May 18, 2018 - Santa Clara, California
Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 17 Platform, the latest version of its widely used custom app platform. The release features starter apps and master-details layouts to make app development even easier. It also includes a redesigned FileMaker Server Admin Console and new FileMaker Admin API to help streamline custom app management.
Companies of all types, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, use the FileMaker Platform to quickly and easily create custom apps that solve their unique challenges and meet their business goals. The FileMaker 17 Platform release focuses on innovative updates for mobility and development to make custom apps even more versatile and easier to create. Apps can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
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David Hind-Smith, President, hind-smith.com inc., said: “With the FileMaker 17 Platform, not only can users do more in less time, but they also can do more on the go. Business teams of all sizes are looking to improve productivity, and this launch builds on FileMaker’s track record of providing a unified tool for quickly creating and deploying custom apps.”
May 1, 2018 - Brampton, ON
With a population of 600,000, Brampton is Canada's ninth most populous municipality. The City has signed a two agreement for hind-smith.com to provide FileMaker development and support services to the over 300 city employees that use both FileMaker desktop application and web services on a daily basis.
hind-smith.com President David Hind-Smith says 'We're thrilled to partner with the City of Brampton to be the preferred supplier of FileMaker services, and is an excellent addition to roster our government clients that include the Ontario Ombudman, Communications Nova Scotia, the Ontario Archives, and the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board'.
April 21, 2018 - Toronto, ON
January 18, 2018 - Toronto, ON
Emjac Screw Products is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, precision, custom machine shop that has been providing high quality machined products to its customers throughout Canada and the United States for over 50 years. The company has hired hind-smith.com to provide ongoing support and enhancements to their Filemaker 16 system that drives the production and financial analysis of the business.
November 3, 2017 - Toronto, ON
With over 35 years in the roofing business, Luc's roofing pride themselves in exceptional workmanship in all facets of the construction & repair of residential roofs throughout the Toronto areas. When their FileMaker system 'blew up', we remoted into their server, found the problem, and fixed it in 48 hours.
August 9, 2017 - Toronto, ON
Litherland & Company is a Canadian-based search management firm specializing in the placement of skilled professionals, managers, executives and board members within the AgriBusiness, AgriFood and Bioproduct sectors. hind-smith.com is enhancing the FileMaker tool they use to select candidates by implementing Google geolocation abilities and LinkedIn integration.
July 17, 2017 - Oakville, ON
JWA offers professional architectural services from schematic design & interiors through to the preparation of construction documents, site review & contract administration. hind-smith.com will be building in better cost control and management reporting functions into their FileMaker system that helps manage the entire business.
May 9, 2017 - Oakville, ON
With enhancements to iPhone capabilities, integration with 3rd party web sources, scalability, and hundreds of other improvements, Filemaker 16 is a major update to the platform.
The new FileMaker Pro 16 client provides more development tools to securely build powerful custom apps including the new Layout Objects window, cards, JSON functions, field-level text encryption, and more.
FileMaker Go 16 for iPad and iPhone include new features and functionality such as animations and transitions, enhanced signature capture, iBeacon and geofence monitoring, and more.
The upgraded FileMaker Server 16 simplifies credential management with support for OAuth 2.0. And use FileMaker data in other popular apps and services with the REST-based FileMaker Data API trial.
May 6, 2017 - Oakville, ON
We wanted to share a quick video about how Filemaker can store documents in your database. You already know that Filemaker is very good at storing information that you type, but did you know that Filemaker can store Excel documents, PDFS, graphics, Word documents, and in fact any type of electronic document?
May 2, 2017 - Oakville, ON
Get rid of scattered info, ad hoc processes, and rigid technology. The video link below provides a concise overview of what we do. Sometimes customized software -isn't- the right way to go (If you ask us to build you a word processor, we will very quickly suggest you use Pages, Word, Libre Office, Google Docs etc). When the 'off the shelf' solution doesn't work, we're really good.
April 30, 2017 - Oakville, ON
April 26, 2017 - Oakville, ON
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April 20, 2017 - Toronto, ON
Our very cool client Funnel Communications offers a complete suite of association management solutions. Service selection can range from complete turnkey operations to specific functions – all tailored to their customer's unique requirements.
