Testimonials

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Tami rocks!

Tami has an extraordinary ability to analyze your needs and outline the most effective and efficient strategy to get the job done.

I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a knowledgeable, committed, enthusiastic professional!

Telly Green
Gift Operations Manager
Gift Adminstration, The University of Chicago
September 21, 2016

   

The transition was easy, no problems, and extremely quick.

Here at Pulsed Power Technologies we assemble parts for PEMF units.

Creative Computing helped us get started using FileMaker Pro for all of our organizational needs. Creative Computing also did all the work getting us transferred from our old organizing system to the new and improved one. The transition was easy, no problems, and extremely quick.

Before the switch we found it difficult to track our clients, and keep our records updated. The previous program had very little areas to enter information, causing the whole system to be very disorganized. Now that Creative Computing has installed our new organizing system, we would use no other computerized organizing system. It makes it extremely easy to track our product, and keep up with our customers.

If we ever have any questions or need a change made, Creative Computing is quick to help, and more than happy to do so. We love using Creative Computing and would definitely recommend them to everyone!

Ahmi Austin
Operations Support Services
Pulsed Power Technologies
Contact Tessa Web, VP of Operations for more info.
August 25, 2014

We have worked with some off-the-shelf project management companies to find the right solution for HY and those experiences have been miserable. Our experience with Creative Computing has been nothing but outstanding.

Creative Computing built us a project management system using FileMaker Pro, that we call HYConnected. HYConnected works the way we work instead of the way most off-the-shelf project management systems force you to work they way they work.

As HYConnected is still being piloted, we do not have hard quantifiable results. However, in the short term we have seen a great ability to collaborate and share work across offices located in multiple states as well as minimized duplicity of data entry across the teams.

Our experience with Creative Computing has been nothing but outstanding. We have worked with some off-the-shelf project management companies to find the right solution for HY and those experiences have been miserable. The personal and professional attention that Creative Computing afforded us, made this a painless process.

Are we happy about our experience with Creative Computing? HELL YES!! Would we recommend Creative Computing to others? In a heart beat!! Use Creative Computing and see how easy it is, the experience and results will speak for themselves.

Larry Farkos
Vice President, Director of Operations
HY Connect
July 18, 2013

Our client companies and their employees really like the website and we are very proud to offer it.

Tami,

I want to thank you for all your programming efforts that made our on-line Wellness site (https://secure.concerthealth.net/) an excellent resource. It was a very challenging process with all the different parameters involved in getting the questionnaire, the screening, the on-line data and log in modules set up. I especially appreciate the clever bit of programming which allows me to set up a unique web page for each company and select the modules which the company wishes to implement.

Our client companies and their employees really like the website and we are very proud to offer it.

Thanks again for all your help, patience and expertise to make this a reality.

John Butitta MD
Concert Health Resources Ltd.
March 26, 2012

Solving our problems.

Tami is a workhorse. She dove into our project and long after we were all exhausted and pounding are heads against the wall, she was plugging away, joking, smiling and ultimately solving our problems.

Molly Connolly
Thorsen Consulting

On point, on time and on budget.

Tami is one of the most talented FileMaker programmers I’ve worked with. She has worked on two large projects related to our job tracking and information database over the past year. Neither project was a simple one yet she was able to stay on point, on time and on budget.

Randy Gragg
Vice President, Turner Creative Production Group
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
July 1, 2011

2 thumbs up!

You do such good work. 2 thumbs up!

Keith Marks
Macy's Store Planner/Systems Manager

Saved the users almost four hours of data entry time over the paper version.

Tami has helped us on numerous projects including four very complex online surveys requiring login modules, complicated skip patterns, database support for both FileMaker Pro and MySQL, and an exquisite attention to detail!

When we first started working with Tami, she created the entire survey system for us, but in later iterations, was happy to train me how to do a large part of the work. Not only did she save us both time and money, but our end users as well. In our most recent project, the creation of an online version of a paper data collection tool, the online version saved the users almost four hours of data entry time over the paper version, allowing the users to answer only the questions pertinent to their case, rather than having to read every question on a 175 page document.

If I had tried to create our first survey on my own, it would have taken me at least 10 times longer and would not have been as flexible. The system that Tami created for our first survey allowed us great flexibility in creating subsequent surveys and data collection tools. Tami has also greatly increased my skill set by showing me how to take over parts of the projects. Going forward, I have a much better idea of what I can tackle on my own, and what makes sense to send over to her to create or complete.

Tami has been, in several situations, my only source of technical support in my job, and has never let me down. She's always cheerful, helpful, adaptable to the many changes necessary, and always willing to listen to a drawn out explanation of what _this_ instrument needs to do. This has been an amazing working relationship and one I value.

Diane Houdek
Information Systems Manager
Chapin Hall Policy Research Center at University of Chicago (from 2005 through 2013)
June 2009

Really good developers deliver code that not only works, but also saves you money in the future.

In 2005, FIRST needed to upgrade its FileMaker database system to the latest generation. Due to changes in the architecture of FileMaker, this meant that a number of web-based applications, which we ran directly from FileMaker, would no longer work. The decision was made to port the web applications to Lasso, which would be able to run the existing code with minimal conversion effort, yet communicate with the updated FileMaker back-end. Recognizing our lack on in-house expertise with Lasso, I took a multi-day training course taught by Tami Williams of Creative Computing.

