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Free FileMaker Training Webinar This Week!
Join Jesse Barnum, President of 360Works, and Richard Carlton at FileMaker Training TV for live FileMaker training this week (7/20 - 7/24) starting at
1 p.m. Pacific Time/4 p.m. Eastern Time!
Curious about FileMaker sync for worldwide replication across different cities & offline sync? You won't want to miss this week's live training at FileMaker Training TV covering FileMaker for Enterprise and featuring 360Works MirrorSync!
MirrorSync is an elegant synchronization product that makes it simple for people working at home or in the field with poor network connection to work on offline copies of your hosted database, whether on iPads, iPhones, or laptops! It can sync between any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server, SQL database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or any database that supports JDBC), Salesforce, WordPress, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon RedShift.
During the live training this week, we will cover offline access for your FileMaker customer solution and help you set up multiple servers to support your worldwide FileMaker Team with Server Replication. Here is an overview of the schedule:
Day 1 - We’re covering the basics, including having the Amazon servers already setup. Day 2 - We’re doing the installation of MirrorSync and discussing the mechanics of Synchronization. Day 3 - Final deployment, and Open Q&A. Day 4 - We’re inviting everyone around the world to log in to the closest server. Feel free to edit and add data. Day 5 - Open Q&A: Lean Design & the Enterprise
PLUS, we are offering a special discount for those on the webinar. Be sure to tune in so you can grab your discount code!
Sessions are approximately 1 hour long. View the full schedule and register for FREE at the link below (sessions will be streamed via Twitch).
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Learn how 360Works MirrorSync is being used in the ConnEDCt app built with FileMaker for medical research and healthcare improvements across the world!By 360Works
Case Study: FileMaker Clinical Data Capture Software Uses 360Works MirrorSync
Learn how MirrorSync is being used in the ConnEDCt app built with FileMaker for medical research and healthcare improvements across the world
“We have used MirrorSync from versions 3 to 6 for FileMaker Pro/Go to FileMaker Server. In our experience it is the most reliable technology for syncing FileMaker databases over inconsistent and slow connections.”
- Caleb Ruth, Data Performance LLC
At 360Works, we believe in making FileMaker plug-ins and tools with outside-of-the-box thinking to help FileMaker Developers build what works best by extending the functionality of their FileMaker solution to solve real-world problems.
FileMaker Developer and Business Owner, Caleb Ruth, was generous enough to spend time sharing with us some of the aspects of his work with health information systems which leverage 360Works MirrorSync.
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Learn How to Easily Set Up MirrorSync!
We are walking you through the simple setup of 360Works MirrorSync in just 10 minutes! In this video, you will learn helpful tips and tricks in the MirrorSync configuration with 360Works Support Lead, Ryan DeMaeyer.
MirrorSync is an elegant synchronization product that can sync between any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server, SQL database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or any database that supports JDBC), WordPress, Salesforce, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon RedShift.
MirrorSync 6 was recently released. The new major version 6 ships with server-to-server sync improvements where developers can make changes easier, automatic file transfers between servers, automatic version updates between servers, safer syncs, better handling of large files, easy migration, no longer requires Java to be pre-installed, allows for unlimited tables, leverages new FileMaker features for faster container field syncs, and much more!
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Fireside FileMaker Podcast: 'Keeping it in Sync' featuring Jesse Barnum on MirrorSync and more!
We have the perfect FileMaker podcast for your listening pleasure as you ease back into the office and start the new year!
Fireside FileMaker is a podcast collaboration between John Mark Osborne and Michael Rocharde discussing FileMaker related topics in a friendly and informative space.
Today, we wanted to share the 'Keeping it in Sync' episode of the podcast with you, featuring Jesse Barnum, President of 360Works, for a conversation on MirrorSync, plugins, FileMaker Cloud, Claris Connect and other interesting FileMaker subjects!
LISTEN HERE *Learn more about the NEW MirrorSync 6 and download here
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360Works Case Study: Sightlines Group Integrates FileMaker and Salesforce using MirrorSync
About Sightlines Group - Improving Organizational Systems and Processes
Sightlines Group, founded by Chris Barber, works with foundations, community-based organizations, and global technology and banking firms by helping them develop custom software, and by designing and delivering leadership development programs. Sightlines Group works with technical teams or with entire organizations who need to build better relationships with their constituents, track outcomes, research their impact, and tell their story. Furthermore, they provide leadership development and coaching work, including the design and delivery of hundreds of courses to clients including HSBC Bank, Hitachi Vantara, and The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund.
