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Fast and easy business apps with the complete FileMaker Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 5 2012 – “FileMaker: Complete Platform to Create, Deploy, and Manage Custom iPad and iPhone Apps for Business” is the subject of a new white paper by FileMaker, Inc.

The new white paper describes how innovative businesses are developing custom iOS apps to reap benefits such as increased productivity, cost savings and enhanced customer satisfaction. It also highlights how custom iOS apps differ significantly from consumer-facing apps: they are data-driven, shared by employee workgroups, integrate with existing business systems and require strict security.

The white paper explains the lifecycle for custom iOS apps and how the complete FileMaker Platform makes it easy to design, build, integrate, deploy, manage and secure the apps. The Platform also offers uniquely easy ways to instantly update apps as business needs change, without requiring users to download new versions of the app.

Real-world examples of custom business apps and their benefits are also discussed:

Austin Convention Center – Replaced paper-based work orders with iPad apps, saw 200% annual ROI.

Lee Medical – Using iOS apps to help reduce hospital-acquired infections, increase efficiency and protect confidential patient records.

Rampart Hydro Services – Instead of submitting data on spreadsheets, paper forms and handwritten notes, deploying iOS apps to track information from many jobsites, maintaining timely and consistent data from the field.

The FileMaker Platform consists of FileMaker Pro desktop software (Windows and Mac) for designing and building apps, FileMaker Server to manage and deploy them and FileMaker Go, a free download from the App Store, to run the apps on iPad and iPhone.

Augmenting the white paper, FileMaker offers a free webinar titled “A Complete Platform to Create and Manage Custom iPad and iPhone Business Apps.” The webinar presents a concise overview of the FileMaker Platform and a detailed how-to demo on creating iOS apps.

For more custom iOS apps case studies and helpful resources, please visit

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share important information. The company’s products are the FileMaker line – versatile business software for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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