Navigating through the rough seas: a reflection on the year 2023
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Navigating through the rough seas: a reflection on the year 2023

The year 2023 brought disruptions to the global software industry, and consulting businesses found themselves sailing against the wind. The last time such shockwaves were experienced was in the spring of 2020 when COVID-19 hit the world. Markets soon realized that the world was not going to end but that we had to change faster…

From start-up to standout: Software Sauna’s first five years
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From start-up to standout: Software Sauna’s first five years

Five years. I have been building my Croatian dream since April 2018. The idea was initially born in my best man’s sauna in Espoo, Finland, in 2017. Therefore the dream got naturally named Software Sauna. It hasn’t been only a beautiful dream filled with marshmallows, great Croatian wines, and smooth sailing by the Adriatic coastline….

Guide to nearshore software development
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Guide to nearshore software development

Domestic software development outsourcing is commonplace, but things get more complicated when some or all of the action is outsourced abroad. This is a fairly common assumption on the subject. Preconceptions or real horror stories of failed overseas ventures are unfortunate. Software Sauna was initially set up precisely to correct this flaw in the market….

2022 – It’s a wrap!
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2022 – It’s a wrap!

After a full month of 2023, it’s the final time for the annual wrap-up. We all probably thought that everything would return to normal after a couple of “corona years,” but unfortunately, 2022 brought some new dark clouds to the skies of the global economy and a time of peace in Europe. A war in…

Heating up the marketing – Welcome, Ville Kauppi!
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Heating up the marketing – Welcome, Ville Kauppi!

After Sauna turned four years the last spring, we made our first move outside of Croatia by starting operations in Skopje, North Macedonia. In August, we finally entered our founders’ homeland and landed in Helsinki, Finland: our Commercial Director, Joona Komulainen, was the first employee at the Helsinki office. But as we know – the…

Software Sauna named as Top Croatian Web Development Company

Software Sauna named as Top Croatian Web Development Company

Here at Software Sauna, we combine Nordic business culture with the expertise of top-notch Croatian engineers. Since our inception, our team has built countless bespoke solutions for clients across the world. We represent Zagreb, Croatia in the global market; proving that we can deliver excellent solutions despite whatever circumstances. Even though 2020 was a rollercoaster…

Wrapping up 2020
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Wrapping up 2020

Yet another year came to an end. 2020 will be remembered as the year of Corona pandemia which changed the world in many ways. In Croatia, it will also be remembered, unfortunately for two strong earthquakes. The country has not suffered from them during the last 100 years. The first one hit Zagreb in March,…

Software Sauna among the top B2B companies in Croatia
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Software Sauna among the top B2B companies in Croatia

From the very beginning, our mission at Software Sauna has been to change the perception of nearshoring. We want to offer our customers such a high-quality service from day one that they would consider us a reliable and trusted strategic partner. Exceeding their expectations helps us to reach the goal. Our concept of combining the Nordic…

2020 – A roller coaster ride
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2020 – A roller coaster ride

The year 2020 has definitely been something different. Many would already like to skip the whole year. Unfortunately it will be mainly remembered negatively due to the Coronavirus outbreak and Covid-19 pandemia. Besides the spreading virus and lockdown, we in Zagreb also experienced the strongest earthquake in 140 years on March 22nd. A wakeup call I will never forget and don’t want…