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: 92

  • 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
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • 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
  • 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
  • Prioritisation
  • 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
(165)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Phil B.
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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.

Allison C.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The only database you will EVER need

Reviewed on 10/02/2020

We use Filemaker for all of our database and customer relation needs. It is extremely easy to set...

We use Filemaker for all of our database and customer relation needs. It is extremely easy to set up and teach users how to navigate. Much different software integrate very easily with Filemaker. Filemaker is a dream to work with. If you can imagine it you can create it with a FileMaker layout. You can even use it to set up your website. Users can also access your databases via a web interface with no need for a license. Another great feature is the mobile apps which run very smoothly.

Pros

Ease of Use
Features
Stability
Updates
Integrations

Cons

Licensing prices . Fees to obtain newer and better versions.

Alternatives Considered

AdvancedMD for Mental Health

Reasons for Choosing Claris FileMaker

advanced MD was very expensive and you had to pay them to make any customizations. Filemaker you can customize every part of it yourself.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Claris FileMaker

Filemaker was more flexible, affordable, and easier to use.
Paolo G.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Filemaker Cloud: too little, too late, too messy

Reviewed on 11/01/2021

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.

Alternatives Considered

AccuFund Accounting Suite and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Claris FileMaker

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.

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]

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

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

As a lifetime user of FileMaker, it is now time to move on to another program

Reviewed on 05/10/2021

It was positive for a long time, but no longer. I spend over $4,000 having a programmer redo my...

It was positive for a long time, but no longer. I spend over $4,000 having a programmer redo my filemaker for me and it still does not function the way it did originally. Unless you are a programmer, or extremely computer literate, this program is not easy to modify.

Pros

I have used Filemaker since its first release almost or about 30 years ago. It was easy to use, program, change, modify and it did everything I needed back then. Why do they keep modifying it? I have no idea.

Cons

It now takes a computer science degree to do anything with the program. You need to understand computer languages and buy a more expensive administrator's version of the program to do a lot of the modifications one needs to do - and it is beyond my learning curve. Very disappointed in the product now and will stop using it. It costs hundreds of dollars to buy updated versions and if you don't, then your operating system will make the program stop functioning when you update the operating system.

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 21/02/2020

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!

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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+

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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