Tami is a good communicator and was able to bring myself and others present up to speed on Lasso with a minimum of confusion.

Later that year, recognizing the need to scale up our Lasso development capabilities, we contacted Creative Computing. This time, we hired them on a contract basis to perform a ground up re-write of our most important web-based application, which registers teams for the FIRST Robotics Competition and brings in millions of dollars per year in registration fees. The experience was a delight, as they listened to our needs, integrated requirements from a diverse group of stakeholders, proposed solutions, and developed a clean and easily maintained solution.

The importance of this last fact can't be understated. Anyone can deliver code. Some can make it work. Really good developers deliver code that not only works, but also is well structured so that it saves you money in the future. This is borne out by the fact that we continue to use the same code base as we approach our upcoming 2010 season, and have re-used it as the basis for team registration systems for two of our other programs as well.

Since 2005, we have utilized Creative Computing to supplement our in-house development capabilities as more and more business functions are web-enabled. Additionally, we utilized their services in 2006 to help us migrate our web-applications to a MySQL-based back-end, which provides greater scalability.

For the MySQL conversion, Creative Computing helped us identify an appropriate server architecture, configured MySQL to run on the servers, taught us the basics of MySQL server administration, performed the necessary conversion work on the Lasso code, and did performance testing and remote monitoring on the servers to insure adequate response during peak loads. Again, they did a top-notch job.

Whether your needs are with FileMaker, Lasso, or MySQL, I cannot recommend Creative Computing highly enough. They are smart, efficient, flexible, and a pleasure to work with.

Eric Rasmussen, Engineer
FIRST
August 9, 2009

Great Results, High Integrity, Creative.

It is a pleasure for me to comment on the excellent web application development services that FIRST received from Creative Computing.

The quality of a software development consulting company is directly related to the knowledge and capability of its staff. We have found that the developers at Creative Computing are outstanding. The developers with whom we worked understand their profession, technology, the tools of their trade, and the art of working with a client.

Our relationship with Creative Computing is one of the best we have ever had with a contractor. Even when major hurdles popped up, they went the extra mile to support us. Creative Computing has proven to be quite valuable to FIRST.

Creative Computing did an excellent job of working with us to set expectation levels going into the relationship. In addition, they did things that other contractors do not. For example, they allowed us view their work in progress for review and comment. In my opinion, this a major reason why we were able to deliver a system our users found useful.

Ultimately, the final product created by Creative Computing is as organized, structured, consistent, and professional as the company itself. We could not have met our deliverable timeframes without them.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Creative Computing and highly recommend them as a development partner.

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative. (Hired Tami as a IT Consultant in 2005, and hired Tami more than once.)

James McKim, IT Group Manager
FIRST (as of 3-11-09 James McKim no longer works at FIRST)
July 13, 2006

She's easily one of the most talented programmers I've had the pleasure to work with.

...we have used Tami as a contractor on numerous database and web development projects. Every project she has been involved in was expertly planned, managed, executed, and documented. She's easily one of the most talented programmers I've had the pleasure to work with.

...customers rave about how good Tami is at determining what they need, communicating the status of their projects, hitting schedules and budgets, and returning calls and emails.

Tami sets very high standards for herself. I have come to learn that when she says she'll do something, she will. And it will be done the right way.

I only wish all of the employees and contractors I work with had the same high level of integrity and professionalism.

Bob Bowers, CEO
Soliant Consulting
a client from 1997 through 2008

Tami delivered more than we expected, and that is the highest recommendation I can give to a developer.

Looking back over the projects I've done with Tami Williams, I can heartily recommend her as a first-rate developer and valued collaborator.

Tami has worked with Cleveland Consulting as a subcontract developer... she has proven herself a quick study and a very thorough developer; completing very complex FileMaker projects requiring dynamic navigation, database synchronization, and complex workflows. I have always been impressed with her ability to execute our designs with very little additional input from us. She asks pointed and probing questions when necessary, having always done her homework so that her questions really move the project forward. Her business transactions are similarly professional, and she has always been very easy to work with.

Tami has also helped us with several Lasso projects, some of which were also very complex, requiring account creation and authentication, file delivery, and dynamic help systems.

In all these cases Tami delivered more than we expected, and that is the highest recommendation I can give to a developer.

John Sindelar, Director of Software Development
Cleveland Consulting (now at SeedCode.com)
April 6, 2003

She'll earn your confidence quickly.

Tami has assisted us on several occasions, she is one of our most valued service providers. Tami has been accurate and thorough in identifying the programming or programming corrections that we need, and she is very efficient in performing them. We recommend Tami highly and know that you will come to value her expertise as we do. She'll earn your confidence quickly.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. (Hired Tami as a IT Consultant in 2006, and hired Tami more than once.)

Stan Bond, President
Hamilton & Bond Advertising, Inc.
July 31, 2008

Expert, On Time, High Integrity.

