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What a Long Trip It’s Been

A History of Exadel

A lot has happened with Exadel over the more than twenty years we have been around, but our unwavering commitment to extracting maximum business value out of technology for our clients has been a constant. Here are just a few milestones along the way.

1998

March

Object Consulting (Exadel) Opens for Business.

The company has been registered in California in 1995, but doesn’t really start in earnest till the founder, Fima Katz, leaves Bank of America. Exadel opens an office in Concord, California (San Francisco Bay Area) that becomes the headquarters office as more offices are opened.

1999

January

Russian Office

Exadel expands its presence to Russia with the opening of its first offshore development center in Moscow.

July

Company Name Changes to Eltegra

2000

January

EXADEL Framework Released

EXADEL launches to provide a wide variety of ready-made components to rapidly build large complex web applications based on J2EE.

2002

May

Company Name Changes to Exadel

2003

December

Belarusian Office

Exadel expands its presence to Belarus with the opening of a development center in Minsk. This is the first development center outside of Russia for Exadel. The Minsk office has grown over time to be two separate offices, and the city is currently the location for the largest concentration of staff for Exadel (about half of all Exadel employees).

2004

March

JSF Studio

After the release of Struts Studio, an IDE for Struts development as an Eclipse plug-in, JSF Studio follows as an Eclipse plug-in for JSF development, the first JSF (JavaServer Faces) IDE.

December

Eclipse4Web Released

Eclipse4Web launches to provide all the functionality of products like Struts Studio and ORM Hibernate Studio in one Eclipse plug-in.

2005

June

Exadel Studio 3.0

Exadel renames Eclipse4Web as Exadel Studio.

2006

March

Exadel Visual Components Platform Launched

EVCP launches to provide a comprehensive set of rich JSF components for use in development. EVCP will later be renamed RichFaces.

December

Ukrainian Office

Exadel expands its presence to Ukraine with the opening of a development center in Kharkiv.

2007

March

Red Hat Partnership

Exadel begins a partnership with Red Hat and puts Exadel Studio and RichFaces into open source under Red Hat’s JBoss division. As part of this partnership, JBoss contracts with Exadel to maintain and further develop the renamed JBoss Developer Studio.

2010

December

741 Studios Acquisition

741 Studios, a technology and operations consulting firm with a set of ready-made fintech solutions, becomes a part of Exadel. Lev Shur and Igor Landes join the Exadel leadership team.

2011

September

Tiggr

Exadel launches Tiggr Mobile App Platform to allow low-code mobile app development using jQuery mobile as a front end.

2012

January

Tiggzi

Exadel rebrands Tiggr as Tiggzi.

2013

February

Progress Software OEM Partnership

Progress Software incorporates Tiggzi as a component of its Progress® OpenEdge® Mobile App Builder product and agrees to have Exadel provide further extensions for the Builder.

March

Headquarters Moved to Walnut Creek, California

The Exadel headquarters moves to its current location in Walnut Creek, California (San Francisco Bay Area).

RESTXpress

RESTXpress launches as an easy-to-install REST API gateway that allows quick “RESTification” of corporate assets (SQL databases, SOAP services, etc.).

April

Appery.io

Exadel rebrands Tiggzi as Appery.io, now a complete mobile app platform for everything from development to deployment.

2014

May

Lithuanian Office

Exadel expands its presence to Lithuania with the opening of a development center in Vilnius.

December

Creating Appery, LLC

Exadel creates a new wholly owned subsidiary called Appery, LLC to house all Appery.io-related activities.

2015

June

Verivo Software Assets Acquired

Appery acquires the major assets of Verivo Software, a leading provider of enterprise mobility software.

August

RESTXpress Becomes API Express

Appery renames RESTXPress as API Express and completely integrates it into the Appery platform.

2016

October

Amadeus Consulting Acquired

Amadeus Consulting, a provider of innovative software strategy and development services in Boulder, Colorado, becomes a part of Exadel. Lisa Calkins and Jay Millard join the Exadel leadership team.

December

Akme Software Acquired (First Polish Office)

Akme Software, a software services company in Szczecin, Poland, becomes a part of Exadel.

2017

April

ReeWise Acquired

ReeWise, a software services company in Warsaw, Poland with a focus on specific service offerings in big data and analytics, as well as business intelligence, becomes a part of Exadel.

2018

June

Exadel Solutions

Exadel creates a new business unit within the company called Exadel Solutions to lead the company’s transition from a service and resource delivery organization to a global solutions provider. Part of the implementation of this strategy is the organization of cross-functional “practice areas” focused on specific aspects of cutting-edge technologies. (As of August 2019, three practice areas have been formed: Digital Marketing Technology, Digital Transformation, and Products & Platforms.)

2019

May

Uzbekistan Office

Exadel expands its presence to Uzbekistan with the opening of a development center in Tashkent.

June

Exadel Innovation Cloud

"Innovation Lab" launches as a platform similar to Appery.io in its ease-of-use with dedicated consulting services included for testing advanced technologies in a sandbox environment. Rebranded as Exadel Innovation Cloud in September.

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