DIY or Hire a Partner?

DIY or Hire a Partner?

Take the quiz to find the right path for you

Take the quiz to find the right path for you

The DIY Quiz

Take the quiz below to determine if you should build your app yourself or hire a FileMaker Business Alliance partner.

What best represents your project?

Simple
Complex
Scope

The simpler your project, the more likely you can do it yourself. The more complex your project, the more likely you’ll need to enlist a FileMaker Business Alliance partner.

When do you need your custom app?

Months from now
Next week
Time to Plan, Create, and Deploy

If you have a simple app in mind and have time, you can do it yourself. The shorter the timeframe and the more complex the custom app, the better off you are hiring a FileMaker Business Alliance partner.

How technical are you?

Technical
Basic
Technical knowledge

The FileMaker Platform enables anyone to create custom apps — even without extensive programming experience. Those with basic technical skills can learn quickly. It's best to have technical expertise when building more complex custom apps.

Do you have time to learn how to use the FileMaker Platform?

Lots of time
No time
Time to Learn

Like any new skill, it’s important to set aside time to learn. If you don’t have time, you’ll probably want to hire a FileMaker Business Alliance partner.

Your results

Do it yourself
Hire an expert to help
Create a custom app yourself

Your next step is to learn how to use the FileMaker Platform. Check out the FileMaker Learning Center to get training and download the free Custom App Success guides.

Learning Center

Custom App Success guides

Find a FileMaker expert to create your custom app

FileMaker Business Alliance partners are experts at planning, creating, and deploying customs apps for your team.

Find a partner

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