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.


The Ace Group

The Ace Group is a full-service printing company known for finding solutions to marketing challenges. That can mean everything from Variable Data Publishing (VDP), used to produce uniquely tailored marketing materials based on individual customers' interests, locations, or other variables, to traditional printing and prepress services. While the company approaches its work as a high-touch craft, it is also serves clients with extreme high-tech automation, efficiency, and low costs, thanks to FileMaker Pro database software.

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USA Today

Producing a daily newspaper is both difficult and complex -- all the elements from copy to pictures, from editorial material to classifieds have to come together on time, every time without fail. And it's even more crucial when your newspaper has a huge national circulation -- deadlines just don't wait. That's why at USA Today, "The Nation's Newspaper," key elements of the production process are tracked by an application built in FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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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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The Chronicle of Higher Education

For a journalist, getting the story out, accurately and on time, is what really matters. And for the people who publish The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the process of bringing the news together and getting it out to waiting readers is made more efficient by FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Seattle Publishing

Bringing years of expertise to the preparation and presentation of specialty publications to its clients, Seattle Publishing assembles a wide range of catalogs, directories and reference guides, all custom-designed to the clients’ specifications. The tool that makes it all possible is Seattle Publishing's own creation, The Gutenberg Publishing System®, a powerful data management application built on a strong FileMaker Pro foundation.

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston

The education of America's children is being shaped in part by FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database solution from FileMaker Inc. Textbook publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston runs its entire business operations on FileMaker Pro. Some 400 staffers on both Macs and PCs use FileMaker Pro to run the editorial, production, sales, and marketing functions at five locations across the United States.

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Harvard University Press

Harvard University Press is one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly books, specializing in volumes for the well-educated general reader on subjects ranging from history and politics, to education and science, to art and philosophy. With up to 250 new titles issued each year, the task of keeping track of essential production and marketing procedures falls to FileMaker Pro.

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Associated Press

Information is their business -- supplying news, fact, and figures to newspapers and broadcasting outlets all across America. That's the mission of the Associated Press. And now subscribing outlets can access a mother lode of information directly from AP over the web, with FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software 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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Against All Odds

Ansell Adams, one of America's premier photographers, once said that taking a good photograph was "knowing where to stand." In which case, award winning photographer Rick Smolan not only knows where to stand, he knows where to send others to stand too. Known for the "A Day in the Life" series of large format books, filled with compelling images from every corner of the globe, Rick juggles hugely complex projects with flair and precision. His secret? FileMaker Pro. Against All Odds, the production company of which Rick and his partner Jennifer Erwitt are principals, has been described by Fortune magazine as "one of the 25 coolest companies in the US." It produces some of the most beautiful large format photography books, combining complex logistics, technology, and talented photographers from all across the world, with unfailingly sharp editorial focus, storytelling, and a compelling theme.

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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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NewSouth Books

Alabama book publisher uses FileMaker Pro as company "backbone."

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