Imagine that you are managing a sales team for a landscaping company that uses spreadsheets to track all of its customer information. You have identified three key issues:
- Accuracy — individual copies of the spreadsheet are distributed to team members, making it hard to track changes and produce reports.
- Mobility — your team visits customers face-to-face and would like to use iPads to document these visits more effectively.
- Compatibility — your team also works with contracts and site photos, managed separately from the spreadsheets.
You can meet these needs by using FileMaker Pro to build a custom iPad solution for your business, converting your spreadsheet to a mobile database solution that tracks work orders, stores contracts and photos, and accepts electronic signatures. This solution will be hosted so that a single version of the data is shared among your coworkers.