Migrate to Claris FileMaker

Migrating your business system to Claris FileMaker could transform your future. With this powerful and flexible platform, your business can benefit from a fast, efficient and intelligent tool, tailored to your needs and designed to help you achieve your strategic goals.

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“We were buying our old system off the shelf… we found it hard to use and difficult to extract meaningful data from. With the Decent solution, we’ve got exactly what we want in a system – nothing more, nothing less.”

David Yearley

Managing Director / Head of Play Safety, RoSPA Play Safety

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Do your software systems match your aspirations?

As businesses evolve, they reach a point where they outgrow their old ways of working. Your software can start creating inefficiencies that slow you down.

Entering data becomes a clumsy process. Your people invent their own workarounds and often build spreadsheets to fill the gaps. Processes are carried out manually that could easily be automated. Other systems often run slowly and sometimes crash. All this starts to have an impact on the service your customers receive and holds back your ability to grow.

At some point, you need to make the jump to a system that’s more powerful, faster, easier to use – one which will help you achieve your ambitions instead of blocking them. FileMaker migration is an ideal solution.

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Why choose Decent for FileMaker data migration

We are the UK’s leading independent Claris FileMaker experts, so by working with us you’re choosing both a great technology to deliver your business strategy and the perfect partners to achieve your goals.

We take a unique partnership approach to working with you. We don’t just sell you a rigid off the shelf product but spend time understanding your unique requirements, so you get the solution you need. You’ve probably spent long enough compromising how you want to work to fit in with your current systems.

We have the experience, the business understanding and the technical ability to help you switch to FileMaker in the easiest, most painless way possible. At the same time we’ll find solutions to any business needs and aspirations you may have.

How migrating to Claris FileMaker can make life better

How we work with you


We start by digging deep into how your business works, your aspirations, and what you want to achieve. This thorough understanding is a critical first step – the secret to business transformation.


We gain a detailed understanding of the business processes that the software needs to support and look for ways to streamline and improve them. Only once we understand these do we go on to design your new system.


Our UK-based software developers build your system, testing it carefully to ensure it meets your business needs – while keeping ease of use uppermost in mind. We often create and launch one module at a time, so you see results as soon as possible.


We install the new system and ensure implementation goes as smoothly as possible. This process is handled with great care to minimise disruption. 

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Need an alternative to Excel spreadsheets?

Many businesses use Excel spreadsheets to keep track of important information. But while spreadsheets can be a great tool for specific tasks undertaken by an individual, they are poor solutions for any dynamic business process such as managing inventory, tracking time or handling orders.

The same data often exists in multiple spreadsheets, which leads directly to multiple versions of the truth. As time goes on and spreadsheets are repeatedly updated, they typically become riddled with errors. What’s more, extracting data to use elsewhere takes increasing amounts of time.

Today any business bigger than a startup needs to think strategically about how to handle critical business information. This information needs to be held in a system where there’s one version of the truth, and the same information can be used, updated and shared across multiple teams. The system then becomes a powerful tool that provides new insights and opens up new opportunities.

Claris FileMaker is a superb platform for building robust business systems. If you’re looking for an alternative to Excel spreadsheets, FileMaker is the answer.

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Looking for an alternative to FileMaker?

If you’re looking for an alternative to FileMaker you’re probably using a badly-built FileMaker system. The problem isn’t FileMaker: it’s the way it’s been set up.

At Decent, we see this all the time. FileMaker is an easy platform to get started with, but the downside is that you can end up with a system that has only been half finished, hasn’t been updated for too long, or just doesn’t work very well.

The good news is that there may be no need to throw it away. FileMaker is such a powerful and flexible tool that it can be used to create highly sophisticated software systems. We may well be able to fix your system so it works as it’s meant to, and at the same time we can add improvements so it does more for you, more easily.

Transform your underperforming FileMaker system
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Why migrate to FileMaker with Decent Group?

If you’re considering migrating to Claris FileMaker, you need to do it with a team of experts. That’s exactly what we are. We’ve been working with FileMaker for more than 20 years on a huge range of different projects and there’s not much about FileMaker that we don’t know. We have been certified by Claris since 2009 and are proud to be the UK’s independent Claris FileMaker experts. We also pride ourselves on being a very helpful bunch who will always go the extra mile to deliver what our clients need.

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“There are things that they’ve been able to do for us that I wouldn’t have imagined we’d be able to do as a business.”

Nick Shute

Co Founder & Managing Director, Dodds & Shute

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