FileMaker, Inc. ( has released the Service Business Toolkit and Idea to iPad Bundle.

Both are designed to help small businesses plan, create and deploy a custom app that will enable them to maximize customer satisfaction, drive growth and increase profitability. The Service Business Toolkit is free and the Idea to iPad Bundle is available for sale at local Apple Stores and directly from FileMaker, Inc.

The free Service Business Toolkit offers:

° An efficiency-focused ebook: “How To Transform Your Service Business” is a new ebook that walks companies through the process of creating a custom app designed to address specific pain points, with the goal of increasing operation efficiency and improving the customer experience. 

° A starter App: The Service Business Starter App is a basic app to help businesses start addressing the most common pain points. It supports both in-office and remote staff while they are meeting customers, creating estimates and processing invoices. This starter app, provided by FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum partner Richard Carlton Consulting, is designed to work with the FileMaker 15 Platform across iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac. 

The Idea to iPad Bundle offers: 

° An annual license of FileMaker Pro Advanced software to create custom apps;

° An annual license of FileMaker Server to deploy custom apps;

° The support of a Customer Success Manager to maximize the value of your 10-hour consultation 
Ten hours of consultation with a FileMaker Business Alliance professional developer.