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Custom Software Development vs. Off-the-Shelf Applications

I work for a custom software developer. As such, my biggest competitors are not other custom developers or even new technologies. My biggest competitor is apathy, where the customer does not make any decision, or they choose an off-the-shelf application (also known as commercial-off-the-shelf applications, or COTS). COTS applications are prebuilt for a specific niche …

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Claris Platform Bundle

Claris Platform Bundle

What is the Claris Platform Bundle? On July 28th, 2022, Claris announced the Claris Platform Bundle, which is a new licensing configuration that allows named users to access to multiple products from the Claris line, including Claris FileMaker, Claris Studio and Claris Connect, among others. Whereas the Claris Problem Solvers Circle (CPSC) is the new …

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What is Claris Studio?

Claris Studio is one of the latest offerings from Claris as an attempt to modernize and expand the platform. If you have been following the various Claris webinars and the latest Claris Engage, there is talk about “FileMaker Next” and “The New Stuff”. In a recent webinar, Claris hinted at a couple of interesting things: …

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