How it Works

The FileMaker Platform

1

Plan

Determine what your team needs and define your requirements before creating your custom app. Compare now.

2

Create

Build apps using FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced on your Windows or Mac computer.

3

Deploy

Host apps on FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server and run them on:

Free eBooks

To learn how to plan, create, and deploy your custom apps, download these free ebooks.

What you need

From teams to individuals, there is a licensing program to fit your unique needs

Teams

First, decide whether you want to have your custom apps hosted for you through Amazon Web Services (AWS) or if you want to host your custom apps yourself. Compare now 

Option A

AWS hosts: FileMaker Cloud

1

Determine how many people will use the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect users can all connect to custom apps hosted on FileMaker Cloud* to securely share information.

2

Decide if you will Bring Your Own License (BYOL) or will buy software licenses directly from AWS. Start either purchase process on AWS.

Buy FileMaker Cloud for your team on AWS

See how to buy

* Each user may connect to FileMaker Cloud with only one client at a time.

Example deployment of 5 users, the starting purchase for team licensing.

Option B

You host: FileMaker Server

1

Determine how many people will use the FileMaker Platform. Each person can connect to custom apps hosted on FileMaker Server* using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, or FileMaker WebDirect to securely share information in real time.

2

Purchase your software licenses on the FileMaker Store.

Buy FileMaker Server for your team

See licensing FAQ

* Each user may connect to FileMaker Server with only one client at a time.

Example deployment of 5 users, the starting purchase for team licensing.

Example deployment of 5 users, the starting purchase for team licensing.

Developers

Get software and tools to help you plan, create, and deploy custom apps for your business. This program includes: FileMaker Server Development License, pre-release software, FileMaker Training Series: Advanced, and iOS App Software Development Kit.

Buy FileMaker Developer Subscription

Individuals

If you want just one license of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced to create your custom app, purchase from the FileMaker Store.

Buy FileMaker Licensing for Individuals