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FileMaker, Inc., Releases Enhanced Workplace Innovation Platform for Custom App Creation

Latest release offers security, user interface and scripting updates to
help organizations solve complex challenges


SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FileMaker?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#FileMakerlt;/agt;–Today FileMaker, Inc., announced the release of the FileMaker 18
Platform, the latest version of its leading Workplace Innovation
Platform. The release features a range of enhancements from an improved
user interface to a larger offering of security controls.

“The newest version of the FileMaker Platform helps you tackle your
biggest challenges at work,” said Ann Monroe, VP of worldwide marketing
and customer success at FileMaker, Inc. “Building on our proven platform
by adding new security, UI, and scripting enhancements, we empower
problem solvers in any role to use the FileMaker Workplace Innovation
Platform, and tap into our ecosystem of development partners, templates,
training offerings, and events, to bring their ideas to life.”

More than 50 thousand companies, from small and medium-sized businesses
to Fortune Global 500 firms, use the FileMaker Platform to quickly and
easily create custom apps to solve their unique challenges and drive
growth. While custom apps built on the FileMaker Platform can be
deployed on any device, the new release aims to make development and
integration more seamless and powerful than ever before.

“I could never have dreamed we could create a sophisticated app in-house
within such a short time frame,” said Martin Clapp, a FileMaker
Developer at Wood Fruitticher. “It is not a pat on my back, but instead
a testament to FileMaker.”

Learn more about the FileMaker 18 Platform: https://www.filemaker.com/r/whats-new

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New features include:

  • New user interface for importing data — More easily map
    imported source data to FileMaker fields using the new Import Field
    Mapping dialog box. Use type ahead instead of drag and drop for
    greater efficiency. And specify custom delimiters when importing
    certain file types.
  • File-based script steps — Create scripts that read, write,
    and manage external data files to write log files or export data in a
    custom format. Replaces the need for many file-based plug-ins.
  • New managed security access — This new privilege set
    allows developers to offload account access management to other team
    members without needing to provide full access to any other parts of
    the file.
  • Manage Security dialog box — The streamlined Manage
    Security dialog box allows you to be more efficient in managing access
    to your custom apps.
  • Startup restoration — FileMaker files are now
    automatically recoverable after a hardware or software crash. The
    restoration log in FileMaker Server validates database entries when a
    file is first opened, before client access, and if the file had not
    been properly closed.
  • Platform parity — The FileMaker Cloud for AWS 1.18 code
    base supports all of the new features in the FileMaker 18 Platform.

Pricing and Availability

FileMaker 18 is Immediately available at https://www.filemaker.com/r/store.
Pricing begins at $15 USD per user per month.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker,
Inc.
, is an Apple subsidiary that makes the FileMaker Platform, a
Workplace Innovation Platform for teams of a few to a few hundred who
are stuck in a work rut that neither appliance apps nor enterprise
systems help them escape. By making powerful technologies accessible to
everyone, the FileMaker Platform quickly solves unique problems — even
as they change. Today there are more than 1 million users under active
subscription. The FileMaker Platform is available in 16 languages.

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Contacts

Media contact:
Lydia Davey
FileMaker PR
+1
408.987.7164
filemaker_pr@filemaker.com

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