discover clunky, manual processes. Organizations that rely on paper and pen for data collection are often introducing opportunities for errors and backlogs. In our experience, paper-based files don’t allow for easy and fast references, or searches, and paper-based files […]

How Skeleton Key Helped a Surgical Center with Data Analytics

The flexibility of the FileMaker platform opens up development possibilities that go far beyond the conventional business environment. Hospitals, dental practices, surgery centers, and doctors’ offices can all benefit from the innovation strategies made possible by a customized FileMaker solution. Here’s how we recently helped an orthopedic surgery center streamline clinical data management workflows while […]

Private School Streamlines Scheduling and Purchasing with Claris FileMaker and Skeleton Key

The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, relies heavily on developing programs tailored to parents and students with evolving expectations. As a private school, its administrators and staff need to consider innovative ways to balance costs, investing in tools that help focus teachers’ attention on creating a welcoming, creative environment. Its socio-economically diverse student body […]

Midwestern Energy Cooperative Skips Steep Licensing Fees and Enjoys Greater Functionality with FileMaker and Skeleton Key

Midwest Energy is a customer-owned electric and gas utility that services just under 100,000 meters in central and western Kansas. Even for a utility of its size, it has a relatively small IT department with no shortage of projects and infrastructure to maintain and manage. Streamlined workflows and automation are central for staying on top […]

Is Claris FileMaker Just Microsoft Access on Steroids?

Strangely enough, every few years some well-meaning IT professional asks us this question, and to be completely honest, we can understand why. Eons ago, in the early days of the Claris FileMaker product, this comparison made sense, as both Claris FileMaker and Access let a user author databases that were self-contained and for individual users. […]