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DataWaves has over 20 years of industry leading experience creating custom database solutions for a variety of clients including government, non-profit, education, and small businesses. 


Our original 1996 tagline of 'Providing Practical Solutions to Everyday Chaos’ is as relevant to today’s complex inter-departmental government contracts or cutting edge retail systems as it was to our original small business clients.


DataWaves revolutionary approach to data systems structure has been adopted by developers world wide.  Principal Colleen Hammersley is a sought after presenter of structural concepts at developer and user groups throughout Europe and North America and is the author of numerous white papers.


This cutting edge approach, coupled with Colleen’s innate business acumen and understanding of human workflow has created some of the most admired and complex FileMaker solutions in use today.


Clients include:

National Cancer Institute, Technology Transfer Center

The Technology Information Management System [TIMS] developed for TTC has been managing their workflow since 2005. The built-in flexibility allows for modifications and updates to be deployed in minutes.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Evaluation

We partnered with OE to upgrade and optimize databases developed in house; using this process as an opportunity to provide individualized training. 

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality

EPA had several distributed solutions in place with over 100 Client companies and 10 EPA regions. We stabilized faltering code and enhanced functionality while maintaining procedures and interface to avoid user re-training.

Brilliant Books

In need of a point of sale system that supports the nation's premier monthly book subscription service, we delivered a POS that integrates tightly with all internal and external applications and services. The solution enables a small staff to efficiently manage all aspects of a retail business.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA was looking for a system to support their re-installation process; something that could gracefully handle both images from their collection archive as well as the wide variety of interpretive elements required to successfully showcase their collections.

McKinsey & Co.

We worked with McKinsey's communication department to streamline the quarterly distribution of their marketing vehicle. 


We partnered with LKQ's North American Pricing Analyst team to enhance their existing systems by adding workflow automation.   

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