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Wholesale and retail

Data-empowered digital commerce

To stand out in the global competition, wholesale and retail companies need to tap into process and customer data and think about the value they can extract from analytics. 

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Manufacturing industries

Customer-centric, data-led manufacturing

For manufacturers, true digital transformation starts by envisioning where in the value chain can data be applied to make a difference.

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Public Sector

Accessible and intuitive public services

All public sector services should be designed to serve citizens first. Digital solutions and applications must be easy to use, despite physical and cognitive disabilities.

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Energy and utilities

Dynamic and resilient energy economy

Digital processes and data-led services help energy and utility sector companies develop a stable energy offering with transparent, customer-centric services.

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Digital platform economy

Fast-tracking innovative business models

Shared platforms offer fast entry to new markets, cost-efficiently and scalably. But lasting value add comes from cross-industry collaboration and linking products with complimentary services.

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Banking, finance and insurance

Agile business, customer-centric services

Digitally disrupted, the companies in the banking, finance and insurance sector must actively innovate new approaches to build omnichannel customer experiences that fully utilize data.

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User-centric healthcare applications

While medical device software is strictly regulated, there's room for innovations that make life easier for patients and caregivers. Stable and secure data flow is a must.

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Technology

app development

Design

Blog: The IBU app wins a Red Dot!

Being awarded with a Red Dot is like winning at the Oscars: it’s a seal of approval that a design is (as we like to say) ducking outstanding. After all, it's one of the world's largest design competitions, with around 20,000 entries every year from major brands...

Vincit

November 10 2022

Leadership

Sustainability

Culture

Blog: Five tips for improving diversity at work

Did you know that diverse teams are enablers of better business? According to McKinsey, companies whose leaders represent a strong mix of genders and ethnicities are more likely to outperform their less diverse peers on profitability. These companies are also better...

Henna Niiranen

October 18 2022

Culture

Blog: Become a Learning Organization With Learning Project Leads – Why Organizing Internal Training Yourself Pays Off

We set out to create and carry out Vincit’s project lead training without external help. It was a considerable undertaking that not only gave us trained employees, but also allowed us to develop as a learning organization. In this article, I will explain how we...

Essi Isohanni

September 30 2022

Technology

Design

Blog: Lower the Bar – Starting With Web Accessibility

Developers often face challenges getting started with Web accessibility due to its perceived complexity and the time involved to ensure full accessibility. But is it necessary to set such a high bar? Why not start with a more attainable goal? For instance, focus on...

Eyal Eshet

September 22 2022

Design

Blog: The Future of UX Design

The future of UX design is ever evolving and businesses need to be aware of trends to adapt to in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Justin Beaulieu

September 16 2022

Culture

Blog: Moving to the US From Finland – A Complete Guide

Vincit's expat program allows Finns to work in the United States at our offices. Here are tips from three Finnish Vincit USA employees who participated.

Rachel Valentine

September 14 2022

Commerce

Blog: Ready To Disrupt the Market by Building Your Own Marketplace?

What is a marketplace and how does it enable synergies between companies? There are actually very few, or even zero players in particular industries that take advantage of the marketplace operating model. In this blog, I explain why it would now be a...

Mikko Seppä

September 7 2022

Leadership

Culture

Blog: What Our Inc. 5000 Award Win Means To Us

We have exciting news! Read below to hear about our recent Inc. 5000 award win and what it means to us here at Vincit. 

Rachel Valentine

August 23 2022

Technology

Blog: The maintenance of a digital service begins during the design phase – take these three things into account

When building a new digital service, attention is often fixed on the development of the first viable version. However, the goals of service are truly achieved only through its use and further development. How should you approach the maintenance phase of a service?...

Henna Niiranen

August 23 2022

Technology

Strategy

Design

Blog: Creating a mobile app – How to get off to a successful start

According to research, Finns use mobile devices for around 3.5 hours every day and the rise in use this represents has increased universally across different ages groups. And yet, a study conducted by the US-based research institute, the Standish Group, notes that up...

Juha Riippi

August 8 2022

Blog: Growth as an Intern with Vincit

Connor Abernethy

August 5 2022

Culture

Blog: Vincit’s CEO of the Day Program: A Roundup

Culture

Blog: Vincit Dev Talks is Back!

Vincit Talks

July 15 2022

Technology

Blog: The key elements of sustainable partnership – Vincit x Reactron Technologies

Different forms of collaboration to boost businesses are quite common in the software industry, but what factors give a deeper meaning to a partnership? In this text, I will share a story about how our paths crossed with Vincit and what are the key elements of a...

Culture

Blog: $4 Million Worth of New Deals and How It Relates To Sales Culture

Leadership

Culture

Blog: Celebrating Pride and promoting an inclusive work culture through learning and listening

This year, 2022, Vincit is partnering with Pride Helsinki to promote a culture of pride & respect both at and outside of work. These are topics where one can always learn more, but a great first step is to start the discussion and be open-minded. We will never be...

Technology

Blog: DevOps (too) is about people

You probably haven’t been spared from the hype surrounding DevOps. This set of practices seems to hold a lot of promise: DevOps accelerates software development and allows you to reach any business goals set for your digital services in record time. With its use of...

Culture

Blog: Ville Houttu Participates as a Finalist in 2022 Nordic Business Forum Speaker’s Contest

Sean Richards

June 3 2022

Data

Business

Blog: Build true customer value through an e-commerce ecosystem

Companies in trading industries have been flocking towards digital commerce in growing numbers and with increasing haste. No surprise, as cutting out the middlemen, expanding to new markets and employing data and automation offer lucrative opportunities for growth...

