.com Solutions Inc. announces Economical FmPro Upgrade Service

February 24, 2009 in FileMaker (E)

[prMac.com] Fremont, CA - .com Solutions Inc. today announces an economical FmPro Upgrade Service. The FmPro Upgrade Service provides a fixed-price upgrade service for FileMaker Pro 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 files to FileMaker Pro 10. This service includes the conversion of files, scripts, and troubleshooting of the upgraded FileMaker Pro solution within a pre-defined budget.

.com Solutions Inc. is offering the FmPro Upgrade Service as a cost efficient FileMaker Pro upgrade consulting option suitable for small and medium sized businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. Utilizing a fixed price upgrade service provides for budget certainty as opposed to open-ended and expensive consulting engagements.

Each database to be processed can include any number of fields, accounts, layouts or scripts. The upgrade pricing includes file conversion, troubleshooting and delivery to the customer. Once the initial conversion has been completed, the files are made available to the customer via a remote server connection for review and prioritization of any conversion issues.

The features and benefits of using the FmPro Upgrade Service include:

Fixed Price Service - You know up front what the cost will be to upgrade your FileMaker Pro database solution to the latest version of FileMaker Pro.

Script Conversion and Troubleshooting - Upgraded FileMaker Pro solutions typically require troubleshooting for a small number of scripts after the initial conversion of the files has been completed. Each one of the tiers of the FmPro Upgrade Service Pricing table provides a defined amount of time for script troubleshooting. During the first phase of customer testing, the problematic scripts are identified and priorities are set by the customer. Any remaining time in the budget may be spent on the addition of new features up to the budgeted time limit.

Utilize New Features - FileMaker Pro 10 new features include: Script Triggers, redesigned modern UI and toolbar, dynamic reports, saved finds, updated ESS support for SQL databases, import of the latest Excel file format, and send mail via SMTP. Prior FileMaker Pro versions since FileMaker Pro 7 have introduced enhanced security features, auto resize of layout objects, and direct creation of PDF files from database reports. Performing an upgrade from older FileMaker Pro versions provides a solid foundation for future enhancements which can use these new features.

Improved Performance and Scalability - FileMaker Pro Server 10 scalability has been enhanced from the previous 250 user limit to 999 simultaneous users. Even workgroups having fewer than the maximum number of users can benefit from the server performance enhancements incorporated within FileMaker Server 10.

Experience - .com Solutions Inc. is a FileMaker Business Alliance member with over 20 years of FileMaker Pro development experience. This experience spans FileMaker revisions 1.0 thru 10, Oracle 8.0.5 thru 10g, SQL Server 6.5 thru 2000/2005, MySQL 4.0.12, 5.0 and DB2 8.1, PostgreSQL 8, FrontBase 4.1, SQLite 3 and Valentina 4.

Multi-Platform Experience - .com Solutions Inc. has extensive experience with different versions of FileMaker Pro on Mac OS X, and Windows. Troubleshooting and development tasks can be performed on either platform. Some older versions of FileMaker Pro software are not even readily available for purchase anymore, and might be required as an intermediate step during the upgrade process. .com Solutions Inc. maintains a library of older FileMaker Pro software versions which can be used for upgrade projects.

The FmPro Upgrade Service tiered pricing starts at $250 (USD), and is based upon the number of files included within the FileMaker Pro solution being upgraded.

.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker Pro, Bento, SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Valentina and Revolution developers. FmPro Script Diff, compares and edits FileMaker Pro scripts. FmPro Migrator converts FileMaker Pro databases to and from FileMaker Pro, SQLite Diff compares SQLite database schema and data. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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