50+ Reasons Why Caspio Beats Claris FileMaker

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If you value unparalleled features, scalability and flexibility in the cloud, then check out Caspio — the best Claris FileMaker alternative. Unlike Claris FileMaker, Caspio is a highly scalable cloud-ready platform to build and deploy custom applications for unlimited users. Just point, click and publish. It's that easy!

Plus, Caspio's enterprise-grade capabilities come at an affordable price point — supporting any number of internal or public users with no license fees or deployment restrictions. Create all the apps you need using intuitive point-and-click tools while Caspio automates your workflows behind the scenes.

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FEATURES CASPIO CLARIS FILEMAKER
ACCOUNT RESOURCES

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP
Database Microsoft SQL Server
*Certified Gold Partner*
Proprietary
Infrastructure Amazon Web Services
*Advanced Technology Partner*
Amazon Web Services
Doesn’t meet AWS partner requirements
Product delivery Centralized cloud-based platform Involves multiple products
Forrester Wave™ ranking
Outranks all other vendors

Ranks below Caspio for current offering

IMPORT/EXPORT
Text files
Microsoft Excel files Import multiple worksheets per file Limited to 1 worksheet per file
Microsoft Access files
PDF report generation
Visual point-and-click interface

Requires manual scripting

DATABASE FEATURES
Editable grid
Table relationships
Referential integrity
Database triggers
Visual drag-and-drop interface

Requires manual scripting

FIELD TYPES
Text
Number
List
Random ID
GUID
Encrypted passwords

WEB FORMS
Conditional fields
Image resizer
Payment forms
Native

Requires multi-step workarounds

REPORT INTERFACES
Tabular reports
Pivot tables
Native

Requires multi-step workarounds
Charts and dashboards
Interactive interfaces

Static interfaces or multi-step workarounds
Funnel charts
Pyramid charts
3D charts

APP DEVELOPMENT AND AUTOMATION
Point-and-click tools
Development approach Simple step-by-step guided process Complex open-ended process
Custom localization
Scheduled tasks
Visual drag-and-drop interface

Requires manual scripting
Code extensibility HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Excel/SQL
expressions and built-in functions
Proprietary scripting with FileMaker Pro Commands and limited Web Viewer functions

AUTHENTICATION
Password protection Only supports users with a Claris ID
Password recovery
Customizable interface embeds on any website

Restricted to Claris website
Custom login forms
Single sign-on integration All identity service providers via SAML 2.0 Limited to Active Directory, Open Directory and OAuth

APP DEPLOYMENT
Direct URL
Requires multi-step workarounds
Embed apps
iFrame deployment
SharePoint/.NET deployment
Requires multi-step workarounds
WordPress deployment
Requires multi-step workarounds

COMPLIANCE
GDPR
HIPAA
PCI DSS Level 1
FERPA
FIPS 140-2
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
ISO 27001/27017/27018
Section 508
WCAG 2.0

SUPPORT AND TRAINING
Ticket/email support
Phone support
24/7
Only available from 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri
U.S. Pacific Time
Live chat support
24/7

Mostly automated responses
Instructor-led online training

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Customer onboarding program
Free project consultations
Custom development services In-house specialists and external partners External partners only

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