May 15, 2017

A quality internship creates the foundation for your future career

”My journey in the software industry has not been completely straightforward. As a child I enjoyed playing computer games but the real passion for IT caught fire later in life. During high school I pondered my career options and information technology seemed like a natural and safe choice. Read more

April 12, 2017

I have always enjoyed creating things

“I became interested in software development already as a child and started to practice my skills. I have always enjoyed creating things and thought that developing software and games might be fun. I had no relatives or other connections with IT background, so I had to rely on my own knowledge and abilities. This was certainly not easy, but as time went by my skills got better. Couple of years before beginning my studies at Tallinn University of Technology I made the final decision that I want to be a developer.

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April 3, 2017

Profit Software attends IndustryForum Banking and Insurance event in Stockholm

IndustryForum Banking and Insurance is held in Stockholm on the 4th and 5th of April.

The themes for this year’s discussions:

  • Aiming for efficiency – Automation and robotics
  • Competence transformation – Building the organization of tomorrow
  • Cyber security – Exploring the risks of digitalisation
  • Shifting the focus from products to the customer
  • Creating the value chain of the future

The event is organized by Management Events.

March 29, 2017

Profit Software reports solid growth in the fiscal year 2016

Profit Software’s financial statement for fiscal year 2016 has been confirmed. Revenue was 11,8 million euros and grew with 9%, compared to the previous year (10,8M EUR in 2015). Besides the growth Profit Software reported a good business profit.

-The work to solidify our position in the Nordics is still ongoing. To support this, we will broaden our offering of products and services into the wider segments within the financial sector, states CEO Ilkka Starck.

Headcount has increased from 105 (2015) to 112. Profit’s outlook for the year 2017 is positive, we expect to continue the growth and maintain the profitable operation.

For further information please contact:
Profit Software, CEO Ilkka Starck, Phone. +358 40 760 0074

March 13, 2017

From electronical engineering to software design

“I ended up studying electronical engineering since there wasn’t any suitable options to study computer science. I finished my studies and decided to continue with software design since that had been my goal since high school. While studying I didn’t have a proper understanding of this field but working at the industry opened my eyes for all possibilities.

I have been at Profit Software a year and two months. I’m working as a Developer. My job includes software design: fixing code, making a new one, testing it etc. This work is multidimensional and there’s lot of different nuances. Basically I see that I have to make sure that the code I make works.

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February 22, 2017

In memoriam: Juha Saksi 1963-2017

We have lost a colleague and a friend.

Juha graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1988 and in 2004 he finished eMBA studies at the same university. Juha had a wide background in information security software in several different companies. His expertise, professionalism and input will be missed.

Juha came to Profit in 2010 together with some other management group members. At that time our direction was not too clear but slowly and steadily it started to brighten up. Juha’s role as Sales and Marketing lead has been crucial when accomplishing new customerships, projects and business cases.

Far more important than Juha’s achievements in business life is the fact that he was a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. His humor was timely and most of the time we could see a smiling colleague. During spare time we knew that he would head towards golf courses and in winter time he used to go skiing.

Juha’s death came as a surprise to us. We hoped that the given treatment would help but this time the story did not end as hoped. Our deepest condolences to Juha’s family.

Juha, we miss you and you will always be a part of the Profit team.


In memory of Juha,

the whole Profit company

February 20, 2017

People create work environment

”Originally I planned to work in the army and build a soldier career. But for particular reasons that didn’t happen. I think I’m at this industry not because I would be talented in math or physics but because I’m good in IT.

I started at Profit in August 2015. In the beginning of 2016 I got a chance to be a team leader, this beside my work as Software Testing Engineer. Our team works with automated testing, manual testing, bug fixes etc. To put it simple: my main task is to verify that software is stable. Other part of my work is being a manager. I enjoy it very much. Best thing in my work is the environment we have. I like to talk with people and help others. From technical point the best thing is to get results from the work we do.

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January 13, 2017

I chose between chemistry and computer science

“Working at software industry has been pretty clear to me since elementary school. I chose between chemistry and computer science since those options felt most natural to me. Computer science won and I must say that it has been the right choice.

I have been working at Profit Software for five years. I’m a Developer. I think that this role varies based on the projects you’re working in. Currently I work in one customer project’s service desk. In practice this means that I give product support. Sometimes tasks are easy, sometimes it takes several days before I’m able to solve the challenge.

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December 19, 2016

Fightback stole our hearts

Last summer we had the privilege to have Pekka Hyysalo visiting us. There’s many exceptional things in the story. First is of course the fact that he survived from the serious skiing accident that happened in 2010. Maybe even bigger issue is the attitude, positivity, and perseverance that Pekka passes on to all of us.

Few years after the injury Pekka decided that he would like to help other people with head traumas. FightBack was founded in 2013, and today besides helping others it stands for positive thinking, persistence and not giving up.

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December 15, 2016

My parents encouraged me to choose computer science 

“I got good grades in school, but wasn’t sure what I should study. My parents, especially my father encouraged me to study computer science. After I graduated from university I started to work with manual testing and then switched to test automation.

I came to Profit in 2013. I’m working as Test Automation Engineer. To put the story short, my job is to create scripts that perform testing automatically. This speeds up the process of testing dramatically and enables manual testing to be more intelligent. Our work is based on scenarios: how software should behave in different situations. I’m basically the last point after developers and business analysts have done their job.

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