FileMaker Pro Customer Stories

In almost every segment of business, education and government, millions of our delighted customers use FileMaker to organize projects, people, assets and more.

Creative Services

PMD Promotion

PMD Promotion slashes $40,000 off yearly overhead with an innovative mobile solution using FileMaker Go for iPhone that revolutionized its business.

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Keslow Camera

Using a custom FileMaker solution for iPad, iPhone and desktop, Keslow Camera efficiently manages tens of thousands of rental items to supply film and television customers around the world.

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Walter Murch and Sean Cullen, Film Editors

The art of motion picture editing is an ever-evolving craft, from the old Moviolas of Hollywood's storied past to today's cutting-edge software applications that carry editing into an entirely digital realm. In the vanguard of these innovations, you will find three-time Academy Awardandreg; winner Walter Murch. He needs no introduction to either cineastes or techies. His work on such recent films as Cold Mountain , the first full-length feature to use the Final Cut Pro editing suite -- and Jarhead keeps him in the forefront of both creative accomplishment and technological innovation. Walter and his associate editor Sean Cullen depend on the latest tools to do their job, including FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker Inc.

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"It's OK - We're with the Band"

The Dave Matthews Band's electrifying live performances may appear effortless to their fans. But backstage, FileMaker Pro is hard at work, harmonizing countless elements — including set list, lighting, audio effects and equipment.

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Wagner Worldwide

Over the years, technology has played an increasing role in video production and post production. Technology has done an exceptional job in meeting viewer demand for thrilling action, state-of-the-art graphics and visually stimulating scenes. However, some of the filmmaking techniques still being used are quite archaic. One of those antiquated techniques is the way scenes and sound bytes are catalogued. Wagner Worldwide is an independent consulting company that offers post production services to television and movie companies. Their Footage File solutions are used by production companies to find the 'perfect' video footage and sound bytes for a given production. Footage File's success is dependent upon immediate access to every scene and sound byte available for each project.

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The Stuart Company

Based in Cincinnati, The Stuart Company is a model for today’s lean, modern, technically adept, consumer-focused company. The fifty-year-old service company in the graphic arts industry takes pride in using the latest cross-platform software, CAD and laser cutting machines to manufacture the dies used in making boxes, folding cartons and other commercial packaging.

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Showtime Networks

The next time you see an advertisement for one of Showtime Networks' programs, you'll know FileMaker Pro is hard at work. FileMaker Pro is the award-winning database management system (DBMS) from FileMaker, Inc. Red Group, Showtime's in-house advertising agency, uses FileMaker Pro to archive and project manage all Showtime advertisements for print, TV and radio.

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Scitex Digital Video

Scitex Digital Video manufactures ImMIX® digital nonlinear video editing products. Videotaped footage is digitized onto a hard drive, from which video professionals, including editors of documentaries, commercials and training videos, call up images as needed, cutting and pasting the images into their final order and adding special effects.

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Scharff Weisberg

On the stage or in the exhibition hall -- when you're putting on a show, the last thing you want to worry about are the technical details. And you won't -- not if you've placed them in the hands of the audio-video professionals of New York's Scharff Weisberg, Inc. They're experts in AV technology, from special effects to sound systems, and they ensure that top-level service to their clients with FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Rainbow Network Communications

There's nothing like a curling up in front of the television for a great movie. But did you ever stop to think about where those movies come from? Well, if you're watching such cable channels as American Movie Classics or Bravo, those movies are coming to you not from glamorous, magical Hollywood -- but from a bustling complex of buildings in Floral Park, New York -- where movie magic comes to life with a little help from FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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Milano, Italy March 2000, Filemaker, the worldwide leader in database solutions for workgroups and individuals, is the software solution chosen by Prada to manage their America's Cup press information web site. Thanks to Filemaker Pro, Prada's press office can manage a large number of media queries and meet the ever more pressing demands from media organizations around the world. The site, through which Prada has registered over 2600 journalists, is the official source of information for the press.

