Why FileMaker?

The FileMaker Platform – Overview

The FileMaker Platform is a suite of tools used to easily build flexible database solutions for rapid deployment on Windows and Mac, and to extend them to the Web. FileMaker-based solutions are used today by millions of people in the business, education, non-profit and government sectors to create intuitive applications very quickly.

Dynamic work environments demand flexible productivity tools

Organizations have a wide range of data-driven solutions, many of which are tactical in nature and change over time. Needs change due to the fluid nature of market competition, process and management, the product environment, and the emergence of new markets. The FileMaker Platform is designed to meet these challenges faster and better than traditional IT software development.

The FileMaker Platform is ideal for:

• Solutions that are currently based on spreadsheets or paper
• Retrieving and exchanging data with enterprise systems
• Data tracking, analysis and report generation
• Workflow solutions for the department or workgroup


Make everyday work a little easier

There is work that you and your colleagues do everyday that may never make an IT project list. So you manage this workflow using spreadsheets or even paper forms, and your productivity suffers. The FileMaker Platform helps you and your organization manage, analyze and share information in these situations so you can work faster and share more.

Fast productivity boost for everyone in your organization

More than 14 million seats of FileMaker Pro have been shipped to customers throughout the world. Institutions that have adopted the FileMaker Platform are innovative in their approach to increasing their productivity, and are able to benefit from nimble and low-cost solutions to tactical challenges, gaining a competitive advantage.

Among the tens of thousands of innovative FileMaker customers are Industrial Light and Magic, the Louvre Museum in Paris, Nokia, AT&T, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Dave Matthews Band. FileMaker is found in more than 70 of the Fortune 100 companies, throughout the Forbes Global 500 list, in each of the 250 largest school districts in the U.S., and in top-rated universities around the world.

For more information, please visit FileMaker’s website.