How Vincent's technology works
Vincent’s database is built with FileMaker Pro™ , a world class database development platform from FileMaker Inc. This enables Vincent to be accessed from any device with an internet connection, while at the same time allowing us to rapidly develop and deploy new features at a cost far below other methods. This is how we can provide amazingly customized solutions at such a competitive price and do it in such a niche market. When you subscribe to Vincent, you get your own unique copy of the latest version of the software, hosted on Slingshot's server. This copy includes two files. One that houses your data, and one that provides Vincent's interface. Activating your subscription sets up a unique login to your unique file on the server. With this approach, your data is extremely secure because it is not kept alongside the data of other subscribers. Our Server is housed in a state-of-the-art Data Center with redundant fiber connections to the internet and redundant power systems to keep you up and running 24/7/365. All of your data is also backed up by our server on redundant disks in real time and archived every night automatically.
With Vincent hosted on our server, you will have several options in how to access your data. The most powerful way is to use a FileMaker™ client application on your device. These client applications enable more direct integration with the hardware capabilities of your device than other methods. Features like GPS for tracking workers in the field, or cameras for scanning bar codes and making videos of a job site, or touch screens for signing work orders, contracts and more. For quick and cost effective access to Vincent features on devices not supported by FileMaker™ client applications or anywhere you do not need the full capabilities of Vincent, you can access most system features through a modern web browser as well.
The most common deployment of Vincent is on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Filemaker Go™ is a native FileMaker™ client that unlocks the full potential of Vincent on these devices and is available for free on the App store.