Tami is very professional and very talented. She was able to work within the limitations I imposed on her and did a superlative job. Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity. (Hired Tami as a Software Trainer in 2001, and hired Tami more than once.)

Brian Dunning
Software Venture Consultant
August 1, 2008

Tami was able to understand our requirements and work with us.

From the start Tami Williams was able to understand our requirements and work with us to tailor a a solution that has satisfied our needs.

Stuart Turner, Assistant Director
Emory Creative Group (Publications)
Emory University

On-time and on-budget.

Creative Computing created a great solution for us on-time and on-budget. We look forward to working with Tami Williams on future projects.

Patrick Brown
Lutheran Health Network Classes

We were very impressed with Tami's ability to see what we were trying to develop from the very beginning.

Application: Web-based procurement and data management for POS and related projects.
Developed for a Graphic Design and Commercial Printing Company for use with its Fortune 500 Customers.

Using a variety of methods, Creative Computing linked our current database in FileMaker with a web-interface and integrated our system with our preferred shipper. The result was a system that pulls from multiple databases and is accessible from any web-enabled computer.

We were very impressed with Tami's ability to see what we were trying to develop from the very beginning. She asks all the right questions and was able to develop a plan and timetable for completion after our first meeting. Any obstacles we came across during development were handled in a prompt and professional manner.

We continue to utilize Creative Computing to add and/or tweak our system to fit our customer's needs.

We are proud to recommend Creative Computing to all of our associates.

Tim Johnston
Project Manager

Kannex Fung
Creative Director
Finished Art Inc.
CompanyB Inc.
May 11, 2005

Tami always overdelivers!

Tami is a detail-oriented database professional. The best I have ever worked with. She is extremely professional as well as proficient. She helped us overhaul our database and create it from nothing. She always overdelivers!

Laura Borgstede, CEO
Calysto Communications
August 20, 2008

Tami worked very hard, diligently and consistently to ensure that the end result was perfect!

Tami is an excellent Developer. She has performed remarkably for Calysto Communications on numerous projects. Our largest project was to take an in-house database to the web without losing any data integrity. Tami worked very hard, diligently and consistently to ensure that the end result was perfect! We could not have made this transition without her. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value. (Hired Tami as a IT Consultant in 2005, and hired Tami more than once.)

Rhonda Harris, Director of Agency Operations
Calysto Communications
August 2, 2008

A huge savings in personnel costs and time.

Dear Tami,

Thank you for your recent efforts providing the solutions we needed for the management of Convergence, HGAs biennial conference. Everyone here is thrilled! We are delighted about the time we saved, the ease of use of the program and your always quick turn-around time you consistently provided.

I want you to know what a pleasant working experience it has been for all of usboth staff and volunteers. I also want to let you know how amazed I have been at your ability to quickly see the big picture, comprehend the problems, remember the details and put the needed solutions into the process. And you are so cheerful and pleasant all the time!

HGA has benefited more than I ever dreamed by increased revenues, faster time from registration to confirmation, decreased costs, improved operational efficiency, stopped redundancy, increased customer satisfaction, and improved customer retention levels. You provided key services to HGA that helped us develop and produce our conference and serve our members needs efficiently and much more effectively than at any time in the past 15 years!

The new application was a lifesaver for the Convergence 2004 Denver Conference held this past summer. To give you an idea of how much time we saved in 2004 working with the software you developed as compared to prior conferencesin 2002 it took an average of 20 minutes for each data entry personnel to enter one conference delegate and print the confirmation letter. In 2004 the process was done in less than five minutes. This was a huge savings in personnel costs and time. Data entry and confirmation take so much less time that we could focus more on the marketing and planning aspects of our conference. In addition to improving the registration and confirmation process the program was equally wonderful in helping us with only 2 employees (1 full-time and 1 part-time) to manage:
  • over 200 events
  • over 1,800 registrations
  • over 120 instructors
  • over 150 vendors
  • over 8,000 contact numbers
  • over 4,000 addresses
  • over 1,800 name badges
  • over 18,000 tickets
  • over 1,700 financial transactions
  • over 1,500 pieces of correspondence
On site the program worked like a charm. We always have people coming to us at the last minute at the conference saying "I lost my schedule", or asking to register, or asking us to locate someone. We were able to answer all the questions, right then and there.

I'm proud to be able to tell people that we chose to work with Creative Computing and would recommend you and your services.

Sandra Bowles, Former Executive Director
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
2003 - 2016

It was a pleasure working with Tami.

It was a pleasure working with Tami. I was able to give her my thoughts and ideas and she was able to take these, run with them and have a completed project within a short time period. She was very professional and committed to this project.

Victoria Rassmussen, Director
State of Nebraska Department of Education, Client Assistance Program
2003

I only wish that all the employees and contractors I work with had this level of professionalism and desire to get it right the first time.

As with any new system/website we had bugs/fixes and changes but due to the strength of the overall data structure and design these were completed without a glitch. Tami's dedication to completing tasks in a timely manner and insuring the data integrity on transfer from the old system can only be described as excellent. I only wish that all the employees and contractors I work with had this level of professionalism and desire to get it right the first time.

Brian Stenz, President
Return Logistics International