A silver bullet is a metaphor for a simple, seemingly magical, solution to a difficult problem. The question is: In technology, is there a silver bullet solution? The answer is “no”.

At LuminFire our fundamental business is building custom (or “bespoke” as they say in Europe) software solutions. Why? Because there is no silver bullet…or solution that answers all your business needs. Sure there are some amazing software packages out there…but none of them do everything exactly the most effective way you need it for your business.

So the key is to make use of what is available and combine it with custom software to build the best solutions possible. That’s why we specialize in integrations…or making software systems talk to each other. We have invested millions in building our products BrilliantSync and fmFlare so that FileMaker can talk to the world of software out there.

FileMaker is the premier Workplace Innovation Platform in the world. It provides a software base to build custom business solutions quickly that work on Windows, macOS, iOS, and the web. Backed by 30 profitable years, Apple, and a large community of users, FileMaker is a solid platform for the future. Combine that with WordPress and JavaScript based frameworks like Vue and React, we can build custom web-based solutions to complement FileMaker.

So if you are searching for a silver bullet software package for your business…keep looking. You likely won’t find one. You may find some good solutions…but to create a truly great solution you need some customization. When you need customization, the tools we specialize in at LuminFire are great for making that happen.


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Tim Cimbura

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make your work more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in FileMaker app development (certified in versions 8-17) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone as well as integration with the web using WordPress, and AppleScript. He knows Apple technology and Windows systems inside and out.