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Jim Jordan Photography

Striking, glamorous images that capture the eyes of the world, Jim Jordan Photography makes them happen. This full-service celebrity fashion photography studio maintains a fully staffed production company, turning out magazine and catalog shoots, TV commercials, even music videos at its facilities in New York and Los Angeles. From the glossy pages of American Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the J. Crew catalogue, to the upscale, memorable ad campaigns of BMW, American Express, and Mercedes Benz, Jim Jordan Photography travels the globe to capture images that endure, and the power of FileMaker Pro helps keep those images organized.

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Industrial Light & Magic

Movie magic doesn't just happen, it requires a lot of work from a lot of creative people to bring spectacular special effects to the screen. It's a complicated job that must be tracked every step of the way to ensure that every shot is completed on time, every time. And that's why key administrative personnel at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) track ongoing projects with FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker, Inc.

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Hearts of Space

Hearts of Space grew out of producer Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, contemplative music. Beginning in the early 1970s, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary music program on American public radio. Over the intervening quarter century, Hearts of Space has evolved into a multifaceted production and marketing organization encompassing radio, records, CD mastering, and music publishin

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eMotion Studios

These days, image is everything. But image management is even more. Today's full-service communications agency doesn't just design advertising. It builds distinctive identities for its clients. And for eMotion studios, a cutting-edge California agency, modern media tools bring these identities to life. Keeping those projects on track, you'll find FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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Eaton Hall Exhibitions

Behind the exhibits, behind the displays at every trade show there's a team of professionals who bring it all together. At Eaton Hall Exhibitions, the focus is on service to clients, whether they're world-class companies like General Electric, Honeywell, or Siemens, or small entrepreneurs looking to make a splash in a crowded marketplace. Eaton Hall's best known presentation is the annual School Building Expo, the largest and best-attended school design and construction show in the United States, but whatever the show, FileMaker Pro databases organize the essential contact information.

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Antenna Audio

Standing in front of a great work of art at The Louvre, Paris or The Royal Academy, London -- it's sometimes hard to know what makes it so special. Many museums now have audio interpretation guides designed to enhance the experience of looking at paintings and artifacts, and their innovative use of interactive multimedia technology often gives the attractions an added dimension. And one of the leading providers of this technology builds its system around FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc

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Alastair Sawday Publishing

Alastair Sawday Publishing (ASP) is the company behind the well-known and highly respected 'Special Places to Stay' travel series. The books are a collection of travel guidebooks covering over 5,000 B&Bs, hotels and self-catering places in Britain, France, India, Italy, Ireland, Morocco, Croatia, Spain and Portugal, plus an expanding collection of Green Places to Stay. The creation and maintenance of these guides and their accompanying website,, is administration-intensive. Information on each place is gathered from ASP's inspectors, editors, readers and from the owners themselves and compiled into a database that has to remain aware of the content crossover between the guides too; for example, an owner of a B&B may also rent out self-catering accommodation, perhaps in another country. It's a complex picture to paint in one system.

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Affordable Image

Affordable has found an extraordinary niche in a market where companies like Kinkos and AlphaGraphics dominate. The Phoenix, Arizona-based company does much more than print business cards. They like to call themselves a complete off-site marketing department, providing everything from design, to printing to binding, working closely with their clients to ensure their customers’ success.

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AccuWeather, Inc.

Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky? Then you're not paying attention, accurate, localized weather forecasts from AccuWeather, Inc. are within everyone's reach, on the air, in print or online. But with weather information so easy to access, it's easy to overlook the fact that the science, and business, of forecasting weather demands efficient, flexible information management. That's why AccuWeather manages vital data with the help of FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software from FileMaker Inc.

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Abalone Designs, Inc

Abalone Designs Inc. optimizes websites to make them search engine-friendly. That means in the search for relevant keywords, the optimized sites appear very high on the list of the results on the major search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo!. Search engine optimization (SEO) is done in several ways. One is site optimization; cleaning up a website's HTML code to make it more search engine-friendly. Another is by heightening the user-friendliness and usefulness of the site through the implementation of information services, visitor interaction and overall likeability of the website. And third, there are ways to develop a website's link popularity by enticing other related web sites to link to it. Like all programming companies, Abalone Designs needed to keep track of its clients, the time spent on each website and, above all, billing.

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Jordan Lindblad

Assistant editor Jordan Lindblad tracks shots and logs cuts on the move with FileMaker Go for iPhone

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