Custom Databases!

Cerné LLC makes custom databases for your business. Our Data Management Software allows you to spend less time at your computer and more time in your field, doing things that YOU want to be doing!

Custom Databases increase the efficiency of the time spent at your computer, so you’re able to spend more time elsewhere…

More Family Time

More Client Face-Time

More Golf Time

More Time To Do Anything!

This coin has two sides!

Fewer Headaches

Fewer Problems

Less Stress

Less Worry



What We Believe

We at Cerné LLC believe in mitigating stress in your business life in order to improve the overall health of the community by building custom software designed specifically for you. This software, tailored to fit your business like a glove, provides you with a means of organizing your data in such a way as to facilitate AccountabilityConsistencyReliability, and Improve Quality Control. By alleviating stress in the backbone of your business, we sharpen your competitive edge and enable you to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Pronunciation and meaning of “Cerné”

It’s pronounced (Sir-Nay)

Cerné, derived from the French Verb “Cerner”, means to “Make a circle around something, to surround it on all sides.” This encompasses our philosophy on viewing and solving problems.

We first study and investigate the problem, then, by viewing it from all sides, determine the best course of action to solve it efficiently.

What and Why

What is a database?

Merriam-Webster defines a database as “A usually large collection of data specifically organized for rapid search and retrieval.”
In short, we at Cerné LLC create a flexible structure for your business to enter data, allowing it to be easily entered, modified, read, sorted,  searched, and viewed.

What does a database do for me?

A database allows all of your data to be accessible from a single software application. The database stores all of your information in a highly-structured manor, easily allowing you to perform tasks. Your database can inherently show trends in your data that might otherwise be difficult to discover.

Your database will allow you to shed the shackles of unorganized spreadsheets and upgrade by implementing a third dimension to your data storage and a beautiful user interface to top it off.

You need a database if…

  • You hate using multiple spreadsheets to track your data
  • You loathe spending hours sifting and sorting through said spreadsheets looking for data
  • You can’t stand staring at the endless grid of characters stretching on in all directions endlessly
  • Your data is still kept on paper
  • Your data needs to be updated in multiple places to stay accurate
  • You’re worried about security
  • You have a large amount of data that needs to be tracked
  • You’re worried about the integrity of your data

Then you might want to consider upgrading to a database made by Cerné LLC.

Who actually needs a database?

The fact of the matter is that all businesses, regardless of size, need a database. Some businesses use pre-packaged databases, Excel spreadsheets, and some may even still use paper.
While all of the aforementioned methods can work:
  • In this glorious age of computers, paper is not an effective medium for searching and analyzing data.
  • Excel and other 2-dimensional spreadsheet applications don’t give the depth required for a proper database.
  • Pre-packaged databases, while a step in the right direction, will never quite fit your business needs as well as they should.

Aren’t custom databases more expensive than one Off The Shelf (OTS)?

Answering a question with a question: Why pay for custom tailored suits and dresses? For our sports fans: why pay the extra money for a mouthguard that you boil?
Simply put, because it’s better. Custom things, in this case, are made for specifically you.
Sure, you are able to buy OTS database software for your company, but what if you want extra features? What if you don’t like the way parts of it behave? What if the UI is horrid and you want it to be changed? What if your business changes or shifts – as they tend to do over time?
With OTS software customer service one of two things usually happens:
  1. You wait on hold for what feels like forever with a customer service representative, only to have your words effectively fall on deaf ears.
  2. You just have to get over it.
With a custom database constructed by Cerné LLC?
  1. You contact us, and we’ll work with you personally to resolve the issue.
  2.  If your business changes or shifts, we’re happy to work with you to implement new features, remove obsolete ones, and/or modify existing ones.

Why use Cerné LLC?

