March 26, 2013 - Dalhousie University chooses hind-smith.com to support FileMaker and PHP infrastructure.
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the university has contracted hind-smith.com to provide ongoing enhancements and support for their FileMaker and web based systems that are used by the Faculty of Dentistry to track personnel, resources and scheduling. The system also includes web integration with Dalhousie's website.
February 14, 2013 - Flagworks contracts hind-smith.com to support FileMaker based production and accounting systems.
Flagworks is an award winning Alberta corporation that manufactures & distributes flags, banners, hardware, pageantry and corporate specialty products throughout North America. The company has contracted us to provide ongoing support for their FileMaker 11 application that manages mission critical production and accounting.
January 11, 2013 - hind-smith.com creates a global document management solution for HISS.
HISS Inc. is a World Class international surveillance mission systems solution provider with a focus on airborne, ground, maritime and coastal applications. With offices in Canada, United States, UK and the Middle East, HISS is well positioned to meet the surveillance system solution needs of customers around the world.
hind-smith.com has a created a FileMaker 12 based solution that allows global HISS staff to archive and meta tag all their proposals, contracts, and other mission critical documents so that they can be located and accessed by HISS staff around the globe. Global HISS staff can also upload documents into the system, providing a real time searchable repository of all HISS documents.
September 3, 2012 - Baeumler Approved selects hind-smith.com to create 'Baeumler Approved' program management software.
Headed by Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's Disaster DIY, The 'Baeumler Approved' program will allow homeowners to select a trusted contractor based on being vetted and audited by the Baeumler team.
hind-smith.com is building a FileMaker 12 Desktop and iPad solution to interface with the Baeumler website where homeowners search for approved contractors, track the status of an approved contractor, and help the Baeumler sales team identify potential new contractors.
July 16, 2012 - hind-smith.com contracted by InterAtlas Chemicals to create a global inventory management and sales system.
Ranked #7 by Canada's Profit 200 Magazine, InterAtlas is an international trader of raw materials for chemical companies with clients and suppliers spread out over the globe.
hind-smith.com is creating a FileMaker 12 based system to manage all their inventory and sales. This activity will include purchasing from their suppliers across the world, tracking the status of an order as it is shipped across the ocean, delivering the shipment to one of InterAtlas's warehouses, and finally selling product to end customers.
April 13, 2012 - hind-smith.com partners with CEPM to develop enterprise property management system.
We have partnered with Central Erin Property Management to create a collaborative application that will change the way the property management industry operates. The system will dramatically streamline the massive amount of information required to operate a property management business.
Central Erin specializes in residential and commercial/retail management in Southern Ontario and manages over 2,400 residential high-rise and townhouse units, and approximately 300,000 sq ft of commercial/retail space with an asset value of over $100,000,000.
The system we are building combines a powerful web portal, iPad application, and desktop software to provide useful tools for tenants, property managers, and shareholders (building owners and Board of Director members).
Tenants will be able to submit issues and queries via the web portal and to see when regular maintenance has been scheduled.
Using an iPad, property managers will be able to take pictures and videos of building issues and submit them with commentary into the system. They will also be able to complete check in/out documentation for when a tenant is leaving a unit or moving into one.
Property shareholders will be able to view building reports, financial, and legal documents associated with properties they own.
Property Management head offices will be able to manage all information related to properties via the desktop client, and dynamically make changes to the web portal with a user friendly content management system reducing the need for IT overhead.
We are excited about this new partnership. To learn more about Central Erin Property Management, please visit their website at http://www.centralerin.com
January 9, 2012 - hind-smith.com partners with Funnel Communications to create and host a major series of FileMaker driven websites. Funnel Communications, Canada’s largest association management agency has partnered with hind-smith.com to create web based portal systems to help associations manage and deliver their data to their members and the public.