Technology

Blog: Despite Common Concerns, Headless eCommerce May Be the Easier and More Effective Option

Brian Walsh

May 18 2022

Technology

Blog: Medical segment software development in turbulence

Digitalization will be an increasingly important part of medical related products. Combined with AI and data analytics, cloud and mobile environments offer numerous opportunities for new technical solutions. However, Medical device companies are facing a rapid...

Matti Rauhala

May 17 2022

Leadership

Culture

Blog: Promoting a culture where everyone feels welcome and appreciated as themselves

As a leader today, it is important to understand the value of diverse backgrounds, while recognizing the unconscious biases we all have in our thinking. In this blog, I share my thoughts on how to promote a culture of discussion and respect – especially when bringing...

Julius Manni

May 11 2022

Strategy

Leadership

Culture

Blog: What makes us Finland’s best workplace?

Not long ago, Vincit once again rose to the podium as Finland’s Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work listing after several years of not taking part in the survey. This was our first time in the Large Companies category for businesses with over 250 employees, and...

Pirja Aarnio

May 10 2022

Culture

Blog: Vincit Wins the Silver Stevie Award!

Culture

PODCAST: Vincit CEO, Ville Houttu, featured on Adam Grant's WorkLife Podcast

Sean Richards

April 12 2022

Culture

Blog: Vincit USA Names New Head of Sales

Ville Houttu

April 11 2022

Culture

PODCAST: How Employee CEO for a Day Program Can Scale Your Organization

Ville Houttu

April 8 2022

Technology

Strategy

Data

Blog: Digital sales in ecosystems – 3 steps to get you started

When we talk about digital ecosystems, what are we talking about, exactly? Digital ecosystems have come to revolutionize business and set completely new standards for sales and sales management. But how can you get started if you have no prior experience with...

Henna Niiranen

April 7 2022

Culture

Blog: Ville Houttu, Vincit USA CEO, Wins Big at Nordic Business Forum Semi-Finals

Rachel Valentine

March 28 2022

Technology

Strategy

Data

Blog: Getting the most out of data-driven digital sales

The rapid expansion of digital sales has had a significant impact on the transformation of customer behavior in recent years. Digital sales are growing around the world across all industries, and its total value was estimated to reach as high as $4.3 trillion during...

Jan Landén

March 18 2022

Leadership

Blog: Leadership in a Time of Unprecedented Change

The crises and conflicts we’re faced with today have irreversibly changed the way we work and modified the skillset required of managers and executives. The pandemic, in particular, has acted as a hyper-accelerating catalyst for trends that otherwise would have taken...

Julius Manni

March 15 2022

Culture

Blog: Clutch Names Vincit Among The Leading Usability Testing Companies For 2022

Sean Richards

March 14 2022

Technology

Design

Blog: Count me in – Web accessibility impacts all of us

“We don’t have blind users.” “The images on our website have alt texts.” “Accessibility is time consuming with little value to most users.” Comments like these indicate a common misconception that accessibility is only about attending to the needs of people with...

Eyal Eshet

March 8 2022

Business Processes

Culture

Blog: Summer 2020 Update

Despite the circumstances 2020 has presented, our summer has been full of excitement! We welcomed a new SVP of Strategy and Partnerships, kicked off our first ever virtual Vincit Talks, finished a third office expansion, and last, but definitely not least, were...

Design

A Vincit Guide On How to Create a UX Strategy

UX strategy and design are loosely defined terms, and their meaning is a hot topic of debate among industry experts. Read the Vincit take on creating a UX strategy for your company's website.

Cameron Sagey

March 4 2022

Technology

Commerce

The Ultimate Guide to Headless Commerce - The Future For Digital Sales

With headless commerce, retailers can experiment with new functionalities to enhance overall customer experience and drive sales. Read here for the Vincit guide on headless commerce.

Technology

Blog: Thoughts on backlog management

Managing backlogs (lists of accumulated tasks) is a central feature in the direction of software development. This everyday task may sometimes have a surprisingly significant effect on how successfully the product owner’s main task, maximizing the value yield of the...

Pirkka Rannikko

February 24 2022

Strategy

Blog: Building tangible competitive advantage in digital sales through sustainability

Interest in responsibility and sustainability is constantly growing. Both consumers and B2B partners desire more information about responsible alternatives. There are plenty of opportunities in digital sales for improving the customer experience and deepening...

Niina Mikolanniemi

February 21 2022

Leadership

Culture

Blog: Vincit and Bilot Are Planning a Merger

Bilot and Vincit are planning a merger. Read more about what it means for clients and employees here.

Ville Houttu

February 3 2022

Strategy

Leadership

People

Blog: New tricks for a new decade?

Vincit was originally founded as a good place to work. This goal was the single most important motivation that led to the creation of the company, which is why I am particularly interested in learning how we have fared. I couldn’t help but feel enthusiasm mixed with...

Mikko Kuitunen

January 28 2022

Strategy

Leadership

Blog: Successful business development looks to potential futures

The pandemic is forcing businesses to turn their focus on solving operational problems. At the same time, however, we should look to the future, even as it may appear particularly challenging right now. Futures thinking and foresight by organizations are ways to...

Pirkka Rannikko

January 19 2022

Technology

Data

Blog: Reducing carbon footprint in digital services – Case IBU

Digital services do make the world a better place by improving daily lives and creating new sustainable services, but many times the environmental impact of these solutions is overlooked. To further improve the benefits of digitalization we must be mindful of the...

Niina Mikolanniemi

January 19 2022

Strategy

Blog: What will accessibility look like in 2022-2025?

Accessibility of services is the starting point for digital equality. With the new European Accessibility Act set to enter into force in 2025, web accessibility will be extended to also apply to private sector operators and services such as online stores must meet...

