Established in 1999, we quickly became involved in evolving web technologies, creating a variety of bespoke software solutions for organisations such as Virgin Media and the Ministry of Defence, as well as a number of SMEs.
Over the years, we’ve developed specialist expertise in b2b ecommerce. Unlike most b2b ecommerce solutions, which are based on modified or extended b2c platforms, our Shopfront system has software and database structures written specifically for b2b. So it’s streamlined, feature-rich and fit for purpose.
Paul Dorey established Aspidistra when he retired from the Royal Navy. The Internet had only just arrived and the company focused on website software solutions for small businesses taking advantage of this new technology.
No one wanted to write an accounts system from scratch, so we began to integrate our business website solutions to our customers’ Sage 50 accounting systems.
We were asked to integrate our growing eCommerce website product to Sage 200 for a European supplier of high speed drilling bits. This quickly led to further Sage 200 customers.
We decided to focus exclusively on integrated eCommerce websites and rewrote our product completely to give us a flexible platform to meet client needs with particular emphasis on B2B facilities.
We were invited to supply B2B and B2C eCommerce websites for a well known pottery company who were installing Sage 1000.
Having focused on Sage it was time to branch out and introduce a eCommerce website product for Pegasus Opera.