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FileMaker Licensing

FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application that allows advanced database design with a drag-and-drop interface. The manufacturer is FileMaker, Inc.

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Cornell's FileMaker volume license is available to Cornell University staff and faculty, for installation onto Cornell-owned machines. 

CU Software currently resells two products: FileMaker Pro Advanced, and FileMaker Server.

FileMaker Pro Advanced is a single-user product that combines the features of the two earlier products FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Advanced. Customers with continued maintenance agreements that started with either of the earlier products can upgrade to this version.

FileMaker Server allows multiuser access to a centrally-housed database. This product is custom-priced based on the feature set needed and the number of simultaneous connections to the database. Customers who are interested in FileMaker Server need to work with the Tech Connection Licensing Team to obtain a quote for a configuration that will meet their needs.

We recommend that new FileMaker customers buy into our maintenance license at purchase, and then continue to renew that license on an annual basis.

Purchase Licenses

New Licenses

Maintenance Licenses (renewal only)

  • Maintenance licenses can only be renewed during our two-week renewal window (usually in July).
  • During this window, customers will be able to renew their maintenance licenses at the CU Software Online Store.

Download FileMaker Software

The following download links are valid for newly-purchased FileMaker installations and for upgrades through a maintenance agreement. You must have a valid license for the version you wish to download. Please contact CU Software if you have any questions. This software is licensed to Cornell University and its use is strictly limited to Cornell faculty and staff at the main campus and affiliate locations.

Current Products

FileMaker Pro Advanced

FileMaker Server

Previous Versions

FileMaker Pro Advanced

FileMaker Pro

Starting with FileMaker 17, FileMaker has merged the Pro and Advanced product lines. Starting with the 2018-19 license term, FileMaker Pro licensees may use FileMaker Pro Advanced under their maintenance license.

FileMaker Server

Older Versions

If you have a perpetual license for an earlier version of a FileMaker product that is not linked on this page, please contact Please be advised that some older FileMaker products may not be compatible with contemporary operating systems.

More Help

For other questions or technical assistance with downloading, installing, or activating FileMaker products, please contact CU Software:


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