July 29, 2014 in FileMaker (E)
[prMac.com] South Bend, Indiana - Excelisys, Inc., announced the release of the eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. The eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker ProŽ 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool and adding more value to an already incredible "Jump-Start" FileMaker Pro template.
The new features developed in the eX-BizTracker 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker's aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment strategies. Pop-overs and slide controls require much less development effort than workarounds in earlier versions, and allow a true single document interface that feels natural on iOS devices and in a browser. Our new task-specific companion modules leverage these enhancements to provide elegant and intuitive solutions for a variety of needs.
"Advancements in FileMaker Pro 13 provide exciting opportunities for Web and Mobile use. We have succeeded in adding some long-awaited features with more on the way!" says Doug West, Product/Project Manager with Excelisys who was the Lead Developer on the eX-BizTracker 4 team.
Features of FileMaker 13 incorporated into BT4.13 include:
- WebDirect compatibility
- Custom theme and style sheets for consistent appearance, improved performance, and easy adjustment
- Popovers instead of pop-up windows for smoother user experience
- Use of object visibility settings for simplified layout editing
- Disabled active row state on portals to prevent unwanted selection
- Use of "FETCH FIRST" in ExecuteSQL statements to limit query results
- Current record indicator removed in list view for more modern appearance
New Mobile Modules:
- Local deliveries, shipping/receiving
- Warehouse remote inventory - coming soon!
The eX-BizTracker 4.13 incorporates a host of elements to enhance usability features and functionality, including CRM to manage both companies and/or organizations and individuals, allowing for multiple addresses and contact methods for each, along with activity logs, reminders and email. The integrated document management and storage provides seamless functionality with customers, orders, invoices, POs or products, with optional encryption, improving ability to track products (goods, services and fees) along with inventory management. The updated features allow the eX-BizTracker 4.13 to integrate with common off-the-shelf products such as QuickBooks, and third-party software/services from companies such as FedEx, UPS and SalesForce.
Current modules include Customers, Vendors, Products, Documents, Orders, POs, Inventory, Bills, Shipments, Reports and Preferences (settings and users). Mobile modules, anticipated soon, will allow specific actions in the field including inventory control, order handling, CRM and documents management.
The eX-BizTracker 4.13 is the latest evolution of Excelisys' "jumpstart" template. Over 100,000 users have downloaded the original FileMaker Business Tracker, created by Excelisys for FileMaker Inc. when FileMaker Pro 7 was released in 2004, making it one of the most popular free templates from FileMaker. Developers and end-users have found the GUI and feature-set a money- and time-saving tool, offering a "jumpstart" advantage in building intuitive custom solutions.
Founded in 2001, Excelisys is an international organization specializing in building, supporting, consulting, migrating, upgrading, tweaking, fixing, and integrating quality custom FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, MySQL, QuickBooks-FileMaker Pro Integration, Excel to FileMaker Pro conversions, iPhone and iPad integration, and other various database technologies and frameworks for web, mobile, and desktop deployment strategies. Copyright (C) 2014 Excelisys. All Rights Reserved. FileMaker, the FileMaker logo are trademarks of FileMaker Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.