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August 03, 2015 7:35 PM ET


Company Overview of FileMaker, Inc.

Company Overview

FileMaker, Inc. develops and delivers software to create custom business solutions for individuals and organizations. The company offers FileMaker Platform that enables users to streamline business processes, manage information, and increase productivity, as well as manage customers’ data, track assets, create invoices, run reports, and more. Its products include FileMaker Pro, a software used to create custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the Web; FileMaker Pro Advanced, which includes a suite of advanced development and customization tools; FileMaker Go, an application that runs FileMaker solutions on iPad and iPhone, and connects data from anywhere; and Fi...

5201 Patrick Henry Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 1986





Key Executives for FileMaker, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
Chief Administration Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

FileMaker, Inc. Key Developments

FileMaker, Inc. Releases FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14, in-depth training materials that help anyone create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The free FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14 is targeted at beginners, while the low-cost FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14 offer intermediate to advanced users instruction to build compelling customized business solutions using the newest version of FileMaker, including exercises and downloadable activity files. FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14 (FTS: Basics) focuses on the features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform with special attention to the newest version, FileMaker 14. Students will learn how to build a sample FileMaker solution from start to finish. FTS: Basics is available for free on the FileMaker web site (pdf format) and the iBooks Store. It is available in English now and will be available in the following languages on June 30, 2015: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced (FTS:Advanced) offers a series of nine training modules with activities, exercises, demos and videos covering a comprehensive set of topics designed to help customers master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. FTS: Advanced is targeted at intermediate to advanced developers, but anyone who creates solutions with the FileMaker Platform can increase their knowledge from these time-tested materials. This series is a key resource for becoming a FileMaker Certified Developer. FTS: Advanced will be available to FileMaker Developer Subscribers (FDS) as part of their subscription ($99 subscription fee). It is also available for purchase for $19.99 on the FileMaker web store (pdf format) and from the iBooks Store both with downloadable activity files and videos. French, German and Japanese versions will be available on July 28, 2015.

Filemaker, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

FileMaker, Inc. announced the promotion of Frank Lu to vice president of engineering, to lead the company's engineering teams and set the direction for the software development platform. He replaces Simon Thornhill, who retires at the end of next month. FileMaker has named Frank Lu, Vice President of Engineering. Lu has served for the last eight years as senior director leading R&D for the FileMaker Platform, which includes FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone, FileMaker Pro Advanced and FileMaker Server. In total, he has been with FileMaker for more than 14 years. He came to FileMaker from Siebel/Oracle, where he worked as technical manager and director of engineering for eight years on system structure to support high-performance and high-scalability CRM applications.

FileMaker, Inc. Releases FileMaker Training Series

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13, low cost, in-depth training materials that help developers create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker Training Series: Advanced completes the company's official self-paced training curriculum for the recently announced FileMaker 13 Platform. FileMaker Training Series: Advanced provides in-depth coverage of development practices and techniques to help customers master the essentials of FileMaker 13 solution development. The training series is mainly for intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers, but it will also be useful to anyone who creates solutions and for those developers preparing to become a FileMaker 13 Certified Developer. The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced has been completely restructured and formatted for improved ease of use. It incorporates callout tips for developing solutions to use on FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone and on FileMaker WebDirect in a web browser. The series also comes with an entire module dedicated to interface design and includes tips on getting the most out of new features in FileMaker 13 such as styles and themes, new scripts, container field enhancements, database encryption and more. The training series contains nine training modules consisting of 55 lessons and includes exercises, demos and step-by-step videos: Module 1: Introduction. Module 2: Data. Module 3: Interface. Module 4: Solutions Logic: Calculations. Module 5: Solutions Logic: Scripting. Module 6: Reporting. Module 7: Security. Module 8: Deployment. Module 9: Integration. FileMaker Training Series: Advanced is offered in ebook format for use on iPads. Other available formats include a printed book with an accompanying DVD and an electronic download. The training series is currently provided in English only. French, German and Japanese editions are planned for later this year. Pricing: FTS: Advanced (printed book with DVD) = $39.99. FTS: Advanced (electronic download) = $19.99. FTS: Advanced (ebook) = $19.99. FTS: Advanced (electronic download) is included at no additional charge when purchasing the FileMaker Developer Subscription ($99 subscription fee).

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