about us

WHO IS MONK SOFTWARE

MONK Software is much more than a software company

It’s a reality that gathers together a growing number of people for whom their job is a passion and
can’t help but being accountable - yet don’t take themselves too seriously


Passionate Geeks

A bunch of enthusiasts always ready to take on new challenge

Several Offices

A team of about 30 employed devs and a network of freelancers all over the world

Software Home

A constantly evolving melting-pot of ideas and experiences 

Homebrewers

A group of friends who love to spend time together doing fun things like… beer!

APP DEVELOPMENT 90%

       

BACKEND DEVELOPMENT 85%

WEB DEVELOPMENT 80%

DESIGN 65%

A SOFTWARE HOUSE IS NOT A  SOFTWARE HOME    WITHOUT PASSIONATE GEEK AND GOOD PEOPLE

 

Over  Over the years, we’ve gained a wide expertise with big Italian and International companies , working side-by-side with both their Commercial and IT departments .

Still, we value and aim to preserve a small company feeling that is needed for a honest partnership approach .

We grant our customers speed and flexibility not just because “we have to”, but because we believe success is the value you add AND the way you bring it

Being ethical to Monk is a way of living and a source of joy. We have enjoyed every project, assignment and product we developed. Hence, if we don’t buy into a project, we won’t accept the assignment - sorry, but not sorry!


A WORLD-WIDE NETWORK

Our team is currently composed of about 30 employed developers located in our European offices or fully remote, and a small network of freelance developers throughout the world who are part of the family

Rome

Italy

Krakow

Poland

Londra

UK

Milan

Italy

                               KEY PILLARS

TEAMWORK

 

 

PROBLEM SOLVING

 

 

AGILE APPROACH

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY 

 

 

MONK
THE REAL STORY

The MONK story originates from a little town in the hills of Southern Rome, called Cave. With few thousand inhabitants and a handful of Internet connections, the local barbershop decided he absolutely needed a digital identity... MONK Software was hence founded to register the domain and hosting the website and m-site (which were designed and developed in exchange of a few haircuts and shaves, obviously!).

Next milestone was an assignment by a publishing company specialized in legal documents. We were asked to create a databank, however we could not resist to develop the entire digitalization process including a website and custom search engine. That was so appreciated it became an official tool of the Italian Supreme Court.

That led to more assignments for the Ministry of Law and other public entities including the ESF (European Social Fund) for which MONK developed a platform for companies to access funded professional training.

A major challenge that scaled the whole project to a different level came through an Electric Power Company that, due to financial turmoil, was restructuring and needed a total IT architecture turnaround. MONK Software designed and successfully implemented the entire architecture, using open source technologies and custom developments ranging from CRM to ERP. That company is now enjoying success and is expanding significantly also through acquisitions, and the MONK system architecture supports the scaling happily.

In the meantime, the team that had been reinforced with Polish developers: we had officially made pur very first step toward internationalizations. We opened an office in Krakow and started to collaborate with an Israeli start-up by former Google and Amazon managers, developing scraping and comparative services.

In 2008, MONK Software started for real. We developed a booking system, a management system and an official website for a nationwide transport company. Thus, MONK established the first office in Rome to set up proper operations (with the additional benefit of free bus rides).

Being “mobile” a true passion, we focus our efforts on building a strong mobile developers team. We covered majors mobile Operating Systems, and we started developing a bunch on application for event organization, companies internal surveys, automotive showoff and presentations and many more.

In 2010 MONK found its most fertile ground with a major Italian Telecom Operator for which it started developing enhancements for the VAS business, created a Mobile Device Management System, designed and developed a Business Intelligence System and eventually developed the Self-Care App (which has been rated, year after year, best self-care App in the Italian market). 

As a strong advocate of the conversational paradigm, in 2015 MONK developed an instant messaging app which evolved into an unexpected success story for the entire telecommunication industry. It turned into a comprehensive app that includes Chat, Self-Care and M-Commerce.

We wanted and still want to reach beyond, certain that the return to natural language is a present and future need to address. Therefore we put up a R&D department which is at work, among the others, on BOTs and a variety of Artificial Intelligence solutions to integrate our softwares.

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