Today, May 19th, 2017, marks 18 years of business for e-Core.
For almost two decades, our exponential growth has brought us to our current level of recognition and success. This includes being a leader in software development, IT services and Atlassian tool management. Here is a quick timeline recapping events that marked e-Core’s history.
1999 – The beginning of the electronic core
Leandro Pompermaier, Márcio Silveira e Vinicius Pinheiro worked together at HP. They had a few things in common – entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to build up a productive and respectful working environment. e-Core took form as a JAVA training center.
2002 – A new offer
In the search for new horizons, e-Core expands its original operation focused on software development and consulting services and starts to work with larger clients such as Bunge.
2004 – The right place at the right time
e-Core takes responsibility in a significant role to integrate a project in partnership with Bunge. Because of the great results, the company also becomes in charge of coordinating the U.S. operation, making the first international experience a reality.
2004 – Innovative solutions – JIRA
Needing to scale its operation and optimize project and distributed teams management, e-Core starts to use JIRA, one of the Atlassian tools.
2006 – Atlassian Experts
As quickly as e-Core was growing and perfecting its internal processes, partners and clients started getting interested in JIRA. The company begins to sell licenses related to Atlassian tools and becomes an Atlassian Partner.
2006 – It’s time to move!
With the goal of increasing the availability for more team members and providing a great work environment, e-Core moves its operation to a new office in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2006 – Centralizing efforts
e-Core starts its internationalization process and begins operating in White Plains, New York, with the goal to boost its global presence and get closer to international customers.
2008 – Great Place To Work
Acknowledged as one of the best companies to work for in Brazil, it was evident that the dream to provide positive experiences and best practices in a friendly environment became true.
2011 – Atlassian Experts Platinum – Long-term relationship
As e-Core boosts its strategy and expands Atlassian services offerings, the company becomes an Atlassian Expert Platinum, achieving the landmark of $250,000 USD sold in licenses.
2011 – Atlassian Summit San Francisco
At the Atlassian Summit 2011, e-Core presents its business practices to the other Atlassian Partners.
2012 – e-Core expands Atlassian offer in Brazil
With the Atlassian consulting services expansion and the new badge achieved, the company extends its Brazilian presence, arriving at São Paulo and inaugurating a new office.
2013 – Florida, here we come!
With the opportunity to expand our nearshore and on-site staffing with clients like Catalina Marketing and HealthPlan Services, e-Core opens its second office in U.S., located in Tampa, Florida.
2015 – e-Core increases presence in the U.S.
After a strategic analysis made in partnership with the UCLA, e-Core strengthens its Atlassian consulting services to U.S. based clients.
2015 – Atlassian Experts Enterprise
e-Core becomes Atlassian Enterprise Partner demonstrating experience and skills in handling Enterprise level challenges (1000+ users) such as scalability, performance and security.
2016 – The power of teamwork
As a way of structuring its volunteer culture, e-Core joins the Pledge 1% program. By devoting one percent of their employees’ time, the company expands the positive social impact of their teams.
2017 – Atlassian Training Partner
e-Core is the largest Atlassian Partner in Latin America and continues to grow in the U.S. The company earns the Atlassian Training Partner badge and is authorized to promote Atlassian official trainings in Brazil.
2017 – e-Core expands Porto Alegre HQ
With 30% growth in full-time staff in 2016 and doubled revenue in the last two years, it is time to expand the main HQ in Porto Alegre. The new space represents an important milestone in the company growth, reflecting a new cycle for e-Core.
Lots of challenges, respect for differences, cultural adjustments and inspiration shaped our culture and brought us here.
“Technologies come and go, but what really inspire us is our ability to keep our essence, the DNA of our company: our entrepreneurial spirit and strong focus on team work. When you combine all that with a genuine willingness to serve clients well while constantly challenging ourselves, the result could not have been different, the longevity of our company.”
– Márcio Silveira, CEO and Co-founder of e-Core.
The main challenges and successes highlight three different principles we’ve always had:
- Scale the workforce.
- Internationalization of our company.
- Talented professionals.
In Vinicius Pinheiro’s words, “identifying and retaining talents end up being who you are as a company”. Márcio complemented the idea reflecting on what has taken e-Core where it is today: “I see no other sentence that best summarizes it than “The Power of People”.
On the next decades to come, we’ll continue our mission to positively impact our clients and create opportunities for highly talented professionals in an inspiring work environment!