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Soliant Consulting, Inc.

888 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
United States

P: (800) 582-0170
F: (650) 340-1779

est: 2004

Soliant Consulting builds custom software for business.

We specialize in building Web sites, mobile apps, cloud services, and databases with a focus on service: we help businesses invent the tools that really fit. Founded in 2004, our offices are in Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia and we often travel to work with our clients in person.

We provide a real alternative to ill-fitting cookie cutter software and low-quality, anonymous developers-for-hire: as consultants we concentrate on what to build, and why, and our seasoned project managers ensure you understand our process every step of the way. Call us to discuss your needs: 800-582-0170.

FileMaker Pro Certification

This area lists any/all applicable FileMaker development certification(s). Certification is officially sanctioned by FileMaker Inc and all developers who qualify have completed and passed the official exam for the specified version of FileMaker Pro. Certification covers competency in the areas of general development as well as server-based aptitude..

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FileMaker Trainer

This company offers a wide range of services to help people expand their FileMaker knowledge. While some companies offer training through formalized class or seminar formats, other companies focus more on individual needs through remote and on-site instruction. Where “FileMaker Training Series” is checked, these trainers have successfully completed course requirements authored by FileMaker Inc. and teach seminars geared specifically toward persons obtaining certification.

 FileMaker Authorized Trainer FileMaker Training Series New User Security Practices Server Training Web Enablement Custom Web Publishing Training PHP Training Remote Training On-site Training Class Based Training 1 on 1 Training

FileMaker Specialty

A list of specialties, or areas of discipline within the FileMaker development arena

 Buttons Custom Functions ESS Export Data Excel Migration Import Data Layout Design Report Creation Scripting FileMakerGo


This section includes a list of core competencies (as it relates to FileMaker development) where the company has a proven level of experience or offers it as a trademark skill.

 Audit Logging HIPAA Compliance Needs Determination Needs Analysis Higher Math Statistics Security Data Modeling Citrix Terminal Services Server


This section illustrates the computer languages used to make queries into databases and information systems. When checked, the company has working knowledge and/or advance aptitude in that particular language.

 FileMaker C+ ColdFusion Excel Java MySQL MS SQL Server Oracle ODBC Postgres SQL SQL Lite Sybase Visual Basic AppleScript REALbasic

Remote Control/Access Support

This company can offer support from remote locations using the following technology.

 Adobe Connect Apple Remote Desktop Leopard iChat Microsoft Remote Desktop Netopia eCare Timbuktu Yugma Webex SupportCenter PCAnywhere LogMeIn

Web Technology

The following list includes all technologies especially suited for web development -- building, creating and implementing web sites as well as sites with a Db backend.

 PHP FX.PHP FileMaker PHP API Custom Web (CWP) Instant Web (IWP) Flash .net AIR flex java javascript css xhtml xml xsl xslt SEO html email smtp pop imap iPhone WAP Lasso CDML AJAX

Web Hosting

This company offers web hosting. See below for the available options.


A platform describes the type of hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, programming languages and related runtime libraries or graphical user interface.

 Linux Unix Mac Windows iPhone iPad Windows Mobile CE Palm Nokia Android

Professional Accreditation & Affiliation

The following includes professional agencies, organizations and/or groups where the company is an active member.

 FMPug Network FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum (FBA Platinum) FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) FileMaker Technical Network (Technet) FMForums Apple Consultant Network


A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing access to classified information. The term "security clearance" is also sometimes used in private organizations that have a formal process to vet employees for access to sensitive information. Anyone with access to classified data requires a clearance at or higher than the level the data is classified at. For this reason security clearances are required for a wide range of jobs, from senior management to contractors and sub-contractors.

 Confidential (Level I)

Location Preference

This section illustrates the company’s preferences as it relates project location and travel requirements. Certain companies prefer to omit long distance travel, while others are willing to commute daily and spend their time directly on-site.

