First questions -- possibly using Filemaker Pro
I've developed several feature rich Access databases, utilizing relationships, cascading updates/deletes, etc. A friend owns a small business (doesn't like Access), and asked me if I could develop a database for them with Filemaker Pro.
He downloaded the trial version and found that the Invoices, Document and Contact templates (Starter Solutions) would give them most of what they need in order to get up and running quickly.
Is linking these templates together into one database application straighforward in Filemaker, in order to acces a customer (Contact), view all Invoices, and access their related Documents/files?
I'm wondering what sort of learning curve to expect for Filemaker Pro for someone who is proficient with Access development.
You might want to look at FileMaker's free Business Productivity Kit (search on the FileMaker site). I think it is better designed that most of the templates, certainly has more, and is better integrated. Then you would not have to cobble together several templates to get the basics of what you need; though that could be done.