We provide a broad range of backend programming and hosting services for them. They manage all their client data in Filemaker and wanted location information for one of their associations to interface with Google Maps on the web. So we did. Here's what it looks like:
For any Filemaker nerds, here's how it works. We use ColdFusion as the web application server for many of our clients (we really like it). ColdFusion polls Filemaker once an hour an updates and .xml file that the Google 3.0 maps API looks for. The location data populates really quickly, and Funnel is very happy with the result.
Michael Iafrate at our end did the heavy lifting. Please don't send him any compliments or his ego will get out of hand.
March 14, 2017 - Ajax, ON
CON-TEST is Canada's premier specialist in biological contamination control and clean room evaluation. The firm has contracted hind-smith.com to build an inspection tool for their Canada wide field team. This will allow CON-TEST inspectors to capture detailed information from client's equipment in the field and automatically generation the required inspection reports. The system will include an offline / synchronization engine so that inspectors are not reliant on an internet connection, but can sync data to CON-TEST servers at the end of the day.
February 6, 2017 - Stoney Creek, ON
Da-Lee Environmental Services provides treatment, disposal, transportation and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste from Industrial and Commercial customers. The firm has contracted hind-smith.com to provide ongoing support and enhancements to their Filemaker system that coordinates and reports to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. hind-smith.com is providing onsite and remote support of programming functions and server health.
January 21, 2017 - Edmonton, AB
The Alberta Union of Public Employees (AUPE) have hired us to create a tool that processes data files from various employers into a consistent format that will be accepted by AUPE's Unionware SQL software.
AUPE accepts electronic files for eventual uploading into Unionware from 33 different employers with over 123 file formats. Without an automated system to translate the various files into a format Unionware will accept, the process would be extremely time intensive. The new processing tool will save AUPE huge amounts of manual processing.
The graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a six-year program. It is a joint program leading to an MD/MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The department has asked us to develop an application to manage the intake, diagnosis, and reporting tools to manage the program.
August 12, 2016 - Toronto, ON
AZURE is an award-winning magazine with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. The company has asked us to consolidate and leverage multiple streams of email contact records Azure owns and build an interface between this data in Filemaker and MailChimp. Email campaigns will be fed from a single Filemaker solution into MailChimp so that email campaigns require much less labour to launch and track.
March 23, 2016 - Toronto, ON
Osler is a leader in Canadian business law, with an integrated network of offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York. Osler is recognized for the breadth and depth of its practice in business law and is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top firms.
hind-smith.com is working with Osler technical department to consolidate and update their Filemaker databases and technical infrastructure.
November 9, 2015 - Mississauga, ON
Lullaboo is a preschool and summer camp providing childcare & infant day care in Maple, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Vaughan, Thornhill, Mississauga & Brampton in the Toronto GTA region.The company uses a complex FileMaker 14 application to track activity of the children in its care, and communicate with parents.
hind-smith.com will be supporting and enhancing the system, extending the HTML email capabilities and creating a web portal for parents to log into to monitor their children's daily activities.
June 28, 2015 - Toronto, ON
Zzeem provides business resources, consultation, software and learning tools for industry, professional and government organizations. The company has chosen chosen hind-smith.com to host, enhance, and support the Filemaker and ColdFusion web portal that supports their clients.
March 26, 2015 - Toronto, ON
Camp Quality is a national charitable organization devoted to providing free camp experiences and year-round programming for children with cancer. hind-smith.com hosts, supports, and enhances their Filemaker 14 application that tracks all information related to their camps and campers.
November 3, 2014 - Toronto, ON
From their beginnings in 1945, Atlantic Packaging has grown into the Canadian leader of corrugated packaging, flexible packaging, retail displays, pre-print, supply and inventory management, paper mills and recycling.
hind-smith.com will be building and supporting an iPad sales application that will replace the current paper based tools the sales force uses today. The Filemaker based iPad application will extend throughout the enterprise, leveraging Web Direct and desktop techologies to communicate sales information from the field with the Atlantic estimation and art department.
June 28, 2014 - Mississauga, ON
Combined with their design support services, innovations, product offerings and field services, CTI Working Environments (www.ctiwe.com) been making work environments work efficiently for over 25 years.The challenge is that the firm is using a disconnected combination of technology platforms to manage the business, most of which do not share information with each other. hind-smith.com has been tasked with creating a FileMaker solution that provides a single 'platform' for sales, production, and management so that information can easily be viewed and shared across the company -and- integrate with 3rd party systems that CTI depends on. The solution will include desktop, web, and iOS interfaces to the software.
