About us

About us

Anchor-Buoy Software is a full service FileMaker development firm based in Portland, Maine. We opened in 2012 because we wanted to give business owners a choice. We noticed that business owners had only three options for FileMaker development: hire a mega development shop, a solo developer, or handle it in-house. We decided to offer a better option that takes the best of each options. We gauge the scope of work and delegate tasks to our team of developers based on complexity. Our team does all this while operating on our common core value structure:


We build cross platform solutions that work on desktop, mobile, and on the web so you and your teams can work on the devices that works best for them. We put an optimized solution in the right place at the right time so you can maximize value.

We Dream in FileMaker

Innovation is at our core and in our Code. We work with companies of all sizes from the small coffee shop looking for an inventory solution to the enterprise corporation that needs to find process improvements.

We Build Solutions for Everyone

Our team has worked with a broad range of companies and can apply our cross-disciplinary approach to your solution. We can help take nuanced real world problems and turn them in to a fresh solution to find efficiencies not possible with off-the-shelf software.

Work Arounds, Don't Work

Most businesses think they need to find work-arounds so their off-the-shelf software titles can play nice with one another. We believe your business shouldn’t have to adapt to your software; your software should adapt to your business.