Jarno Ojala

January 11 2022

Culture

Blog: Back at work at Vincit – why was leaving and coming back worth it?

We have recently had the chance to welcome back many old Vincit employees. This has been a great experience and has naturally aroused curiosity about the reasons for coming back. We decided to sit down with a couple of returnees to discuss work and the importance of...

Tiina Ratilainen

December 16 2021

Technology

Strategy

Data

Design

Blog: Total digitalization of sales – how to emerge as a winner?

Companies often look at digital sales only from the perspective of an online store, but succeeding in a competitive field requires much more. In the first part of the Data Driven Digital Sales -webinarseries (in Finnish), we discussed digital sales. In this article,...

Jan Landén

December 2 2021

Technology

Blog: Choosing a Mobile Technology in 2022

There are numerous ways to build mobile applications, and this blog post is all about comparing the pros and cons of the different approaches. My former colleague Juha Riippi started a blog post series around eight years ago, and the mobile tech field has been...

Mikko Seppä

November 4 2021

Design

Blog: What is UX Strategy? And How Can You Create and Transform the Customer Journey?

Here's what UX strategy is and how one can transform the customer journey in order to consider many user touch points when developing digital experiences.

Sean Richards

November 2 2021

Strategy

Leadership

Blog: Leadership Principles for Tomorrow

We have recently had the chance to welcome back many old Vincit employees. This has been a great experience and has naturally aroused curiosity about the reasons for coming back. We decided to sit down with a couple of returnees to discuss work and the importance of...

Julius Manni

October 19 2021

Technology

Commerce

Blog: What is Headless Commerce? And Everything You Need to Know About Building a Headless Commerce Strategy

Headless Commerce is the newest frontier in ecommerce. Here we explain what it is and how it allows your business to have control over the ecommerce experience.

Sean Richards

October 13 2021

Design

Blog: 5 Foundations to Building A Solid UX Strategy for your Brand

A solid UX strategy bridges relationships with your users, increases brand awareness, and boosts conversions. Here are five foundations to UX strategy.

Sean Richards

October 12 2021

Culture

Podcast

Blog: Improving Online Customer Experiences Through Modern Technologies

Last month at Vincit, we had our first ever Arizona Dev Talks event! We welcomed guests from Vincit and the local tech community for an in-person and virtual event. In case you missed it, watch it here.

Vincit Talks

October 8 2021

Technology

Blog: Try a study group to improve your digital accessibility

Accessibility is important in ensuring digital equality and is a key element of high-quality service, so we have been keen on developing our skills on it here at Vincit. We also believe that study groups are an excellent and effective form of social learning. With...

Jarno Ojala

September 30 2021

Culture

Blog: Hybrid work checklist à la Vincit

The term hybrid work is on everyone’s lips right now. People finally got used to working in sweatpants all day, and now it’s time to transition back to office life. In theory, hybrid work gives us the best of both worlds, but how can such be achieved? That’s exactly...

Krista Forsström

September 20 2021

Technology

Strategy

Data

Design

Blog: 5 reasons successful digital initiatives always consider the human aspect

When companies digitalize their operations, deploying new technology is just one part of the initiative. Changing the way humans work is another. Success comes when everybody is working together to move things forward, applying the learnings from ongoing experiments...

Riku Huikuri

September 13 2021

Design

Blog: How to boost design thinking part 3 – Design critique

In the final part of our design thinking blog series, we focus on design critique. Our Service Designer Pirkka offers tips for facilitating constructive feedback.

Pirkka Rannikko

September 7 2021

Design

Blog: How to boost design thinking part 2: Design communication

In the second part of our blog series, our Service Designer Pirkka shares his thoughts on design communication.

Pirkka Rannikko

August 31 2021

Design

Blog: How to boost design thinking part 1– Design, mentoring and creative thinking

This blog kicks off a three-part blog series where our service designer Pirkka discusses design thinking on the basis of his own mentoring process. In part 1, Pirkka talks about his experiences within Vincit’s mentoring program and shares how it shaped his views on...

Pirkka Rannikko

August 25 2021

Strategy

Data

Leadership

Blog: Efficiency and customer-centeredness through a digital supply chain

The Third Industrial Revolution, also known as the Digital Revolution, began changing the world at an increasingly rapid rate around 50 years ago. In the early ‘90s, Finland became a key player in this revolution, as it developed the digital 2G networks which enabled...

Hannu Luoto

August 18 2021

Technology

Blog: How to Use RxSwift with MVVM Pattern (A Complete Guide)

In this blog, we'll look at how to use RxSwift with MVVM Pattern, including how to use UITableView with RxSwift, how to write a network layer, and more. 

Jussi Suojanen

August 17 2021

Culture

Blog: Vincit USA Named to Inc. 5000 List

Vincit USA has been named to the prestigious 2021 Inc. 5000 list, an annual list of America’s fastest growing companies. Vincit ranked No. 2151.

Ville Houttu

August 17 2021

Culture

Blog: Living the good life – working as a digitalization professional at Vincit California

After more than six months of preparations, a lengthy visa process and 20 hours of flying, I finally landed at LAX.

Jari Laari

August 9 2021

Strategy

Leadership

Blog: Digital transformation isn’t about technology but people

The era of digitalization has brought about the rapid development of company processes and technologies. Only a decade ago, digitalization concentrated on technological choices, but it wasn’t aligned with the optimization of internal processes or customer experience....

Heidi Tetri

June 28 2021

Strategy

Blog: 8+1 tips – how can a development team help their product owner succeed?

A product owner’s role is often challenging and misunderstood. The development team may have high expectations towards the PO, and it’s easy for the team to feel disappointed in the PO’s performance. However, the team plays a key role in helping the product owner to...

