The Directus Partner Program

Built for Digital Agencies

Directus was born within an agency, purpose-built to deliver more robust and polished user experiences to the client, in far less time. Please take a moment to read this letter from our founder.

Hello Agencies — thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Partner Program. I'm Ben Haynes, original creator of the Directus platform, and I'd like to kick things off with a quick (but relevant) story about how Directus came to be.

Years ago, while running a digital agency in New York City, I identified a critical bottleneck in our development process. Whether building experiences for startups or established leaders like Google, Snapchat, AT&T, and Audi, before we could innovate on the unique frontend, we were routinely bogged down creating repetitive backend boilerplate.

Worse still, while our engineers were comfortable using database administration tools (eg: phpMyAdmin) to manage data, there were no off-the-shelf solutions we could hand-off to our non-technical clients that enabled them to access and manage their new project's data. So we found ourselves building and maintaining bespoke admin panels and dashboards for each client. Tedious and time-consuming, I knew there had to be a better way.

That's when I decided to prototype a unified data solution that could power any project and enable intuitive data access for all our clients. Leveraging the same introspection as the database admin tools, this approach allowed our agency to simply define a project's data model, and the APIs and admin app would be generated automatically. We knew immediately that this was going to be huge.

Fast-forward to today, and Directus has taken this core idea and expanded it to become an unrivaled data platform with over 20 million downloads.

Agencies love Directus

And for good reason! Our platform provides premium developer tools that allow agencies to work faster and ship better deliverables to their clients. Let's look at just a few reasons how.
  • Power Any Project: Our data-first approach enables powering any project, from Jamstack websites and SaaS platforms, to IoT and internal business tools.
  • Accelerate Delivery: Robust out-of-the-box capabilities reduce project development by 40-60%, allowing for faster and more efficient delivery to clients.
  • Your Tech-Stack: Completely unopinionated, Directus conforms to your client's business requirements and your engineering team's tech-stack.
  • White-Label: Go beyond simple branding with our themable and fully-customizable app, allowing you to deliver a unique and tailored experience to your clients.
  • Cost-Effective: Whether self-hosting our open-source core or deploying in our managed Cloud, you'll save money and pass those savings on to your clients.

The feeling is mutual

It's no secret, agencies are our best customers. So we'll do everything we can to foster long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Agencies create a large number of amazing projects and case-studies.
  • Advancing their own dev tooling, agencies often become Directus contributors.
  • The value obtained from Directus makes agencies some of our biggest advocates.

Let's chat!

Whether you're a lone freelancer or an established agency, we'd love to hear from you. Check out the benefits of our Partner Program, and then simply fill out the form below, and one of our team members will reach out to get started.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Benjamin Haynes

Program Perks & Benefits

After becoming an official member of this program, you can immediately take advantage of the following perks.

verified Let's Make it Official

Gain visibility by getting listed on our website, where we'll spotlight your agency's services and Directus-powered projects... and get a Certified Partner badge to show off!

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