FileMaker - The Flexible CRM
Early on, Chris and his team developed some opinions about the role of customer relationship management (CRM) software, especially for foundations and nonprofits. “Often CRMs box people in and get in the way of adaptation,” says Chris Barber. Sightlines Group works most often with the FileMaker and Salesforce platforms to experience greater flexibility and scalability. FileMaker allows high flexibility, rapid prototyping, and rapid development. Salesforce allows out-of-the-box integration and enterprise scalability.
The Use Case - Syncing Data Between FileMaker and Salesforce
The CFE Fund (The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund: cfefund.org) is a national foundation that helps cities integrate financial empowerment into local government services. Their organization chose the Salesforce platform for its Case Management system which supports Financial Counselors located in cities across the country. First, however, the CFE Fund needed to transform and migrate several years worth of data from a legacy system into Salesforce. Sightlines Group used FileMaker’s rapid development tools to extract data from the legacy system and transform it into Salesforce’s data model. Rather than using traditional migration tools, they reached out to 360Works to see if MirrorSync could allow them to “sync” the data into Salesforce rather than performing a tricky one-time migration. This would allow the migration to happen over time, since data could be migrated to Salesforce, then inspected, and then further transformed from FileMaker, and then synced again to Salesforce.
The Solution - Using MirrorSync for FileMaker and Salesforce Integration
Upon first using MirrorSync, Chris and his team at Sightlines Group were pleased to find that they could trust MirrorSync to work reliably under the hood. “MirrorSync worked very well in the background, it has a lot of logic built in. Anyone who has worked with sync, knows that is usually not the case,” recalled Chris. The Sightlines Group team was able to be an important contributor to the use of this Salesforce configuration in MirrorSync for other FileMaker developers by providing helpful experiences they had while working. Chris shared that he was grateful for ongoing efforts from the 360Works team in always taking feedback and turning it around for improvements.
MirrorSync Provides Seamless Integration
MirrorSync was able to significantly improve the speed and efficiency in their workflow while accessing data between FileMaker and Salesforce. “Now, we can do this in a snap. We’ll work in FileMaker and watch it sync, using MirrorSync, to Salesforce a moment later. MirrorSync has made a big impact on our work. It's allowed us to merge the best that Salesforce has to offer with the best that FileMaker has to offer," shares Chris. He is very pleased with their new tight integration between FileMaker and Salesforce, he enjoys being able to hook in a variety of web services and have the choice of having them hook to FileMaker or hook to Salesforce.
Sightlines Group has configured their custom application for The CFE Fund to report back to FileMaker so they can take various actions based on the results in Salesforce, automatically. For example, they now have logic built in for posting to a Slack channel if there is any unexpected behavior within their application. It made their lives so much easier to receive clear information about what's happening back in FileMaker, without it feeling like a bulky add-on.
MirrorSync Manages Keys
The feature they enjoy the most is the way MirrorSync manages keys. “It automatically inserts, edits, and deletes child or parent records depending on your architecture. Salesforce keeps its own primary keys, so MirrorSync will take a new record in FileMaker, create a new record in Salesforce, get the Salesforce Id, and write that back to FileMaker, all automatically. If it did not work this way with managed keys, Salesforce would error out as Salesforce has strict key requirements,” reports Chris.
Final Result: A Complete, Synchronized Custom Application
MirrorSync is known amongst FileMaker developers to be an automated, customizable, and a fast-working tool. You can set it to sync just certain tables, fields, and records as needed - creating the most customizable synchronization solution. It even does bi-directional synchronization. It's a set-it-and-forget-it solution, and it's very fast. We can enter our data in FileMaker and 30 seconds later it propagates to Salesforce,” says Chris.
Chris and his team at Sightlines Group are experts in innovation. They work with millions of records in a single solution for The CFE Fund. The technology they choose must be robust enough to handle financial data at a large scale, at all times. Using MirrorSync allowed them to continue building the best possible, most reliable technology solutions for their clientele. “MirrorSync was a lifesaver! We have been using it for about a year now syncing a few million records and 10 tables. It is nearly bulletproof, Chris reports. ”It allows us to get our hands into the data in ways you normally cannot when working with nonprofits. With MirrorSync being bulletproof, we don't have to worry about the syncing, we can step back and treat the application as one: Salesforce and FileMaker.”
Contact 360Works for questions or a free 14-day trial of MirrorSync's FileMaker and Salesforce (SQL database) configuration at email@example.com
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