Final Filer Software

The free DBMS for cemeteries & crematoriums

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pdp.jpgI spent nearly thirty years balancing the management of small to medium business units (cemeteries & crematoria) in a public sector environment. So whilst I can certainly provide objective guidance and directions on the management of cemetery & crematorium activities, especially those operating in the public sector, my main interests have always been in the area of electronics, computers, and software programming. 

Trading as FInal FIler Software I have been writing computer software and database management systems (DBMS) since 1982 and designing and maintaining websites since the beginnings of the World Wide Web

Although I  have had a particular interest in DBMS for cemetery & crematorium administration, I have coded computer programs for many other industries and endeavours, including fitness & gymnasium club membership systems, thoroughbred  horse racing (training and form analyses), sporting activities, catering businesses, assett management, booking systems, specialised accounting applications, etc..

I can show you how to reduce to business software license costs to next to nothing!

From the beginning I have been and active advocate of and contributor to Open Source Software, especially when systems are developed collabaritively. That knowledge has allowed me to show small to medium sized business owners how to set up very, very  low cost software solutions that work as well, if not better, than most commercial equivalents.

I can also, of course, help with the every day stuff; server and network installations, system maintenance,  troubleshooting, system  and data recovery, web site development etc..


"Understand how something works and you can probably fix it if it's broken, and improve it when it's not!"
PIerre Duparte

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I am pleased to make the Final Filer Pro upgrade version 1.9.5 available.

  • New - Customer quotation module - please see website for upgrading and user manual details
  • New - auto updates for fiscal year settings  - see configuration form; fiscal periods are now (optionally) semi automated
  • FIXED - Preference Form - Year start end calculating incorrectly
  • FIXED - Some captions and titles not displaying correctly or not displaying at all
  • KNOWN ISSUE - reports of receipt (payments) transactions deletion causing mass deletions. I have been unable to identify or duplicate the behaviour.

Read more: Final Filer Version 1.9.5 

I am about to make the Final Filer (Desktop) version 1.9.5 available for download. It doesn't really offer much of the new except a beefed up Customer Quotations module that is integrated into the application rather than being a plug in. There are the usual bug fixes and further attempts to improve performance, perceived and real. 

It was my intent to make this the last major update of the Final Filer. After all, 30 years is perhaps enough.

However, a couple of emails from power users wanting more, a phone call from a long time user telling me they were going to write their own data management system to replace the Final Filer, and the continuing daily barrage from our many "small" users give me reason to reflect.

Read more: The Past and Future of the Final Filer