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Read more about where do we come from, how we got here and who are the people behind frends.
part of HiQ
frends is currently owned and developed by HiQ (listed in the Stockholm OMX 10), though originally frends was developed as a productized solution in 1988 for the following Finnish Oil Refinery companies: Neste, Shell and Teboil, which are still frends customers after 30 years.
The name "frends" is actually an acronym that comes from the initial integration use case frends was used in; which was using dial-up modems to connect to every gas station in Finland and exchange data between the stations and a central IBM Mainframe. This resulted in the acronym Front End Dialing System or frends.
Currently the development Team consists of 10 core developers, supported by a 100 person consultancy and support organization delivering solutions and SLA -services to customers worldwide.