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e-Spirit Inc.
Type Private
Industry Computer software
Founded 1999
Founders Jörn Bodemann
Stefan Walgenbach
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, Dortmund, Germany, USA, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jörn Bodemann (CEO)
Website [1]

e-Spirit is a commercial software company that develops and markets the FirstSpirit CMS Web content management system. The company was founded in 1999 in Dortmund, Germany and established a US presence in 2011.[1] The company's FirstSpirit CMS is a Java-based offering now in its fifth major release.[citation needed]


e-Spirit was founded in Dortmund, Germany. Product development was financed out of the firm's first client projects.[citation needed]

In 2004, e-Spirit released FirstSpirit Version 3.1 that included a graphical editor to map database schema to Web content. This allowed content from different sources to be published via multiple output schemas. Integration support with SAP was added.[citation needed]

In 2009, e-Spirit released FirstSpirit Version 4.2 that focused on usability with a number of new functions including integrated WYSIWYG preview, content highlighting, extended drag and drop, and multi-tabbing. During this period, integration support was added for Microsoft SharePoint, Liferay and IBM WebSphere. Through the AppCenter, integration for any web application was added.[citation needed]

e-Spirit introduced FirstSpirit Version 5.0 in 2012. A new module “UX-Bridge” was introduced as an integration and update platform for a live website and usability was further enhanced. Other capabilities included social media, content targeting, recommendation engines and support for user generated content in live websites. Integration for IBM WebSphere Commerce was added.[citation needed]

Content Integration Platform[edit]

e-Spirit developed FirstSpirit integrates with SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft SharePoint,[2] JBoss Application Server, IBM WebSphere and Liferay as well as integration with IBM WebSphere Commerce, Intershop, Oracle ATG and a number of other third-party offerings. The FirstSpirit AppCenter also allows integration of online marketing and analytics tools and external Web and cloud applications.


e-Spirit has been included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant[3] for Web Content Management in 2011 and 2012 based on Gartner’s criteria for revenue and market impact.


  1. ^ "e-Spirit Opens US Office". Intranets. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ "e-Spirit Delivers SharePoint Integration for FirstSpirit CMS". CMSWire. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management". Gartner. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

External links[edit]

e-Spirit official site: e-spirit.com
FirstSpirit 5 site: fs5.e-spirit.com