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November 25, 2015 5:47 AM 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 of International Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

FileMaker, Inc. Key Developments

FileMaker, Inc. Announces Immediate Availability of Certification Testing for the FileMaker 14 Platform

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of certification testing for the FileMaker 14 Platform, the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker 14 Certification is the key qualification for developing professional custom apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web using the FileMaker 14 Platform. The English-language version of the FileMaker 14 Certification exam, “Developer Essentials for FileMaker 14,” is available now at Pearson VUE testing sites worldwide. FileMaker 14 Certified Developers are certified to possess the knowledge and skills for developing and deploying custom mobile business or organizational solutions using the FileMaker 14 Platform. Certification can help developers forge entirely new careers, expand existing careers and launch new consulting businesses. Those who pass the exam receive a FileMaker 14 Certified Developer certificate and may display the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on their business cards, websites and marketing collateral. There are no prerequisites for the FileMaker 14 Certification exam; however, FileMaker recommends that test candidates explore the FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14 self-paced training. Through the Training Series, developers learn how to build custom apps using the full capabilities of the FileMaker 14 Platform. The series covers a comprehensive set of topics and includes a detailed, step-by-step manual plus demo files, exercises and videos. Product documentation and technical briefs are other good resources for exam preparation, and practical experience is a must.

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.

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