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FileMaker Pro 12

FileMaker Pro 12
  • Donor partner: FileMaker
  • Platform: Windows, Mac
  • Format: Download
  • Product ID: G-45105
  • Availability: Out of Stock

More informations about this product


FileMaker Pro is database software for Windows, Mac, and the web. Users with little database experience can choose from 16 templates, called Starter Solutions, to get started quickly with tasks like contact management, event management, and registration. Databases can also be created from existing spreadsheets.

This donation includes one user license.

Benefits for Organizations

With little prior database experience, you can create databases for:

  • Tracking volunteer data
  • Managing mailing lists
  • Maintaining donor information
  • Managing grants and funding
  • Creating and managing surveys

Major Capabilities

  • Import existing data: FileMaker Pro can import data from .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, Microsoft Excel, and Bento files.
  • Large file sizes: Database files can be up to 8 TB in size, and individual fields can hold up to 2 GB of data.
  • Multimedia support: Database fields can include documents, images, audio, and video.
  • Data search: Every database layout can include a Quick Find field, and you can choose which fields Quick Find searches in that database.
  • Reports and charts: The Layout/Report Assistant helps you build reports based on 40 predefined themes. FileMaker's charts can display data in the form of bar, line, area, and pie charts, with a choice of fonts, styles, colors, and backgrounds.

File Format Change with Version 12

FileMaker Pro 12 is not compatible with files created in previous versions. You can convert files from previous versions to the version 12 format with FileMaker Pro 12.

Network and Web Access

Over a network, up to nine licensed users can access the same database file simultaneously. You can also share databases on the web with up to five simultaneous users through Instant Web Publishing. These users don't need licenses unless they create databases or run reports. If you need simultaneous access for more than nine users, FileMaker Server 12 allows access for up to 250 users.

Free iOS App Available

You can download the free FileMaker Go app on iPad and iPhone devices to access custom business solutions created with FileMaker Pro.


The FileMaker support page offers a knowledge base, forums, product documentation, and a phone number for help with issues like installation and registration at no charge. You can purchase support packages for technical issues and troubleshooting from this page.

Trial Version

You can download a free 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro 12 from the FileMaker website. However, the license key received through TechSoup will not unlock the trial version for permanent use. You'll need to uninstall the trial version and then install the full version.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

Expect two emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send an email with information needed to complete the installation or activation.

System Requirements


  • Hardware:
    • 700-MHz (or higher) Pentium III processor; 1-GHz for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • 256 MB or more RAM; 1 GB for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8; 2 GB recommended for all operating systems
    • 1,024 x 768-pixel (or higher) display
  • Software:
    • Windows XP Home, Professional with SP3; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate with SP2; Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate; Windows 8 Standard, Pro
    • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later; Firefox 9.0 or later; Safari 5.1 or later
  • Other:
    • For Instant Web Publishing — host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP
    • For remote desktop connection — Windows Remote Desktop Services 2003/2008; Internet Explorer 9.0 or later


  • Hardware:
    • Intel processor; Core 2 Duo for Mac OS X v10.8
    • 1 GB or more RAM; 2 GB for OS X v10.7 or v.10.8; 2 GB recommended for v10.6, and 4 GB recommended for v10.7 or v.10.8
  • Software:
    • Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard), v10.7 (Lion), v10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • Safari 5.1 or later; Firefox 9.0 or later
  • Other:
    • For Instant Web Publishing — host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP
    • For remote desktop connection — Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Four of each FileMaker product may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • This offer is available only to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation.
  • This offer is not available to organizations in U.S. territories.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • FileMaker products may not be transferred or resold.