FileMaker Platform

The FileMaker Platform

Transform your business

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Wasting time chasing down your business data?

Are you experiencing one or more of these situations at work:

Slow manual process

You gather and share information using a manual process so it’s slow, inefficient and prone to data entry errors.

Scattered information

Your information is stored in separate systems or multiple spreadsheets, or exists only on paper.

Rigid technology

You’ve looked for a packaged app but it doesn’t do exactly what you want and it doesn’t support both desktop computers and iPad and iPhones.

If any of these scenarios apply to you — find out how you can transform your current business practices today.

The answer? Create your own custom solution.

Have you ever considered creating your own solution — one that does exactly what you need — but thought it would be too difficult or time consuming? Then the FileMaker Platform is right for you.

Packaged App


Custom Solution


Rigid design — won’t fit your unique business.


Runs exactly as you want it to.


Includes more functionality than you need so you’re paying for unused features.


Cost effective and you only pay for what you need.


Doesn’t integrate with external data. Creates separate silos of information.


Easy to integrate with existing business systems.

Custom solutions are more flexible and cost effective compared to prebuilt apps.



FileMaker Platform


Requires expensive programming resources.


Requires no programming skills.


Takes weeks to create and deploy.


Takes just hours to create and run.

Single platform

Requires separate projects for desktops, mobile devices, and web browsers.


Works across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.

The FileMaker Platform is faster and easier to create, run, and manage solutions than expensive programming projects.

The FileMaker Platform

The FileMaker Platform is ideally suited for your unique needs. Quickly create and run solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the webno programming skills needed. It’s easy and affordable to get startedso you can see the immediate results and instantly transform your business.

The FileMaker Advantage

Only the FileMaker Platform gives you what you need to get started managing
contacts, assets, content, invoices, and more in just hours.

Easy to use

With the intuitive graphical interface, flexible design tools, built-in Starter Solutions and ready-to-use themes it’s easy to create the solution you want. Get tools to quickly automate common business tasks. Add data you already have, like an Excel spreadsheet, then you’re ready to go!

iOS ready

Create powerful solutions for iPad and iPhone that leverage the full capability of the FileMaker Platform. Plus, you can use your solutions to scan bar codes, capture signatures, add photos and videos from the camera, and more.

Share with your team

Whether your team is large or small you can safely share the same information among FileMaker users on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web — all in real time.

Built-in reporting tools

Create reports on the fly in familiar spreadsheet-like format, make eye-catching charts and easily build custom reports with a step-by-step assistant.

Secure your data

Take control of your data. Centralize your information on a server and safely access data using proven encryption standards. Manage individual user privileges even down to the field level.

Integrate with other data sources

Connect to existing data sources such as SQL, ODBC/JDBC, XML, and more. You’ll be able to manage processes and create views of information that span multiple systems across your business.

Affordable pricing

The FileMaker Platform fits any budget and is a great value compared to expensive enterprise applications or complex programming projects.

Product Overview

The FileMaker Platform is a complete line of products with everything you need
to create and run solutions across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.

How it works


Use FileMaker Pro to create solutions.

Or use FileMaker Pro Advanced for more development and customization tools.


Use FileMaker Server to securely manage and share information with groups of FileMaker clients.


Use FileMaker Pro to run solutions on desktops.

Use FileMaker Go to run solutions
on iPad and iPhone.

Use FileMaker WebDirect (a feature of FileMaker Server) to run solutions in a browser.

Why FileMaker

Millions of people worldwide rely on the FileMaker Platform to share customer information,
manage projects, track assets, and more. So whether you’re at a desk or on the go, start using the FileMaker Platform to transform the way you do business.

Plus, there’s a host of resources to help you along the way as you design and
build FileMaker solutions:

Guides and training materials

Free technical community

FileMaker Business Alliance

Next steps

Learn more about what the FileMaker Platform can do for you and your business:

  • Customer stories - Explore how others are using the FileMaker Platform
  • Demo - View a demo on creating a FileMaker solution
  • Pricing - See FileMaker products and pricing options

Platform Overview

Common Business Challenges


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