All systems use FileMaker 11 in the backend to make content management simple for the administrators of the various sites. By editing information directly in FileMaker, the various websites are instantly changed rather then a secondary import/export feature with mySQL as was done previously. The efficiency of staff administering the sites has been dramatically improved.
Some of the features include:
- Members only section to share content to logged in members, instructors, board members and affiliates.
- Public referral search for people looking for certified professionals.
- Upcoming courses and course registration form that allows online payments for courses.
- Logged in members gain access to bulletin board to share knowledge.
- Yearly membership renewals with online payment.
- Document downloads.
The sites to date can be viewed at:
August 5, 2011 - hind-smith.com signs agreement with Levitt-Safety to create catalogue publishing system. With fourteen strategically located branches, Oakville based Levitt-Safety is ideally equipped to serve a large base of geographic and market sectors. In addition to the distribution of products, they also offer a complete line of Signature Services that support every aspect of the Health & Safety market as a whole.
To support this activity, Levitt publishes a 500+ page colour catalogue that in the past required a significant amount of manual design time to produce. Working with Levitt, hind-smith.com will be building a FileMaker 11 system that holds all text, categories, and images required to produce the catalogue and will automatically interface with InDesign to automate large portions of the catalogue production.
June 2, 2011 - hind-smith.com signs agreement with Brandhealth to create enterprise agency management system. Brandhealth is a Peterborough based advertising agency with a growing client list of national and global brands. We will be building Brandhealth a FileMaker 11 system to manage all production and reporting activities across the company. To learn more about our services offered to the advertising industry, please visit our www.jobtracksoftware.com site.
May 19, 2011 - hind-smith.com releases hsquotemaster. We have released 'hsquotemaster', software created specifically for contractors, painters, electricians, plumbers, and any business that needs to get quotes to clients quickly and easily.The software has been built to simplify and organize the way businesses send quotations to their prospects. With QuoteMaster it’s easy to create a quote as well sending individual and group letters and emails for marketing.
For more information, visit www.hsquotemaster.com
April 1, 2011 - hind-smith.com launches Human Resources Management System (HRIS) for Ombudsman Ontario. The Ombudsman of Ontario is an Officer of the Provincial Legislature who is independent of government and political parties. The Ombudsman’s job is to ensure government accountability through effective oversight of the administration of government services.
hind-smith.com developed and implemented a FileMaker 11 tool that provides online, anytime access for employees to their employment information. Managers can access info and approve all requests online streamlining their HR functions and cutting down on paperwork and time. Some specific features include:
- Attendance requests (time off) done online with history
- Attendance summary calendar (detailing absences company wide in an easy to read calendar format)
- Approval of attendance requests done online
- Notification via email when requests are sent to managers
- Employee access to current HR information (benefits, time off available and/or booked)
- Performance reviews & training history available to managers and employees
- Request flex working schedules and changes to hours of work
- Internal staff directory
- Various levels of access (employees – own record only, managers – direct reports, HR dept – full access)
- Ability to import payroll information (with HRIS this is limited to pension but could be expanded for other clients)
- Pension information
- Benefit cost calculation and reporting
- Year end processing of attendance allocations and carry forwards
- Overtime requests: payout and converting to Lieu hours
March 15, 2011 – Since 1991, Quark Expeditions have specialized in polar expeditions. Their base camps are ships purpose-built for high latitude cruising. As the leader in polar expeditions, they offer unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for polar adventure.
hind-smith.com created a global staff recruiting and qualification tool in FileMaker 11 and ColdFusion 8. The web based application allows their global team to update their contact information, qualifications, biography medical, banking, and upload photo information so that the central Quark office can properly assign staff to the various ships each season.
