Company Profile

Company History

Water's Edge Software was registered in 1992 by partners Steve Makohin and Steven Waters, primarily as a vehicle to bring the Tools Plus product to market, and to continue to evolve and support the product. The name "Water's Edge Software" was inspired by Makohin's lakeside condo, where he was living when he threw himself, heart and pocketbook, into the company.

Throughout most of the 1990s, Water's Edge Software became a powerhouse and industry leader in Macintosh development tools, receiving multiple awards and stellar reviews. They sold their products to an international audience, including such notables as Apple Computer, Sony, and NASA. Water's Edge Software was also instrumental in helping Metrowerks, a leading compiler vendor, bring their CodeWarrior compiler to a production state.

By the late 1990s, Water's Edge Software broadened its focus to include Microsoft Windows-based technologies and solutions, and its offerings to also include professional services.

Water’s Edge Software, Today

In the 21st Century, Water's Edge Software now addresses the majority of computer installations and users by focusing on Windows-based technologies and solutions. They also continue to address the needs of the Macintosh community, as the market demands. With comprehensive professional services offerings, which include consulting, management, vendor/client management, software development and implementations, it is well-positioned to play a leadership role in small to medium size companies, as well as to augment large enterprise teams.

Water's Edge Software continues to develop and market packaged solutions.

Services Delivery

Geographically located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Water's Edge Software serves the regions of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Hamilton, Milton and Oakville. Water's Edge also accepts engagements abroad.

One of the company's greatest strengths is to be able to provide professional services to clients, regardless of geographic location. In the true spirit of the 21st century, where information streams through the Internet without the boundaries of time or space, Water's Edge Software has the technology and processes to serve you from a remote location, thereby presenting the opportunity to reduce costs and to raise productivity.

The Water's Edge Software Team

Founder and senior member, Steve Makohin, brings over three decades of information systems, process, and business expertise to the table. He has been an independent contractor, as well as an employee to some of the world's leading enterprises, including Nortel Networks, and Siebel Systems (world CRM leader). In each position, he was quickly recognized as a key contributor, and in most cases, a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field.

The team is comprised of a handful of brilliant, cross-discipline information systems experts who are doing what they love doing most: Creating inspiring software and information systems products, and playing a key role in business transformation.

Company Structure

With headquarters located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, team members are also located in multiple locations, linked through voice/data lines, video conferencing, and email.

Strategic Partners

We are proud to be strategic partners with Corporate Streamlining, who specialize in helping organizations become more efficient. They do this in a very unique way: If the failures of basic activities can be lessened, then many of the larger problems organizations face will be reduced or eliminated altogether. The benefit is an organization operating as management intended it. You can visit Corporate Streamlining at


“We bring over three decades of information systems, process, and business expertise to the table.”

President and Co-Founder
Steve Makohin

A high-performance team comprised of “brilliant, cross-discipline information systems experts who are doing what they love doing most: Creating inspiring software... and playing a key role in business transformation.”