Making data work for you.

Personalized and professional FileMaker database development experience you can count on.

FileMaker database development is the nuts and bolts of getting the work done for you. This is where professional experience, technical expertise and personalized service count. It is the difference between expensive and time-consuming revisions and smooth sailing on your FileMaker database project.

How do I know when to hire a professional for my FileMaker database development needs?

If data processing is a vital part of the day to day operations of your organization, you have little or no experience with FileMaker database development and you do not have the time to learn how to develop FileMaker databases yourself, then you will want to hire someone with the professional experience, technical expertise and personal attention to develop your FileMaker database for you.

If there is a question as to whether the FileMaker database architecture (the tables and their fields, as well as the table occurrences, table groups, and their relationships on the relationship graph) on your new or existing database is not aligned with the way you work, then it is a good opportunity to hire someone to do this FileMaker development. How do you know? If you have several fields for the same type of information. For example:

  • Progress dates – Start Date, Review, QA, Delivery, Final Approval
  • Quarterly mailings – Jan Year End Report, Apr Letter, Jul Stakeholder Report, Oct Letter
  • Recurring events – Funders Dinner, Annual Retreat, Holiday Party, Xy Conference

Poorly constructed information like in the examples listed negatively impacts staff productivity, places significant limits on reporting capabilities and complicates matters for you down the road when you want to extend your system to accommodate process changes or new business opportunities.

If you struggle with or do not know about the relationship diagram, scripts or calculations, then it’s a good idea to either become more proficient in your development skills or to hire a professional with FileMaker database development experience, technical expertise and personalized business savvy to do the work for you.

If you suspect that users of your FileMaker database (including yourself) are spending more time than is reasonable to navigate, find information and produce quality results that drive growth and you want to see that change then hiring someone with the professional experience, technical expertise and personal attention needed to develop your FileMaker database for you would be the right decision for you and the growth of your business.

After researching your work, I was thrilled that you could develop a database solution for my department. Although I had built databases with another application in the past, I was hesitant to take on a project of this magnitude. The time needed to master FileMaker in addition to my other responsibilities simply made doing this work myself impractical.


Technology Services, University Of Iowa

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