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Claris FileMaker Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Claris FileMaker FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Claris FileMaker offer?

Claris FileMaker has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $16.50/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Claris FileMaker?

Claris FileMaker has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Claris FileMaker support?

Claris FileMaker supports the following languages:
English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified)


Q. Does Claris FileMaker support mobile devices?

Claris FileMaker supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Claris FileMaker offer an API?

Yes, Claris FileMaker has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Claris FileMaker integrate with?

Claris FileMaker integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SharePoint, Wufoo, Microsoft SQL Server, Formstack Suite, Microsoft Outlook, WooCommerce, Chatwork, MonkeyLearn, Jira, Calendly, Clearbit, Jamf Pro, AWS Lambda, Docusign, Clarifai, Trello, Google Drive, Pipedrive, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Teams, WordPress, Dropbox Sign, Freshdesk, Twitter/X, Stripe, Google Translate, Slack, Typeform, Tableau, Eventbrite, Docparser, Mailgun, SurveyMonkey, mailparser.io, Google Calendar, Mailchimp, Twilio, Asana, Google Maps, Xero, Smartsheet, HubSpot CRM, Google Sheets, Shopify


Q. What level of support does Claris FileMaker offer?

Claris FileMaker offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base

Claris FileMaker product overview

Price starts from

16.50

/user

Per month

What is Claris FileMaker?

Claris FileMaker is a custom application development platform that allows businesses to create unique applications that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise and optimized for mobile devices or desktops. It provides features such as scripts, triggers, and graphical design tools to help tailor applications to business needs. FileMaker offers built-in templates, a drag-and-drop interface, and custom design tools to help businesses create unique, branded applications for any need.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Live Online
Videos

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Claris FileMaker features

Functionality

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Total features

94

11 categories

Most valued features by users

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Reporting/Analytics
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Claris FileMaker users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

201

Positive reviews

84

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.02/10
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4

3

2

1

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61

24

4

4

Pros
The ability for FileMaker to talk to anything else on the internet is just amazing. It has help our business grow quickly without the overhead and everyone just loves what it can do.
It can integrate with nearly any web service that has a Rest API. FileMaker has a fantastic community of developers that are willing to share and help each other.
We have dashboards for departments to only show what they need and it is very helpful. Windows and apple products both can be used on the same database, which is awesome.
Cons
Integrating FileMaker in other applications or a custom applications is hard and frustrating. The documentation of its API is hard to read and integrations with Claro Connect are limited.
If it's SQL there doesn't seem to be a problem but to other ODBC access such as Microsoft Access (.accdb files) the access seems to be a bit more difficult.
Support on the phone told us to disregard these mails, and, lo and behold, the service was in fact terminated in spite of our months of trying to pay them.

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Kate N.

Director of Operations

Construction, 11-50 employees

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Overall Rating

Good platform for customization

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Michael P.

Attorney

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

My Most Valuable Tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

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Gary F.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Build your own... everything!

Reviewed 5 years ago

We use FileMaker for everything. We recently installed an SMS system (as an API tagged to SendHub). We can now send messages, track messages, view threads, and analyze usage - all from within our CRM which was built entirely in-house in FileMaker.

Pros

FileMaker allows anyone to create anything. Ok , that's a bit of an exaggeration. The truth is, with a little work, you can build most every kind of database you would need - Payroll, CRM, Time Management, Mass Market Email, Inventory, etc. And what you can't build, you can find skilled developers to build for you. Plus there are add-ons galore, and FileMaker is compatible with any system that allows for an API interface.

Cons

There are only three things wrong with FileMaker. They are 1) the price, 2) the price, 3) the price. It's not that the price tag is not necessarily hefty, but the pricing structure makes entry difficult for a small business. Yet, FileMaker is IDEAL for small businesses in every other way!

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Sacha M.

Insurance, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Immediate development results from renowned multi-platform suite

Reviewed 6 years ago

Multi-platform deployment of a single code base, company-wide policy administration for internal and online-accounts - benefits are large system changes immediately testable within instantly-deployed self-contained environments for advanced automation and on-the-fly user interface updates. With a free trial, and a willingness to try a development system that focuses (though is not limited to) linear steps, you can experience truly productive results significantly faster than web-based systems, without compromising deployment options - a really flexible and hugely enjoyable development environment!

Pros

Instant compilation & execution of syntax-free code, visually-based object-linking / selection, immediate UI changes, plug-in and web-service extensibility, multi-platform deployment of single code-base solutions, from desktop to web and mobile.

Cons

Cost is the only consideration when recommending, though in comparison to other systems, it offers better value, just would benefit from a lower entry-level option for people to discover its power.

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Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Harrassing

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It's okay. Nothing else to say, really.

Cons

They are harrassing. They quoted for a service two years ago that we paid for and since stopped using. Being international, they seem to have missed the payment two years ago. Their emails asking for payment are completely blank emails from a suspicious email address, with an attachment. No name, no account number, not even a signature panel. Obviously, I thought they were spam/viruses and so...

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Phil B.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of my very favourite products!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I developed several applications for clients using FM. It was a pleasure to use and the solutions I provided were reasonably complex. I have successfully created custom apps such as scheduling, billing, quoting and testing. These apps were created for Plumbing & Heating, Optometry and a College.

Pros

The simplicity to create applications from scratch is my fav feature. I was up and running quickly and producing quality applications in no time. I just enjoy using FileMaker!

Cons

There is always room for improvement and I would suggest the developer GUI could use some work. While I find it simple to use, for the most part, there are a couple of areas that might be improved.

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Matthew B.

Publishing, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Flexible database app for simple to complex needs

Reviewed 6 years ago

Initially we just wanted to convert our old and outdated database system over to FileMaker, but once others in the company saw the flexibility and ease of use of FileMaker, it's use has greatly increased throughout my company. It's seen a lot of use replacing MS Excel-based "systems", where users have just slapped together a bunch of messy Excel files in a confusing way without any help from IT. These Excel "systems" are growing, causing problems, and then are being replaced by FileMaker databases with great success.

Pros

I like that FileMaker is simple to learn (and to keep learning), with tons of resources available online including their own forums. Between youtube videos and some paid Lynda.com courses I feel very confident I can develop quality database solutions for my company. It's great software and I actually enjoy working with it.

Cons

The recent pricing structure change for version 17 file has me concerned about the direction FileMaker might be taking. So we've held onto version 16 for now and will be waiting to upgrade. Other than concerns about pricing I don't have anything else bad to say about it.

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