Integration

We integrate FileMaker apps with other business applications. You can connect our custom apps, and FileMaker files generally, to a wide range of other applications and online services. Whether you want to move data between one of our apps and a web fault reporting form, a batch email service such as Mailchimp, accounts software or Microsoft Sharepoint… we’ve got you covered.

The Claris FileMaker platform provides a number of ways of integrating directly through application programming interfaces (APIs) or via its workflow automation service, Claris Connect.

FileMaker app integration interfaces

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cURL

Client for URLs (cURL) is an open-standard library of software functions that enables the exchange of data.

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OData

Open Data Protocol (OData) is what is called a 'REST API'. This means that it conforms to Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. It provides a standard method for querying and updating data.

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Data API

The Claris FileMaker Data API allows web services to interface with our apps. This Data API is a REST API.

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SQL

Our apps can be built with live, two-way connections to SQL data sources. MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are supported.

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ODBC/JDBC

ODBC and JDBC are APIs that enable our apps to interact with a variety of data sources and database services.

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Please check out these links on the Claris website if you want more technical details of the various application interfaces:

Connections

For a ‘low-code’ way of connecting other applications to one of our apps, you can use Claris Connect. Claris Connect is a cloud-based workflow automation service designed to connect commonly-used applications in a highly-simplified way. It enables data to flow between devices (mobile or desktop) and the cloud.

For example, when you receive a signed purchase order through DocuSign, Claris Connect can be set up to update automatically the deal details in Pipedrive and in your FileMaker-based customer relationship management (CRM) app. Claris Connect has connectors for applications such as HubSpot, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks, Mailchimp, DocuSign, Trello, Box, Slack, Dropbox and more. A full list of available connectors can be found on the Claris website.

Features of Claris Connect include:

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Templates

Templates get you quickly started in Claris Connect. Examples are DocuSign to Slack, Outlook to Mailchimp and Typeform to ZenDesk. With templates you simply have to add login details then change parameters, and away you go.

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Low code

With the point-and-click interface, you can select apps to connect, choose a trigger and then specify desired actions. As a result, you do not need any knowledge of code.

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Approval

You can make use of a built-in approval mechanism. For example, you can trigger an email to be sent to the relevant person, prompting them to grant or deny permission to continue the workflow.

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Advanced

If you want to create more complex workflows, you can utilize conditional if-then statements, repeat steps and variables.

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History

You can view a record of all of your workflow actions to, for example, determine whether any of your flow steps have failed.

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Security

Data is encrypted in transit between apps and data sources using SSL certification. AES 256-bit encryption is used for stored data.

We also build custom apps…

We build powerful custom apps to improve the efficiency and profitability of our clients