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Zero Point Data Ltd.

Abbey Lodge
CHEPSTOW, Monmouthshire NP16 6SF

P: 01291 689966

est: 2008

Innovative FileMaker Solutions

My name is Chris Van Buren and Zero Point is my consulting and database development company. My mission is to add heaps of value to your business by planning, building and supporting database solutions that work the way your business works.

I have been using FileMaker since 1989 and have been a FileMaker professional since 2001.

Why Zero Point?
- I believe in practical solutions. I am a business person and not just a techie!
- I have a track record of success in a variety of sectors.
- I am willing to work with you on a variety of contractual terms and I will respect your budget.
- I am a long term member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and am FileMaker 15 Certified.
- I value your business long term. My goal is to have you as a client for many years in the future.

These reviews are provided by our clients directly to

4.78/5 - NL Consulting

Great Project Scoping, Understanding and Delivery

4.08/5 - StarChris

Good, quick, fast, turnaround of a new project.

5.00/5 - Stagecoach Agency UK & Ireland

Fast, efficient intelligent and effective soultions

FileMaker Pro Certification

This area lists any/all applicable FileMaker development certification(s). Certification is officially sanctioned by FileMaker Inc and all developers who qualify have completed and passed the official exam for the specified version of FileMaker Pro. Certification covers competency in the areas of general development as well as server-based aptitude..

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FileMaker Trainer

This company offers a wide range of services to help people expand their FileMaker knowledge. While some companies offer training through formalized class or seminar formats, other companies focus more on individual needs through remote and on-site instruction. Where “FileMaker Training Series” is checked, these trainers have successfully completed course requirements authored by FileMaker Inc. and teach seminars geared specifically toward persons obtaining certification.

 1 on 1 Training

FileMaker Specialty

A list of specialties, or areas of discipline within the FileMaker development arena

 Buttons Custom Functions ESS Export Data Excel Migration Import Data Layout Design Report Creation Scripting FileMakerGo


This section includes a list of core competencies (as it relates to FileMaker development) where the company has a proven level of experience or offers it as a trademark skill.

 Audit Logging Needs Determination Needs Analysis Higher Math Statistics Security Data Modeling Server


This section illustrates the computer languages used to make queries into databases and information systems. When checked, the company has working knowledge and/or advance aptitude in that particular language.


Remote Control/Access Support

This company can offer support from remote locations using the following technology.

 Apple Remote Desktop Microsoft Remote Desktop

Web Technology

The following list includes all technologies especially suited for web development -- building, creating and implementing web sites as well as sites with a Db backend.

 FileMaker PHP API Instant Web (IWP) html email

Web Hosting

This company offers web hosting. See below for the available options.


A platform describes the type of hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, programming languages and related runtime libraries or graphical user interface.

 Mac Windows iPhone iPad

Professional Accreditation & Affiliation

The following includes professional agencies, organizations and/or groups where the company is an active member.

 FileMaker Technical Network (Technet) FMForums FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA)


A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing access to classified information. The term "security clearance" is also sometimes used in private organizations that have a formal process to vet employees for access to sensitive information. Anyone with access to classified data requires a clearance at or higher than the level the data is classified at. For this reason security clearances are required for a wide range of jobs, from senior management to contractors and sub-contractors.

Location Preference

This section illustrates the company’s preferences as it relates project location and travel requirements. Certain companies prefer to omit long distance travel, while others are willing to commute daily and spend their time directly on-site.

 Part Time Full Time On-Site Remote Travel As Needed

Language Support



Bio for Chris Van Buren

I am a FileMaker certified developer. A few tidbits on my background:

1. I had another FileMaker oriented company - Timebox Solutions Ltd. which I sold in 2007. With Timebox I concentrated on a commercial solution for opticians called OpticBox.
2. I have a degree in Chemistry from the University of Colorado and graduated way back in 1990.
3. In the 1990s I sold a embedded compiler for a German company called CAD-UL which is now part of Intel.

I am currently excited by the possibilities of using FileMaker hosted on the internet.


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