The more things change…
In 1987, Apple moved its software products, such as MacPaint and the office suite AppleWorks, into a new subsidiary called Claris. But by 1998, most of Claris’ products had either moved back to Apple or been discontinued. So the company reformed as FileMaker, named for its flagship product, a database management system Claris acquired in 1988.
Now the Claris name is back. FileMaker, still a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, said Tuesday that it has changed its name to Claris International as it diversifies its portfolio of products and services beyond its flagship FileMaker Pro.
for the whole story, PYBT: Attention Apple Retro-Heads: Claris is Back!.