Ebeon (meaning the age of e-business) was established in 1994 in Dublin, as a small intranet company, linking up groups such as the housing market through auctioneers, and so on. In 1998, Eircom, the Irish telecoms company acquired a 51% stake. The company is now the leading provider of advanced e-business applications in Ireland, developing internet, intranet and extranet solutions.
In the finance sector, customers include Allied Irish Bank, for which ebeon developed the first internet-based service in Ireland to allow businesses to manage their invoices discounting online. Ebeon has also implemented solutions such as a group web site, a group treasury web site and the first offshore internet bank for the Bank of Ireland.
In the telco sector, amongst the most notable projects carried out is Eircell, Ireland’s largest mobile phone company. Its online mobile phone shop won the 1999 Irish Business Internet Award for best e-commerce site.
Customers just won in the UK include William Hill, and ebeon has just completed a project which will enable WAP-based betting. In addition, the company is forming a partnership with PSI Net to delivery e-business solutions on an ASP model. This will give PSI Net customers rapid access to solutions for building business to consumer sites.
The company employs 130 people between the UK and Ireland. It also has offices in New York and Silicon Valley.