Claris FileMaker

Claris FileMaker

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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.


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Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
3.9/5

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Sacha
Sacha
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Immediate development results from renowned multi-platform suite

Reviewed on 04/12/2018

Multi-platform deployment of a single code base, company-wide policy administration for internal...

Multi-platform deployment of a single code base, company-wide policy administration for internal and online-accounts - benefits are large system changes immediately testable within instantly-deployed self-contained environments for advanced automation and on-the-fly user interface updates.

With a free trial, and a willingness to try a development system that focuses (though is not limited to) linear steps, you can experience truly productive results significantly faster than web-based systems, without compromising deployment options - a really flexible and hugely enjoyable development environment!

Pros

Instant compilation & execution of syntax-free code, visually-based object-linking / selection, immediate UI changes, plug-in and web-service extensibility, multi-platform deployment of single code-base solutions, from desktop to web and mobile.

Cons

Cost is the only consideration when recommending, though in comparison to other systems, it offers better value, just would benefit from a lower entry-level option for people to discover its power.

Phil
Phil
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of my very favourite products!

Reviewed on 06/01/2022

I developed several applications for clients using FM. It was a pleasure to use and the solutions...

I developed several applications for clients using FM. It was a pleasure to use and the solutions I provided were reasonably complex. I have successfully created custom apps such as scheduling, billing, quoting and testing. These apps were created for Plumbing & Heating, Optometry and a College.

Pros

The simplicity to create applications from scratch is my fav feature. I was up and running quickly and producing quality applications in no time. I just enjoy using FileMaker!

Cons

There is always room for improvement and I would suggest the developer GUI could use some work. While I find it simple to use, for the most part, there are a couple of areas that might be improved.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Harrassing

Reviewed on 03/03/2023

Pros

It's okay. Nothing else to say, really.

Cons

They are harrassing. They quoted for a service two years ago that we paid for and since stopped using. Being international, they seem to have missed the payment two years ago. Their emails asking for payment are completely blank emails from a suspicious email address, with an attachment. No name, no account number, not even a signature panel. Obviously, I thought they were spam/viruses and so never opened them. So I only found out they were asking for the money when they called over a year after they first started asking for the money. I then engaged them, told them how odd their invoice emails were, provided payment info, went above and beyond to try and show them that I had paid. Eventually, they agreed and sent me an email saying the issue was resolved.They then sent those blank emails a couple more times and today started threatening to send the account to debt collectors.This is absurd. I don't owe them money and they admitted it!

Matthew
Matthew
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Flexible database app for simple to complex needs

Reviewed on 08/12/2018

Initially we just wanted to convert our old and outdated database system over to FileMaker, but...

Initially we just wanted to convert our old and outdated database system over to FileMaker, but once others in the company saw the flexibility and ease of use of FileMaker, it's use has greatly increased throughout my company. It's seen a lot of use replacing MS Excel-based "systems", where users have just slapped together a bunch of messy Excel files in a confusing way without any help from IT. These Excel "systems" are growing, causing problems, and then are being replaced by FileMaker databases with great success.

Pros

I like that FileMaker is simple to learn (and to keep learning), with tons of resources available online including their own forums. Between youtube videos and some paid Lynda.com courses I feel very confident I can develop quality database solutions for my company. It's great software and I actually enjoy working with it.

Cons

The recent pricing structure change for version 17 file has me concerned about the direction FileMaker might be taking. So we've held onto version 16 for now and will be waiting to upgrade. Other than concerns about pricing I don't have anything else bad to say about it.

Gary
Gary
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

More than a database

Reviewed on 12/09/2018

I've used FileMaker to create everything from a personal time management system to an online...

I've used FileMaker to create everything from a personal time management system to an online volunteer registration database. If you can imagine it, you can build it.

Pros

The FileMaker platform combines robust database management with a slick interface for designing a pleasant end-user experience. With some little training, a developer can become quite competent at creating a complete solution. With more experience and training, there's little that CAN'T be done with the system.

Cons

I have to say it; the least favorable piece of the system is its pricing structure. It's pricey to use for anything but medium to large scale deployment. Small businesses might find the cost prohibitive, and developers working for small organizations might not be able to produce solutions that are cost effective for their clients. You get a lot of horsepower, but it comes at a price.

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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$16.50/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:

AWS Lambda, Asana, Autopilot, Azure Active Directory, Calendly, Chatwork, Clarifai, Clearbit, CloudSign, Docparser, DocuSign, Dropbox Sign, Eventbrite, Formstack Suite, Freshdesk, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Sheets, Google Translate, HubSpot CRM, Jamf Pro, Jira, Mailchimp, Mailgun, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, MonkeyLearn, Particle, Pipedrive, PubNub, QuickBooks, SendGrid, Shopify, Slack, SmartHR, Smartsheet, Stripe, SurveyMonkey, Tableau, Trello, Twilio, Twitter/X, Typeform, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Xero, Zendesk Suite, mailparser.io

Claris FileMaker offers the following support options:

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

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