FileMaker Licensing for Teams is a simple way for teams of 5 or more people to license FileMaker software. FileMaker Licensing for Teams includes FileMaker Server and User Connections. Each user requires a User Connection. User Connections allow clients with FileMaker Pro (for User Connections), FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect to connect to FileMaker Server. Each user may connect to FileMaker Server with only one client at a time.
A user is a unique person who creates or uses apps to view, enter, or modify data with iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows, or the web using the FileMaker Platform.
User licensing is sold in packs of 5. If your total number of users is in between tiers, you should purchase the next tier up. For example, if you have 8 users, you would purchase 10 user connections.
FileMaker Licensing for Teams requires the installation of FileMaker Server 16.
Your users may use FileMaker Pro 16 (for User Connections), FileMaker Go 16, or FileMaker WebDirect to access FileMaker Server 16, but they must first sign in to the FileMaker Server. Users may use only one client connection at a time.
Yes. Using multiple clients (FileMaker Pro 16 (for User Connections), FileMaker Go 16, or FileMaker WebDirect), at the same time is permitted for testing purposes. However, each client will be counted as a user so it advised to do this when other users do not require access.
In this situation, FileMaker Licensing for Teams is not the correct solution for you. Please contact Sales information on other licensing models.
No, you can stay in your current licensing model.
No. Contact Sales when you are ready to move to FileMaker Licensing for Teams.
No, but you may want to consider it at the time of your renewal.
For existing concurrent connections that you’ve licensed prior to the release of the FileMaker 15 Platform, you may renew those connections at the standard renewal pricing based on the FileMaker 14 concurrent connection pricing. You may also add connections at the FileMaker Licensing for Teams add connection price. This will allow you to continue to deploy your concurrent connections.
After May 9, 2018, the price for concurrent connections will be 3 times the price of the same number of users under FileMaker Licensing for Teams.
Starting with version 15, concurrent connections will work with FileMaker Pro (for User Connections) on Windows and Mac, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect.
Contact Sales to help lock in your price or move to FileMaker Licensing for Teams.
Yes, if you have anonymous users or occasional users, concurrent connections may be the best solution for you. Contact Sales for more information.
FileMaker Pro 16 (for User Connections) is designed to work with FileMaker Server 16 for Teams. To connect to FileMaker Server 15, 14 or 13.0.9, FileMaker Pro 16 (for User Connections) must first connect to FileMaker Server 16 and maintain an active connection.
Please contact Sales.
Yes. You can reduce the number of users, but only upon renewal.
FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro (for User Connections) have exactly the same features. This includes peer-to-peer, authoring, and opening local files. The difference is that FileMaker Pro (for User Connections) has to be connected to FileMaker Server at all times.
No. FileMaker Pro (for User Connections) only works when connected to FileMaker Server. In situations where it may be difficult to stay connected to FileMaker Server, you should purchase FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.
Each user may connect to FileMaker Server using only one client connection at a time. FileMaker Pro (for User Connections), FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect are client connections. In the case of FileMaker WebDirect, each web browser tab open and connected to FileMaker Server counts as a separate client.
If one user accesses more than one FileMaker Server using a single client connection, a user connection is required for each FileMaker Server accessed by that user.
If your users are anonymous or occasional users, contact Sales to purchase concurrent connections.
To determine how many concurrent connections you need, estimate the maximum number of users that will simultaneously access FileMaker Server at any given time.
If you need over 100 users, contact Sales.
FileMaker Pro Advanced can connect to a FileMaker Server included with FileMaker Licensing for Teams and will not count as a user connection. FileMaker Pro Advanced can be purchased separately.