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24U FM Bench

Promise to yourself: No more compromises! Get the best performance out of FileMaker Pro by optimizing your solutions and achieve 100+% speed gains in almost no time.

  • D. Chandler

  • M. Wallace

24U FM Bench is a complete optimization solution

We spent years trying to find out how to make our own solution perform faster. We tried everything to improve its performance, from replacing server hardware to deferring complex tasks to nightly server-side scripts. Then we revealed the Marvelous Optimization Formula and discovered a simple 4-step process that let us boost the overall speed of our system by hundreds of percent with only minimum effort. So we created FM Bench to support this process and optimize any FileMaker solution’s performance. And now we are sharing this tool, together with our knowledge, with you…

Detective benchmarks your solution.

It measures how long everything takes and stores the measured values in a log for further analysis.

Session Browser lets you examine individual user sessions.

You can see every single action that was measured within each session and how long FileMaker spent executing it.

Bottleneck Finder finds the bottleneck of your solution.

It calculates the total time spend within each script over a specific time period and tells you which script consumed the largest part.

Reporter reports the progress of your optimization.

It helps you to see your results and proof them to your peers, your boss, and your customer.

You can easily print your optimization report and attach it to your invoice.

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Version History

Compatibility with FileMaker Pro 15 May 15, 2016

  • Version 15 of the FileMaker platform has been released.
  • 24U FM Bench was tested on this platform and it is fully compatible; no update is necessary.

Compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14 May 13, 2015

  • Version 14 of the FileMaker platform has been released.
  • We have tested 24U FM Bench on this platform and it is fully compatible; no update is necessary.

Version 1.2.1 March 9, 2015

  • A fix for customers who prefer to host the 24U FM Bench Analyzer on a FileMaker Server.

Version 1.2 December 16, 2014

  • Full support of FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Server 13
  • Stability and compatibility improvement
  • New version of Toolbox Plug-In with auto installation included
  • Bottleneck Finder – highlighted items with long waiting time (>30s)
  • Improved ability to benchmark solutions running on FileMaker Go
  • Improved time settings in Session Browser

Version 1.1 August 2, 2012

  • added support for benchmarking FileMaker Go solutions
  • added native files for FileMaker Pro 12
  • added FMBench_Log file validity check

Version 1.0.1 February 13, 2012

  • Improved handling of non-US timestamps
  • Added ability to benchmark recursive custom functions
  • Improved handling of special characters in script names and parameters

Version 1.0 February 2, 2012

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