Company Profile

Principles of our work, the team, and partners of Code and Concept

Our strengths

Code and Concept is an experienced and innovative provider of services in the field of Enterprise 2.0. We conceptualize and develop collaboration solutions and support our customers with knowledge and consulting in systems analysis, systems integration and business intelligence/reporting.

We do specialize in conceptual design, implementation and support of platforms for team collaboration and for exchange of knowledge and ideas in enterprises, of knowledge management systems and of learning platforms (LMS) in the areas of education and research at universities and research organizations.

Customer Focus as a Principle

When helping customers optimize their business processes by implementing a collaboration solution and integrating it with existing systems, data and knowledge pools (like network drives and e-mail systems), we focus on personal contact, direct support and focused consulting and training.

In close cooperation with the customer, Code and Concept creates solutions with a close but comfortable fit, tailored to the customers needs. We leverage frameworks and products of leading software vendors, and keep in line with international standards, accepted best practices and well-established, enterprise-ready programming languages like Java.

A strong partner

Code and Concept is a specialist and solution provider for the collaboration platform Novell Vibe™, and has established high reputation in the market for Enterprise 2.0, collaboration and knowledge management through being a long standing Novell Partner, participating in all Novell Vibe Closed Beta programs since version 2.0, and through successful completion of numerous Germany- and EU-based projects based on Novell collaboration technologies like Vibe and GroupWise.

Professional, customer focused IT solutions and designs should be technologically perfect, visually appealing and intuitively usable!

We are convinced that this is possible, and that a professional IT solution

  • fully satisfies customer requirements,
  • is implemented in a way that is technologically optimal as well as cost efficient,
  • and is professionally designed regarding aspects of usability and design.

We focus especially on:

  • project execution in close coordination with the customer
  • technologically professional solutions that provide appealing, user friendly interfaces
  • providing maintainability of solutions by implementation along established standards and best practices
  • understanding what the customer really needs – to achieve optimal results for the customer!
The management team consists of Code and Concept founders and owners Erik Ebell & Christian Giese:

Erik Ebell is a Diplom-Informatiker (univ.) and at Code and Concept, he is in charge of  the areas of software development and design.

Apart from Novell Vibe,  his focus areas include identity management, business intelligence and XML technologies, as well as cross-media publishing and document/data centric systems. He is an enthusiastic supporter of XSLT, and only reluctantly lets go of control over the areas of user interfaces, usability and UI design.

Erik Ebell looks back on many years as a freelance IT specialist in the sectors of software development, new media as well as mechanical and automotive engineering.

He has a Diplom in computer science from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Before heading into IT, he worked as a freelance production manager, property assistant and video operator for cinema and TV productions. He also organized events for music, multimedia and art.

Christian Giese is a Diplom-Informatiker (univ.) and at Code and Concept, he is in charge of  the areas of systems design, systems integration, consulting and analysis.

Apart from Novell Vibe, his focus areas are systems support and ITIL aligned IT service management. He feels at home on Windows and Linux systems and looks back on more than 15 years of experience with a wide range of hardware and operating systems.

Christian Giese worked as a freelance IT-Specialist in software development and systems administration for several years, and has been provisional head of the IT Taskforce of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in the Bavarian Elite Network.

He has a Diplom in computer science from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, spending one term at the University of California in Berkeley as a visiting scholar at the School for Information Management and Systems (SIMS) and acquired the “Certificate in Technology Management” from CDTM. Previously, he followed a career in the IT departments of Siemens AG and Infineon Technologies AG, based on his vocational training as a staatlich geprüfter Industrietechnologe. He aquired the ITIL Foundation Certificate(2.0) and is CLPP/PCLP SA for Lotus Domino R4/R5, and trained in Novell OES 2 Advanced Services and Troubleshooting.

Apart from the management team, Code and Concept profits from a strong team of specialists – employed as well as freelance – from the areas of software development, systems consulting, new media, project management, multimedia and design. Additional manpower and expertise is available via our network of partner companies.

You are interested in working with us as an employee or in collaborating in our projects? Find out more in the Career area of this site.

Code and Concept collaborates with a variety of partner companies specialized in software development, systems consulting, new media, project management, multimedia and design, e-Mail, networking and more.

inetra de is our main distributor for our products and software solutions, like ShareOnVibe.

As an experienced Novell Partner (Solution Provider und System Integrator), we are connected to Novell in a productive and successful partnership. We provide qualified knowledge, services  and project experience in the areas of collaboration and knowledge management (Novell Vibe), identity management (Novell Identity Manager), Novell eDirectory, Novell Groupwise, and more.


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