Turning Star, Inc.
Chemical Manufacturer Upgrades FileMaker Pro System
Turning Star started using FileMaker more than 10 years ago. Over the years the business evolved, but very little within their FileMaker Pro system changed. So, we performed a complete overhaul of their file system, added the ability to track manufacturing and inventory, and re-designed the user interface. The result is a stunningly smooth, fast system that makes their everyday work lives more pleasurable and efficient.
Over the course of many years, Turning Star continued to grow while their FileMaker database did not. Knowing FileMaker's ease-of-use and power, President Tom Andrews wanted to integrate more of the business with their FileMaker system to improve workflow efficiencies.
The new system was rolled out in two phases:
- We upgraded their system to the latest version of FileMaker using FileMaker Server. During this phase, the databases were consolidated into a single file while adding user login security to the system.
- The second phase provided new features to track inventory and service jobs with a new easy-to-use interface.
Turning Star's new FileMaker Pro system integrates business processes into a single system. Now, Jobs can be entered and tracked along with Purchase Orders and Inventory.
“The new system allows us to create and track jobs for customers along with inventory, something we had been doing with separate word and spreadsheet files. Because it’s now so intuitive, new staff members are able to begin using the database immediately without our usual training session and ‘cheat sheets’ for getting around within the file.”