Claris Platform and IT Requirements

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The Claris platform is an extensible, low-code environment for custom app development and workflow automation used by 1+ million professionals around the world. By adding Claris to your technology stack you can dramatically reduce your IT project backlog without sacrificing quality, security or control.

The flexibility of the Claris platform continually aligns with IT governance principles to manage risk and optimize performance.

Use Claris, a complete rapid application development tool, to quickly create and deploy apps and workflows that are secure, compliant and performant for your team.

  • Security: Use robust industry-standard security features to protect your data.
  • Integration: Easily integrate Claris with existing systems and automate repetitive tasks.
  • Administration: Maintain and monitor your system with intuitive, time-saving tools.
  • Deployment: Deploy apps in any environment and on any platform; scale to 500 users.

How Claris Platform aligns with IT Requirements


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Security & Privacy

  • Audited SOC 2® Type 2 report for security, availability and confidentiality of Claris cloud services.
  • ISO certifications for information security management (ISO/IEC 27001) and personal data in the cloud (ISO/IEC 27018).
  • Data at rest and passwords encrypted using AES-256. Data in transit encrypted using SSL or TLS 1.2 and above. Cloud services use AWS key management for encrypted passwords.
  • Authenticate via Active Directory, Open Directory or OAuth 2.0 identity providers. Supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) and passwordless authentication.
  • Separate roles and privileges for IT, administrators and developers

Integration & Automation

  • Integrate your apps together and create automated workflows with Claris Connect.
  • Use conditional if-then statements, loops, auto-replay and variables for advanced workflow automations with Claris Connect.
  • Extend Claris with JavaScript, REST APIs, JSON, cURL and other familiar development tools.
  • Create two-way SQL connections with Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle data.
  • Use the FileMaker Data API, a REST API, to integrate FileMaker data into your web services.
  • Allow OData-capable client applications to query and update Claris data.
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Administration & Monitoring

  • Intuitive Admin Console provides tools to manage, monitor and maintain your system.
  • Use the Admin API or the command line interface to help manage the server by utilizing your own custom tools or third-party tools and web services.
  • Use the data migration tool to save time when importing large data sets.
  • Run server-side scripts to automate database and system tasks.
    Expert teams monitor cloud services 24/7 for peak performance and threat protection.
  • Monitor on-premise server resources and metrics with Zabbix, an open-source tool.
  • Schedule automated backups that can be easily preserved and restored. Only back up data that has changed with progressive backups.

Deployment & Scalability

  • Deploy in any environment: cloud, on-premise, hybrid, mobile or even offline.
  • Share information with others on different platforms: Windows, macOS, Ubuntu Linux, iOS, iPadOS and web.
  • Changes made to the data or database schema are immediately available to all users on all devices.
  • Deploy apps automatically on web browsers including Chrome and Safari (for desktop and mobile) and Microsoft Edge.
  • Rapidly build mobile apps for iOS and deploy using mobile device management (MDM) in just hours or days.
  • Tested to support up to 500 simultaneous clients when hosted on premise.
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Resources, Training & Certification

Why Choose Claris?

  • More than 1 million active users around the world.
  • Global operations in Cupertino, London, Tokyo, Beijing and Sydney.
  • Platform available in 11 languages.
  • Vibrant user community that offers tips and best practices.
  • Over 1,500 partners worldwide available for consultation.
  • Used by 50,000+ companies, including many of the Fortune 500.
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This page is adapted from a page on the Claris website; for more detail and links to additional information, please visit that page.

You can also download a feature checklist PDF.