About Claris FileMaker

Claris FileMaker is a custom application development platform that allows businesses to create unique applications that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise and optimized for mobile devices or desktops. It provides features such as scripts, triggers, and graphical design tools to help tailor applications to business needs. FileMaker offers built-in templates, a drag-and-drop interface, and custom design tools to help businesses create unique, branded applications for any need.

Applications can be created from scratch within FileMaker, or businesses can choose from a marketplace of pre-built templates and components, specially designed for specific markets and industries. Apps can be created for project management, invoicing, event planning, field research, supply management, and more. Other features of FileMaker include data import, summary reporting, code automation, script debugging, and more.

FileMaker can be used alongside Claris Connect to integrate finished applications with third party solutions such as Slack, Box, MailChimp, and more. It also offers a REST API to connect with other software, as well as native integrations with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

Pricing starting from:

US$19,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

US$19,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Claris FileMaker: 96

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Application Management
  • Audio File Management
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Batch Processing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Client Portal
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Conversion
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • File Sharing
  • For Developers
  • Forms Automation
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Full Text Search
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Image Editing
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Issue Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Portfolio Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Prioritization
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Relational
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Contacts
  • Software Development
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(173)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,0/5

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Glen S.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fabulously easy to use Database software

Reviewed on 2020/02/21

I use it to manage contacts and expenses and I have built the database that a photo library use to...

I use it to manage contacts and expenses and I have built the database that a photo library use to run their business every day! I cannot fault this software!

Pros

I first started using this years ago when I ran an art department for a publishers, and wanted something more robust than Excel to manage the data! I instantly fell in love with this humble but powerful software!
Once you get past the "If Then" stuff it's a doddle to set up very complex seeming databases that analyse, your data and build reports for you!

Cons

If anything it's pretty minor they could use an idiots walk through to get you over the initial hurdles of understanding logic queries, but even without this, this software is so elegantly simple even a moron like me managed to get by!

Nicolas M.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

FileMaker Pro is the easiest database manager for everyone

Reviewed on 2021/03/02

Very stable ! We use it now on our Windows server and several Win and Mac clients.

Very stable ! We use it now on our Windows server and several Win and Mac clients.

Pros

The easy and stable way to use it and improve it daily, as you want.

Cons

Only iOS mobile App (no Android). Restriction without big consequence for me.

Alternatives Considered

Odoo

Reasons for Switching to Claris FileMaker

First on the market with light knowledge and stable result : we use it since 1995 !
Hannah S.
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Gets the job done

Reviewed on 2022/05/05

My group uses FileMaker to database thousands of devices. It gets the job done but there's probably...

My group uses FileMaker to database thousands of devices. It gets the job done but there's probably much better options out there.

Pros

The software is reliable enough that I have access to what I need and is pretty customizable. I like the new barcode add on (though it's functionality leaves a lot to be desired).

Cons

We've had issues with OS compatibility and some of the features are overly complicated to implement. Our database could be much better with very thorough customization but it would take an annoying amount of effort to get there.

Alan S.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

built in obsolescence makes it so you have to constantly upgrade software

Reviewed on 2022/05/05

I use it for invoicing, letter writing, and contracts; it is my database; it used to be my label...

I use it for invoicing, letter writing, and contracts; it is my database; it used to be my label printer but no more - it is too hard to line up the labels in the application with the Avery labels for mailings.

Pros

I have been using the software since its first release in the 80s. It was once user-friendly, but now I need to use a developer who writes code in the background to make it do anything, and I can't service it myself. It does what I need it to do, but it has cost me thousands and thousands of dollars to make it do what I need it to do now because of the built-in obsolescence. Every time I buy a update my operating system or purchase a new computer, I can expect also to spend hundreds of dollars to update FileMaker

Cons

I have been using the software since its first release in the 80s. It was once user-friendly, but now I need to use a developer who writes code in the background to make it do anything, and I can't service it myself. It does what I need it to do, but it has cost me thousands and thousands of dollars to make it do what I need it to do now because of the built-in obsolescence. Every time I buy a update my operating system or purchase a new computer, I can expect also to spend hundreds of dollars to update FileMaker

Steve M.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Claris Filemaker Pro

Reviewed on 2022/01/25

Our overall experience with FileMaker has been very rewarding because of the amount of training...

Our overall experience with FileMaker has been very rewarding because of the amount of training help available.

Pros

Ease of use makes the learning curve of this product easier to deploy than other products.

Cons

The biggest problem with Filemaker has to do with upgrading. When Claris issues a new major upgrade, previous templates cannot use the new upgrade. Your templates have to be recreated in the upgraded version to take advantage of any new features.

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Claris FileMaker FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Claris FileMaker.

Claris FileMaker offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Claris FileMaker is available on a subscription basis and billed annually. There are two pricing plans available starting at $19/user/month. FileMaker Essentials: $19/user/month for 5-10 users. FileMaker Standard: $39/user/month for 5-99 users. For more than 100 users, please contact Claris sales.

Claris FileMaker has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

Claris FileMaker supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Claris FileMaker supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Claris FileMaker integrates with the following applications:

Tableau

Claris FileMaker offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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