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.

  • Value Lists at PDX FileMaker Meetup

    It was great seeing many of you last night at the PDX FileMaker Meetup. During part of the meeting, I shared a brief overview of Value Lists. We looked at all the related built-in functions...

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  • Sharing at PDX FileMaker Meetup

    Looking forward to a good meeting tonight where I’m going to see how many practical SQL query recipes we can cook up that fit well with FileMaker solutions. This should be really helpful for...

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  • POE Recap: Performance Metrics & Analytics

    If you were there, thanks for coming, to my session at Pause On Error October 28th, 2014. Also special thanks to Justin Close and Vincenzo Menanno for impromptu manning of the white board and stopwatch....

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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.