Upgrade Claris FileMaker to the latest version

Upgrading an out of date system to Claris FileMaker 2023 makes it more robust, secure and reliable – and you can take advantage of new capabilities you didn’t have before. And while we’re bringing your system up to date we can add other improvements, helping you make the most of the powerful platform you’re using.

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A system to support your goals, now and in future

A FileMaker upgrade can equip you with a more reliable business tool to drive your ambitions as a business.

The latest version of FileMaker is fully supported by its creator Claris (a subsidiary of Apple), and receives routine security updates and other improvements. By keeping up-to-date with the latest version, you’re less likely to face compatibility issues when you upgrade any of your hardware. And you’ll have the opportunity to use new tools that weren’t previously available.

Once your system is upgraded, you’ll be able to take advantage of other improvements that can really add value to the day to day lives of your users – a huge potential benefit.

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Do you need a Claris FileMaker server upgrade?

While upgrading your Claris FileMaker version we will also ensure your server is performing well. We will advise on the best server configuration (on-site or FileMaker hosting) according to your circumstances. We will also advise you if any upgrades or improvements are possible to improve your system’s ongoing stability, scalability and security.

Align your system with your business aspirations

The latest version of the Claris FileMaker platform: Claris FileMaker 2024

The latest version of the FileMaker platform, FileMaker 2024, not only makes your system more secure, it also allows you to do things you couldn’t do before.

FileMaker 2024 offers updates of all the key FileMaker tools, including FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect — along with Claris Connect and Claris Studio building on all the advances made in FileMaker 2023. A key advantage is the ability to include Artifical Intelligence (AI) more easily in system development.

The process we follow


We will assess your current setup carefully, and work with you to design the most appropriate target infrastructure that will underpin your systems for the years ahead. 

Plan and arrange 

We will construct a detailed migration plan, mindful of how vital the system is to keeping your business running. Responsibilities and timelines will be set out clearly and our team will co-ordinate the work in a way that minimises downtime. We will prepare and test as much as possible in advance, to minimise risk, downtime and disruption on the big day.


Our forward planning ensures disruption and risk is kept to an absolute minimum. Some downtime should be expected, but we may arrange to conduct the migration out of hours. We always have a robust roll-back plan should anything unexpected occur. 


After your teams start using the new system we provide any post-migration support that may be needed.

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We are your FileMaker upgrade partners

At Decent we take a partnership approach with our clients, working closely with you to minimise disruption as we upgrade and improve your system. We have up-to-date technical expertise and vast experience in improving and refreshing ageing Claris FileMaker systems across many different sectors.

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Why upgrade with Decent Group

We are the UK’s leading independent FileMaker experts so you can be sure you’re in safe hands when you work with us. We have more than 20 years’ experience solving problems with this powerful platform.

We are a certified Claris FileMaker developer and a Claris Platinum Partner. We can very quickly diagnose any issues you’re having and identify the most reliable solution. Above all, we are business partners, not just software consultants. We will make sure we understand what you want to achieve and where your business is going, and help you get there – far quicker. 

Frequently asked questions

How do I update FileMaker?

The best, lowest-risk way to carry out an upgrade to your FileMaker installation will depend on your circumstances — how many users your system has, what version you’re starting from, and the spec of your server(s) and user machines. Decent Group can advise on the best approach for you.

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Can my FileMaker system be improved?

Absolutely, our team of Claris FileMaker experts can guide you on the best approach to improve or extend your current FileMaker system. Ensuring it maximises benefits for your business, serving additional teams and offering a wider range of functions.

Make your Claris FileMaker system do more
What’s the latest version of FileMaker Pro?

Launched in April 2023, Claris FileMaker 2023 is the latest version of FileMaker Pro.

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Can I upgrade from an old version of FileMaker to 2023?

Yes, absolutely. Whether you have FileMaker 2.1 or FileMaker 19 we can help you. But the older it is, the more likely it will go wrong, but we will help you. We recommend keeping your systems as up-to-date as possible because smaller, incremental changes are always easier to manage than big jumps.

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Case study

New FileMaker and new IT team give property finance lender the edge

Reinventing a FileMaker system produces big efficiency gains

A complete overhaul of an existing FileMaker system allowed our client to streamline all its business processes. We also recruited and trained an IT team to bring systems and solutions skills in-house for ultimate efficiency. 

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We transformed this aluminium die casting manufacturer’s existing FileMaker system, giving them instant access to detailed real time order and production data. The system has virtually eliminated errors, improved efficiency and helped the business to grow. 

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