Check out our Press Releases
Dec 5, 2013 - "In FileMaker 13, we are seeing better server performance and superb handling of web viewer fields," says Nicholas Graham, an IT administrator at J-List, an e-commerce retail shop, who's been using the new version. "FileMaker 13 layout design is much easier and cleaner than in previous versions." For iPad and iPhone users FileMaker has added a raft of new features including slide controls, popovers and the ability to scan records using gestures. iPad and iPhone layouts can now be created in one step; and iOS solutions can include single-click capture of bar codes using the iPad (or iPhone) camera and custom keyboards that speed data entry.
FileMaker 13: Faster and easier than ever for teams to create tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.
Dec 5, 2013 - FileMaker 13 is ... a development platform that can be used to quickly build visually appealing and robust cross-platform applications. The ability to seamlessly generate applications not just for Windows and Mac desktops, but also for tablets and smart phones is an important distinction because iOS devices are gaining traction in the enterprise. If a field-tested, production-ready, web capable database system and application development environment rolled into one sounds like a good idea to you, take a look at the new FileMaker 13. There is a lot there to simplify your development efforts, especially in a multi-device development world.
Dec 3, 2013 - FileMaker, Inc. today unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains. "With FileMaker 13, any team can quickly create custom solutions that streamline their business processes while minimizing design time," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc. "The FileMaker 13 Platform gives organizations even more options for delivering powerful but easy-to-use solutions, including breakthrough web technology, along with impressive new design tools for iOS and desktops."
Dec 3, 2013 - FileMaker revealed a major update to its FileMaker database platform that allows users to access FileMaker databases through a browser. The marquee feature of the new FileMaker 13 is FileMaker WebDirect, which allows FileMaker to be used through an HTML5-compliant browser. Changes made through the Web are updated to the FileMaker database in real time, so you can see up-to-date information regardless of which client was used to make the updates. Other new features include AES 256-bit encryption, and an HTML5 administrative console in FileMaker Server 13. FileMaker also has several new features specific to database developers.
Sep 6, 2013 - When Dodge City Public Schools in Kansas started handing out iPads to teachers and students last year, Ray Wipf started thinking about how the devices' use could go beyond mobile apps, Web research, and note-taking to [provide] efficient ways to deliver student assessments. As the core technology application, Wipf used FileMaker, a cross-platform relational database solution that three years earlier replaced a legacy, PC-based assessment system that was difficult to customize and required developer support and services. Previously used only on desktops and laptops, FileMaker now runs on all 1,200 of the district's iPads — a number that's expected to increase to 6,500 by 2014.
Portable ultrasound and the FileMaker Platform provide immediate answers and feedback for physicians and patients
Sep 5, 2013 - "These days, care is all about delivering the highest quality for the lowest cost. Sometimes, this involves ... innovative solutions. Minneapolis-based Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of these innovators. Using iPhones, [medical] residents record the results of portable ultrasounds and interpretations of every exam they perform through a custom app ...created using FileMaker, a database software company, as a platform. These exam records are sent wirelessly back to a central database, where a physician double-checks them. The combination of [the FileMaker Go] portable app and centralized exam record database review ensure quality of treatment [for the patient]."
Aug 12, 2013 - "FileMaker Go... should now be considered must-have mobile database software among desktop FileMaker Pro users. The database program's excellent design, multiple file layouts, integrated search, digital signature capture, and charting capabilities made it a compelling offer when it debuted, but FileMaker Go 12 ups the ante with enhanced multimedia capabilities, multitasking support, and best of all a new price: Free! "
Jul 31, 2013 - Writing on Forbes.com, T. J. McCue notes how the iPad is revolutionizing business processes: "The iPad can change your business processes. If there is not an app, you can get one custom built or build it yourself ... Or look at the FileMaker platform that lets you custom develop your own, too. As most Forbes readers know, the iPad is not only a consumer device for fun gaming or watching videos; it is a robust business machine that can help you serve customers and get more work done out in the field or on the shop floor."
Jul 17, 2013 - TabTimes reports on innovative construction company Klapprodt Pools and its use of FileMaker software. With a custom project management solution created with FileMaker and running on iPad, the 25-person company is saving thousands of dollars per month, speeding up projects and improving customer service.
May 30, 2013 - Campus Technology reports on an innovative iPad and iPhone solution built with FileMaker Pro and running on the FileMaker Go app: "The University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies has implemented a mobile iPad and iPhone app that helps its researchers improve the speed and accuracy of their data gathering and reporting in the field ... In the past, researchers gathered evaluation data using pens and paper and manually tallied and entered the data into separate Excel spreadsheets, which were then uploaded to the database for analysis and report generation. The tedious process was time consuming and at risk of data entry errors. As the number of schools participating in the program increased, so did the need for a more streamlined process. The Center for Disabilities Studies partnered with IT Solutions to create a custom FileMaker-based system for the project's main database. Once that was in place, they created a mobile app that syncs to and from the the main database on the FileMaker Go platform."
