Networking Challenges and Opportunities at Digital Conferences and Virtual Events
The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed many constraints on our lives. Most widely affected are any activities involving multiple people gathering in one place. We’re seeing schools, offices, movie theaters, restaurants, and...
10+ Ways to Optimize Your App Development Cost
Everyone who has ever built an application knows this too well: software development can be pretty costly and time consuming. Especially now, in a world affected by the pandemic, finding ways to cut excessive costs is...
Jitsi, a Video Conferencing Alternative to Zoom and Google Hangouts
With remote working becoming more popular, video conferencing has become a daily part of our lives. Everything from daily standups, to creative brainstorms, even office social events have moved online.
Budgeting Tailored to Your Software Project Needs—Target Price
10 years of experience in delivering software have shown us that there is no one-size-fits-all budgeting solution for every business and type of project. Our role as a partner requires finding the budgeting model that...
Open Source Ecommerce Platforms Comparison — Performance and Extensibility [Summer 2020]
Our previous blog post gave you an overview of the most popular ecommerce platforms based on Ruby, Node.js, and Python. We’ve evaluated them in terms of how quickly you can set up an online shop and what possibilities...
Open Source Ecommerce Platform Comparison — The Best Ruby, Node, and Python Ones [Summer 2020]
There are tons of free or inexpensive ecommerce platforms available. The likes of Shopify or WooCommerce seemingly have it all and don’t require any development effort to be set up. But open source ecommerce platforms...
Has Software Development Adapted in the Age of Masks and Remote Work?
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained governments, industries, and people alike. We’re still trying to assess the damages, analyze strengths and weaknesses, and grasp the situation in its entirety. If anything is clear,...
18 Tips on Running a Successful Software Development Project
What comes to mind when you think about running a web app project?
How Switching to Pipedrive Helped us Boost Sales Conversions
The Monterail Growth team has been working with a CRM system for many years now, and to great success. But as the team began expanding, growing along with the company, certain strategic changes had to be made.
What’s the Best Way to Upgrade an Outdated Codebase?
I have an app in Ruby on Rails dating back to 2011 that hasn’t gotten any new features in the past five years. It’s slow and barely able to serve our growing user base. Can you help us deal with it?
What You Can Expect From an Account Manager in a Software Development Company
The roles and responsibilities of a developer and project manager are pretty well established and rather straightforward—one builds software, the other ensures that project work goes as planned.
How Businesses and VCs Deal with Covid-19—Growth Strategies for Startups, SMBs, and Enterprises
Marta Klimowicz is the Head of Growth at Monterail. Operating at the intersection of sales, technology, data, and marketing, she is responsible for creating and executing growth strategies.
Dealing with COVID-19—How Different Sectors Are Handling the Outbreak and Coping with the Fallout
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our personal and professional lives on a variety of levels. Alongside grave concerns for the health and safety of our relatives and friends, many of us have been watching the...
A List Of Useful Tools for Remote Work
At Monterail, we believe in human interaction being prior to tools and processes. This and similar beliefs have always made us feel strongly connected to the Agile Manifesto.
Pizza Hut Case Study: Introducing Contact-Free Delivery In Less Than 5 Hours
Imagine you’re running a leading restaurant in the country or even a small bistro in the city center, and suddenly due to higher power, you need to close your business.
How We Handle the Remote-First Approach at Monterail
Earlier this year, we introduced the remote-first approach to our organization as one of our Key Initiatives for 2020. Why such a radical shift?