Using Microsoft Word and Excel as workflows? CUSTOM SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Workflows and processes are critical to every business. Using Microsoft Word and Excel to manage these processes can be tiresome, inefficient and simply a waste of time.

Filling out and printing forms, walking over to a filing cabinet, shuffling paperwork, waiting on approvals not only wastes time, it can cost thousands of dollars and hundreds of wasted hours each year. Not much comes from sneaker-net.

[snee-ker-net] is an informal term for the transfer of information by the slowest means.

If these workflows sound familiar, we can help. We use the Apple Computer owned FileMaker custom database platform that can be 100% tailored to your workflow. Place the burden on your custom software, and not your employees. Make your data work for you and not against you.

Here’s a short list of benefits of moving to a paperless system:

Ease the Burden

A new employee’s on-boarding process, new students to a school, a manufacturing workflow and any process involving forms can be very paper intensive and expensive. Today, we can transform this process into digital online forms. This digital process can be used across all necessary documents and departments on any device all without the duplication instantly creating high efficiency.

Content Approval & Automation

Paper-based processes are usually linear. When an employee is finished reviewing one document, that document goes to the next person in the chain. Remove the linear nature of that document chain and all responsible parties receive the same document in their inbox or dashboard at the same time for faster, more efficient approvals.


All businesses need to run reports, provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Business intelligence reporting may come from many other sources of data including sales, production, financial, etc.

Other key benefits of a custom paperless system:

- Reduce the number of human errors

- Save thousands of dollars in wasted time and paper

- Increase efficiency and collaboration among employees

- Create an efficient and an actual cost savings workflow

Migrating to change:

Through the use of the FileMaker custom database platform, making the switch from Word and Excel-based processes does not have to be difficult and daunting. We’ll roadmap all processes and identify all actions needed to create the change effortlessly.

Common Questions and Concerns:

Faster than you think. Depending on the project size anywhere from three to 12 months.

No. Building custom software is cheaper than you think.

We can build for any industry, from small to large businesses.

Yes! We can develop it to work with any form at any location using an iPhone or iPad mobile device.

Yes! Our custom software can be built for any location.

Yes! Your data can be sliced to generate any type of report or census.

Yes! We can add bar codes to any asset with management schedules.

FileMaker is owned by Apple Computer and has been providing database solutions since 1998.

Yes! We can integrate any database event into your calendar system.

Built on FileMaker:

Citinet Solutions software and applications are built on top of the FileMaker Platform. The FileMaker Platform is a simple, scalable, and reliable database computing platform that powers millions of applications. This gives Citinet Solutions customers access to secure, powerful underlying technology, that can be tailored specifically to improve your proprietary software. FileMaker is an Apple subsidiary that provides a unified platform to create and deploy custom apps for mobile, cloud, and on-premise environments.

Resource Planning & Creating Workflows Can Be Complicated.
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