The FileMaker® platform is a tool to develop and deploy databases and applications for the corporate office, iPad®, iPhone®, and the web. FileMaker finds it’s niche in small business, fortune 500s, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and in the fields of education, medical, and government.


The ScaleFM site is a place where information is shared that relates to scaling solutions into larger environments, often with numerous users and multiple developers. Topics will typically be related to identifying challenges, offering solutions, and proposing best practices.

ScaleFM was launched with the release of a white paper, “Idiomatic FileMaker”. We plan to continue posting regular technical articles related to advanced topics surrounding scaling with FileMaker solutions.

  • Atomic Meet Tiers at Kentuckiana Dev Group

    It was great yesterday seeing many of you  at the Kentuckiana Developer Group meeting. During the presentation we quickly reviewed software architecture concepts that have been recently presented and then dove into an...

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  • Tasty Sort: Reverse Natural Order

    That portal looks right, but I’d really like to see the newest information at the top. Can you change that?   Well, yes, I can do that… But things could grow slow if there...

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  • FileMaker 16 Will Report User In Conflict

    For a long time, FileMaker has provided a helpful message to interactive users when they bump into each other. Even though locked records are a source of frustration, they exist for a good reason....

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  • ACID – Summary and Best Practices (Part 6)

    In this series we set out to answer the question, “Is FileMaker ACID compliant?” …tests that were performed revealed valuable technical details that can help us deliver even more robust and effective FileMaker based…

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If you have challenges with a solution that isn’t scaling to meet your growing organization’s needs, then feel free to reach out to us. Even better, contact ScaleFM to develop a road map that will streamline future scaling needs.

If you are currently an expert, looking to contribute on these topics, then you should let us know. We’re looking for additional people that can help hone the state-of-the-art, challenging assumptions, and providing peer review.

ScaleFM is an independent entity and this web site has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise affiliated with FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.