Easy Plant Maintenance: Preventive maintenance program upgraded

Public Works Manager on All Devices

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.

EPM 12 Preventive Maintenance Software Explainer Video

We were looking for a way to explain the complex subject of preventive maintenance software in a few seconds. Our budget was limited. Se finally found this great Beta product at http://www.powtoon.com and created our first "explainer video".  So far no voice over, but we thought this was an improvement over a text based landing page.  For information about EPM go to http://www.municipalnets.com/EPM12.htm.
Get the free book that will help you get started at http://www.municipalnets.com/freebook.htm

 video for preventive maintenance software

Scanning Barcodes and More With FileMaker Go

We are currently working on integrating iPhone with FileMaker Go and to be able to update the database from a bar code input.  Here is a reference, and we will also work with CNC Barcode.

Scanning Barcodes and More With FileMaker Go, Part 2:

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Sustainable data management for your public works department

How do you achive sustainable data management.  A presentation by Lidia Lopinto.

Call us at (914)9633695 to discuss your current requirements.

Going Paperless Webinar

On Wed January 14th we held a live webiar.  We covered the cost benefits of going paperless with our Public Works Manager FileMaker system.

Thank you for attending our webinar today.  Below a recording of the webinar followed by additional links:

Thank you for attending and I look forward to meeting you. 

New Mapping Applications (Google and ArcGIS)

New mapping applications have been integrated into Public Works Manager.  For those looking for the simplicity and economy of Google Maps, you can now map your workorders on google maps using multicolored pins, each color representing a department.  When you click on any of these pins you get information about that workorder and you can then click directly to that workorder to edit it.
Here is screen shot of the new application.

A new video demonstrates this application and the new interface which is available to ArcGIS.
The company plans to continue developing ArcGIS interfaces to include interaction with our public works dispatching service.

View our on line video demo of our mapping applications.