May 21, 2013 - Johnny Duncan, writing on SmallBizTechnology.com, surveys real-world customers running FileMaker solutions spanning iPad, iPhone and desktop computers. The business benefits range from more efficient and accurate inventory control, to improved customer service, to major cost savings.
May 15, 2013 - Fred Donovan, of FierceMobileIT, reports on Austin Convention Center's adoption of FileMaker solutions for iPad, and the resulting savings of thousands of dollars per year. "FileMaker Go enables the ACC to make changes to exhibitors' booths using an iPad, which allows its employees to see booth diagrams and make work order changes online, such as modifications to the booths' communications, power and lighting services. Previously, the process had to be done manually. ... FileMaker Go has proven to be a popular enterprise tool, and was downloaded 500,000 times by the end of last year, according to a report by TechCrunch."
Apr 29, 2013 - iPadCTO reports on a new survey of almost 500 customers who have deployed FileMaker solutions on iOS devices. The survey reveals that workers other than classic "road warriors" benefit from business solutions on iPads and iPhones. "The next wave of business mobility ... is delivering real ROI by automating processes in the building and on the company campus," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc.
Apr 25, 2013 - TabTimes, in its Tablets for Business news, reports how E2 Consulting Engineers is streamlining operations by putting iPads in the hands of its field engineers. FileMaker custom solutions running on iPads enable E2 to gather critical field data as engineers clean up mercury contamination at the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund site.
TabTimes: West Paw Design saves hundreds of thousands of dollars per year with FileMaker solution for iPad
Mar 13, 2013 - TabTimes, in its Tablet Leaders series, spotlights innovative manufacturing firm West Paw Design. The company streamlined its manufacturing, inventory and order fulfillment processes with FileMaker solutions running on about 50 employees' iPads. West Paw's system includes Bluetooth-enabled scanners working with iPads to greatly automate inventory tracking. The company has eliminated 200,000 sheets of paper annually and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Home Energy Magazine showcases custom FileMaker solution for iPads used by home energy rating company, Builders Energy
Mar 13, 2013 - According to Home Energy Magazine, as energy efficiency becomes more important than ever in a home's value, builders and homeowners are turning to innovative ways to measure it. "Enter Builders Energy Rater, a home energy rating company that has created a custom FileMaker solution (that runs on iPads) to streamline the process of collecting and analyzing home performance data. 'With FileMaker on iPad, we capture data in the field and import it directly to our modeling software—no paper required,' explains Charles Ballard, rating administrator at Builders Energy Rater. 'This saves us a tremendous amount of time and enables us to tell customers right off if there are deficient situations that must be corrected before construction can continue.' "
FileMaker 'offers a phenomenal platform' for mobile and multi-platform applications – Database Trends and Applications
Feb 15, 2013 - Database Trends and Applications reviews FileMaker 12 and finds it "an elegant database system and development platform that can be used to quickly build visually appealing and robust applications that run on Macs, Windows PCs, smartphones, and iPads. The first thing you'll notice is that FileMaker is much more than a database system; it is also a development platform for creating, deploying, and managing data-driven business solutions not just for Windows and Mac desktops, but also for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This is an important distinction because iOS devices are gaining traction in the enterprise – whether by fate (BYOD) or fiat (corporate policy)."
Dec 12, 2012 - FileMaker announced that FileMaker Go for iPad and FileMaker Go for iPhone have surpassed 500,000 downloads from the App store. The milestone underscores the rapid growth of custom business solutions created with the FileMaker Platform and running on iOS devices. "Businesses are using the FileMaker Platform to create solutions that manage everything from sales contacts to medical information on iPads and iPhones," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. "We are very happy to see FileMaker Go pass the half-million downloads mark. This rapid adoption demonstrates FileMaker's position as a leading platform for development and deployment of custom business solutions for iOS."
Sep 25, 2012 - A new webcast, featuring Gartner analyst Van Baker and FileMaker's Ryan Rosenberg, explores trends and best practices in creating and managing custom business-to-employee (B-to-E) mobile apps. Baker, Gartner vice president and research director, discusses how innovative companies are improving productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction with B-to-E apps. He also details key requirements for B-to-E apps, such as security and integration with business systems, which are quite different from those of consumer apps. Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president of marketing and services, explains the unique advantages of using the FileMaker Platform for iPad and iPhone apps. These include a comprehensive environment for the end-to-end app lifecycle that spans design, build, integration, security, management, deployment and updates.
Aug 29, 2012 - Sea Breeze, a grass-based animal farm on Washington's Puget Sound, is creating iPad apps with the FileMaker Platform to track livestock feed and growth, run its onsite restaurant, and much more. "FileMaker Pro 12 helps me easily create custom business apps for iPad using FileMaker Go 12. The systems we have now are pleasing to look at, as well as highly functional - and that means our employees genuinely want to use them," says farm owner George Page.
