FileMaker 'reborn' as Claris and acquires Stamplay

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company's history as Claris International Inc.

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In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

"Claris stems from the Latin root 'clarus,' which means 'clear, bright and shining,'" said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO, in a press release.  "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.”

In 1986, Claris began as an Apple subsidiary. In 1998, the company was renamed as FileMaker, Inc., focusing on its flagship product. FileMaker, Inc. has since grown to more than 50,000 customers and more than one million end-users.

Claris Connect will be available by invitation this fall and available for wider distribution in 2020. To learn more about Claris, and its offerings, visit