September 10, 2013 - Oakville, ON
hind-smith.com has released the newest version of our www.jobtracksoftware.com site aimed at helping Ad and Creative Agencies manage their workflow. We don’t sell a ‘boxed’ product. Each system we create is driven by our clients’ exact specifications and internal processes. Too often, agencies change their creative flow and processes to fit technology. We believe it should be the other way around. The website contains a series of screenshots taken from several different systems and are examples of what other firms in the industry have chosen to do with us. Although portions of your needs may be similar, we have yet to come across two agencies that work in exactly the same way.
June 11, 2013 - Toronto, ON
The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Canadian investment industry in 1969 to protect investor assets in the event of a CIPF member's bankruptcy.hind-smith.com will be providing enhancements and support for the numerous FileMaker systems that CIPF relies on.
March 26, 2013 - Halifax, NS
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the university has contracted hind-smith.com to provide ongoing enhancements and support for their FileMaker and web based systems that are used by the Faculty of Dentistry to track personnel, resources and scheduling. The system also includes web integration with Dalhousie's website.
February 14, 2013 - Calgary, AB
Flagworks is an award winning Alberta corporation that manufactures & distributes flags, banners, hardware, pageantry and corporate specialty products throughout North America. The company has contracted us to provide ongoing support for their FileMaker 11 application that manages mission critical production and accounting.
January 11, 2013 - Toronto, ON
HISS Inc. is a World Class international surveillance mission systems solution provider with a focus on airborne, ground, maritime and coastal applications. With offices in Canada, United States, UK and the Middle East, HISS is well positioned to meet the surveillance system solution needs of customers around the world.
hind-smith.com has a created a FileMaker 12 based solution that allows global HISS staff to archive and meta tag all their proposals, contracts, and other mission critical documents so that they can be located and accessed by HISS staff around the globe. Global HISS staff can also upload documents into the system, providing a real time searchable repository of all HISS documents.
September 3, 2012 - Burlington, ON
Headed by Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's Disaster DIY, The 'Baeumler Approved' program will allow homeowners to select a trusted contractor based on being vetted and audited by the Baeumler team.
hind-smith.com is building a FileMaker 12 Desktop and iPad solution to interface with the Baeumler website where homeowners search for approved contractors, track the status of an approved contractor, and help the Baeumler sales team identify potential new contractors.
July 16, 2012 - St. Catharines, ON
Ranked #7 by Canada's Profit 200 Magazine, InterAtlas is an international trader of raw materials for chemical companies with clients and suppliers spread out over the globe.
hind-smith.com is creating a FileMaker 12 based system to manage all their inventory and sales. This activity will include purchasing from their suppliers across the world, tracking the status of an order as it is shipped across the ocean, delivering the shipment to one of InterAtlas's warehouses, and finally selling product to end customers.
April 13, 2012 - Oakville, ON
We have partnered with Central Erin Property Management to create a collaborative application that will change the way the property management industry operates. The system will dramatically streamline the massive amount of information required to operate a property management business.
Central Erin specializes in residential and commercial/retail management in Southern Ontario and manages over 2,400 residential high-rise and townhouse units, and approximately 300,000 sq ft of commercial/retail space with an asset value of over $100,000,000.
The system we are building combines a powerful web portal, iPad application, and desktop software to provide useful tools for tenants, property managers, and shareholders (building owners and Board of Director members).
Tenants will be able to submit issues and queries via the web portal and to see when regular maintenance has been scheduled.
Using an iPad, property managers will be able to take pictures and videos of building issues and submit them with commentary into the system. They will also be able to complete check in/out documentation for when a tenant is leaving a unit or moving into one.
Property shareholders will be able to view building reports, financial, and legal documents associated with properties they own.
Property Management head offices will be able to manage all information related to properties via the desktop client, and dynamically make changes to the web portal with a user friendly content management system reducing the need for IT overhead.
We are excited about this new partnership. To learn more about Central Erin Property Management, please visit their website at http://www.centralerin.com
January 9, 2012 - Toronto, ON
Funnel Communications, Canada’s largest association management agency has partnered with hind-smith.com to create web based portal systems to help associations manage and deliver their data to their members and the public.
