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 Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 6 others, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

US$19,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Claris FileMaker: 95

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Applications 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
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • 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 Creation & Design
  • Full Text Search
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Image Editing
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Lead Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Portfolio Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Relational
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • 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

4,4 /5
(157)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4/5

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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!

Alan S.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Filemaker - no longer user friendly - will be forced to retire it

Reviewed on 2020/08/26

When I started using the program, I watched two videos created by MacAcademy and was quickly able...

When I started using the program, I watched two videos created by MacAcademy and was quickly able to do countless things with the program. It is used as my letterhead, for printing labels for mailings, for record keeping as I communicate with hundreds of potential clients, invoicing, contracts and so much more. i used this program as my primary app on my computer. I used it more than MSWord, or a spread sheet. It was my phonebook and diary - now... I hardly ever use it anymore it has become so difficult to deal with and disfunctional.

Pros

My wife did the very first PR release in the 1980's of Claris FileMaker when it was first created for market. I am one of the very first users of this database program. i have used the program since it's infancy. It is a strong relational database program able to handle the largest most complex tasks. It is also very versatile. it is sound in its structure, does not crash, does not loss data and once it is programmed it is pretty easy to use.

Cons

It has become so complex, that even after paying $1,000 for a three day training on how to use all the latest necessary features to program the the program, I am incapable of doing it myself. It is disgustingly hard to change anything from a users side without being a very computer savvy programmer. This makes it so it is no longer user friendly to me. It is also very expensive to buy the latest upgrades and the older versions eventually become obsolete when you upgrade your operating system. I am disgusted with how difficult it is to design and write a usable layout for myself anymore, and I spent over $4,000 having a programmer do it for me, and it still is not doing what older versions used to do with no problem. It is time for me to export my 20,000 comtacts into a new database that is more user friendly to program and addapt.

Response from Claris

Thank you for your feedback and for being a long time FileMaker user. We are sorry to hear you're finding it harder to use FileMaker than in the ways you have in the past.

We take pride in helping problem solvers like you address real world business challenges using our software.

We are committed to helping you build skills and find success with the platform. As such, a member of our customer success team will continue to work with you directly.

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.

Paolo G.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Filemaker Cloud: too little, too late, too messy

Reviewed on 2021/01/11

The experience started badly, with migration issues, and soon became a nightmare, when their reps...

The experience started badly, with migration issues, and soon became a nightmare, when their reps stopped responding completely while we were trying to renew the software. The company was not accepting our form of payment, and we kept receiving automated mails threatening to curtail the service. Support on the phone told us to disregard these mails, and, lo and behold, the service was in fact terminated in spite of our months of trying to pay them. The day when we can migrate our databases somewhere else cannot come soon enough.

Pros

We inherited a critical database in Filemaker workstation format, we needed to move to a cloud-based solution, so Filemaker Cloud looked like the obvious choice.

Cons

In reality, our purported migration never worked well. Some features simply stopped working after Filemaker "upgraded" the cloud version. Support was completely unable to help. What it worse we found the cloud software laggy, and underperforming, slowing what was the usual workstation workflow.

Response from Claris

Hi Paolo, we appreciate your feedback on FileMaker Cloud. Our customers are extremely important to us. If you're open to discussing further, please reach out to our customer success team at [email protected]

Tony C.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

FileMaker: The Only Easy-To-Use Solution for SOHO

Reviewed on 2021/02/26

FileMaker currently runs my event business, and for 20 years ran my publishing business. I have FMP...

FileMaker currently runs my event business, and for 20 years ran my publishing business. I have FMP scripts that export structured data like white pages listings and vendor listings. These scripts have run, with little modification for decades—that says a lot.

Pros

FileMaker works right out of the box as a relational database that can run the back end of your business. Doctors, shopkeepers and consultants can all benefit from using FileMaker. It's powerful yet, simple to use.

Cons

Over the years, the licensing of FMP has progressively gotten worse. If I could find another solution, I would. Believe me, I have looked. I return to FMP because I can develop sophisticated solutions myself, or with the help of a seasoned developer.

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Claris FileMaker FAQs

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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.

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Claris FileMaker has the following typical customers:

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

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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