I was talking to a technical support customer during a virtual one on one session and we began talking about interfacing some of his telecommunications equipment with FileMaker. He mentioned he had looked everywhere for a FileMaker plug-in to connect with and couldn’t find it. He was a bit bummed out about it until I asked him, “have you asked any of the FileMaker Plug-In developers if they could write a plug-in for you?”.
There was a noticeable silence and he said, “they will do that?”.
I said that I thought that most of the prominent plug-in developers are open to creating custom plug-ins for a particular need. In some cases, creating custom plug-ins is a large part of their business. Creating a plug-in from scratch is much like creating a FileMaker database from scratch, only more difficult and requires some serious programming skill. Having a plug-in created from scratch is generally expensive but you have to factor in the ROI you might benefit from it.
So if you really need a FileMaker plug-in that doesn’t seem to be out there, visit the most prominent FileMaker plug-in companies web sites and send them an email.
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