FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro

Sounds Essential provides FileMaker database development services, building intuitive custom database solutions for our clients. Capable of running on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad, these solutions help streamline workflow and manage your data. Off the shelf software products invariably don't meet the all needs of a business, and this is where a custom built solution comes to the fore. Contact us to find out how we can help you develop a solution that meets your business needs exactly.

  Custom Database Design

A custom-built FileMaker Pro database will speak specifically to your company's individual needs. Sounds Essential works with you to determine the role of data in your workflow, and how to best harness that data to improve your business practices.

  FMP Application Development

If you already have a FileMaker Pro database but need it translated for use on a tablet or smart phone, or want an application built on FileMaker for use specifically on a particular device, we can help.

  FileMaker Pro Training

Whether we've created a database for you, or you have a FileMaker Pro database, Sounds Essential can help your staff and employees gain familiarity and mastery of it.

FMP Rates*

Standard Rate: $100/hr.

Standard rate applies to all scheduled work, including research, discussion, development and offsite or remote technical support.

Essential Rate: $125/hr.

Essential rate applies to any unscheduled, emergency and onsite work, including travel time, work requested outside of standard business hours (M-F; 9am - 5pm) or during holidays and announced office closures.


*Rates are billed in 15 minute increments. Invoices are issued weekly for short term work or at agreed upon milestones for larger projects. Terms are 15 days. Major credit cards accepted; however we charge back for merchant fees. Amount billed is actual time worked, regardless of whether this is more or less than any estimate provided. All purchases made on behalf of our clients will incur a 20% surcharge for administrative processing.

Client Testimonials

  • Sounds Essential is a trusted partner on several demanding and highly complex development projects. Their technical skills, creativity, and most importantly, their grasp of our business needs has helped our company deliver sophisticated solutions to our (very happy) clients. Even when projects reach the "intense" stage, we really enjoy working with Sounds Essential.

    Pam Henry, Managing Partner
    Digital Spark LLC
  • Sounds Essential worked with our staff last year to create the first digital plant database in our organization’s history. This milestone not only benefits the day to day work flow of our organization, it creates the opportunity for us to share our data with others worldwide. Due to our niche high elevation ecosystems, we can share valuable insight about native plant communities and how they are adapting to climate change. Without the help from SE and funding from Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust this project would still be in conception. Working with SE made the development and implementation a pleasure for us gardeners.

    Kelly Holdbrooks, Exec. Director
    Southern Highlands Reserve
  • Sounds Essential is the best! Our company website and database are essential parts of our business. The website and database give us the professional look of who we are while also making our work flow so much easier! We highly recommend Sounds Essential.

    Charles Dwan, Owner
    Chefs Trading
  • Sounds Essential's team is the perfect combination of creativity, aesthetic vision, and technical expertise which enables them to provide innovative products. They are always responsive with questions, issues, and technical support and as the technology changes they adapt accordingly. We highly recommend Sounds Essential and they are indeed ‘essential’ to our business model.

    Wesley Wofford, Owner
    Wofford Sculpture Studio
  • Sounds Essential was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. With their guidance, we were able to update our website quickly and present a more polished and modern interface for our church. The documentation provided was clear and easy to follow, and they have been quick to respond to any questions.

    Kirsten Huscusson, Parish Administrator
    Church of the Incarnation
  • Between their exceptional level of service and versatility of skill, Sounds Essential is my first stop for anything from IT to creative... and they're my favorite partner, hands down.

    Leah G. Fallon, Owner
    Eleven Eleven Creative

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