Seventy-four percent of teams using a custom app have seen an increase in productivity, according to FileMakers “2016 State of the Custom App Report,” which looks at how teams are embracing the power of custom apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads.

The report found that custom apps are being used in a wide variety of ways to help teams accomplish their business goals. According to FileMaker, Inc. (, key findings of the report include:

° 81% reported custom apps reduced inefficient tasks;
° 74% reported custom apps increased in team productivity;
° 63% reported custom apps improved field and customer service delivery;
° 60% reported custom apps have seen a return on investment (ROI);
° 49% reported using custom apps on iPad or iPhone;
° 52% of custom apps were built in less than three months;
° 82% reported that they developed custom apps internally.

FileMakers State of the App report for 2016 examines what customers are using custom apps for, how they are using them, and what type of impact they are having on their business. The global report, based on surveys of hundreds of professionals, provides insight into the ways custom apps are driving better, stronger end-results as well as improving the process of work. It also examines the diversity of ways that custom apps are being deployed across industries and teams.