fmSMS: send, receive SMS/TXT from FileMaker Pro

Grace Robinson
24 March, 2011
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Databuzz, FileMaker database consulting company, has just released fmSMS, a new solution that lets you send and receive SMS/TXT messages from within FileMaker Pro.

With SMS traffic is growing at an exponential rate it is estimated that 2.3 trillion text messages were sent in 2010 world wide. According to Databuzz, fmSMS works with more than 20 SMS Gateway providers internationally allowing users the capacity to send messages to mobile phones with over 800 networks in more than 200 countries.

There are multiple features of the fmSMS program that enable users to send single and bulk SMS messages, track the history of sent messages, create pro forma message templates, and a two way SMS capability for recipients to reply to messages and have them appear in fmSMS.

“We’ve been helping customers integrate SMS with their FileMaker solutions for over 10 years,” said Andrew Duncan, Director of Databuzz. “fmSMS can be used as a standalone turnkey solution or can be integrated directly into a customer’s existing FileMaker solution.”

The program can also be used to make appointment reminders, phone messages, promotions, segmented marketing, school absence alerts, and password confirmations.

A 14 day trial version is available on the fmSMS website. Workgroup Licenses start at $495.00. fmSMS requires FileMaker Pro v10 or later.

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