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What Is FileMaker and What Does It Do?

What Is FileMaker (And What Does It Do)?

When you're running a business, every dollar counts. And every second counts. That's why running your business as efficiently as possible is so critical.

Fortunately, that's where the Claris FileMaker software development tool comes in.

So, what is FileMaker exactly? And how can you use it to improve your business operations?

Here's a rundown on what FileMaker is and how to use it effectively for your organization.

Let's jump in!

What is FileMaker?

Claris FileMaker, previously known as FileMaker Pro, can be used to produce custom applications for enhancing your productivity and operations.

This workplace innovation platform is fast, robust and flexible. It also offers the benefit of working on both Windows and Mac operating systems and Android and iOS mobile devices.

Additionally, you can integrate FileMaker with other homegrown/enterprise systems and other web applications, including MailChimp, QuickBooks and HubSpot, to name a few. Integration capabilities speed up development and typically reduce double and sometimes triple data entry across multiple tools.

What Can FileMaker Do?

FileMaker makes it possible to develop an application custom-tailored to your organization's needs. The app is both visually appealing and easy to use. Design is an essential element because the more professional your solution looks and feels, the more compelling it is to use. FileMaker is more than a database; it provides a graphical interface and security features that make it flexible and powerful. 

With a FileMaker-based solution, your business team can more easily share and manage data anywhere, on-site or in the field. The platform also allows you to adapt an app for a desktop, Web browser, tablet or phone.

All in all, the software can help you improve your workflows and save money and time. This, in turn, will boost your organization's overall efficiency.

How Is FileMaker Used?

The custom app you create using the Claris FileMaker platform can be made to perform any number of every day business-related activities and ones explicitly tailored for your ever-changing needs. With this platform, your team members can access your company's information in a single place, following your unique workflows and processes. Your team will be empowered to make more informed decisions. Leveraging the power of customization, you can organize things like events and projects, as well as track assets. Managing customer contact information is also easy to do with FileMaker. 

When it comes to sharing all this productivity goodness, you have the option to host your solution on FileMaker's cloud service or lock it away on-premise. Depending on your requirements or preferences, you can deploy an application in a matter of minutes.

What Industries or Companies Use FileMaker?

Organizations across a wide variety of industries can take advantage of FileMaker. More than a million users in 50,000 companies benefit from the tool. FileMaker is commonly found in the following areas:

Those involved in K-12 education can also use this app development platform to improve their institutions' processes every school year.

How Can We Help?

Now that you know what FileMaker is, let our team of FileMaker experts show you firsthand how it can improve your business productivity. 

Our team consists of certified FileMaker developers, as well as SQL and Web developers. We can create a new solution for you, enhance your existing solution, or provide you with FileMaker training and support.

We have a long and strong track record of working with teams in both large and small companies in various industries. We’ve serviced nonprofits, government entities, and FileMaker users in the public and private education circles.

Get in touch with us to learn more about how FileMaker can elevate your business operations and improve your bottom line. The initial consultation is free.

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