Pirkka Rannikko

June 17 2021

Strategy

Blog: Vincit has been awarded ISO 13485 medical certification

In the second part of our blog series, our Service Designer Pirkka shares his thoughts on design communication.

Ville Korpi

June 15 2021

Technology

Blog: Riding the Wave – How Sixthreezero’s Investment in Digital Experience Drives Growth

Sixthreezero partnered with Vincit to create a new app and new website experience to enhance their Shopify site, adding features to make buying a bike online easier and more customized.

Brian Walsh

June 7 2021

Design

Blog: Circular economy sparks new business – where to start?

The circular economy is the hot topic of the day. It offers solutions to climate change and creates new business and growth opportunities for companies. According to Sitra’s evaluation, a circular economy will offer Finland’s economy an annual growth potential of at...

Technology

Blog: How I got a campsite from a fully booked Grand Canyon campground

Our Lead Developer, Jari, created an app that notified him when a campground space at the Grand Canyon opened up using free software development tools. 

Jari Laari

May 9 2021

Culture

Blog: Thoughts from a mom with two little ones – Flexibility and meaningfulness of work

How does a working mom of a 2-year-old and a 11-month-old baby combine work and family life?

Technology

Design

Blog: Are You Prepared for Digital-First Home Buyers and Renters?

Here's how to upgrade the digital experience you offer, and how Vincit can help develop innovative features to help your web visitors feel ready to buy or rent, even if they haven't been on-site.

Hans Vallden

April 28 2021

Culture

Blog: Vincit USA Announces Acquisition of Arizona Digital Development Firm VURIA™

We’re always seeking new ways to enhance our services and meet the changing needs of our clients and their customers—which is why we’re excited to announce that Vincit has acquired Vuria™.

Ville Houttu

April 12 2021

Strategy

Culture

Blog: When the size of your salary is not a secret – here’s how Vincit’s open salary policy works

Vincit has had an open salary policy for nearly ten years. The model was first implemented to promote a more equitable salary policy and to increase transparency. In this article, I will tell you why an open salary policy is a good thing and explain how it has been...

Saana Rossi

April 12 2021

Technology

Commerce

Blog: Shopify Plus vs. Magento 2 Commerce: Which Platform is Best For You?

The following guide comparing Shopify Plus and Magento 2 will allow you to select the ideal eCommerce platform for your business needs.

Ryan Padilla

April 2 2021

Culture

Blog: California here we come – relocating to Vincit California

Over 250 days of sun a year, the chance to gain a new cultural experience, a nearly endless array of recreational activities, interesting job assignments, and a motivating salary policy made the decision easy.

Jari Laari

March 30 2021

Technology

Commerce

Blog: Shopify vs Shopify Plus | The 9 Key Differences Between the 2 Platforms

Shopify is a great tool to set up an e-commerce website for businesses. It can also offer much more with Shopify Plus. Here are the nine key differences between Shopify vs Shopify Plus.

Leadership

Business Processes

Culture

Blog: Strengthening Company Culture in 2021 & Beyond

Great company culture empowers your team to stay motivated. Leaders can strengthen their organization’s culture by turning 2020's challenges into wisdom.

Rachel Valentine

January 12 2021

Culture

Blog: Looking back, Vincit USA 2020

It’s getting close to the end of 2020, and I thought it was an excellent time to take a look back at what we’ve accomplished. This year, of course, was very unique and introduced unprecedented challenges to everyone all over the globe. Like several businesses, Vincit...

Ville Houttu

December 29 2020

Data

Blog: Service Designer! Are you already using data analytics?

Service design and UX design are often understood to involve research and design methods that focus on people’s interactions, such as interviews, observations and usability testing. These methods provide information on the behavior and motives of users but should not...

Jenni Raivio

December 7 2020

Technology

Strategy

Design

Blog: How to start developing information security management in a human-centered way?

Part 2: In my previous blog post on human-centered information security management (ISM) I expressed the idea that design thinking and service design methods could be used to develop information security management. In the world of service and product development,...

Pirkka Rannikko

November 26 2020

Technology

Blog: How Smiles Kept Our Office Safe

Earlier this year a Vincit colleague implemented a custom iPad doorbell for our office. You could tap a huge red button on the screen to let everybody know that somebody is at the door. Much like doorbells tend to work.

Mikko Salokangas

November 24 2020

Technology

Blog: Technology Spotlight: Chakra UI

Chakra UI is an up and coming library of React JS consulting components that is super easy to use, while also taking care of accessibility for you. They’re very easy to compose and style, and I feel that my code has become cleaner and more modular as a result. The...

Ryan Padilla

November 17 2020

Technology

Business Processes

Commerce

Blog: How to Build an Ecommerce Website Step by Step

When it comes to ecommerce development, there are a lot of factors to consider and many steps to take to achieve a worthy final product. It’s important to both personalize components to reflect your brand while also ensuring that the consumer can easily navigate the...

Brian Walsh

November 16 2020

Leadership

Culture

Blog: The Future of the Workplace: How to Thrive not just Survive

As most organizations pivot operations to long-term remote work, leaders are posed with the question: “What can we do to maintain our company culture?” With physical workspaces and office environment previously playing a crucial role in how we develop cultural...

Rachel Valentine

November 11 2020

Technology

Blog: How to properly build a cloud service

Two of the most common mistakes of cloud service implementation include the incorporation of all environments under the same account and the manual provisioning of cloud resources. Paying attention to these things when setting up your cloud service will save you a...

