The FileMaker Platform is a product line of database management software that allows users to design and share relational databases, and even create custom applications. The core product in the lineup is FileMaker Pro, but there is also an advanced version, a server add-on, and an iOS app.
Often called Microsoft Access for Macs, FileMaker is a data storage platform with a front-end user interface. This easy-to-use interface often appeals to businesses that may not want to use a back-end only database like SQL Server. Before selecting FileMaker as a database solution, however, organizations should be aware of its limitations.
Make an informed decision by understanding the pros and cons of FileMaker:
Pros of FileMaker:
Cons of FileMaker:
When choosing a database management solution, your organization should take into account both short-term and long-term benefits, as well as any drawbacks. If your organization is small and has simple database needs, FileMaker can offer a great user experience for non-programmers. But if your organization is large, growing, or has more complex needs, FileMaker may be too limiting to be the right option for your company.
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