December 14, 2013 in FileMaker (F)
[prMac.com] Atlanta, Georgia - 360Works, a leading FileMaker product developer and innovator, is proud to announce the release of MirrorSync 2! MirrorSync 1.5 was selected as the FileMaker Solution of the Year for 2013, and gave everyday FileMaker users the power to synchronize their FileMaker Server files with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. MirrorSync 2 takes syncing to a new level with support for server-to-server synchronization, separate mobile files, field-level conflict resolution, multiple simultaneous device sync, and much more. With these new features, every user has the power to take their data with them anywhere, and at our new price points, it doesn't make any sense not to.
Now, keep every database in sync, even if it isn't in FileMaker! Avoid slow ESS shadow tables, complex nightly FTP batch scripts, or finicky ODBC drivers, and instead work with a speedy local database requiring no additional setup for the end user. Sync with any combination of two: MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, generic JDBC database, and FileMaker Server. FileMaker Server to FileMaker Server even supports container data!
Configuration is still a snap, as the guided process provides a drag and drop interface for mapping fields between disparate databases. Syncs can be triggered manually, or set to run on a schedule you specify. Conflicts are automatically merged at a field level, but if a field is modified in both databases, you can select pre-defined rule sets to determine which is the winner, or be notified by email when this occurs.
Mobile device syncing
MirrorSync 2 gives complete control over the mobile sync process. Users decide whether to distribute an exact copy of a server-hosted file, or design a separate file optimized for mobile devices and use MirrorSync's simple drag and drop field mapping to quickly match everything. Included are detailed customization options add personalized record-filtering and editing logic before records are searched, updated, added, or deleted, providing total control. Sync hundreds of devices with true multithreaded multiple device syncs at the same time.
All new conflict resolution
New conflict resolution will automatically merge users' changes to separate fields in the same record. If there is still conflicting data, an all new interface appears to pick and choose whose information is correct, or change the information right from the conflict screen. In addition, developers can specify during configuration whether end users should resolve conflicts themselves, only by administrators, or automatically based on rule sets.
Greatly improved performance
Syncing is now lightning fast overall. Some operations, like writing changes to FileMaker Server, are 20 times faster than MirrorSync 1.5. Testing shows write speeds of 160 records per second for FileMaker server-to-server syncs, and even faster than that for SQL databases. For large record sets, deletion scanning is potentially hundreds of times faster. Container syncs are tighter, the deletion scans are more efficient, and much more to provide the fastest and best sync experience for your users. Offline file distribution couldn't be easier: The re-written download link feature of MirrorSync lets you email your users a simple URL that downloads a highly compressed version of the database, even on iOS.
Pricing? How does "free" sound?
MirrorSync 2 is FREE for syncing a single FileMaker Pro or Go device with FileMaker Server. Whether its for a remote employee who needs fast access on their laptop, or for instant access to the company sales reports on an iPad, a user pay nothing to use MirrorSync. Additional mobile device licenses range from $50-$95 depending on quantity, and server-to-server syncs cost between $500 and $1,600 depending on what type of database servers you're syncing. By popular request, an unlimited device licensing option is now available for a flat $4,000.
MirrorSync 2 is included with the 360Works Portfolio Bundle, which means that current subscribers will receive an additional 10 devices (a $600 value) in addition to the free device license. Upgrade pricing from version 1 is also available.
Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance member, has been providing FileMaker-based solutions for more than 17 years. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and custom FileMaker database design solutions for clients such as NASA, Bernard Hodes Group, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and unparalleled client service. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. FileMaker, and the FileMaker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of FileMaker Incorporated.