Jari Laari

November 10 2020

Podcast

Blog: Driving Dealership Revenue Through Digital Marketing Transformation

Vincit Talks is a monthly tech meetup held in Southern California. It’s designed to bring directors down from their towers and tech professionals out from their cubicles. We feature speeches on a variety of topics ranging from marketing and business development to...

Vincit Talks

October 30 2020

Technology

Strategy

Design

Blog: Human-centered information security management

Part 1: Due to the recent data breach of the Finnish Psychotherapy Center Vastaamo, information security is once again a hot topic. Last spring, I got to be involved in helping our client develop the information security management system of Finnpark’s Moovy service,...

Pirkka Rannikko

October 30 2020

Strategy

Design

Blog: 5 ways in which accessibility will improve your business

In this blog post, I will tell you why building an accessible service is not only the right but also the business-savvy thing to do. I will introduce five ways in which accessibility will improve your business online.

Jarno Ojala

October 21 2020

Strategy

Data

Design

Blog: Digital eXperience Platforms – the make of a modern digital customer experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on our consumer habits, and not just in the way we use digital services. Walmart, the biggest retailer in the U.S., recently announced that their online sales surged an incredible 74% in the last quarter compared to a...

Jarkko Järvenpää

October 13 2020

Technology

Blog: Mobile App Maintenance – How to Keep Users Happy

Mobile operating systems are developing at a breakneck pace. With new and exciting features being launched every year, app developers need to constantly be on their toes in order to keep up. Even a company that has managed to launch the leading mobile app on the...

Mikko Seppä

October 8 2020

Strategy

Design

Blog: Agile and design – together at last

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve felt that the challenges of digitalization only present one wicked problem after another? The organization has silos whose walls can’t be penetrated with solutions, you don’t know how to tackle a problem that...

Ville Pohjola

September 28 2020

Podcast

Blog: Driving Customer Experience with VR/AR Technology

Vincit Talks is a monthly tech meetup held in Southern California. It’s designed to bring directors down from their towers and tech professionals out from their cubicles. We feature speeches on a variety of topics ranging from marketing and business development to...

Vincit Talks

September 25 2020

Technology

Design

Blog: Top ten questions from digital design

Every collaboration and project is different but we often hear the same questions about design: Who needs design? How much should we invest in design? Is the purpose of design just to make things pretty? And so on... In this article we have collected top ten...

Heidi Tetri

September 21 2020

Technology

Blog: Healthcare Mobile Application Development Cycle

Healthcare applications, depending on their features, are under much more scrutiny than most other categories of applications because they must follow regulations like HIPAA that many other businesses are not typically required to comply with. Healthcare apps will...

Sean Richards

September 1 2020

Podcast

Blog: Designing and Developing Digital Accessibility

Vincit Talks is a monthly tech meetup held in Southern California. It’s designed to bring directors down from their towers and tech professionals out from their cubicles. We feature speeches on a variety of topics ranging from marketing and business development to...

Vincit Talks

August 28 2020

Technology

Design

Blog: Designing health and welfare apps is a precise business

The health and welfare industry is the largest industry in the world, and it continues to grow by more than 5% every year. When designing an app for the health and welfare industry, it’s important to think about how the different user groups, such as patients and...

Ville Korpi

August 19 2020

Technology

Blog: What Makes Healthcare Application Development So Complicated?

We’ve spent a lot of time at Vincit talking about healthcare application development, but we’ve spent even more time working on some of the more complex app development projects out there.

Brian Walsh

August 10 2020

Technology

Commerce

Blog: How Much Does Shopify Plus Cost?

Since this is such a common question we get, we wanted to take some time to break down the different charges and options associated with getting a Shopify Plus ecommerce site. Read on to learn more... 

Brian Walsh

August 4 2020

Culture

Blog: Univincity supports workplace learning

Competence development can be challenging when done in parallel with a hectic specialist job. To help combat this problem, Vincit has a training organization called Univincity, whose objective is to enable the individual development of each Vincitizen. Sometimes help...

Essi Isohanni

August 3 2020

Podcast

Blog: My eCommerce Adventure: a Fireside Chat with SixThreeZero CEO

On our July 23rd event, Dustin Gyger, the Chief Executive Officer at SixThreeZero Bicycless shares his eCommerce journey with Vincit's SVP of Partnerships, Sean Richards.

Vincit Talks

July 24 2020

Technology

Blog: What is Shopify Plus?

Shopify Plus is an extension of the platform that has been created by Shopify, in order to service the emerging enterprise ecommerce market.

Brian Walsh

July 22 2020

Technology

Blog: Why Must a Healthcare App be HIPAA Compliant?

The purpose of HIPAA is to prioritize the privacy of health records, and ensure that they remain secure and are not disclosed to unauthorized parties.

Technology

Blog: Generating Code From Your GraphQL Schemas

Generating code from your GraphQL schemas can help improve your development workflow. By doing so, there's less amount of code you'd need to write, which in turn saves you time and is easier to maintain.

Sean Richards

July 17 2020

Podcast

Blog: Career Hunting in Tech

On our June 25th event, Sean "Swyx" Wang shares successful career tips and interviewing advice for developers transitioning from a junior to senior role.

Vincit Talks

July 9 2020

Technology

Blog: Utilizing PubNub for Real Time Member Communication

On our June 25th event, Nikki Kuritsky, the Chief Product Officer at Chief and Otto Kivikarki, a Lead Developer at Vincit discussed the creation of Chief's digital experience with real time communication.

Vincit Talks

July 9 2020

Technology

Data

Blog: Three things to consider when acquiring data services

Data provides some undeniable benefits when it comes to running a business: it will not only gain you insights on the state of the business environment and help you prepare for any oncoming changes but it can also be used to develop new business and strengthen...

