FileMaker's FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced includes all the features in FileMaker Pro 12 plus a suite of advanced development and customization tools. In addition to the new features standard to FileMaker Pro 12, like new customized themes to change the look of your database, and more layout tools, there are also Custom Menus that allow you to display when using an iOS device, and a brand new Script Debugger that pinpoints problem areas in scripts and turns off Script Triggers when debugging.
As a database program, FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced goes above and beyond, with a host of data viewing options that allow you to view and monitor fields, variables, and calculations - even while troubleshooting - so that you can quickly and accurately spot problems. There's room to experiment with your database layouts, too. FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced lets you change gradients, select transparencies and image slicing, and rename, add, or delete menu and toolbar items. It even lets you create standalone runtime applications that don't require the end user to have FileMaker Pro.
It's hard to keep complex data together, so a fully-loaded and diverse program like FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced comes in handy when trying to put all the pieces together. This software will benefit everyone from database managers who collate facts and figures for a living, to office managers trying to keep track of expenses - and everyone in between.