June 16, 2016
“Computers have always interested me. In school I worked with small scripts but couldn’t actually see that it could be a job for me someday. I think it was sophomore year when I really knew this is the industry I want to work at. There was a growing need for developers so I decided why not. I didn’t know what developers do exactly but after some courses I knew that I liked it.
I’m a Developer at Profit Software. I started here in June 2015. I develop new features whenever they are needed. Besides this I also have a role as build engineer, I fix issues in build environments’.
The best thing in this work is that it gives me possibility to be creative. I also have the feeling that if there is an issue that should be fixed, I have the power to fix it. This environment encourages me to creativity. Problem-solving is another thing that I like. The harder the problem is, the better.
June 3, 2016
Tietoviikko has published its yearly report of Finland’s 250 biggest information and communications technology companies.
Report states that ICT sector reduced with approx. 6% during the year 2015 which is the same figure as in last year’s report. Despite of this fact positive trend can be seen and the amount of those companies that have been able to grow their revenue increased.
Of 250 companies on the list 27 are new. Profit Software is ranked number 188 among 250 companies. Profit Software’s revenue was 10,76 million euros.*
Tietoviikko’s report is based on official financial statements and pre-information that companies have given. Key figures that are used in the report are calculated according to Yritystutkimus society’s recommendations.
*Tivi, kesäkuu 2016 and tivi.fi/250
May 30, 2016
One of the biggest events at finance sector in Finland, VaikuttajaForum, is held during the 31st of May and 1st of June. Like previous years, Profit Software attends to the event.
Main themes at this year’s event are:
Keynote speakers at the event are e.g. Tommi Rytkönen (CEO at Nooa Säästöpankki), Jari Sokka (CEO at Keskinäinen Henkivakuutusyhtiö Suomi), Jani Arnell (Director, Security Services OP Financial Group) and Nina Luomanen (Director, Private customers Nordea Bank).
May 19, 2016
“In high school my dream was to be a graduate engineer. Although the vision was clear I somehow ended up studying health informatics. That wasn’t a bad choice but I understood that I wanted to study more technical issues. In June I’m graduating from Tampere University of Technology and can finally say that I’m Master of Science in Technology.
At Profit Software I started a year ago. I’m a Developer. My task is to solve different kinds of issues, develop new stuff, fix bugs, and communicate with colleagues. I could continue this list endlessly since our job varies based on projects. Simply put: it’s about creating code with logical mindset.
April 22, 2016
“My career in the IT field started over 20 years ago when I was looking for an internship. I was studying psychology and found a job ad from our department. A company was looking for a trainee in usability and I thought it sounded interesting. I got the job and after a few months I knew that I had found my area of work.
Working as a Business analyst is diverse. My tasks vary: they’re about analyzing requirements we receive from customer, planning solutions to those requirements, but also co-operating with developers, testers, and other stakeholders. Besides all mentioned I’m product owner in one of our customer projects which means that I’m responsible for the product features that we deliver to our customer.
April 21, 2016
Profit Software has chosen BIME Business Intelligence (BI) tool for creating customized reports and analysis. BIME is a separately licensed third party tool, but it’s closely integrated to Profit Life&Pension (PLP).
Some benefits that BIME offers:
March 14, 2016
Profit Software’s financial statement for the fiscal year 2015 has been confirmed. Revenue was 10,8 million euros and grew with 8%, compared to the previous year (10M EUR in 2014). Besides the growth Profit Software reported a good business profit.
-Market situation in this sector is tight. Last year our first system in Sweden went into production. This was an opening for us but our goal is to solidify our position in the Nordics. In order to support this we will establish a local office in Stockholm during this year, tells CEO Ilkka Starck.
Headcount has increased from 87 (2014) to 105. Profit’s outlook for the year 2016 is positive.
For further information please contact:
Profit Software, CEO Ilkka Starck, Phone. +358 40 760 0074
March 1, 2016
Key to the Future” is the biggest Estonian student career event, organized by BEST-Estonia that annually draws together over a thousand students and tens of companies. It’s organized on the 2nd of March at Tallinn University of Technology. More than 50 companies and 3000 students are expected to participate.
Welcome to our stand (number 48)!
More information about the event.
February 22, 2016
In this blog I will give my view and observations of the similarities and differences on the pension and life insurance market in Sweden and Norway. In addition, how Profit Software’s solution fits the life and pension insurance companies’ demand for modern and effective systems for administration of their pension products and policies.
Similarities in the national pension models
The pension system in Sweden and Norway consist of three levels. If we use the analogy of a pyramid, the ground level is the national insurance scheme, which includes the pension benefit managed by the government. The second level is the mandatory occupational pension, consisting of pension accrued from your work life. The third level and top of the pyramid, is the voluntary private pension savings. The two top levels are managed by private insurance companies, which are Profit Software’s customers. The pension model is quite similar in Norway and Sweden.
January 8, 2016
I consider myself in the majority in that when I started my journey into the world of programming, I didn’t have a clue of what I was getting into or what my job would end up being. Software development can be an ambiguous term for someone just starting programming, especially if they have no previous contact with the field. For most people it generally means writing code, but not much else beyond that, so it’s no surprise a starting IT student might have no idea what he could end up doing. University does a good job of giving you a good base to start on, but it barely scratches the surface when it comes to actual development.