Keeping track of inventory data is a monumental task. And there are plenty of tools to help organizations. Tools range from enterprise systems for large organizations to pre-made solutions accessed via the web (Software as a Service or SaaS), which might be perfect for small businesses. Of course, not all companies fit into these two categories. Fortunately, there are a number of rapid application software platforms that can be used to affordably create custom inventory solutions.
One of those tools is the FileMaker Platform. The software has been around since the early 80’s, having been owned by both Microsoft and Apple (at different times, of course). The FileMaker platform runs on Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone, iPod, and iPad) as well as the web. It is currently a subsidiary of Apple.
This site is a collection of articles on building Inventory Management Systems (IMS) with the FileMaker Platform. It is written specifically for two primary groups:
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No need to start your inventory design from scratch! The modifiable data model allows you to edit, add, or delete the structural model of your database before you start to build. This data model comes in Visio, Omnigraffle, and SVG formats.
The SVG file can be opened and modified in many PC and Mac drawing applications. The Microsoft Visio and Omnigraffle are required for the other two formats.
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Drawing the layouts prior to creating them in FileMaker Pro saves time. Mockup tools help quickly create a visualization of the database layouts and provide a great deal of flexibility to quickly modify and test new ideas.
Mockups for Company, Contact, Item, Pick, Purchase Order, Receipt, Sales Order, Transaction, and Transfer. The collection includes 70 Files.
Layout mockups are created in Balsamiq Mockups and include the original file as well as PDF, JPG, and JSON.
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