All systems use FileMaker 11 in the backend to make content management simple for the administrators of the various sites. By editing information directly in FileMaker, the various websites are instantly changed rather then a secondary import/export feature with mySQL as was done previously. The efficiency of staff administering the sites has been dramatically improved.
Some of the features include:
The sites to date can be viewed at:
August 5, 2011 - Oakville, ON
With fourteen strategically located branches, Oakville based Levitt-Safety is ideally equipped to serve a large base of geographic and market sectors. In addition to the distribution of products, they also offer a complete line of Signature Services that support every aspect of the Health & Safety market as a whole.
To support this activity, Levitt publishes a 500+ page colour catalogue that in the past required a significant amount of manual design time to produce. Working with Levitt, hind-smith.com will be building a FileMaker 11 system that holds all text, categories, and images required to produce the catalogue and will automatically interface with InDesign to automate large portions of the catalogue production.
June 2, 2011 - Peterborough, ON
Brandhealth is a Peterborough based advertising agency with a growing client list of national and global brands. We will be building Brandhealth a FileMaker 11 system to manage all production and reporting activities across the company. To learn more about our services offered to the advertising industry, please visit our www.jobtracksoftware.com site.
May 19, 2011 - Oakville, ON
We have released 'hsquotemaster', software created specifically for contractors, painters, electricians, plumbers, and any business that needs to get quotes to clients quickly and easily.The software has been built to simplify and organize the way businesses send quotations to their prospects. With QuoteMaster it’s easy to create a quote as well sending individual and group letters and emails for marketing.
For more information, visit www.hsquotemaster.com
April 1, 2011 - Toronto, ON
The Ombudsman of Ontario is an Officer of the Provincial Legislature who is independent of government and political parties. The Ombudsman’s job is to ensure government accountability through effective oversight of the administration of government services.
hind-smith.com developed and implemented a FileMaker 11 tool that provides online, anytime access for employees to their employment information. Managers can access info and approve all requests online streamlining their HR functions and cutting down on paperwork and time. Some specific features include:
March 15, 2011 - Toronto, ON
Since 1991, Quark Expeditions have specialized in polar expeditions. Their base camps are ships purpose-built for high latitude cruising. As the leader in polar expeditions, they offer unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for polar adventure.
hind-smith.com created a global staff recruiting and qualification tool in FileMaker 11 and ColdFusion 8. The web based application allows their global team to update their contact information, qualifications, biography medical, banking, and upload photo information so that the central Quark office can properly assign staff to the various ships each season.
March 1, 2011 - Halifax, NS
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is responsible for the regulation of all public passenger carriers within the Province of Nova Scotia and interprovincial carriers operating to or from Nova Scotia. Carriers are broadly defined to include commercial bus companies, school bus operations, and van pools with a capacity of 9 or more passengers (excluding the driver). The mandate includes licensing, approving fares, routes, stops, and equipment for use, as well as hearing complaints against carriers, and hearing applications for modification or discontinuance of service.
hind-smith.com developed and supports a FileMaker 11 system that is the core management system for administrating the functions of the Motor Carrier Division. The system consists of central office administration of all Motor Carrier functions and support and synchronization of remote inspectors in the field. Some specific features include:
December 1, 2010 - Sunridge, ON
Hockey Opportunity Camp (HOC) is a residential children’s camp that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world aged 7-16 come to experience exceptional hockey instruction while also enjoying a variety of land and water based camp activities on beautiful Eagle Lake.
hind-smith.com built and hosts an online camper registration system that allows individuals and groups of campers to register for summer sessions. The web based registration system feeds into the backend FileMaker system giving the camp real time numbers by each session held during the summer.
June 1, 2010 - Toronto, ON
Kids Can Press is the largest Canadian-owned children’s publisher, with an award-winning list of over 500 picture books and non-fiction and fiction titles for toddlers to young adults, each designed to develop children’s literacy levels and a love of reading. It’s acclaimed list includes many beloved characters such as Franklin the Turtle, the single most successful publishing franchise in the history of Canadian publishing, which has sold over 60 million books in over 30 languages around the world.
hind-smith.com built and supports a FileMaker 11 based system to help KidsCan track and manage all aspects of publishing including titles, authors, illustrators, general web content, web feature management, review archiving, product creation project management, and exports to the industry standard ONIX format.
