Cloud & remote access options
JobPro gives you a number of options for remote access. JobPro is built on FileMaker Pro and has a separate user interface file and data file. This results in faster remote access for users as they use the UI file from their computer/iOS device and only information that needs to be written to or read from the data file gets pushed across the network connection. You can host your JobPro Data file on FileMaker Server either at your own offices or with a hosted provider.
If you have a high speed connection to the network you could also open FileMaker Pro from your remote computer and access your JobPro solution on the central computer at your office. This is the older way of getting remote access and ideally you need to have a good connection speed.
Using remote access software…
You could also get access to your files from a remote location using software like PC Anywhere, Timbuktu or TeamViewer. You can connect to a computer on the network remotely and access the databases as if you were in the same building. Speed depends on the connection speed you have to that computer. This is an inexpensive method and is very effective and is only ideal for one remote user at a time.
JobPro can also be hosted using Windows Remote Desktop or other remote access software like Citrix that allow multiple remote connections at the same time. Remote users can be on a mixture of Windows orApple Mac computers. Apple Mac users can use Screen Sharing (built into the Mac OS) to access JobPro on a server or other remote access computer. If you need a Mac only solution to allow multiple remote users login then there is remote access software called Aqua Connect.
JobPro with FileMaker Go…
Local or remote users can open JobPro on an iPhone or iPad using the free FileMaker Go app. Ideally you need a good internet connection if using the full JobPro system remotely.
JobPro2Go (Offline iOS app)…
JobPro2Go gives offline remote users the ability to log time, costs/expenses/parts, notes and documents (inc signatures) against jobs on an iPhone or iPad. For more details please see the JobPro2Go page.
Other integration options:
JobPro can be web enabled if required. We can web enable parts of JobPro using PHP or other methods. Contact us if you would like to investigate this further. We have web developers in house that can look after all your needs.
Also, we can setup parts of JobPro to be accessible on mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad using FileMaker Go. Contact us if you would like more information on this.