What is Claris FileMaker?

Businesses of all types are using Claris FileMaker to better manage all their data, projects, customers, tasks, and inventory.

Claris FileMaker, the low-code leader for more than three decades, can help you transform your business.

With FileMaker, you can create custom database apps that help business quickly solve critical problems, such as tracking inventory, managing sales leads, and facilitating orders — while helping improve productivity and boosting return on investment.

One platform. Endless opportunities.

Create all types of apps to streamline your business and projects.

Claris FileMaker

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    Manual entry Spreadsheet FileMaker Custom App
  • Low cost.
  • Known entity.
  • Easy to use.
  • Low cost.
  • Known entity.
  • Easy to use.
  • Can create fairly complex calculations.
  • Low cost.
  • Build to serve specific business needs.
  • Real-time sharing on any device.
  • Easy to use.
  • No code. Low code. Pro code options.
  • Automate workflows.
  • Enterprise-grade security.
  • Integrates with other software and apps.
  • Requires time-intensive manual processes.
  • Stale reporting and data.
  • Handwritten errors.
  • Scattered information.
  • Team members work with different information sets.
  • Lack of tracking capabilities for inventory.
  • Cumbersome reporting and analysis.
  • Key-in and cascading errors.
  • Stale reporting.
  • Rigid template.
  • Long formulas.
  • Poor or limited security.
  • Scattered information and siloed data.
  • Cannot meet demands of complex supply chain.
  • Hard to share data.
  • Time required to learn the FileMaker Platform.
  • Time required to build custom app on the FileMaker Platform.*

*Most users build their first custom
app in less than 4 weeks.

How it works

Claris FileMaker is a complete offering to create, host, and access your custom apps, plus integrate these apps with your other data and systems.


Build apps with FileMaker Pro for your Windows or Mac computer, mobile device, or the web.


Host your apps on-premise with FileMaker Server or choose FileMaker Cloud to host your apps securely online.


Users can easily access FileMaker apps from a computer, tablet, mobile and the web.


Claris FileMaker
seamlessly integrates with other data sources, applications and technologies.

Build the operational apps your team can't live without!

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