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The History of Enonic

Here is the essential story of the Norwegian tech company Enonic, summarized through a series of product launches, critical periods, new customers, and other exciting stuff from the course of over 20 years.

Feel free to explore the Enonic timeline, from our humble beginnings to where we are today!


Enonic was founded

Enonic was founded

Like all great IT companies we started in a garage.


Enonic CMS 1.0 released

Enonic CMS 1.0 released

Initially known as Vertical Site, to "efficiently produce, maintain and publish content for Internet, Intranet and Extranet."


First major customer

Orion Pharma is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company, developing new drugs and treatment methods.



Enonic CMS 2.0 released

Described as an "innovative portal front-end."



Almost bankrupt

Saved by a major contract with Norsk Tipping, a gambling company owned by the Norwegian government and administered by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.



Enonic CMS 3.0 released

Focusing on increased security and introduction of version control.


First implementation partner

Bekk Consulting is an IT consulting company specializing in strategy, design, and technology.


National Lottery in Norway launches on Enonic

Norsk Tipping, the national lottery in Norway, continues to be a customer to this day.



Gjensidige launches self-service site on Enonic

Gjensidige is a Norwegian insurance company with total assets of NOK 135 billion (2022).



Enonic CMS 4.0 released

Redesigned user interface, and included smart links and a new Web Services API.


NAV launches public web and intranet

The Norwegian Welfare and Labour Administration (NAV) continues to be a customer of Enonic to this day.



Norway Post chooses Enonic

The Norwegian postal service chose Enonic for public websites in 2007, and continues to be a customer.



Enonic goes Open Source

Launch of Enonic CMS Community Edition.



ISO 9001 certification

ISO 9001 is the international standard for creating a Quality Management System (QMS), published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).



New offices

Moving up to the 4th floor in Kirkegata 1–3.


Statistics Norway launches the biggest statistics site in Europe

Statistics Norway (SSB) continues to be a customer of Enonic.


Enonic CMS 4.7 released

With Elasticsearch embedded.


Enonic XP released

Enonic XP released

Initial release of the Enonic eXperience Platform.


Enonic Market launched

Enonic Market launched

App store with ready-made starter kits, libraries, and applications for Enonic projects.

Norwegian Top Football launches on Enonic

Norwegian Top Football launches on Enonic

Separate sites for all the teams from the elite leagues Eliteserien and OBOS-ligaen.



Enonic launches Headless CMS

Based on GraphQL.

Enonic embraces Progressive Web Apps

Enonic embraces Progressive Web Apps

Spearheads PWA development with London Meetup group and Office League app.


Enonic Blog launched

Enonic Blog launched

Ramped up inbound marketing strategy with quality blog articles.



Enonic XP 7.0 released

New developer portal, introducing Enonic CLI, Enonic XP core on JVM 11—available through native distribution on all major platforms.


Enonic Explorer released

Enonic Explorer released

Enables indexing of custom data sources (collections), each storing its data in separate XP repos.



Launched self-service cloud

Enonic Cloud is a fully managed and monitored solution.


No. 1 in «Digital Experience Platforms» 4 years in a row

No. 1 in «Digital Experience Platforms» 4 years in a row

A comprehensive evaluation and ranking by SoftwareReviews of leading Digital Experience Enterprise vendors, providing a customer-based overview and comparison of platforms across several dimensions.


Next.js integration released

Next.XP provides an opinionated out-of-the-box integration between Enonic XP and Next.js for building websites.

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