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DataWaves International

12070 E. Sugar Maple Court
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
United States

P: (312) 224-8289

est: 1995

Revolutionary Enterprise Management Systems is not a claim, it's our mission.

We want to work with people who believe, or suspect, that better data and knowledge systems can deliver step-change performance for their business.

We believe breakthrough solutions are more likely to come from a team that understands business as well as it understands technology.

We believe great systems start with imagination and progress through mutual connection to expert development and a business that will flourish.

That's why DataWaves International is led by Peter Makin, Business Analyst, and Colleen Hammersley, Structural Analyst - both acclaimed members of the global FileMaker developer community.

And that's why we have brought together an elite group of independent specialists with worldwide reputations, working together as a team.

We will approach your business from many perspectives: business flow and user experience, structure and strategy, architecture and teamwork.

We will work with you to develop revolutionary options and strategies.

We will deliver exceptional results through a hand-picked team of outstanding imagination and expertise.

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 Export Data Import Data Layout Design Report Creation Scripting


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 Security Data Modeling


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 Leopard iChat 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.

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

Professional Accreditation & Affiliation

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

 FMPug Network FileMaker Technical Network (Technet) 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.

 Central Contractor Registration (CCR)

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 Remote Travel As Needed

Language Support



Bio for Colleen Hammersley

Colleen Hammersley � the Structural Analyst Author of several Technical White papers and a sought after presenter in both Europe and North America. Colleen has presented her revolutionary concepts of data separation to the FileMaker Developer�s Conference for the last 5 years and is recognised as a leading authority on database structural analysis. It is her unique insight that allows DataWaves International to confidently create whatever we can imagine. Among others in her ten year career she has developed notable systems for organizations as diverse as the Detroit Institute of Art, The National Cancer Institute, McKinsey & Co. She lives in the woods on the shores of Lake Michigan with her two teenage sons. Work takes her all over the world, so she cherishes the peace of an idyllic home.

Bio for Peter Makin

Peter Makin � the Business Analyst
Peter has been revolutionizing businesses since 1989. His approach to enterprise management system design is to forget the apparent technical limitations and to concentrate on designing the best he could imagine. His methods and insight have attracted the attention of some of the UK's leading entrepreneurs and resulted in his participation at Board and Director level of a number of his clients. He was involved in the early days of The Carphone Warehouse and most recently Stopgap Ltd. Which has the rare distinction of being acclaimed for both its business leadership and software systems. Also on his list of clients are Ernst and Young, IDEO, Amgen, MasterCard and the BBC. Peter lives in London, overlooking the Thames, a short walk from his favourite soccer team and a bus ride from, as he puts it ""The best theatres in the world.\


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