Esa Alhoniemi

June 29 2020

Culture

Blog: A stellar employee experience, part 1– Onboarding and taking your first steps as an employee

In the previous blog series by Vincit’s recruitment and people team, we discussed the building of the candidate experience and explained our recruitment process from first contact all the way to preparation of the employment contract. Once the work really starts, a...

Blog: Building Dynamic Web Applications With Gatsby + HeadlessCMS + Netlify

Gatsby is a free, open-source framework for building websites and applications. It’s extremely developer-friendly and streamlines the setup and configuration of your build.

Sean Richards

June 23 2020

Technology

Design

Blog: Four ways to enable mobile payments in apps

There are several ways to enable mobile payments in your app, and each of them is suitable for slightly different situations. When planning the development of your mobile app, it’s good to be aware of the different options and their pros and cons. In the best-case...

Mikko Seppä

June 23 2020

Technology

Blog: What Are the Top Health App Trends of 2020?

Mobile technology trends have recently seen the proliferation of mobile health applications. Here are the top health app trends of 2020. 

Brian Walsh

June 22 2020

Technology

Blog: When should you use React Native?

React Native saves developers a significant amount of time, is easy for web developers who already know React or javascript to learn, and has a large community of open source developers.

Sean Richards

June 19 2020

Technology

Blog: How to Design & Develop a Mobile Health Application

Unlike other applications, healthcare apps have extra layers of complexity and variables that make their builds more tedious and detailed but when done right can yield a great user experience. Here's how to design and develop a mobile health app. 

Hans Vallden

June 12 2020

Technology

Blog: 10 Essential Integrations for Your Ecommerce Website

When starting your ecommerce site, getting off the ground can be easy, but ensuring long term success entails proper organization and planning all moving parts.

Brian Walsh

June 9 2020

Technology

Blog: A Mobile App Marketing Checklist

For a mobile app to grab the attention of its target customers and be a break-out success, it needs an effective marketing strategy that supercharges the app.

Juha Riippi

June 2 2020

Podcast

Blog: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Javascript

In this discussion from our May 2020 Vincit Dev Talks Event, Gant Laborde talks use cases for AI and Machine learning and using Javascript for building these solutions.  

Vincit Talks

May 22 2020

Culture

Blog: Urban Armor Gear Design and Development Approach

In this talk from our May 2020 event, Lead Designer Cameron Sagey and Senior Developer Viet Le from Vincit discuss strategies and decisions made during the design and launch of Urban Armor Gear's completely revamped website.

Vincit Talks

May 22 2020

Strategy

Data

Blog: Data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – buzz words simplified

Data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – you’ve more than likely already come across these terms and may even be sick of hearing them. Despite this, I’d like you to resist the urge to stop reading any further. The aim of this blog article is to...

Technology

Blog: Fix Custom Font Inconsistency in React Native

If your custom fonts are starting to drive you mad in your react-native projects, you're not alone! Here's how to fix them. 

Ryan Padilla

May 8 2020

Culture

Blog: A five-star candidate experience, part 3 – Employment contract and related processes

Once the recruitment process has progressed to a point where we’re convinced with the candidate’s skills and personality, we get to send them an employment contract and pass the torch from the recruitment team to the people team. In the third installment of the blog...

Culture

Blog: Vincit wins big at 2020 ADDY Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Vincit won a total of 11 ADDY Awards in 2020!

Sean Richards

April 6 2020

Technology

Blog: Balancing All User Requirements During Healthcare Application Development

To be successful in creating your healthcare application, you need to understand each user party, and which feature will make the app work for them. 

Brian Walsh

April 2 2020

Technology

Commerce

Blog: Should you update your ecommerce amid a culture shock?

Improving your online presence will create a reliable infrastructure for your business far beyond any cultural wave. 

Brian Walsh

March 30 2020

Technology

Blog: Considerations for Mobile Health App Development

Mobile health apps needs to be developed in accordance to guidelines to facilitate smooth integration and keep the business on track once the app is introduced. 

Mikko Salokangas

March 27 2020

Strategy

Culture

Blog: How to organize a one-hour retrospective for 30 people?

A retrospective, retro for short, is a tool used by software development teams for continuous improvement of team operations. In this blog post, I will shed light on how you can organize a retro in a situation that involves a lot of people but only a little time. The...

Pirkka Rannikko

March 26 2020

Leadership

Culture

Blog: Prepare not Panic: Managing Anxiety During a Difficult Time

Regardless of how you choose to "self care", it is essential to actively stay on top of your well-being during times like these and encourage others to do the same. 

Sean Richards

March 25 2020

Business Processes

Culture

Blog: How to Start Remote Work at Your Company

Adjusting to a new way of work can take time and initially seem daunting, especially if you work in an industry that hasn't allowed for remote work in the past. Here's how to get started. 

Sean Richards

March 17 2020

Technology

Strategy

Business Processes

Blog: How to tell if your Application Needs an Overhaul or Small Upgrade

The discussion of whether or not to rebuild or to upgrade an app comes down to 3 major factors. Here they are. 

Brian Walsh

March 9 2020

Design

Blog: Why you should consider accessibility in your development

Accessibility does not only maximize the number of potential users in web and mobile applications, but it also supports equality and social inclusion by making sure that the internet is for everyone. After reading this blog post, you’ll know what accessibility means...

Culture

Blog: The Role of UX in Robotics and AI

In this Vincit Dev Talks from our February 2020 event, Hamid Badiozamani and Di Le from BrainCorp discuss how their company designs and build robots that have to deal with the complexity that comes with interacting with humans while performing their designated tasks. 

