Terms & Conditions

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theFMStudio offers professional services and operates on a time & materials basis. The hourly rate is applied to all work carried out on the client’s behalf including: making and answering phone calls; writing and responding to emails; attending meetings and/or TeamViewer, Skype or FaceTime sessions; preparing documents; writing up meeting and/or discussion notes; collaboration with colleagues and; research and development.

Other tasks or activities include but are not limited to: building the system; managing the quality of deliverables; conducting system validation; refinement of the solution (including bug-fixes); training requirements; system testing; deployment; implementation and; where required, documentation.

Our clients are invoiced at the end of each month and our consultant time sheets (support Logs) are supplied with the invoice to provide complete transparency of the work carried out. Ad hoc clients are requested to make payment for blocks of support or development time – in advance.


We ask that payments are made in full, within the terms stipulated on the invoice. We accept payment by direct deposit and credit card.


If payment is not received within 7 days of the due by date specified on the invoice, theFMStudio may cease all work until non-payment is resolved.

Licencing & Intellectual Property

theFMStudio policy on application development and future enhancements made to that application or any development code carried out on behalf of our clients to their existing system, remains the intellectual property of Advanced Database Systems Pty Ltd.

Once the client has carried out extensive User Acceptance Testing (UAT), ‘Signed-Off’ on the development or support work, and payment for that work has been received in full, the client is granted the non-exclusive right to use the intellectual property in perpetuity. This licence applies to intellectual property that has either been incorporated into a client’s existing software or the software belonging to Advanced Database Systems Pty Ltd, in its entirety.


theFMStudio is in no way related to the company – FileMaker Inc, USA nor is it endorsed by it in any way. However, Advanced Database Systems Pty Ltd is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and the FileMaker Technical Alliance. Not only do we develop business solutions using the FileMaker development platform, we also sell the FileMaker suite of software products and provide dedicated FileMaker hosting/Cloud services.