Aug 28, 2012 - ZDNet Education's Christopher Dawson looks at FileMaker solutions in use by Berklee College of Music and Leon Goldstein High School in New York, integrating iPad apps and with desktop systems. He finds that "FileMaker (Go, Pro, and Server) are incredible tools for pulling together all of the disparate data that teachers are expected to use to drive instruction in their classrooms. Even if you don't have the time or resources to build your information systems within FileMaker, there are plenty of developers and vendors with solutions built in FileMaker (and who can host the server end of things) that bring a variety of tools and benefits to the education vertical. Not the least of these benefits is the Go App that makes data collection, reporting, and interpretation particularly easy for teachers and administrators."
Aug 23, 2012 - Government Computer News, the online authority for government IT professionals, reviews FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone and awards it Reviewer's Choice and A+ grade for Value. "One thing that impressed us was the real-time aspect of any changes to the database information or structure. When we created a new record remotely, that record instantly showed up in queries. Conversely, if we made a design change on a query, form or report, the change would get pushed down to all devices running Go immediately. The responsiveness in the speed of updates pretty much eliminates version control concerns, as every instance is always looking at the current version."
Jun 11, 2012 - Trendsetting retailer Benetton is showing the world just how hip retail data management can be. With a custom FileMaker app for iPad, the Benetton Mega Store in Vienna is revolutionizing inventory tracking and driving sales.
May 31, 2012 - Archaeologists on some of the world's highest-profile digs are capturing details of their discoveries in the field and bringing them to light using FileMaker Go for iPad. One such project is at the site of the ancient city of Jericho in what is now Palestine. "We document what we excavate on the spot with FileMaker Go for iPad, recording the data using established scientific principles," says Michael Jennings, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago. "Now, everything we find is instantly digitized, searchable and sharable."
New York City schools succeed with FileMaker Go for iPad and in-classroom student information systems
May 21, 2012 - When teachers at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (LMGHS) in Brooklyn need a complete picture of each student - learning styles, behaviors, assessment scores - they don't flip through a sheaf of papers or dig through an unwieldy mainframe for data after they leave the classroom. All 50 teachers reach for iPads running APO Office (Assistant Principal of Organization Office), a student information system based on FileMaker Go, the best-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone. When asked, teachers say APO Office is a driving factor behind the 1,000-student school's impressive 98% graduation rate. They have in-classroom access to hard facts like student test scores, as well as to observations such as individual student strengths. They can see whether or not students have grasped topics such as algebraic expressions, and immediately review or advance to the next level to match instruction to students' current level of understanding.
May 14, 2012 - Six teams of recruiters are scouring the corners of the earth, from Europe and Asia to Africa and Australia. Their job: to audition and interview the most promising new musician-applicants to the world-famous and highly selective Berklee College of Music. Instead of lugging laptops, they use FileMaker Go, the best-selling business database app for iPad, to assess prospects and track their credentials. "FileMaker Go has become the core element that has helped us meet the demands of auditioning students with different musical and cultural backgrounds from 83 different countries and all 50 states," says Damien Bracken, Berklee Dean of Admissions.
New FileMaker 12 Delivers Breakthrough Design Features for Creating Stunning Databases for iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac
Apr 4, 2012 - FileMaker, Inc. announces immediate availability of the new FileMaker 12 database software line. FileMaker 12 launches a new era for databases, empowering users to create stunning custom database apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker Pro 12 features beautiful new themes and Starter Solutions, powerful iPad, iPhone and desktop design tools, and superior file management for today�s media-intensive applications. FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced adds additional development and management tools. The FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone apps are available free on the App Store. The free download of FileMaker Go 12 makes it amazingly easy for everyone to run iOS database apps created by FileMaker Pro 12.
Mar 23, 2012 - West Paw Design in Bozeman, Montana, makers of eco-friendly toys, beds and apparel for four-legged friends, has discovered a dramatic new manufacturing productivity tool - FileMaker Go, the leading business database app for iPad and iPhone. "Imagine mobilizing an enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning system on iPad in weeks, including everything from inventory tracking to shipping," says Chad Oster, IT support specialist. "This type of ambitious business and IT feat is not only possible - it's simple and fast with FileMaker Go for iPad."
Jan 23, 2012 - TabTimes' David Raths writes, "Almost every day brings reports of medical practitioners finding new uses for tablets and developing software to make them more valuable." A FileMaker system on iPads created by Lee Medical Inc. is a leading example. Lee says the FileMaker system has helped significantly reduce the rates of bloodstream infections in hospitals.
Get new-product news, tips and tricks, and special offers.
Read Our Reviews
Don't take our word for it.
See how leading media review FileMaker, Inc. products.