eBusiness Innovations (EBI)

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, eBusiness Innovations (EBI) is a leading provider of professional web development services to associations, government agencies and businesses.

Since 1997 EBI has been building custom software systems for small businesses and nonprofits. Our early successes included developing a mini-ERP system based on Microsoft Windows 95 and client-server technologies for a manufacturer of bricks and tiles, and a specialized sales management software for a nascent food processing market. In 2001 the company shifted its strategic focus from traditional software to creating web applications and websites after delivering Academic Operation System 2.0 for the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

As Content Management Systems (CMS) gained popularity EBI has embraced this trend by leveraging many open source products, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Typo3, and MediaWiki to deliver many websites and portals powered by these platforms. The company also created its own CMS offering, SmartBee(r) SMS to manage websites that fit a certain profile. One of the largest websites built on SmartBee(r) SMS was an intranet portal for the United States Department of Labor.

In 2009 and 2010 EBI has developed and successfully launched two professional social networks: BMEplanet for the University of Virginia and GBSN Connect for The Global Business School Network. In addition to social networking functionality these portals were built with a rich set of idea sharing and crowdsourcing features. For BMEplanet the company has also developed a web-based mobile app optimized for iPhones, iPads and Google Android phones.

Despite many different software projects, EBI continues to focus on and refine its core expertise which include custom web software development, web design and consulting, and implementing content management solutions.