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It's about the best software for the job

Maybe you’re someone who knows that the complexity of your business processes are holding you back. Perhaps you’re an operational manager who can see a better way but needs a hand developing it. Or you’re a business owner who wants to crank things up a gear, without busting your resources or your budget. For most businesses, the right software for the job is essential for smooth and efficient operation of any number of daily tasks. Which industry or trade can run without a spreadsheet app such as Microsoft Excel or Mac OS Numbers. Who can get by without a decent word processor such as Microsoft Word or Mac OS Pages?

General use software like this is essential for any firm but what about software for YOUR business, software that is distinct and specific to how your unique business operates? That's where Flare comes in. We don't create generic apps nor do we produce off-the-shelf solutions and that's simply because that approach is never a solution, it's a stopgap, a temporary fix to tide a business over and it's cheap in the worst sense of the word. At Flare, we use Claris FileMaker to develop bespoke software and databases that fit the very specific requirements of how you run your trade, your business, your organisation.

At Flare we work very hard with the client to get as much information as we can before we produce an estimate.

With the client's help, we work out what the goals are for any project and keep these in mind at every stage of development.

We use Claris FileMaker to write our software because it's highly flexible, allowing easy alteration and revisions.

We communicate, with the client, with the client's IT team, and we keep everyone updated as to where the project stands and how it's

progressing. Software and database solutions are all about manipulating and transferring data and communication is key to that.

It's about reducing costs

But doesn't bespoke software mean crazy prices, failed deadlines and endless updates? Well, you can certainly read about that sort of thing in the news because it does happen however, on the main, it's usually when a large organisation fails to have a clear picture of what they're after and what the potential pitfalls are.

It has been said that the worst time to quote for a job is before it starts because the client and the service provider have the least information available to base the job costs on. Any assumption that is made in the early stages, no matter how reasonable, can cause exponential problems down the line simply because if the assumption is wrong, then everything that relates to it is equally wrong. We've all heard the scary stories about how the NHS or the Police service have overspent millions of pounds on a software project which ultimately fails to perform as initially envisioned. And there's a glut of tales of how a building project overran by months, costing two, three, five times as much as was originally quoted.

Flare will make you more efficient...

Save you money...

Speed things up...


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Making your software easy to use

We write efficient and easy to maintain code

Keeping you informed


What have we created with FileMaker? Here are a few examples of systems we have built

  • Bespoke Publishing Systems

  • Medical Billing Systems

  • Photographic Portfolio Management

  • Personnel Management & Billing

  • Student & Course Management

  • E-commerce & Delivery Management

  • Training Course Booking Systems

  • Medical Reporting Systems

  • Toxicology Reporting Systems

  • Sales Management

  • Quote Building Tools

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