Spafford Data Solutions creates custom software to improve your company's efficiency and profitability.

I have been building custom database systems for clients across North America since 1998, using the wildly popular FileMaker Pro database software.

I had established an initial niche in the graphic design industry, creating solutions that tracked finances and shop floor activity on a per project, as well as an aggregate basis. In 2003, FileMaker Inc. hired me on a nine-month contract to do quality assurance on their then-unreleased FileMaker Developer 7 -- the most advanced release in the history of the product.

Since then, I have been developing databases for my constantly growing client base, have become certified in FileMaker versions 8, 9, 10, and 11, and have become a FileMaker 10 and 11 Authorized Trainer through CoreSolutions.

I have written articles for the FMWebSchool newsletter, which is read by over 9000 FileMaker developers, and run the monthly meetings for FUDGEO (the FileMaker Users and Developers Group of Eastern Ontario).

More recently, I started FMLayoutMode.com, my blog that has become an instant hit in the FileMaker community. FMLayoutMode teaches intermediate layout techniques to beginner FileMaker developers.

Some of the many solutions I've created:
  • Project task management and financial systems for graphic design/communications firms.
  • A grant-tracking system for a government department.
  • Project management systems for the communications departments of some government agencies.
  • A manufacturing scheduling, payroll, materials management solution for a furniture manufacturer.
  • A contact and convention management solution for a worldwide peer counseling organization.
  • A sales and insertion order system for a publishing company.
  • A time card system for a non-profit organization.
  • A registrar and scheduling system for an art school.
Before turning to database development full-time, I spent six years as a bookkeeper/accountant, and earned a college diploma in manufacturing systems.

Paul Spafford,
Spafford Data Solutions
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: (613) 314-8890
Email: paul@paulspafford.com
Web: http://www.paulspafford.com

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