FMburgh Survey Results for March 2021

At the March meeting of  FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), the agenda included a FileMaker Show-n-Tell as we welcomed Scott Koontz from S. E. Koontz Software, Inc. to the virtual podium. He walked us through a custom FileMaker solution containing an extremely large data set that provides fast and easy custom reporting options to users. As part of our post-meeting survey, we asked the attendees what Scott’s presentation inspired them to tackle next, and why they use Claris FileMaker over another development platform. Finally, when “it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year”, we asked which Friend they are. All of the answers revealed at the April 2021 meeting of FMburgh are listed below.

Q1) After seeing Scott’s presentation, you are…

28.6% – Inspired to build your own customizable “Find” module in your own solution.
0.00% – Planning to build your own customizable “Find” module once you figure out all the tricks Scott demonstrated.
42.9% – Still trying to wrap your head around all of the techniques that Scott discussed.
28.6% – Going to leave building solutions like this to the experts.
0.00% – Happy you weren’t the one who had to figure it all out the first time.

Q2) What are the reasons you choose the Claris FileMaker Platform over another development environment? (Check all that apply)

12.50% – Return on Investment
12.50% – Option to use FileMaker as a front-end with an SQL-based back-end for record storage
50.00% – Ability to integrate with many other systems
50.00% – I want to keep coming to FMburgh meetings
75.00% – Rapid Application Development
75.00% – Cross Platform Support (macOS and Windows desktops, iOS devices, the web, the cloud)
75.00% – It’s what I know.
87.50% – Flexibility
100.00% – Ease of Use

Q3) Of the six main characters on “Friends”, which friend are you? (Or, at a minimum, which one do you identify with the most?)

14.3% – Rachel Green
14.3% – Monica Geller
14.3% – Phoebe Buffay
0.00% – Joey Tribbiani
42.9% – Chandler Bing
14.3% – Ross Geller


If you responded to the March 2021 survey, we thank you for your participation. And whether you did or not, we also thank you for checking out the results. To join in on the fun, click here to submit your answers for April’s survey.