March 1, 2011 - hind-smith.com launches Inspection and Licensing System for Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board Motor Carrier Division.The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is responsible for the regulation of all public passenger carriers within the Province of Nova Scotia and interprovincial carriers operating to or from Nova Scotia. Carriers are broadly defined to include commercial bus companies, school bus operations, and van pools with a capacity of 9 or more passengers (excluding the driver). The mandate includes licensing, approving fares, routes, stops, and equipment for use, as well as hearing complaints against carriers, and hearing applications for modification or discontinuance of service.
hind-smith.com developed and supports a FileMaker 11 system that is the core management system for administrating the functions of the Motor Carrier Division. The system consists of central office administration of all Motor Carrier functions and support and synchronization of remote inspectors in the field. Some specific features include:
- Roadside inspections
- License issuance
- License printing
- Schedule approval for carriers
- Yearly renewals
- Fees associated with annual licensing
- Accident Reporting
December 1, 2010 – hind-smith.com launches online camper and group registration system for Hockey Opportunity Camp. Hockey Opportunity Camp (HOC) is a residential children’s camp that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world aged 7-16 come to experience exceptional hockey instruction while also enjoying a variety of land and water based camp activities on beautiful Eagle Lake.
hind-smith.com built and hosts an online camper registration system that allows individuals and groups of campers to register for summer sessions. The web based registration system feeds into the backend FileMaker system giving the camp real time numbers by each session held during the summer.
June 1, 2010 – hind-smith.com launches publication management and tracking system for KidsCan Press (a division of Corus Entertainment Inc). Kids Can Press is the largest Canadian-owned children’s publisher, with an award-winning list of over 500 picture books and non-fiction and fiction titles for toddlers to young adults, each designed to develop children’s literacy levels and a love of reading. It’s acclaimed list includes many beloved characters such as Franklin the Turtle, the single most successful publishing franchise in the history of Canadian publishing, which has sold over 60 million books in over 30 languages around the world.
hind-smith.com built and supports a FileMaker 11 based system to help KidsCan track and manage all aspects of publishing including titles, authors, illustrators, general web content, web feature management, review archiving, product creation project management, and exports to the industry standard ONIX format.
Specific features include:
- Web content management with multiple category, features and web page positioning options.
- SQL data feeds to third party database/website service based on publishing industry standards and requirements
- Multi-level user access - from main module layouts down to specific field restrictions.
- Publication Industry Review tracking with compiled PDF email updates to contributors.
- Project management with task tracking, Contributor linking and assignment.
- Promotional campaign management with connectivity to web content management
- top level dashboard quick access to publications based on user selectable filters - ISBN, status, promotions, creative talent, series.
- Automated import of product data reports from external source via FTP
- Xls based report exports for major module content
- Intensive drill down and up through and across modules. Extreme data linking for transparent movement through data.
- ONIX export.
May 1, 2010 – hind-smith.com launches royalty management system for Canadian Scholars Press. Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. (CSPI) was founded in 1986 and is one of Canada’s leading independent academic publishing companies. hind-smith.com developed a FileMaker system to administer the tracking and management of royalty payments to authors. Specific features include:
- Staff module which includes contact info, notes, photo, system access level, & the ability to attach multiple electronic documents to each record (e.g. Contracts, CV's, diplomas etc...)
- Individual password protected staff sign-in
- Author module which includes multiple address info (for work, home , & other), 1 click links to institution/company and authors books, and display of royalty payments & totals
- Quicklist to bookmark author, staff, Institution/company, or book for 1 click easy access
- Track & link royalties, authors, & books all in 1 system
- Calculate royalties per book &/or per author
- Track royalty payments & advances
- Allow multiple authors per book
- Allow varying royalty percentages per author
- Allow/Calculate progressive royalty rates per author based on number of books sold
- Book Module which includes all relevant info including title, author(s), ISBN, cover picture etc... as well as 1 click link to author(s) info
- Import sales figures from external sources
- Enter sales information directly into system
- Easy search feature in all modules
September 1, 2009 – The Province of Nova Scotia Motor Carrier Division, is the provincial agency responsible for licensing, enforcement, and inspection of over 2,500 busses including 1,150 school busses. The province has selected hind-smith.com to the build a FileMaker based solution that will manage information related to carriers, licenses, vehicles, inspections, and enforcement.