Cerné has a long history of success working with high-profile clients:
  • Apple
  • Disney
  • Lucasfilm Ltd
  • Quantum Corp
  • Filemaker Inc.
Plus over 250 other clients with a combined total of 800+ successful projects
  • With employees on the East and West coast, we’re available to help whenever you need us.
  • Doesn’t matter where you’re located (next door or a different continent), if you have an internet connection, we can help you.
  • We have over 30 years of FileMaker experience, and we’ve been using it since it was called “Claris.”
  • Our databases support Linux (via webDirect), as well as both Mac and PCs.
  • While many businesses use SQL developers to create databases for them, FileMaker is the fastest database development environment. Taking only 20%-30% of the time required to create a database compared to Oracle or Microsoft Access, Cerné LLC can save you thousands of dollars. Let me crunch some numbers for you:
Say it takes you 1.5 years to create a database in-house. If you’re paying a Software Engineer $60k/ year, you’ve spent $90,000 to make your database. Going with the worst-case scenario, if it took us about 1/3 of the time – or 6 months – to create your database, we’d have saved you $60,000. Not only that, but you would have your working database for a year longer.

Why use FileMaker?

FileMaker is an Apple subsidiary. Even the most staunch advocates of other companies have to admit that Apple’s software stability is second to none. There are also frequent updates and revisions, keeping the software well maintained.
  • FileMaker software is available on both Mac and Windows machines.
  • FileMaker can be both a front and back end solution.
  • FileMaker works in many languages from around the world.
  • FileMaker serves all kind of hardware like desktops, iPhones, iPads, and servers. It can also be used with iBeacon and to create iOS mobile apps to serve your business on-the-go.
  • FileMaker can be hosted on Amazon Cloud.
  • FileMaker accepts internet browser clients with or without custom web development.
  • FileMaker has a comprehensive ability to talk to other software with multiple data format import and export. It can also talk to several software languages directly, like PHP and XML.
  • FileMaker’s licensing costs are reasonable, and can easily fit in a business’s budget, large or small.

Project List

Projects by Industry

Science Labs

  • Tracking: Animals, Assays, Experiments, Grants, Inventory, MSDSs, Procedures, Publications, and Studies


  • Breeding and Management System for Cattle Ranch
  • Landscape Maintenance for Groundskeeping at Movie Studio
  • Chemical Inventory for Fertilizer Warehouse
  • Pesticide Use Reports for Crop Management Consultant


  • Windows Magazine Catalog


  • Guest House Reservation System for Movie Studio
  • Food Service Point of Sale and Accounting for Movie Studio
  • ID Card Printing and Security Database for Movie Studio
  • Store Inventory and Point of Sale for Movie Studio
  • Fitness Center Membership Database for Movie Studio
  • Water Works Database for Movie Studio
  • Preventive Maintenance for Facility Equipment at Movie Studio
  • Sound Studio Client Expenses Database for Movie Studio
  • Shipping/Receiving Automation for Movie Studio
  • Daily Log and Incident Reporting for Fire/Safety Department at Movie Studio
  • Mass Mailing System for Movie Studio
  • Address File for Personal Information and Mailings
  • Shipping Database to Track Inbound and Outbound Mail for Movie Studio
  • Safety Training System Database for Movie Studio
  • Defensive Plays Database for Pro Football Team
  • Scouting Database for Pro Football Team


  • PowerBook Crime Report Database for Police Department
  • Drug Enforcement Database for Multiple-Unit Housing Inspectors
  • Incident Reporter for Fire/Paramedics
  • Donation Tracking and Reporting System for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Building Permit and Inspection Tracking for Town Hall


  • Equipment Package Leasing Quote System
  • Assembly Line Documents and Error-Tracking for Disk Drive Manufacturer
  • Bill of Materials, Work Order &Inventory for Software Packaging Company
  • Parts Inventory for Food Handling Equipment Manufacturer
  • Failure Analysis Tracking for Disk Drive Manufacturer
  • Chemist Research Notebook
  • Inventory: Warehouse with Map Product Locator
  • Ad Response System for Small Manufacturer
  • National Beer Distribution Sales/Inventory Reporting
  • Sales Order Entry with Backorder for Small Manufacturer