Vincit Talks

March 2 2020

Podcast

Blog: Kelley Blue Book's Journey to Microservices

In this Vincit Dev Talks from our February 2020 event, developers Himaja Suman and Anika Corpus from Cox Automotive take us through Kelly Blue Book's decision to implement microservices and how it improved the development process for their engineers. 

Vincit Talks

March 2 2020

Technology

Blog: Mobile App Development Process for any Successful App

The mobile app development process can be broken down into 7 steps spanning from ideation and planning all the way to app development, testing, and upgrades. 

Hans Vallden

February 24 2020

Technology

Blog: Getting Started with AWS DevOps using AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify males it easy to create, configure, implement scalable mobile and web apps powered by AWS. Amplify seamlessly provisions and manages mobile backend. 

Tiffany Hall

February 13 2020

Technology

Blog: The World (Wide Web) is Mobile, Are You?

In light of recent statistics, designing and developing websites with a "mobile-first" strategy is more than justified. Now, let's walk though the steps you can take toward modernizing your practices. 

Hans Vallden

February 11 2020

Technology

Business Processes

Blog: What a Successful Software Development Relationship Looks Like

One of the most important steps to setting up a new partnership for success is both the client and the developers need to be clear on the "Definition of Done". 

Brian Walsh

February 6 2020

Leadership

Business Processes

Blog: Vincit California 2019 in a Nutshell

2019 was a thrilling year at Vincit California. To push forward with the growth we have systematically increased our average project size and had an overall increase in our team headcount by 33%. 

Ville Houttu

February 6 2020

Technology

Business Processes

Blog: How to Select Your Software Development Agency

It's seemingly simple to compare suppliers by their hourly rates. Look beyond the price tag and get better results by following this Software Development Guide. 

Hans Vallden

January 21 2020

Podcast

Blog: Duck Tapes Transcript: Rematch and Dimension 7

Welcome to an episode of Duck Tapes Quick Quacks, with your host John Haupenthal. 

Duck Tapes

January 14 2020

Technology

Blog: Trying out SwiftUI

Apple introduced its new framework for building user interfaces, the SwiftUI framework. It is declarative way of creating user interfaces for any Apple device.

Sean Richards

January 10 2020

Technology

Blog: Experimenting with Style Transfer using PyTorch

Style transfer is the technique of enabling the artistic style of one image to be applied to another image, while keeping its semantic content.

Sean Richards

January 2 2020

Podcast

Blog: Duck Tapes Transcript: Native Modules and Blockchain with Adem Bilican

Duck Tapes

December 23 2019

Technology

Blog: Introduction to Kubernetes: Part 2

Ryan Padilla

December 20 2019

Culture

Blog: A five-star candidate experience, part 2 – A chat, not a job interview

Stress, sweaty palms, and extreme anxiety. Merely hearing the words ‘job interview’ can trigger all these reactions in a person. Luckily interviews don’t have to stick to some pre-set format but can just as well be replaced by a chat whilst jogging or having an...

Emmi Riihimäki

December 18 2019

Design

Blog: The Dawn of Planet Centric Design

It was a dark, rainy day in Helsinki. A group of CEOs, CIOs, senior research experts, lead service designers, and sustainability managers gathered to Vincit’s office to figure out ways to accelerate the sustainability transition. Although it may have looked gloomy...

Andrew Matias

December 16 2019

Culture

Blog: Vincit California Named To The Clutch 1000 For Our Stellar Development

Ville Houttu

December 12 2019

Technology

Blog: Introduction to Kubernetes: Part 1

Ryan Padilla

December 10 2019

Podcast

Duck Tapes Transcript: Code School life with Alex Aranda

Duck Tapes

December 9 2019

Technology

Blog: Agile Development in a Nutshell

Mikko Salokangas

December 3 2019

Podcast

Blog: Duck Tapes Transcript: James Snell's NodeJS OC Talk

Duck Tapes

December 2 2019

Design

Blog: Is the Tesla Cybertruck ugly or beautiful?

My first impression of the Tesla Cybertruck at the unveiling was similar to many people’s reactions, something like “Uh, what?”. I thought it looked half-baked and awkward, and was actually mad about it. I believe in Tesla’s mission and have been continuously...

Cameron Sagey

November 27 2019

Podcast

Blog: Duck Tapes Transcript: React Native with Gant Laborde

Duck Tapes

November 25 2019

Technology

Blog: Things you didn't know about Fibonacci

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, …

Jessica Wang

November 23 2019

Culture

Blog: A five-star candidate experience, part 1: Candidate communications

Candidate communications is one of the most important parts of the candidate experience, and it also has an undeniable effect on employer image and branding. Investing in candidate communications gives the company a monthly opportunity to influence how hundreds or...

Riikka Lintukangas

November 19 2019

Technology

Blog: Why and How to Outsource Software Development

Hans Vallden

November 18 2019

Design

Blog: Designing for an age of transition

Businesses need to rethink their design strategy to build sustainable products and services that resonate positively with the modern consumer. The strategy needs to be based on a mindset of responsibility, transparency and systemic thinking.

Kimmo Kuisma

November 13 2019

Technology

Blog: Mobile app benefits for business – Do we need an app just because our competitors got one?

A mobile app can be a great tool for boosting sales, enhancing brand equity, and prompting customers to engage with your business. But how can you tell if an app is going to create added value for your business instead of gathering dust and one-star reviews in an app...

Anssi Kuutti

November 6 2019

Technology

OAuth 2.0 and OIDC: what should I know about tokens?

Petteri Roponen

October 23 2019

Strategy

Data

Blog: Five reasons to utilize analytics in your business

Analytics is worth a thousand educated guesses. But why is analytics often superior to experience and intuition? Why does this buzzword keep popping up everywhere, and why is it sometimes better to trust a machine over a human when it comes to data handling? Change...

