FileMaker Pro is powerful, easy-to-use database software that helps you and your team get any task done faster. Millions of people in business, government, and education use FileMaker Pro to effortlessly manage all their information on Windows, Mac, and the web.
In addition to the more than 30 built-in Starter Solutions that help you manage your important tasks, FileMaker Pro also has more easy-to-use tools to enable you to:
Create custom databases
Create custom databases for your own unique needs. To get started just drag and drop Microsoft Excel data into FileMaker Pro.
FileMaker Resource Center
Found under the Help Menu in FileMaker Pro, the FileMaker Resource Center has QuickTime video tutorials for both new and existing users and other resources to help you get the most out of your FileMaker software.
FileMaker Quick Start Screen
The Quick Start Screen in FileMaker Pro has a new, streamlined interface to help you get started more quickly than ever before. Easily create a new database, convert files from Excel or Bento or use a Starter Solution. You can also open existing files or manage your favorite files. Plus access helpful resources like videos, tutorials and the FileMaker Forum - all from one convenient screen.
Professionally designed databases are included in FileMaker Pro to help you get started even faster! Choose from over 30 updated Starter Solutions for the most popular FileMaker tasks, like managing contacts, organizing projects, and tracking inventory. These Starter Solutions can be easily customized to meet your unique needs.
Import from Excel
Drag and drop an Excel spreadsheet to instantly import your data into FileMaker Pro or open a spreadsheet in FileMaker Pro from the Quick Start Screen. You can even save your data back to Excel and email it to others in a couple of clicks. Or establish a Recurring Import (+) and automatically import your Excel data every time you open your database.
Import from Bento
FileMaker Pro works with Bento, the personal database for the Mac. Import your Bento data directly into a new FileMaker database from the Quick Start Screen. Or add your Bento information into an existing FileMaker database - combine it with your FileMaker information or import it as a separate table. Through Bento you can now add your Mac OS X Address Book and iCal information as well.
Get step-by-step reporting tools to help you manage and automate your tasks. Easily create and email reports in Excel or PDF.
Reporting with FileMaker Pro
Get the most out of your information in FileMaker Pro with easy-to-use database reporting tools. Track sales performance, publish key metrics, or create ad-hoc reports in just a few clicks. Database reporting is fast and easy with FileMaker Pro, and it's built right in - no additional software is required.
Create quick reports in a spreadsheet-like format
Make reports in a spreadsheet-like fashion and get even more out of your data. Group and summarize your information on the fly directly in Table View to create professional looking reports. Easily modify your reports by adding, sorting, or hiding fields and records. Create reports in FileMaker Pro even if you've never used a database before.
Create custom reports
Use the built-in Layout/Report Assistant to guide you in building a new report with grouped data. Simply select a layout, choose the fields you want included and pick from 25 predefined themes. Even add headers, footers, subtotals, or scripts. To ensure your data is accurate, FileMaker Pro offers validations such as pull-down menus, date range selectors and spell checking. Create polished reports in just minutes with the Layout/Report Assistant.
Sharing your reports
Publish your reports in popular formats such as Microsoft Excel or Adobe® Acrobat®. Just choose the Save/Send Records as Excel or PDF, and your FileMaker information is saved in the selected format. Secure your information by password-protecting your PDFs. You can even distribute your reports via email in a couple of clicks.
Report on data from other applications
FileMaker Pro has tools to help you create database reports with information from back-end systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL, or from custom applications such as inventory solutions, accounting programs or student information systems.
You can use the built-in data import feature to pull .CSV, Tab, Excel, XML or Bento files into your database. Or utilize the open ODBC/JDBC standards in FileMaker Pro to exchange data with other applications.
Here are some examples of what you can do with no programming skills:
Create reports from your corporate data warehouse or SQL-based e-commerce system.
Import customer order information from Oracle into FileMaker Pro to generate weekly sales reports
Publish data to the web
Securely publish your databases to the web in a few clicks. Create surveys, registration sites, customer feedback forms, and more.
Instant Web Publishing
Securely publish your databases to the web in a couple of clicks. Create registration sites, customer feedback forms, service requests, surveys and more.
No additional software is required-with compatible web browser software and access to the Internet, web users you authorize can connect to your database to view, edit, sort, or search records.
FileMaker Pro supports up to five simultaneous web users. If you need to support and share databases with larger groups of people over the web, FileMaker Server Advanced supports up to 20x as many web users as FileMaker Pro.
