What is FileMaker used for?

Claris FileMaker is one of the most flexible software applications available. When off-the-shelf apps are too rigid for your business, FileMaker offers custom workflows that fit your company’s unique business rules. A FileMaker app can be found in companies of all sizes, automating and driving processes like invoicing, order fulfillment, event enrollment, and project management.

Made for You

Whether you have an in-house developer or you hire a company to help understand and build for your needs, FileMaker has a leg up over other web apps. It can live on-premise or in the cloud. It offers access to 5 users or 500 users. It can replace anything from spreadsheets to full-blown ERPs.

Part of the iOS Ecosystem

FileMaker Go works seamlessly on an iPhone or iPad, leveraging the technology. Imagine scanning a barcode or taking a photo right from your phone and attaching it to a work order. Native iOS apps are costly to build, but a developer well versed in the Claris FileMaker platform can build a iOS-compatible solution in a fraction of the time.

Connected to the World Wide Web

With FileMaker, you’re not bound by what the software offers. Instead, it plays well with external systems. With cURL and Insert from URL, you can interact with service APIs. Need to get data out of FileMaker into web apps? It offers its own REST API. With data stored in FileMaker, you can create a custom web portal that allows your customers to access their orders or enter expenses. Whatever your use case, you have access to the outside world within FileMaker and vice versa — access to FileMaker from the outside world.

Proof+Geist: Leading the Modern FileMaker Revolution

At Proof+Geist, we know that the Claris platform is a key puzzle piece to any business ecosystem. With our world-class hosting platform, professional development tools, and expertise in both Claris FileMaker and web technologies, we are ready to innovate and help support your business.