Sami Suominen

October 16 2019

Podcast

Blog: Rachel Valentine Mix!

Tiffany Hall

October 14 2019

Strategy

Data

Blog: Six reasons why you want to code your cloud environment

Do you feel like you’re spending too much of your time with cloud service management? Is your relationship with your management console getting too serious? Or have you accidentally caused a service interruption when updating a cloud environment? The solution to your...

Jari Laari

October 9 2019

Podcast

Blog: Jonny Burger Mix!

Tiffany Hall

October 7 2019

Podcast

Blog: Laurence Bradford Mix!

Tiffany Hall

September 30 2019

Culture

Blog: 3 Reasons Why You Should Recognize Your Supplier

Ville Houttu

September 23 2019

Podcast

Blog: William Candillon Mix! - React Native

Tiffany Hall

September 9 2019

Technology

Blog: The New Features in React DevTools 4

On August 15 the React team announced a new version of React DevTools on the React blog. The release came with improvements to performance and several quality of life updates for both the Component Tree and the Profiler.

William Strong

August 28 2019

Podcast

Blog: Shawn Wang Mix! (aka SWYX)

Tiffany Hall

August 26 2019

Podcast

Blog: Nader Dabit Mix!

Tiffany Hall

August 19 2019

Blog: Creating real-time apps with PubNub and React

PubNub is an easy to use, well documented and well-supported platform for enabling real-time capabilities for web, mobile, IoT and backend applications through their selection of over 70 SDKs. In addition to its Pub/Sub messaging, PubNub lets the user add additional...

Mikko Salokangas

August 13 2019

Podcast

Blog: The John and Tiffany Mix!

Tiffany Hall

August 12 2019

Podcast

Blog: Eemeli's Open Source Mix!

Tiffany Hall

August 5 2019

Culture

Blog: Scott Tolinski Mix!

Tiffany Hall

July 29 2019

Podcast

Blog: React Native Mix Vol.1!

Tiffany Hall

July 22 2019

Design

Blog: The Importance of User Experience

User Experience (UX) is vital for successful products. It has gone from being a differentiator to being an expectation, at least for most industries. It can be hard to get a grasp on the value of UX work, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the process....

Cameron Sagey

July 18 2019

Podcast

Blog: Kent C. Dodds Mix!

Tiffany Hall

July 15 2019

Leadership

Culture

Blog: Hire Power Radio Show & Podcast

Learn the most advanced recruiting techniques. Land the most desirable talent. Launch your company towards massive success. This is the Hire Power Radio Show with Rick Girard.

Ville Houttu

July 11 2019

Podcast

Blog: Wes Bos Mix!

Welcome back to Duck Tapes, where we chat with various industry leaders about exciting news and trends in the world of online development. Today we're talking with programmer and online instructor Wes Bos. 

Tiffany Hall

July 8 2019

Design

Blog: A different kind of UX team

Cameron Sagey

June 19 2019

Culture

AAFOC Podcast Series Ville Houttu (CEO of Vincit)

Ville Houttu

June 10 2019

Culture

Blog: A Day in the Life (of a Software Developer)

Culture

Blog: 5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

Podcast

The C-Life Podcast - Ville Houttu

Watch or read through Ville Houttu's interview with The C-Life Podcast below.

Ville Houttu

May 9 2019

Technology

Blog: Getting Started With Storybook 5.0 for React

Components are a big part of modern frontend development and making them reusable, accessible, documented, polished and styled properly is important. Clients and their products should have unified design and standardised components that follow certain patterns for...

Mikko Salokangas

March 25 2019

Technology

Blog: An Introduction to React Hooks

William Strong

March 15 2019

Technology

Blog: Overview of Mobile Development Frameworks in 2019 | Native, React Native, Flutter and Others

Juha Riippi

March 6 2019

Culture

Blog: Aloha from JSConf Hawai’i!

Petteri Roponen

February 21 2019

Culture

Blog: The Story of the Bus... and My Encounter with the Irvine Police

Ville Houttu

February 6 2019

Technology

Blog: Kickstart your GraphQL API with Hasura

Turkka Manilla

February 1 2019

Technology

Blog: Product Owner Wanted

Mikko Salokangas

January 25 2019

Culture

Blog: Recognize Your Supplier

Ville Houttu

January 25 2019

Culture

Blog: 2018 Second Anniversary Update with Video

Rachel Valentine

January 3 2019

Technology

Blog: Fixing YAML for Fun

Eemeli Aro

September 20 2018

Technology

Blog: Suck Less: A Quick Introduction to Accessibility

Tuukka Ojala

April 17 2018

Technology

Blog: SummAR of ’17 Part 2: Development Edition

Eemeli Heinonen

January 12 2018

Technology

Blog: SummAR of ‘17

Eemeli Heinonen talks about his experience at Vincit with Augmented Reality and explains the two sides to AR, Head Mounted Displays and phones.

Eemeli Heinonen

December 5 2017

Technology

Blog: Code Monkey in Defense of Good Design Work and Tight Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Antti Martikainen

November 30 2017

Technology

Blog: How we stream events at Vincit

Antti Pulakka

October 5 2017

Culture

Blog: Empty Promises and Other Heresay

Toni Vanhala

August 30 2017

Technology

Blog: Software Development 450 Words Per Minute

Tuukka Ojala

August 28 2017

Technology

Blog: First Year at Vincit California

Ville Houttu

August 23 2017

Technology

Blog: Five more reasons why buying software development could save your startup (Part 2)

Toni Vanhala

July 26 2017

Technology

Blog: Five Ways to Rescue a Startup by Buying Software Development

Toni Vanhala

June 12 2017