Custom Web Publishing
For more control over the appearance and functionality of your published database, use the Custom Web Publishing technologies available with FileMaker Server to:
Integrate your database with another website
Determine how users interact with data
Control how data displays in web browsers
There are two custom web publishing technologies in FileMaker Server: PHP and XML/XSLT.
Custom Web Publishing with PHP
If you want to build custom, data-driven websites,
FileMaker Server has integrated support for PHP. Publish information to the web, capture web data or create new solutions combining a web-based front-end with a rich, FileMaker Pro back-end.
Publish FileMaker data to a PHP web application using the FileMaker Application Programming Interface (API) that performs the same kind of functions you already have in FileMaker Pro. Or use the PHP Site Assistant to help guide you step-by-step to create PHP-based web pages based on your FileMaker Pro layouts - no PHP coding skills required.
Custom Web Publishing with XML and XSL
FileMaker Custom Web Publishing with XML allows you to exchange FileMaker data with other websites and applications. FileMaker Custom Web Publishing with XSLT lets you transform, filter, or format XML data for web browsers or other applications. Use XSLT stylesheets to integrate any subset of FileMaker data into other websites, with other middleware, and with custom applications. You can use the XSLT Site Assistant to generate XSLT stylesheets, or code the stylesheets yourself.
PLEASE NOTE: XSLT technology will no longer be supported in the next full version of FileMaker Server and FileMaker Server Advanced
Share in a couple of clicks
Safely share with both Windows and Mac users. Plus share your databases over a network with up to 9 other users.
Once you create a database in FileMaker Pro it's so easy to share it with others. If your computers are connected to a network, you and up to nine other FileMaker Pro users can access the same database file simultaneously. It doesn't matter if you're on a Mac or a Windows PC, FileMaker Pro works seamlessly between the two platforms.
Send your data in popular formats
You can also share your information in popular formats such as Microsoft Excel or Adobe® Acrobat®. Just choose the Save/Send Records as Excel or PDF, and your FileMaker data is saved in the selected format. You can then send your Excel file or PDF via email in just a couple of clicks.
Sharing with large groups
FileMaker Server software supports secure database sharing with large groups of people. If you choose to share databases with more than nine people at the same time or you need reliable, high-performance access to your data, FileMaker Server 11 supports up to 250 simultaneous FileMaker Pro users. Or if you have larger groups of people, FileMaker Server 11 Advanced technology does not limit the number of FileMaker Pro connections. Technical limits are imposed only by your hardware or operating system.
Publish your databases over the web
Securely publish your databases to the web with FileMaker Pro in a couple of clicks. Create registration sites, customer feedback forms, service requests, surveys and more. FileMaker Pro supports up to five simultaneous web users. If you need to support and share databases with larger groups of people over the web, FileMaker Server Advanced supports up to 20x as many web users as FileMaker Pro.
If you want to build custom, data-driven websites, FileMaker Server has integrated support for PHP. It includes the PHP Site Assistant that helps guide you step-by-step to produce PHP-based web pages based on your FileMaker Pro layouts - no PHP coding skills required.
Top new features in FileMaker Pro 10
Get more innovative features to help you create databases like never before:
•· Status Toolbar
Put commonly used features at your fingertips with the redesigned interface. Plus customize the toolbar with features you use the most.
•· Script Triggers
Create and run scripts prompted by user actions for increased productivity.
•· Dynamic Reports
Make changes to grouped data on the fly for easier customization.
•· Saved Finds
Save your favorite find requests and then perform them in a single click for quicker searches.
•· Send Mail via SMTP
Send email directly through an SMTP server for faster direct distribution; no email client needed.
•· Themes and Templates
Choose from 30 updated Starter Solutions and 10 new themes to help build beautiful databases with ease.
20 things you can do faster and easier with FileMaker Pro 10:
•· Manage customer contact information
•· Archive photos, PDFs, documents and more
•· Automate and web-publish proposals for clients
•· Convert paper forms to electronic forms
•· Track billable time spent on projects
•· Manage business assets
•· Track employee, patient, or clientele records
•· Create a catalog of inventory and assets
•· Manage an employee directory
•· Collect meeting minutes and track issues
•· Route technical support calls and track statistics
•· Log and chart research and other findings
•· Automate requests to the help desk
•· Track requisitions and purchase orders
•· Develop a quoting, estimating, and invoicing system
•· Create a client contact log
•· Generate weekly status reports
•· Automatically create email/direct mail offers
•· Issue SQL queries to enterprise CRM system
•· Attract customers with a web-published catalog
The Latest Version: Version 11