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'Virtual' FileMaker Pro

For years, developers have longed for methods to provide ‘FileMaker Pro’ like functionality to users which do not own and/or have FileMaker Pro installed. FileMaker WebDirect is only one example of how FileMaker Pro like functionality can be delivered to most any device without the need to install FileMaker Pro; however, this is simply one of several options of how to deploy FileMaker to users which do not have FileMaker Pro and/or can not install FileMaker Pro.

We classify these options as ‘virtual’ clients, as certainly ‘something’ is providing these FileMaker interfaces to users, but as far as the users are concerned this is ‘magic’, as they are never required to know anything about purchasing, installing, and/or setting up FileMaker Pro.

Worldcloud offers more options than most any provider, plus if you get ‘stuck’ we have the expertise to recommend solutions which few other providers can offer.

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WebDirect

Improved for FileMaker Server 14, FileMaker WebDirect is the replacement for FileMaker Instant Web Publishing.

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vApp for FileMaker

Plug-in support, printing, etc. are fully supported; not to mention the performance is much faster and secure than ‘traditional’ FileMaker connections.

from $20/per user /

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2X for FileMaker

Deploy FileMaker Pro as HTML5, a Java app, a custom app, or even as a FaceBook app. 2X extends the ways we can deploy FileMaker Pro, plus it offer load balancing and other performance enhancements.

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A Better Way to Deploy FileMaker

Traditional FileMaker Pro to FileMaker Server connections are cost effective and simple to set up; but when your business relies on a FileMaker solution, there are numerous reasons to consider a virtual client from Worldcloud to enhance the experience your users have…

 

[vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Faster%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2290%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22bar_red%22%7D%2C%7B%22label%22%3A%22More%20Secure%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2280%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22vista-blue%22%7D%2C%7B%22label%22%3A%22Easier%20to%20Deploy%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2270%22%7D%5D”][vc_cta h2=”Bring Your Own Device” h4=”Solutions for a modern workforce”]In the modern workforce, the idea that each user has ‘a machine’ and that machine has a ‘licensed’ copy of FileMaker has become much more difficult.From contractors who work from outside offices, to salesmen who have their own tablets, to a host of other scenarios- the ability to ‘buy and/or lease’ a copy of FileMaker Pro is not as practical as it once was. Our virtual client options can deliver full FileMaker Pro functionality on most any device, without the need for the user to install FileMaker Pro.

You are in complete control over your data and your licensing; and as your workforce changes, you have complete control to ‘take-away’ access. Your security is improved because your software never has to be out of your control.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Manage up-front Costs” h4=”Utilize the FileMaker pay-as-you-go” color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1452659423424{background-color: #1e73be !important;}”]Numerous developers have created beautiful solutions for hundreds of vertical markets. Similarly, other developers have created custom solutions tailored to your specific needs; however, in either case it can cost thousands of dollars to license FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server before the first user has entered the first piece of data.

Trying to convince a owner, manager/ and/or client to spend money on software can be difficult. Worldcloud can take away this ‘barrier to entry’ by providing multiple options to users which do not possess FileMaker licensing. Even if a user/ solution requires functionality beyond FileMaker WebDirect, we can still provide options to deliver a FileMaker solution to any user.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Need for Speed” h4=”Delivering FileMaker in challenging environments”]FileMaker Pro requires a significant network connection. Complex solutions can falter with slow connections: international networks, cellular connections, etc. We have options to host ‘full’ FileMaker Pro clients up to 5 times faster than a traditional connection. In a few isolated situations, we have measured 20 times performance increases.

We combine the FileMaker Platform with other technologies to allow more ‘functionality’ to happen on the server and less ‘stuff’ to move over your busy network connections.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Your Data: Anywhere, any time, any device…” h4=”Allow your devices to work as one.” color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1452662609822{background-color: #70f727 !important;}”]Let’s imagine that you are a physician who uses FileMaker. During breakfast at your home you log into the database and review your daily appointments before diving into the details of your first patient. When you get to the office and log in from you office machine, you simply ‘resume’ the session you started earlier- so you are still looking at your first patient’s information.  Later in the morning, you resume your session from an exam room, and then you go to lunch where you meet a colleague and you use your tablet to enter more information into the database.

This ability to ‘float’ from device to device without ‘skipping a beat’ can allow many FileMaker solutions to be delivered more effectively. Why should you be ‘married’ to a single device? Worldcloud offers several variations of this technology which enhances FileMaker to work even better…[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Industry Respected Security” h4=”Taking security to the next level”]Many IT departments do not have enough experience with FileMaker Server to truly trust your custom solution to run ‘in the wild’. Using our vApp, Citrix, 2X technology; we have utilize encrypted connections and/or VPN connections and do not expose your FileMaker Server to ‘public’ accessibility.

This technology has been used for years by numerous enterprise IT departments and typically addresses security concerns in ‘high-risk’ environments. We are experts at FileMaker security and we can host FileMaker security, but in some cases the additional protections provided by our virtual clients are just what ‘the powers that be’ need to approve your FileMaker-based solution.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Consistant User Experiance” h4=”Manage your testing and support” color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1452661625605{background-color: #ed4d25 !important;}”]Since our virtual clients utilize ‘server-side’ environments, we remove the ‘local’ factors on your user’s systems. When using most of our virtual clients, all your users use the exact same fonts, plug-ins, and/or versions of FileMaker.

As you test your FileMaker solutions, there are less factors which you have to consider- your virtual client will look the same on an Android device, an iPad, a Mac, or an old Windows machine- even (legacy) machines which can not install the newer versions of FileMaker can ‘stream’ virtual clients.

When it is time to upgrade, all the users get upgraded at the same time and the users are not required to ‘install’ anything. As a developer, administrator, or solution owner; this ‘ease of management’ is just one of the many reasons to consider virtual FileMaker clients hosted by Worldcloud.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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