A home office workplace, representing remote work in the software development business

Enabling Remote Working at Software Companies: Best Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic shook our economy as well as our society to its core. Thus one of the biggest shifts it brought happened at the intersection of those two: The workplace. Due to lockdowns and reduced mobility, companies big and small were forced to adjust work policies, embracing a remote work approach. They allow their employees to work from home and telecommute with their colleagues.

Among them are many software and digital service companies that initially never thought they could do away with their coder lounges or office cubes. But remote work has become a mass phenomenon: A study by Gartner forecasts that 51% of the knowledge workers worldwide will have access to remote working space at the end of 2021. 

So, you will have to include remote working into your business routines in the future. And if you did already, are you getting the maximum out of it? We have compiled our company’s best practices to help you pull off the home office challenge.

This article will:

Let’s get down to basics!

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The trimplement co-founders Thijs Reus, Natallia Martchouk und Matthias Gall sitting together and discussing the foundation of their software company trimplement

How to Found a Software Company

Enclosed you will not find the 6 definite steps, instructing you how to found a successful software company.

Bummer, right?

But don’t stop reading, yet. We just wanted to get this out of the way, right at the start.

There are mandatory steps to take when founding and co-founding software companies – like registering the company in the first place. But there is no such thing as a secret recipe for entrepreneurial success on the software development market.

Which does not mean you could not cook up a healthy and successful software business if you gather some specific ingredients. In this article, we will share some entrepreneurial best practices with you. We will give you an overview of what steps we took and what lessons we learned when establishing the trimplement software development company in Germany. (And what better occasion than our 10th anniversary to roll out such a menu?)

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A symbolic picture of a hand holding a coin with the trimplement logo in a camera's lense, announcing the TrimpleCoin, trimplement's April's Fools Day joke.

April Fools’ Joke: The First Physical Emoney Coin

For over many years, trimplement has been active as a provider of emoney management software and digital payment solutions. But working for the fintech and finance sector, you have to accept one simple truth: Innovation warrants movement. To keep the pace in the ever-changing online sphere, you have to abandon old certainties and take bold steps forward. 

So as it’s the beginning of a new month, we reveal our exciting new project:

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