For the fourth year in a row Making Waves has been awarded EPiServer´s Partner of the Year, and is now the world´s leading employer of certified EPiServer developers.
From left: John Kårikstad (Department Manager .NET, Making Waves), Göran Hüllert (CEO, EPiServer Norway), Alexander Haneng (EPiServer MVP, Making Waves) og Asbjørn Vølstad (CTO, Making Waves). Photo: James Bjerkholt /Making Waves
Making Waves investments in technology certification have paid off with the recent addition of several new accounts with large Norwegian and international customers.
”We want to be a key player in the technology areas that we focus on, and certification of our developers is a key element in this strategy” says Asbjoern Voelstad, CTO at Making Waves. Vølstad was a co-founder of Making Waves in 2001 and explains that a strong team of certified developers has enabled the company to work with some of the market´s largest and most challenging development projects; Choice, VisitNorway, Norwegian Government Administration Services, Gresvig and Canal Digital are among the companies who have chosen Making Waves and EPiServer for their digital solutions.
The need for strong framework suppliers
"It is critical for Making Waves as a development partner and our customers as end users, that we have a long-term framework supplier on the project team. It’s important to remember that large-scale digital solutions have a lifetime of many years. So the supplier must be able to continuously add new functionality to their framework. The framework itself must also be flexible enough to integrate with other solutions. We have confidence in the solutions we deliver that are built on EPiServer," says Vølstad.
EPiServer is one of the world´s leading CMS systems. Making Waves is the largest of more than 500 EPiServer partners with 45 certified in-house developers. The company has over 200 employees, of whom almost half are working in the technology unit. Current projects include traditional publishing solutions, mobile solutions, e-commerce solutions, intranet / collaboration solutions and custom power solutions delivered on different technology platforms. EPiServer is key component of solutions developed on the .NET platform.
EPiServer Partner of the Year
Making Waves won EPiServer´s coveted Partner of the Year award. "We were impressed by how Making Waves has been able to develop across a broad front. The company is now undoubtedly one of the strongest players in the industry offering strategic consulting, design expertise and technology development" says Göran Hüllert, CEO of EPiServer Norway.
This is the fourth year in a row that Making Waves has received this honour. "We’re just as proud to win the award this year as we’ve been in previous years. This award validates our way of working with customers. We strive to create solutions that are inspiring and which deliver results for clients. But we are also committed to building solutions in robust, user friendly and technically advanced frameworks, such as EPiServer" says Dag Honningsvaag, Managing Director of Making Waves.
Active contributor to the EPiServer professional community
Beyond a strong technical EPiServer environment and a commitment to certifying developers, Making Waves has played an active role in knowledge sharing and the development of additional EPiServer modules. This year one of Making Waves´ developers, Alexander Haneng, was given particularly recognition for his contributions and named as EPiServer’s Most Valuable Professional - a title that is highly sought among EPiServer. "We are proud that Alexander Haneng through his award as EPiServer’s Most Valuable Professional has been recognized for his active contribution to the professional EPiServer community," says Voelstad.
Haneng also received the award for Best Contributor to the international EPiServer community. He has developed several additional modules that are used by partners throughout the world, including EPiImage - an award-winning open-source image module.