  • Medical Data Acquisition and Reporting for Private Neurologist
  • Compounded Interest on Past Due Balance for Anesthesiologist
  • Functional Assessment for Occupational Therapists
  • Architectural Standards/Resources for Wheelchair Patients
  • Occupational Therapy Resources Database for Patients
  • License Renewal Tracking for Doctors
  • Appointment Scheduling/Billing for Medical Clinic


  • Inventory: Warehouse
  • Sales Orders for Fertilizer Distributor


  • Ptolemy—An Intelligent Full-Text Search Engine for Online Databases
  • Vehicle Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) System
  • Field Sales Support of Pharmaceutical Reps
  • Tl Linking of Multiple Data Centers

Nonprofit and Education

  • Nonprofit Donor Database
  • Admissions Database for a Private Institute of Higher Education
  • University Library
  • CrimeWrlter—Crime Report Training System for Police Academy
  • Education Library
  • Tracking/Scheduling System for Foreign Exchange Student Program
  • Donor Tracking and Fund Raising for Post-Doctorate College
  • Registration Database for University Staff Development Course
  • Point of Sale System with Bar Codes for Video Rental Store

Office Management

  • Sales Order Entry: Small Manufacturer
  • Job Interview Questions List Generator and Database
  • Tracking of Writers and Publications for Public Relations Firm
  • Office Correspondence and Mailing Manager for Single Person Office
  • Volunteer Database for Church
  • Automatic Invoicing and Check Writing for Investment Consultants
  • Networked To Do and Task Scheduling for Office Workgroups
  • Corporate Investor Tracking for Large Manufacturer
  • Public Relations Management for Communications Consultant
  • Human Resources Job Requisition Database


  • Manuscripts, Reviews, and Authors Tracking for Professional Publication
  • Trade Orders and Commissions Tracking for Capital Management Investors
  • Charity Requests Tracking for Public Relations Firm
  • Appointment and Calendar Scheduling for Multiple Providers for Doctor’s Office
  • Client Stock Portfolio Reporting for Stock Brokerage Firm
  • Job list Time and Material Tracking and Billing for Architect
  • Movie Rating Database for Legal Publishing Firm
  • Time Cards and Billing for Industrial Design/Engineering Firm
  • Multiple Project Tracking/Billing for Hospital Consultants
  • Client Tracking for Executive Placement Service


  • Quote/Invoice/POS for Computer Dealers
  • Menu Planning/Purchasing/Billing for Campground Caterer
  • Catalogs/Signage for Plant Nursery
  • Catalog of Sheet Music for Music Store


  • Ad Response System for Prospect Mailing/Phone list
  • Regional Sales Contest Scoring for a Computer Manufacturer
  • Real Estate Sales Tracking System
  • Sales Tracking and Forecasting for Company with Foreign Subsidiaries
  • Sales Order Entry: Mail Order
  • Manufacturers’ Representative Sales and Commissions
  • Address Files for Prospecting/Response Tracking
  • Invoice System with California Sales Tax Report
  • Computer Equipment leasing Quote System
  • Customer/Work Order/Invoice System for Appliance Repair
  • Warehouse Inventory for Mail Order
  • Invoice/Inventory for Antique Store


  • Service Company Customer/Work Order/Invoice System
  • Calculate and Print Shipping Labels for Magazine Distributor
  • Scheduling of Disc Jockey Gigs for Music Services Company
  • Policy Renewal System for Insurance Brokers
  • Galley Proof System for Custom Imprint Service
  • Work Order and Billing for Maintenance and Repair Service
  • Tracking Service for Battery Services Company
  • Music Library for Disc Jockey Music Services Company
  • Work Order/Billing for Specialty Printer
  • Pagination/Layout Tracking for Small Booklet Printer
  • Aircraft Flight Itinerary/Scheduling
  • Subscription for Monthly Newsletter In Health Industry



If you need a database, reach out to us and we’ll show you the light!