Types of Businesses Using FileMaker & How They’re Benefitting
Nearly every type of business in a variety of industries has used FileMaker to create robust software solutions quickly and cost-effectively, including:
- Real Estate
- Service Industries
Here are just a few ways organizations are benefiting from using FileMaker:
Developmental Disabilities Resources
Using FileMaker for Electronic Record Keeping
Developmental Disabilities Resources provides an array of long- and short-term services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization is required to maintain electronic records to connect with the federal Health Information Exchange and also ensure privacy compliance.
DDR was using mostly-manual processes based on a system which didn’t accommodate electronic record-keeping. To automate as much of the data entry as possible, DDR used FileMaker 16 to build precisely what they needed, quickly and cost-effectively. Now, 48% of all the data created by the DDR team is automatically entered into the new system, eliminating the manual process entirely for that data. The remaining data entry has been sped up thanks to improved processes.
Georgia Department of Agriculture: Food Safety Division
Using FileMaker to Track Training Data
The Food Safety Division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture has a robust training program to ensure their 90 inspectors are fully equipped to comply with FDA standards. Because they receive federal funding, they’re required to maintain their training programs and track training data for each of their inspectors.
To find data and run reports, the Food Safety Division team originally had to manually search thousands upon thousands of documents in 90 folders on a Cloud-based drive and then extract the data into spreadsheets. They were spending almost 40 hours a week on records maintenance.
The organization created a solution with FileMaker that would automate much of the process and enable the team to easily find information and quickly run reports. With the new system, the team experienced a 90% reduction in time spent finding information and creating reports. Not only that, but inspectors are more committed to working with the records team.
Stuckey and Company
Using a FileMaker Solution to Streamline the Organization
Stuckey & Company is a 27-year-old insurance provider emphasizing hard-to-get specialty insurance programs. Partnering with insurance companies such as The Hartford, Travelers, CNA, and Safeco, and serving over 9,732 insurance agencies and 16,000 independent agents, Stuckey & Company has a large and complex system of processes to handle. They manage the paperwork and requirements of their partner companies, those of their insurance agencies and their accounts, and every contact that’s a part of those accounts.
The company needed an automated system that could tackle multiple tasks, including quoting, invoicing, managing carrier relationships and products, reporting, compliance, and agent licensing. Stuckey and Company used FileMaker 16 to build a system that automated many processes and handled a variety of tasks. For one process alone, the company is saving about 200 hours of employee time each month.
These are just a few examples. FileMaker can be used to streamline many different business processes, for a variety of organization types.