FINEOS won the accolade after also coming first in the Software and International Services export category. It was named overall winner because of its impressive international performance in developing new business in markets such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and for increasing its market share in the highly competitive US market. Offering unique software solutions for the banking and insurance market, the company's revenue for 2003 was in excess of EUR17 million, of which 95% came from exports.
Commenting on the award, Michael Kelly, CEO of FINEOS said, "FINEOS is honoured to have been selected as the Irish Exporter of the Year. This award is recognition of the dedication and hard work of our highly skilled team that has led to our exceptional growth and success in the international market. FINEOS was successful in breaking into several new markets and this year saw us announce our first customers in Asia Pacific."
The 'Exporter of the Year Award' is FINEOS's second major industry award in less than a week. The company was also awarded the 'Sales and Marketing Innovation Award' on November 12th at the Irish Software Association's 2004