It’s easy to call oneself an “expert” in anything. In general, there is usually no metric in place for the average business owner to assess someone’s worthiness to the claim of expertise in any given field. Here are a few tips to help you find out if someone is a real FileMaker Pro expert:
How long have they been in business? A FileMaker expert will have been working with FileMaker for a minimum of five years. We have been in business since 1999, and Alchemy Group founder Bob Shockey first worked with FileMaker in 1989.
To which professional groups do they belong? FileMaker Pro experts know the advantages to membership in programs like the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) and their local user group. We are Platinum members of the FBA, members of FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC), FileMaker Technical Network, FileMaker Pro User Group (FMPUG) and FindFileMakerDevelopers.com.
Have they earned certification from FileMaker Inc.? While certification is not the only measure one should use, a FileMaker expert is not afraid to attempt passing the FileMaker Certification exam. We are certified in every version of FileMaker for which such a thing exists: FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and Filemaker 17 at the time of this writing.
How “tapped in” are they to the FileMaker community? One of the best tests of FileMaker Pro expert status is professional involvement in the many opportunities available to the savvy developer. Bob Shockey has spoken before FMDiSC on dozens of occasions over the years, as well as at FileMaker’s worldwide Developer Conference. He sits on the advisory board for FMDiSC, and has published several articles in FileMaker Pro Advisor magazine.
Contact a FileMaker Expert Today
As you can see, there are plenty of indicators that set the FileMaker Expert apart from the rest. Call the Alchemy Consulting Group today at 888-663-6382 to find out more about what makes us a leading FileMaker Pro expert. If you’re looking for custom software solutions to increase the efficiency, and by extension the profitability of your business, then we can help you every step of the way .