inResonance, a company that makes FileMaker Pro database solutions, is offering the first public demo of Advocate, its digital cumulative folder for college guidance counselors, at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Advocate is designed to replace paper files and reduce paper shuffling. It’s multi-user, cross platform, and network capable and is available in two versions: Open and Lite.
Advocate Open is a customizable solution, and includes unrestricted access to fields and layouts. The Open version includes onsite setup, training and technical support with the ActiveSupport membership program. For pricing options, e-mail inResonance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advocate Lite, which costs US$900, has all of the core functionality of the Open version, but isn’t user customizable. Nor does it include setup, training or support.
To share inResonance databases among various computers within your organization, the computers need to be physically connected together by network cables. FileMaker Pro is not dependent on network servers to provide data-exchange, so neither is Advocate. It comes with multi-protocol support (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX and AppleTalk), so any computer running a FileMaker Pro database can share that database with other computers that run FileMaker Pro without any other servers.
Like all FileMaker Pro files, inResonance database solutions can run on either Mac or Windows computers, and the information can be shared between computers running either operating system. There’s no need for file conversion or servers. Files served on a Mac can be seen on a Windows machine and vice versa.