Claris Engage 2020: Honoring 25 years of meeting business challenges with cutting-edge custom software.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Apple subsidiary Claris International Inc. welcomes the global Claris Community to a free, virtual Engage 2020 conference on August 4th and 5th. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prevented a traditional in-person event, it accelerated the demand for software-powered innovation known as "digital transformation." The Claris Community, using Claris' leading low-code development platform, meets annually to share ideas and best practices to enhance the "Built on Claris" custom apps they create for businesses, education, and government.

"For 25 years, Engage has been the premier event that empowers our community to connect, learn, and innovate," says Claris Chief Executive Officer Brad Freitag. "With demand for new custom applications rising, and the gap in trained developers widening, our low-code platform is more needed and relevant than ever. We are proud to see our customers rely on Claris to quickly and cost-effectively solve their unique problems, while being supported by a community unmatched in the industry. It is the strength of this community that enabled us to respond together to the COVID-19 crisis. Our community volunteers committed over 5,000 hours to help cities deliver life-saving PPE, schools transition to distance learning, and businesses meet unprecedented challenges. These are some of the many successes we'll be honoring at Engage."

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This year's event comes on the heels of Claris' two newest product releases: FileMaker 19, the first "open" release of the company's flagship low-code development platform, and Connect, a new integration and automation product that allows people without coding experience to quickly connect powerful applications, such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Box, or Slack, into time-saving integrated solutions. 

The Engage 2020 opening keynote, "Delivering the Promise of Digital Transformation," kicks off two days of educational and interactive sessions led by Claris executives and community members. With registration already open, demand is high for sessions ranging from modern design, cloud deployment, and security, to emerging technologies like machine learning and the Internet of Things. The closing panel on the "Low Code Boom," spotlights the disruptive power of the low-code movement and features Claris CEO Freitag along with leaders from Booz Allen Hamilton, Safeguard Medical, and Solis Digital.

All current and aspiring developers, as well as curious problem solvers, are welcome at Engage 2020. Those new to Claris will be greeted by a supportive community united in an effort to apply innovative software to daily operational challenges. 

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About Claris International Inc.

Claris International Inc. is the creator of the world’s leading Workplace Innovation Platform, offering a suite of services that empower problem solvers to drive digital transformation in businesses large and small. The company has more than 1 million active users globally across SMBs and the Fortune 500. Claris is an Apple subsidiary with an unmatched record of business success of more than 80 consecutive profitable quarters. Claris is headquartered in California with operations worldwide, including London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sydney.