Originally founded in 1994, eidon has enjoyed a colorful history, but has continously provided software products & services for specialized needs of information acquisition, processing, and management.
In 1994, it started with a radically new idea: writing technical documentation in XML (SGML respectively) and managing XML document contents in a relational SQL database. The software eidonXbase/eidonXportal enabled eidon to create customer specific XML authoring systems for technical documentation and legal publishers in Europe and the US. Customers were Rheinmetall, EADS, Siemens, Liebherr, Körber to name a few. In 2003 eidon sold all eidonXbase/eidonXportal rights to Siemens. The system is now called „HyBrix“ and gets integrated into „Teamcenter“.
In 2004, eidon moved into competitive (web) intelligence. It created the web scanning software „altogather“, that enables systematic raster searches. Launching coordinated swarms of internet searches, and analysing the results in comparision, makes completely new applications possible: X-raying competitors‘ activities in different application areas, monitoring emerging technologies for different domains, or collecting information about products from different perspectives.
In 2012, eidon annouced an innovative product intelligence and database technology for relating isolated databases. It uses advanced linguistinc methods to identify entities and their properties in free texts like product titles. Once identified, it can match the entities across different databases, even when the entities do not have common keys. Again, completely new applications become possible e.g. in market research or enterprise data reorganization.