Specific features include:
May 1, 2010 - Toronto, ON
Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. (CSPI) was founded in 1986 and is one of Canada’s leading independent academic publishing companies. hind-smith.com developed a FileMaker system to administer the tracking and management of royalty payments to authors. Specific features include:
September 1, 2009 - Halifax, ON
The Province of Nova Scotia Motor Carrier Division, is the provincial agency responsible for licensing, enforcement, and inspection of over 2,500 busses including 1,150 school busses. The province has selected hind-smith.com to the build a FileMaker based solution that will manage information related to carriers, licenses, vehicles, inspections, and enforcement.
April 6, 2009 - Toronto, ON
The Ombudsman of Ontario is an Officer of the Provincial Legislature who is independent of government and political parties. The Ombudsman’s job is to ensure government accountability through effective oversight of the administration of government services.
Developed in FileMaker 9 over the course of 18 months, the CMS system created and supported by hind-smith.com will be used by 75+ staff at the Ombudsman to intake and manage all complaints and inquiries from citizens of Ontario. These transactions will be used by the investigations and resolution teams at Ombudsman to resolve issues and provide summary trend analysis.
February 1, 2009 - Hamilton, ON
Liaison College, a private career college focused solely and exclusively on career training in the culinary arts has selected hind-smith.com to provide school management software for their 10 campuses located throughout Ontario. The software will manage students, courses, enrollment levels, marketing, and financials. hind-smith.com will be providing training and 24/7 support services in conjunction with the application.
June 12, 2008 - Toronto, ON
The application will allow the program managers and operations staff to select and schedule the over 500 bands spread among 50 venues in Toronto, and subsequently register the 70,000 attendees attending the festival. The system also interfaces with the myNXNE website, a unique online feature activated to coincide with the lineup announcement. Fans can log on, listen to MP3s from NXNE bands, choose the shows they want to see, and create a schedule for themselves.
June 30, 2007 - Toronto, ON
NOW Magazine, Toronto's weekly news and entertainment voice with circulation of over 110,000 copies has selected hind-smith.com to create a listing management system for their art, music, stage, film, and food sections as well as their guides. The software will allow editors to enter and manage information about various listings quickly and intuitively. Once the listing has been accepted, an interface with Adobe InDesign will export the data directly from the FileMaker application so that it is formatted and print ready for publication. At the same time, the web edition at www.nowtoronto.com will pull and format the same information into the ColdFusion driven website.
November 1, 2006 - Halifax, NS
hind-smith.com has successfully launched and will be providing ongoing support for a FileMaker 8.5 based integrated job and project management system for Communications Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia’s full-service communication agency.
December 9, 2005 - Cupertino, US
Our newly released hs_ContactManager 2.01 has been selected by Apple as a ‘hot pick’ under the Mac OS X-> Downloads section on www.apple.com. It’s a free FileMaker 8 based product we’ve just released.
January 5, 2005 - Ottawa, ON
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national voluntary non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy. The foundation has chosen hind-smith.com to create their production tracking system to manage all print related materials.
September 9, 2004 London, UK
Marlow International, a global supplier of specialty advertising, promotional products, premiums, and business gifts has selected hind-smith.com to provide technology and project support for Marlow’s relationship with FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Marlow International has been appointed Preferred Premium Supplier for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ to be held in Germany. As part of their agreement with FIFA...(click to read entire press release).
June 17, 2004 - Mississauga, ON
Working with our partners at design firm Interfusion (www.interfusion.cc) hind-smith.com helped launch the new Sony Store Pulse websites. (www.thesonystorepulse.ca and www.maisonsonypulse.ca). hind-smith.com is hosting the site at our centre, providing web analytics of traffic, and will be developing web enabled CRM applications to tie in with Sony's new loyalty marketing program.
June 1, 2004 - Etobicoke, ON
hind-smith.com has added a second development and hosting facility in the west end of Toronto. Located at 5429 Dundas Street West, the facility will serve as the new hub of development activity we perform for our clients. As well, our Filemaker, Lasso, and web hosting centre has successfully been migrated to the new space.
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