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How to stay motivated when working from home?

It is needless to say that COVID-19 has impacted all of our daily lives. We’re not going to the office anymore, schools, daycare and bars are closed. Most of our time is now spent at home. While in some cases this could be stressful, it is also an opportunity to create or upgrade your work […]

Automate your business #4 – What’s next?

Once you have decided which processes you’d like to automate, it is time to build your application. There are several ways to do this: you can deliver it all at once or break down the process into short time intervals, completing small steps every two or three weeks. No matter which route is right for […]

Automate your business #3 – Make a good start

Now that you’ve discovered your own processes and have a clear idea of processes that can benefit from automation, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get something tangible off the ground. In other words, it is time to automate your business. Answer these four questions and you’re off into the right direction. 1. Can you […]

Automate your business #2 – Benefit from automation

Last time, we wrote that discovering processes is an essential first step if you want to embrace automation. Once you’ve gone through the three-step plan that we described, you’re ready to answer the next question: Which processes will benefit from automation? In this blog, we have listed five processes that commonly require automation! 1. Repetitive tasks Every […]

Automate your business #1 – Discovering processes

Automation: you’ve heard all about it, and as a twenty-first century company, you want to embrace it. But where to start? In this blog series, we will guide you through the process step by step. First things first: you need to discover the processes in your organization. We’ve put together a three-step to-do list for […]

Embrace innovation: the importance of future-proofing your organization

Most organizations have plenty of forward-thinking people who want to innovate. Getting initiatives off the ground, however, is a different story. Oftentimes, it requires taking a leap into the unknown, and there is a good chance you will only achieve the desired result after several attempts. Moreover, you will be held accountable if things don’t […]

Innovative initiatives: how do you realize them?

In our last blogs about innovation, we discussed the importance of embracing innovation and explained how to recognize and eliminate innovation killers. Now, it is time to look at the requirements for innovative ideas and the way you can realize them. Every process of innovation follows a pattern of trying, failing, learning and trying again. […]

Innovation killers: how to recognize and eliminate reluctance

In our other blog about innovation, we discussed why it is important for organizations to embrace innovation. Today, we would like to help you tackle a related issue: innovation killers. Many organizations have employees who want to innovate, but who cannot seem to get their initiatives off the ground. The majority tends to cling onto […]

Why are IT projects often a hassle?

Managers – especially those with an entrepreneurial spirit – often encounter numerous issues when trying to get software projects off the ground. At Triggre, we regularly meet such managers, and we understand their frustration which stems from the fact that they want to accomplish their IT goals at a pace that their IT department can’t […]

3 Tips to Rethink and Greatly Improve your Business Processes

Together with our customers we have made quite some interesting process changes over the years. I wanted to share some of the most important insights we have gained and give a few examples that might help you rethink your processes. #1 Simplification It may seem superfluous to say, but many processes can be simplified. Many […]

The real reason your software projects cost more than quoted

It was the summer of 2001, when I walked into the office of a small student recruitment agency. They were in the business of finding exceptionally talented students for part-time jobs working in the IT industry. For students, it meant bringing their knowledge into practice, while for the companies it was both an opportunity to […]

How the Rolodex was digitalized and what you should learn from it

There used to be a time, which I hope many of you have forgotten about, that the Rolodex ruled the desk of every manager around the world. Being in someone’s Rolodex and having important contacts in it, was a sign of accomplishment in the business world. Since then, this analog way of storing contact information […]

Why Triggre is great for developers

At Triggre, we use our own product to automate a variety of internal processes. For example, we have applications for registering vacation leave, HRM activities, and invoicing. Having a tool for automating processes, we would be crazy not to use it and make our lives easier, right? Yet, when our lead architect recently joined us […]

5 tips to foster creativity in your team

Over the past years working with the amazing team at Triggre, I have learned a few valuable lessons on how to foster creativity in a team. Just because your team consists of the best people, doesn’t mean that they will be creative. And while it is absolutely true that some are more creative than others, […]

Triggre’s most mention-worthy releases of 2018

At Triggre, we always focus on improving. That is why back in 2017, we launched a whole new version of Triggre. Following this big release we expanded Triggre with a range of cool features over the course of 2018. Moreover, we have upgraded our trial process to a version that’s even cooler than it was […]

The Triggre Academy: An alumni’s experience

To properly kick off the new year, we’d like to share a ‘pioneer’s’ experience with our brand-new Triggre Academy. In this blog, IT consultant Ed Lanen takes up his pen to tell you about his now-completed Explorer course and the subsequent steps he took! When I decided to develop an IT control framework, I instantly […]

From 2018 to 2019! – Part 3

In my previous two blogs, I discussed Triggre’s highlights and milestones of 2018. In this last blog of our three-part series, I’ll share my outlook on 2019, which – in my view – is very promising! Positive developments, solid foundation 2018 was marked by positive developments: we have welcomed new customers in industries we hadn’t […]

From 2018 to 2019! – Part 2

2018 has been marked by several milestones and ambitious plans for the new year. In this three-part blog series, I provide my perspective on the past and coming year. Today, part two: hands-on demos, on-the-go applications, and testing Triggre’s security measures in practice. Building mini-applications on the spot As a Guide, I often hold demos […]

From 2018 to 2019! – Part 1

2018 has been an eventful year for Triggre. In this three-part blog series, I’d like to look back on the highlights and glimpse into the near future – or, 2019 – from my perspective as a Guide. Today, part one: new customers and industries plus considerable growth. New customers, new industries In 2018, a range […]

The Triggre Academy: What to expect?

In our previous blogs, we discussed how the Triggre Academy came into being, what its goals are, and who would benefit from participating in the program. Today, we would like to tell you more about the curriculum itself: what can you expect from the training programs, and in which way are they structured? Training program: […]

How to draft a plan of improvement

In our previous blogs, we discussed the importance of determining the happy flow and addressing the bottle necks. Once you’ve asked all necessary questions, you can take concrete steps towards creating your own application. Key to this process is a nicely timed series of ‘what ifs.’ Alternative scenarios, subsequent steps What if we would leave these process steps […]

The Triggre Academy: Is it right for you?

In July 2018, we held our first introductory session to make people acquainted with our newly set-up Triggre Academy. Initially, we invited the ‘Creators’: those whose main task it is to make applications for organizations and like to do it. But we quickly noticed that our training program attracted a much broader target group! People […]

The Triggre Academy: Goals, approach, plans

At Triggre, we are always looking for more ways to let people experience how easy it can be to create their own software using our platform. We want to take away the threshold which many consider impassable. Of course, Triggre is an easy-to-work-with tool in itself, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a learning […]

The road to success: finding the bottlenecks in your process

“Where can we make the greatest impact?” It’s a question that sets you off in the right direction when automating your processes. Once you have selected a problem or process to start with, you need to get all your stakeholders on board. After all, you want your co-workers, customers and/or suppliers to quickly see the […]

Steps towards determining the happy flow

If you want to jump on the digitalization train, you will quickly find that it’s key to define your own process before turning it into an application. An effective way to do this is by asking the right questions. In this new blog series, we will guide you through this process step by step – […]