Ergo is one of the most successful IT services companies in Ireland. Our ability to tailor solutions to each client’s unique requirements has been our calling card for over 20 years. What’s changed is the scope and diversity of what we do. Through business-first engagements, we are increasingly focused on leveraging leading-edge technologies that help clients on their digital transformation journeys.
We started out in 1993 with eight people supplying print components. Today, we work with the some of the largest companies in Ireland, delivering enterprise-wide solutions that drive productivity and profitability.
Over the years we have mirrored the seismic shifts in the way IT solutions are delivered and consumed, constantly upskilling our experts and reinventing our role in the IT value chain to give our clients the support and expertise they need to stay competitive and succeed.
The milestones in our development (below) not only reflect the way our company has evolved, but also the way the way the entire IT landscape has been transformed. We’ve made it our business to embrace change and lead from the front.
Founded - John Purdy and Tim Sheehy founded Ergo, a two-man company selling toner cartridges for printers. John believed there was a gap in the market for a more customer-focused print supplier, an ethos that would remain core to the company throughout its history.
Professional Print Services - Ergo signals its ambitions to innovate by selling JetForm, early workflow software that gave businesses a taste for more efficient document processes. We grow to eight employees and move to new premises in Phibsborough.
Document Services - By now the company is talking to clients about a range of document services. Business is growing and it’s time to move premises to Richmond Road, Dublin 3.
Managed Print Services - In a landmark deal with Microsoft, Ergo wins a Managed Print Service contract, not just a first for Ergo but the first of its kind in Ireland. We set course on a journey where the same Ergo ethos will be applied many types of Managed Service engagement: identify customer pain points and solve them.
Software Solutions - Employee numbers rise to nearly 40 and Ergo wins a contract to build Fast Flow for Bank of Scotland Ireland. We develop software that automates the credit decision process, a defining moment that opens a door to the banking sector.
Professional IT Services/Software Development - Both our software and services divisions flourish. Bank of Scotland asks us to build a software solution to assist in its entry into the Irish market.
Network Services - A new division is established to help clients with their LAN and WAN requirements as network infrastructure becomes more important to increasingly connected IT solutions.
Banking Solutions - Ergo builds on its banking workflow expertise and wins contracts with a growing number of clients in the financial services sector. Managed Print and IT Support Services continues to grow.
Research and Development - An increasing focus on R&D leads to the creation of Expert Platform, a product with modular solutions for financial services firms, including mortgage brokers and insurance companies.
Fenergo Launches - Success in the finance and banking sectors leads to the setting up of Fenergo, a subsidiary that soon establishes an international reputation. Despite the economic crash, Ergo's revenue exceeds €20m for the first time.
Acquires CDSoft - Ergo deepens its expertise around Microsoft Lync (now Skype for Business) and a growing cloud portfolio with the acquisition of CDSoft, swelling the number of employees to 125. We move to our current headquarters in Dublin’s EastPoint Business Park.
Cloud Services - We are now at the forefront of the fast-evolving cloud market, developing software solutions on Microsoft’s Azure platform and winning some of the biggest Office 365 contracts in the country. Employee numbers increase to nearly 150 and revenues rise to €28m.
FlowForma Launches - Our new workflow solution gains great traction and is adopted by nearly 30,000 hospital administrators in the UK. Enterprise Ireland selects it for a new funding initiative that supports high potential exports.
John Purdy: Entrepreneur of the Year - John Purdy wins the prestigious “EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” award, testament to the leadership qualities of a CEO who describes his business as “constantly in start-up mode, always ready for the next challenge”.
Acquires iSite - With the take over of iSite, Ergo extends its market-leasing CRM practice and adds a strong portfolio of blue-chip clients to its books. The acquisition also expands our resourcing and recruitment capability. Ergo sells its shareholding in Fenergo to US private equity firm Insight Partners for $75 million.
Acquires Micromail - The acquisition of one of the largest Microsoft Licensing Solutions Providers in Ireland makes Ergo uniquely positioned to offer clients an end-to-end service around Microsoft products, from design, deployment and licensing to running them as a Managed Service. FlowForma becomes a standalone business.
New Phase of Growth - Ergo now employs over 400 people and is expecting revenues to close in on €70 million in the next year.
We obsess about our clients and treat their businesses as if they were our own; we’re never satisfied until we’re enabling them with technology that will empower them to be more successful - John Purdy, Chief Executive Officer, Ergo