April 6, 2009 - hind-smith.com launches Case Management System (CMS) for Ombudsman Ontario. The Ombudsman of Ontario is an Officer of the Provincial Legislature who is independent of government and political parties. The Ombudsman’s job is to ensure government accountability through effective oversight of the administration of government services.
Developed in FileMaker 9 over the course of 18 months, the CMS system created and supported by hind-smith.com will be used by 75+ staff at the Ombudsman to intake and manage all complaints and inquiries from citizens of Ontario. These transactions will be used by the investigations and resolution teams at Ombudsman to resolve issues and provide summary trend analysis.
February 1, 2009 - Liaison College, a private career college focused solely and exclusively on career training in the culinary arts has selected hind-smith.com to provide school management software for their 10 campuses located throughout Ontario. The software will manage students, courses, enrollment levels, marketing, and financials. hind-smith.com will be providing training and 24/7 support services in conjunction with the application.
June 12, 2008 - Toronto's North by Northeast Music & Film Festival and Conference (NXNE) has chosen hind-smith.com to create and support the festival artist, venue, registration, and scheduling system. The application will allow the program managers and operations staff to select and schedule the over 500 bands spread among 50 venues in Toronto, and subsequently register the 70,000 attendees attending the festival. The system also interfaces with the myNXNE website, a unique online feature activated to coincide with the lineup announcement. Fans can log on, listen to MP3s from NXNE bands, choose the shows they want to see, and create a schedule for themselves.
June 30, 2007 - NOW Magazine, Toronto's weekly news and entertainment voice with circulation of over 110,000 copies has selected hind-smith.com to create a listing management system for their art, music, stage, film, and food sections as well as their guides. The software will allow editors to enter and manage information about various listings quickly and intuitively. Once the listing has been accepted, an interface with Adobe InDesign will export the data directly from the FileMaker application so that it is formatted and print ready for publication. At the same time, the web edition at www.nowtoronto.com will pull and format the same information into the ColdFusion driven website.
November 1, 2006 - hind-smith.com launches enterprise project management system for Communications Nova Scotia:
hind-smith.com has successfully launched and will be providing ongoing support for a FileMaker 8.5 based integrated job and project management system for Communications Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia’s full-service communication agency.
December 9, 2005 - hind-smith Contact Manager selected on apple.com as OSX 'hot pick:'
Our newly released hs_ContactManager 2.01 has been selected by Apple as a ‘hot pick’ under the Mac OS X-> Downloads section on www.apple.com. It’s a free FileMaker 8 based product we’ve just released.
January 5, 2005 - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada selects hind-smith.com to create enterprise production system:
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national voluntary non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy. The foundation has chosen hind-smith.com to create their production tracking system to manage all print related materials.
September 9, 2004 - hind-smith.com selected by Marlow International to support FIFA premium and promotional program:
Marlow International, a global supplier of specialty advertising, promotional products, premiums, and business gifts has selected hind-smith.com to provide technology and project support for Marlow’s relationship with FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Marlow International has been appointed Preferred Premium Supplier for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ to be held in Germany. As part of their agreement with FIFA...(click to read entire press release).
June 17, 2004 -Sony Store Pulse website launched:
Working with our partners at design firm Interfusion (www.interfusion.cc) hind-smith.com helped launch the new Sony Store Pulse websites. (www.thesonystorepulse.ca and www.maisonsonypulse.ca). hind-smith.com is hosting the site at our centre, providing web analytics of traffic, and will be developing web enabled CRM applications to tie in with Sony's new loyalty marketing program.
June 1, 2004 - New development and hosting facility added:
hind-smith.com has added a second development and hosting facility in the west end of Toronto. Located at 5429 Dundas Street West, the facility will serve as the new hub of development activity we perform for our clients. As well, our FileMaker, Lasso, and web hosting centre has successfully been migrated to the new space.