I run a small translation business with 3 employees. About 2 years ago I started using Filemaker for CRM and in order to write invoices without having to duplicate input. But the database I was using soon proved too limited. I needed a better way to handle projects and external translators.
Over the last few months I looked at every FM database I could find. Many were lacking functions I wanted, some were prohibitively expensive and/or too complex. Other provided most of the function I needed, but had another serious flaw as far as I was concerned: their interface design.
JobProCentral may be too large and complex for my current needs, but it was the only one that offered all the functions I need at a reasonable price. And it helps me to run my business better than before … every day.
In my opinion it offers:
1) The best interface I have found – well-thought out, very consistent
2) Every function I need
3) A very responsive developer
And even though I might not need all it’s power right now, it will save me a lot of work (expenses), when the business expands. In particular when I start an online retail business in the not so distant future.
The initial price may be higher than that of less powerful databases, but I consider it money well invested for my daily work and the future.