Earlier this year, FileMaker was announced as the top Workplace Innovation Platform in the world, and on August 6th, FileMaker, Inc. announced their rebrand to Claris International, Inc. as well as the acquisition of Stamplay.
FileMaker Reborn as Claris
The name change is a return to the original name of the company, which was called Claris from 1986-1998. FileMaker, Inc. has been the name of the organization since 1998, a change that was made to reflect their focus on the FileMaker product. Now as the company looks to expand past just the FileMaker product, it has been rebranded back to their original name Claris. The rebranding to Claris International, Inc. is also a commitment to meet the company’s mission: bringing “power to the problem solvers”.
Claris International, Inc. CEO Brad Freitag says: “Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining'. Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach of our platform as a modern, multi-faceted, and powerful merger of on-premises custom apps and third-party services, our customers can streamline their business processes across the cloud services that they use every day.”
The company also acquired the Italian startup and product Stamplay, and rebranded it Claris Connect. The product will allow users to integrate easily with 3rd party cloud software, connect cloud and on-prem software and quickly integrate common business applications such as MailChimp, Slack, and more.
The Future of Claris
Looking ahead, Vice President of Products & Design, Srini Gurrapu forecasts that Claris Next Generation will “leverage the full power of modern workflow apps”, and use AI to create apps “delivered as a service.”
Kevin Hammond, DB Services CEO, is looking forward to the future of Claris. "Claris International is now the parent company of the platform and FileMaker becomes one of many different offerings to customers. We are very excited about Claris Connect, Claris Next Gen, and Claris FileMaker as they will provide more innovation and value to customers."
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