Once you’ve purchased, you will be sent via email a registration code to enter into your software to unlock the trial and allow unlimited use.  

All versions of BaseElements will run on FileMaker Server. A Single User Licence of BaseElements is limited to one user at a time.  A Server Licence of BaseElements allows unlimited users accessing BaseElements from a Single FileMaker Server as well as up to 5 users using BaseElements locally.  A Site Licences allows multiple Servers hosting BaseElements and unlimited local users at the one company.  

For more information about the purchasing options, see the Purchasing FAQ link.  Make sure to download a trial version, as purchases cannot be refunded.  

Annual Licences  

New Annual Licences are purchased through Chargify.  You will also receive a link to manage your credit card details with BillingPortal which is a service managed by Chargify.  We have an invoice option for annual licences, contact us for details. 

Annual Licences renew every 12 months, and when not renewed BaseElements can still view imported solutions, but not import new ones.  BaseElements is on an annual update schedule to match the FileMaker release schedule. 

Perpetual Licences  

A perpetual licence is for a single major version of BaseElements, it can be used indefinitely much like a FileMaker Perpetual Licence.  Moving to a new releases from a perpetual licence is a paid upgrade.  Perpetual Licences are purchased through BlueSnap.

BaseElements 18 beta 

There is a new BaseElements 18 beta release available.  All annual licences automatically allow new versions to be used.  There is nothing to do, BE 18 will pick up the new licence. 

For perpetual licences, purchasing BE now will get you a v17 licence code today and a v18 licence code when it is out of beta.  Any purchase made after the 1st of April 2019 will get a v18 licence code as well.  If you recently purchased v17 and would like a v18 licence code ASAP, please contact us.  

BaseElements 17


Single User

A single user licence, but can run on FileMaker Server.  Additional Users $99 on Annual Licensing.

Multi User

Unlimited users accessing from a Single FileMaker Server, plus up to 5 local BaseElements users.

Company Licence

Multiple FileMaker Servers and unlimited local BaseElements users at a single company.

Upgrades from previous versions to BaseElements 17

Requires a previous copy of BaseElements Single User.
Requires a previous copy of BaseElements Single Server.
Requires a previous copy of BaseElements Site Licence.
If you’d like to cross grade a licence from one option to another, or upgrade and change licence at the same time, please contact us for details and pricing.

Other Options


Not-For-Profit / Education Pricing

We offer discounts for Not For Profit or Education organisations. Please contact us for details.

Competitive Upgrade pricing for BaseElements

If you already have a copy of a competitor’s product and wish to update to BaseElements, we offer discounts. Please contact us with details of the previous purchase, including a receipt or other verifiable information and we will send you a discount coupon.

Refund Policy

All of our Developer Products are available on an unlocked completely un-restricted 30 day trial. We suggest that everyone take advantage of that before purchasing. Because of the nature of that policy, and the fact that you receive an electronic product that cannot be returned, we do not by default offer a refund if you decide the product does not meet your requirements.

However, mistakes in the ordering or other processes do happen, and we’re always willing to help out when the are legitimate mistakes. If you believe you are due a refund, please contact us and we’ll listen.

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