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 […]
About Mark Richman
Mark Richman is a FileMaker Certified Developer at Skeleton Key in St. Louis, MO.
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As businesses open back up, they have to put new health and safety protocols in place for COVID-19. Visit Tracker is a simple app that makes this process foolproof. This project grew out of the March announcement by Claris, makers of FileMaker, that it would sponsor the cost of hosting and licensing if developers volunteered […]
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 […]
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 […]
If there’s a common refrain among most small business owners that we’ve heard over and over again, it’s something like this: “My business is weird…” In fact, we heard that exact phrase from one of our clients when they came on board, and we hear something similar from other clients quite often. But why would […]
Professional services firms live and die by two things: Their relationships, and their data. The two are closely connected, but every service firm is unique in terms of what that connection is. These are exactly the kinds of cases where Claris FileMaker shines: It is flexible enough to handle the unique workflow of any professional […]
There are some common kinds of business applications that almost everyone uses: Invoicing and billing software of some sort, customer databases/CRMs, project management software, just to name a few. But what’s an organization to do if they have needs that go beyond these “typical” applications? That’s where FileMaker examples and use cases are helpful. The […]
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 […]
When organizations come to Skeleton Key to build an application in Claris FileMaker, it’s not always the case that they need something built “from scratch.” In fact, a significant portion of our potential clients already have a Claris FileMaker solution in place—they just need it to be updated and modernized. That Claris FileMaker is widely […]
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. […]
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