Filemaker Vs. Web Products: FM Still More Economical and Secure
We are still having to explain to clients why we need them to buy a copy of FileMaker to run our products' full features. Web views are possible, but we have to build in additional security and keep up with browser hackers. The perception is that this would add to the cost.
On the contrary, this requirement to use FileMaker as the clients makes our products less costly overall. But that will not longer be an issue.As of next month, all of our packages will come complete with the required FileMaker client. Even with the price of FileMaker our products are lower cost and superior in performance. And, we like the fact that our clients are not working through a web browser.
Lately the number of viruses, works and adware attacking servers with old style browsers is keeping the IT department busy. Viral software runs in the background, constantly checking communications and this means you have to purchase more expensive computers. Why bother, I say? Forget the browser. It wasn't designed for secure database transactions, it is a free product! Browsers are designed for e-commerce, and allow merchants to place software in your computer without your permission, to track you buying habits, so they can display relevant advertisements. This is the real purpose, and not database communications for mission critical applications, such as maintenance.