DOUGLAS ALDER spells out the benefits of upgrading to FileMaker 13 for both clients and developers:
What you get with an upgrade to FileMaker Pro 13
Every organization must make its own call about when to upgrade, but if you do decide to make the move now, here are some benefits you can expect from moving to FileMaker Pro 13:
- Improved interface
- Potential for dramatically improved reporting speed using the run script on server script step.
- Improved security
- Document management capabilities
- Access from mobile and web platforms
- Happier developers
- Peace of mind that you are staying up to date and moving forward at the right time.
These changes don’t come automatically to your solution, it takes work from your developer to implement these changes in your FileMaker Pro solution. Budget time and money to make these improvements a reality.
He also addresses the challenges of organizations facing a constant stream of upgrades: operating systems, hardware, and applications. There is a lot more at the link.