FileMaker’s New Licensing Policies

Posted by John Mathewson on June 1, 2018

Licensing With FileMaker 17 Just Got Easier!

With the release of FileMaker 17 comes a variety of helpful additions that add to the user’s experience. For a general overview of FileMaker 17’s new features, visit our previous blog post here. Users want the most out of their FileMaker investment, and FileMaker has answered with an amazing new feature. The FileMaker User Licensing program is an initiative made by FileMaker to include the entire FileMaker 17 Platform into one license. To further expand, this means that for every license a user gains access to; FileMaker Server, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect, and FileMaker Pro Advanced.

For user’s this is a huge upgrade, with the FileMaker User Licensing program, you unlock the maximum potential of the entire FileMaker 17 Platform with one license per user. Some key points  made by FileMaker about the eligibility and new updates in the licensing program include:

  1. A minimum of 5 users licensed, any more licenses required can be added on top of this baseline.
  2. New FileMaker Data API- a feature where each license includes unlimited inbound data transfers and 2 GBs of outbound data transfer per user, per month.
  3. All new contracts will now be managed under one unchanging license key. This makes the somewhat daunting task of licensing much easier to manage.

Individual FileMaker Pro Advanced licenses are still available to the user’s who do not want to utilize the program or do not fall under the required criteria.

Contact us here with any questions or concerns you may have with FileMaker’s new features or any other general questions about FileMaker 17!