I'm working in an organisation using Sharepoint Standard Edition (no possibility of going to Enterprise as cost prohibitive) and want a better way of dealing with the information contained within various Sharepoint sites.
My thoughts I could leave the users adding to Sharepoint in the short term whilst I extract the necessary info and report on it through FileMaker (which I have some experience in). Over time I'd move away from Sharepoint as it is too restrictive in Standard Edition from what I can see (I am no Sharepoint expert!) and build a front end in FileMaker.
My problem is I can't see anyway of doing this other than direct access to the Sharepoint data on the SQL Server installation (that isn't going to happen) or literally a two stage process of export to Excel and then importing into FileMaker (not ideal but will work as I can look at modified timestamps and update on this basis plus system doesn't need to be real time in the first instance).
Finally I'd like a bi-directional link with Sharepoint but that can wait.