About MiCIL

Mi CIL (“My C.I.L.”) is unlike other databases available. It is a powerful yet easy to use data management tool, conceived from the daily operations of a consumer-controlled center for independent living.

Tanabe Systems and Mark Obatake, former Executive Director of The Hawaii Centers for Independent Living, began developing the software in 1999, to address the requirements for qualitative management of program services and the growing trend for outcomes accountability.


Mi CIL collects all essential data needed to support distinctive advocacy efforts, create building blocks for strategic plans, provide real-time reporting for quality improvement, and to identify systemic issues, through a very user-friendly interface.

Mi CIL is a robust system with a comprehensive array of features to specifically meet an Independent Living Center’s requirements. It is compatible with JAWS, a third party software that provides voice output for screen reading.

Mi CIL has the capacity to work within satellite sites and be consolidated into an entire organizational (or regional) database. You are assured data stability by using a powerful tool such as MS Access.