FileMaker has been helping companies transform their business more than 30 years and developed quite the installed user base around the world. Here’s a run down of some FileMaker statistics and facts updated for 2018 and the new release of FileMaker 17.

The simplified and powerful FileMaker 17 platform consists of 5 separate products that work together to create custom application solutions: FileMaker Advanced (desktop), FileMaker Go (mobile iPhone/iPad), Server, Webdirect (web), and Cloud (hosting via AWS). One consistent interface is used to build once and deploy on macOS, Windows, iOS, and web.

Over 24 million copies of FileMaker have been delivered with over 1 million+ users under active subscription in 15 languages to organizations of all sizes. 50% or more are international business sales.

The FileMaker mobile client FileMaker Go for the iPad and iPhone has over 3 million+ downloads on iOS devices making it the most popular mobile database app in the app store. With over 1 billion active iOS devices in the world it has a huge opportunity to grow even more.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple (the largest company in the world) FileMaker has been independently profitable for 80+ quarters consistently.

DB Engines reported FileMaker in the top 12 relational databases…and it connects directly to the top DBs (Oracle, mySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Postgre SQL) automatically via the built-in ESS (External SQL Sources) feature.

G2 Crowd ranked FileMaker as the #1 RAD (rapid application development) software and as the no code leader with a 91% satisfaction rating and recommend status. FileMaker has the largest market presence and highest customer satisfaction score among No-Code Development Platform products.

There are over 1,400 FileMaker Business Alliance partners worldwide. In the U.S. there are about 40 FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum partners.

The FileMaker Community has over 50,000 members of which there are at least 500 certified developers. The FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon) hosts an annual attendance of approximately 1,600 people gathered from over 18 countries around the world.

Statistics gathered from FileMaker’s Company info pageFileMaker DevCon, and other sources as indicated.


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Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more efficient, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in versions 8-17) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He knows Apple technology inside and out.