 Full Time Part Time On-Site Remote Travel As Needed

Language Support



Bio for Scott Love

Scott Love, COO and co-founder, has always been passionate about new technologies, formerly serving as Managing Editor at Ziff-Davis Interactive, a Web Publishing Technology Evangelist at Apple Computer, and then head of a Technical Marketing team at Macromedia. Scott has written four books on FileMaker development and he regularly contributes to technology publications and conferences including DevCon. An avid reader and lover of language, Scott holds a BA in English Literature from Colorado College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors association. Scott enjoys taking his son to his home state of Colorado to visit the mountains and when in California tinkers in his garden.

Bio for Jeremiah Small

10+ Years FileMaker Pro development
5+ Years PHP development
2+ Years Flex development
1 Year Apex development
Speaker at FileMaker Developer Conference 2008
Speaker at FileMaker Developer Conference 2006
Speaker at PHP|Tek 2008
Speaker at DCPHP 2007
Author of several articles for FileMaker Advisor Magazine
Project manager in the entertainment industry

Bio for Craig Stabler

Craig joined the Pennsylvania office of Soliant Consulting in 2008. He is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience building global teams, facilitating change and partnering to support strategic business objectives. In addition to program and project management, Craig has significant experience in process analysis, software development, quality (CMM, Six Sigma), user experience and testing.

Bio for Steve Lane

Steve Lane, Vice President, enjoys the intellectual challenge of applying the right processes and tools to a problem to find the best solution. Before co-founding Soliant Consulting, he served as a Special Projects Developer at Scott Foreman, a leading educational publisher. Steve is a five-time published author in the FileMaker arena, a regular DevCon speaker, and recipient of the FileMaker Fellowship Award for cutting-edge database development practices. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Steve studied History at Yale University and then earned both a PhD in History and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. Steve is still waiting for Johann Sebastian Bach to run out of music, but so far the Leipzig music director is holding his own.

Bio for Bob Bowers

Bob Bowers, CEO and co-founder of Soliant Consulting, is widely known for his expertise in the field of software development. He is a columnist and technical editor for FileMaker Advisor magazine, a recipient of the FileMaker Fellowship Award, and has co-authored six books on FileMaker database development. In 2008 he was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. After graduating summa cum laude in Music and English at Wabash College, Bob earned a masters in musicology from the University of Chicago. He is still involved with music today, singing with Chicago Chorale and learning to play the banjo. Bob is a Chicagoland native and looks forward bringing his two young children to see his beloved Cubs.

Bio for July Belber

Responsible for technical design and development of custom business applications for web, FileMaker. and mobile. Focused on requirements gathering, business analysis and design of interfaces and data. Manage technical teams and guide development with particular efforts toward usability, accuracy of estimation and effective task breakdown.

Bio for Elizabeth Bennett

-FileMaker developer for 15+ years -Background in graphics and marketing -Experience developing in FileMaker 3.x-9.x -Certified in FM 8 and 9

Bio for Caspar Harmer

Bio for Aaron Gutleben

Aaron has over 12 years of experience with FileMaker in a client/server environment.
While at Soliant, he has been the Project Manager and Primary Developer for several large clients, including Total Airport Services, LPK and Wabash College.
Aaron is the author of Module 13 (FileMaker Go) for the FileMaker Trainer Series curriculum and contributing author for the other 12 modules. He was also a speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference in 2011 and 2012.

Bio for Makah Encarnacao

I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Computing in 2007. Shortly after graduation, I joined Soliant Consulting, where I was introduced to FileMaker. I studied and enrolled in Soliant's training courses, and in less than a year I was certified in FileMaker 9. I am also highly skilled in XMChart, and I am in the process of becoming proficient in Flex.

Bio for Sara Severson

As a marketing consultant, I worked with FileMaker Pro for 8 years before making it my full-time focus. I joined the Soliant team as a FileMaker Developer in 2007.

Bio for Adam Russ

Senior FileMaker Developer with 8+ years of experience developing custom software targeted towards unique business applications and problems.

Bio for Norm Bartlett

12+ years experience in business analysis, software development and systems integration
FileMaker 13,12,11
Windows/Mac proficient; deep experience with Microsoft Access
Business Analysis, Application Design and Developments, Project Management


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