One license is $594 USD on the Claris website.
That is $16.50 for one seat paid for 3 years.
Alternatively get the FMTraining Bundle including a FileMaker user license. The video courses are $199 alone and $399 USD with a FileMaker user license, so you can develop while watching the videos.
Or get Claris FileMaker Developer Subscription for $99/year, which includes licenses for up to 3 FileMaker Servers and 3 user licenses for testing. If you become a Claris Partner, this is included. Important: This is not for productive use!
And if you visit a Developer Conference, there is a chance you get a new license. In the past we got a FMP license with the goodie pack.
Seats with tiers
The 5 seats pack starts at $16.50 per user and month, which multiplies to $990 per year. Multiple by 3 for a perpetual license.
With 10 seats the price lowers to $15.41 per user and month.
With 25 seats the price lowers to $13.16 per user and month and that causes an anomaly: 25 is lower priced than 22, 23 or 24 users.
With 50 seats the price lowers to $12.08 per user and month. 50 users is lower priced than 46, 47, 48 and 49 users.
And if you go over 90 users, you may ask for a price for 100 seats to get an even higher tier.
If you buy your licenses through a Claris Partner together with a solution, there may be a bundle offer available through your partner. Solution license plus FileMaker license could qualify you for a bundle discount, but that depends on the partner if they do reselling.
A site license takes all people in the company and provides them with a FileMaker license. You get a discount as not everyone uses FileMaker, but you pay for everyone including your cleaning staff and the janitor. The site license costs about 1/3 of what the regular licenses would cost.
Even as site licenses start with 25 people, you can do the math for a lower number of people. Like for a company with more than 15 users, the site license may be cheaper than the user licenses, even if you include a few extra people not using FileMaker.
Below 15 users, concurrent is too expensive to consider. It costs 3 times what normal users costs. Starting at 16 people using the solution, but only 5 at a time maximum, you could order 5 concurrent licenses and cover them all. Could be 30 people, 100 people or 1000 people. As long as only 5 use the system at the same time, the cost would be limited to $2970/year. Of course you can buy more concurrent licenses as needed.
Depending on your needs, the sites license may be the better choice to cover a lot of users.
For example you could have a FileMaker solution where users in a company occasionally look into. e.g. a solution to manage phone contracts. You may have 100 people in the company, but only a few per day look into the solution to check or update their phone contract.
Two or three years
If you prepay for 2 years on the Claris homepage, you receive a little discount of about 7.5%. For 3 years the discount is about 12%. For renewals you may get 10% on second year and 20% on third year.
You may even order licenses for up to 5 years. It may always be good to ask your license vendor for an offer for one years, three years and five years, so you can decide.
Education or Non-Profit
Claris offers a discount, which is about 40%. You may need to qualify for this and get allowed for this pricing tier.
Please sign-up for Claris newsletter to know when they do a sale. In the past we have seen offers like buy one license for FMP and get one free for a friend. Or an offer to renew an expired license with a discount as a welcome back offer. You may ask your Claris Partner for a promotion of course.
We advise customers speeding German to contact K&K Verlag, the publisher for FileMaker Magazin, to get a consultation on their licenses needed and an offer.
Warning: All numbers mentioned here may change over time, discounts and promotions will expire and currencies can fluctuate.