Licensing and Reselling

For the ultimate customized and customer-driven solutions, you need a FileMaker developer that knows your solution in and out, understands the requirements needed to keep it working at optimal levels and, as an added bonus, can extend special pricing on the software and licensing needed to ensure all that happens. That's where Sounds Essential comes in. As certified FBA Resellers we can match your solution to its exact specs and at a cost that's more than competitive with the open marketplace.

 FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) Members

Sounds Essnetial is a proud member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. FBA members are trusted partners of FileMaker Inc. whose solutions have been vetted by FileMaker engineers to ensure they meet the standards of fundamental development knowledge set by FileMaker Inc. FBA Members are endorsed by FileMaker with a listing on and include developers of commercial solutions, plug-ins, tools, and training materials. Sounds Essential is uniquely qualified to deliver visually exceptional and transformational solutions to help our clients grow and succeed.

  Licensed FBA Resellers

As a licensed reseller, Sounds Essential can help you meet your complete needs. In addition to being uniquely tuned to your exact solution and working environment, we also have access to additional resources and special pricing on software and licenses that we can then pass on to our customers. We'll provide you with an honest, accurate assessment of your needs and outfit you with the right tools to power your business. By purchasing your FileMaker software and licenses through Sounds Essential, you won't find yourself with inadequate resources or overpay for functionality you don't need.

  QuickBooks Plugin Resellers

Sounds Essential is also a licensed reseller of Productive Computing products, including the most quality QuickBooks plugin for FileMaker available on the market today. Extend the power of your database by leveraging FileMaker's robust platform, integrating with QuickBooks and other popular business software.

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

  • 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
  • Duncan is very honest and transparent, and the quality of work has been amazing!! He is also very good at explaining to a lay person such as my self what, how, and why of it all, which I learned a lot from. Would hire again in a heart beat.

    Charles Dwan
    Owner, Chef's Trading
  • Sounds Essential has been instrumental in helping modernize the Chamber’s IT infrastructure. They have been highly responsive and committed to finding solutions that work for us. Our office certainly runs more efficiently and effectively because of their help.

    Stephanie Edwards
    Exec. Dir., Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sounds Essential were very responsive, everything works and it saved me time and the headaches of navigating the process myself. I've been back to them since and again received stellar advice and service.

    Lisa Kulujian
    Sapphire, NC
  • Duncan has been an AWESOME example of professionalism and service. Despite the time differences, he has been very quick to respond to the requests and has been very thorough, giving his time through Skype/shared screen, to fully understand the project. Bridging the gap between a customer's requests and the technical specifications is not always an easy task, but he was patient, knowledgeable and very helpful indeed. I would recommend him very highly.

    Nik Bishop
    Bishop MacKenzie Int'l School
  • Sounds Essential has become one of the greatest assets to our business and I am very happy with the continued excellent service they have provided.

    Capt. Tim O'Brien
    Blue Ridge Public Safety

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