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What’s the Best Way to Upgrade an Outdated Codebase?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?
How We Work and Ensure Smooth Operations During the Covid-19 Outbreak
In the extraordinary time of Coronavirus disease outbreak, both our personal lives and business get affected. Not every sector can keep their business-as-usual operations, and this is true even in the tech world.
Why Ruby on Rails Is Still a Good Choice in 2020 [UPDATED]
On the cusp of each new year, we’re usually pelted by articles proclaiming the death of this gem of a framework. And while Ruby on Rails is almost 15 years old, it’s nowhere close to passing on from the world of...
How to Prepare a Product Spec When Outsourcing Software Development
It usually goes like this: you spend long hours with your team on creating a perfect brief for your product. You send it out to a few software companies and receive a set of additional questions from every one of them.
What's the Difference Between a Proof of Concept, Prototype, and MVP?
In the world of software development, you'll hear these three terms thrown around during almost every project. Proof of concept, prototype, and minimum viable product.
Leveraging Squads in Agile Software Development — fromAtoB Case Study
Choosing the right software product development framework is one of the most essential (and difficult) tasks that need tackling in the early stages of every project.
What Happened at Monterail in 2019—a Recap in Eleven Points
As we pass into the new year, many of us do some sort of mental recap of the past twelve months. Without such a reflection, chances are you will forget about pretty great things.
Six Famous Companies Using Elixir—And Why They Made the Switch
Elixir is a functional and dynamic programming language first released in 2011, so it’s still relatively new.
Hi!5 at Monterail—Employee Sabbatical Leave Stories
Since the introduction of the institution of sabbatical leave at Monterail, a paid month-long leave for any employee who has reached their five-year mark with the company (read here why we did it), a couple of our...