Best way to package and sell a Filemaker database product
What is the best way to package and sell a Filemaker database product?
I have a system developed in Filemaker that I would like to be able to sell to many different clients. I have some questions related to how best to approach this:
1) Are there any design considerations for a database that will be sold to many different clients?
2) What is the best way to provide updates (new features, bug fixes, etc.) to many different clients?
3) Do most developers have the client purchase and maintain Filemaker for themselves (along with any IT issues such as servers, firewalls, etc.) and just support their specific database file(s), or is it common to eliminate some of the IT requirements of the clients by hosting the filemaker server for them, maintaining the required number of filemaker licenses, and providing access via vpn or citrix?
4) Do you have any other tips on how to be successful selling and supporting a Filemaker-based product?