Founded in Estonia in 1993, Proekspert is a professional IT services company.
We help device and machine manufacturers develop intelligent products and focus on customers through value-adding digital services. We do this by combining data science and software development expertise with
a design thinking approach
With embedded software engineering, we improve existing and develop new products with sensors and connectivity to make use of resources in novel, efficient ways, thus driving the transformation to a greener tomorrow.
We connect all sorts of devices to the cloud, make products cloud accessible 24/7, and lay down the foundation for developing modern interconnected services atop products.
We enhance products with smart digital services that customers value to create new revenue streams.
We develop accurate and reliable products from the ground up, helping manufacturers turn ideas into objects that can make everyone’s life easier and better.
Proekspert has been delivering next-gen product and digital services development projects for multiple global electric equipment manufacturers like Danfoss, Stiebel Eltron Group, Alliance.
By nature, we are curious, courageous, open-minded, and are friendly, and direct. We wish to create things both awesome and useful. There’s more to our work than just doing the job.
Proekspert was founded by programmers for programmers: a place where they themselves would love working. This was the foundation for a working culture that continues to define Proekspert even today, decades on: being humane, being direct, being natural. We are flexible enough to work well with both large and small clients.
When end-users are not consulted, or a digital product is created based on some “gut feeling;” the final product that is delivered leads to failure – resulting in digital waste: waste of time, money, talent, and potential.
Proekspert’s vision is a world without digital waste – the total elimination of the inefficient ways of doing things through the creation of new and better human-centric digital solutions.
Proekspert builds world-changing solutions by combining data science and product development expertise with a design thinking approach. We focus on giving you a sharp competitive edge by quickly testing new business ideas while tackling the possible risks, and taking responsibility for the whole product development process.
In each collaboration phase our designers, technology experts, and data scientists challenge the established thinking; involving clients at every step and ensuring the success of the products we develop.
Always more than just a software company, we have worked on clever machines and industrial automation, smart screws, production lines, complex device integrations, banking backbones, and management automatics: in short, advancing the new industrial revolution.
Our code makes elevators move, heating systems run. Our software helps to grow useful bacteria, makes business decisions. It can analyze satellite images and is used to provide self-service to millions of people.
Proekspert is committed to discussing and implementing digital trends.
As digital partners ourselves, we believe in sharing our success with others. That’s why we have created a resource center for today’s modern businesses seeking to transform the way they do business for their customers.
Proekspert’s articles include topical digital transformation and trending industry updates from artificial intelligence to software engineering, so modern digital businesses can stay abreast of what’s happening in the business world.
Furthermore, our resources include demystifying all things digital; whether about data analytics, digital product creation, cybersecurity, service design and other forms of industry jargon.
Proekspert was founded in 1993, and one of our first contracts was to build one of the earliest chip-based debit cards in Europe. Our banking backbone developed then and is – albeit with modifications– still in use today. Bold and revolutionary software developments, hand in hand with hardware for both industrial automation and banking systems, have ever since been our major strength. Collaboration with Danfoss has put our creations to use globally.
Smart devices and software that we developed during the 2010s brought us to establish a smart machine component development and production subsidiary, Sensorise, in 2019 in Germany.
Due to the growing need for world-class data analysis and top-notch design requirements, Proekspert has invested considerably in these areas and put this knowledge to use to advance companies, build client support systems, and undertake scientific endeavors. Our high standards have allowed us to work even with the European Space Agency.
A fundamental shift in our organizational structure happened in 2013 when Proekspert became a bossless company. This step, radical for its time, together with supporting working out of the office, has proven to be hugely beneficial.
Established and headquartered in Tallinn, our second office was opened in Tartu in the 2000s. Initiated by our employees, we opened additional offices in Pärnu and Kuressaare in 2016 and 2017.
For those with a keen interest in our history, the author Sass Henno has written a work of fiction about the first ten years of Proekspert. The story begins in 1981 when two eventual founders of the company, Raivo Vilu and Andrus Suitsu, meet, and is set against the backdrop of Estonia’s early IT success.
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Warning: the book is readable only by those possessing the superpower to read Estonian.
From the basement of the Institute of Chemical and Biological Physics, Raivo Vilu puts down Proekspert's first roots. What began as a 1980s startup (we didn't call them that then), focusing on bioreactor control software used in the pharmaceutical industry and cell biology research laboratories, is entered into the business registry on March 22, 1991, under the name BioExpert.1991
A small team of engineers founds Proekspert on April 6, 1993. Its focus is creating software. From the beginning it differs from classic software companies, since its solutions are created for both computers and smart devices. Control systems are programmed for bioreactors, payment machines, and industrial production lines.1993
Proekspert develops a smart card for Raebank, its first major client. One of the first smart card projects in Europe, the system developed is the genesis of Estonian banking's card center.1994
It's a new era in business intelligence and warehousing projects. Proekspert establishes clear expertise in data source analysis, metadata, data warehouse architecture, populating data warehouses with data from diverse legacy systems, and designing end-user reports. Many large retail organizations adopt data warehouse solutions developed by Proekspert.1998
Proekspert begins to develop the latest products and services for large Nordic telecom operators and equipment vendors, including Telia. In addition to traditional software development, the work includes independent research in state-of-the-art internet- and communications technology that will shape the digital landscape for years to come.1999
Work with the Danish group Danfoss begins in the spring of 2003. Proekspert's industrial automation software ensures that production lines, construction cranes, and elevators work flawlessly and safely the world over. Danfoss acquires 51% of Proekpsert's shares.2003
An office is established in Tartu, Estonia's university city, in order to exploit the city's science-based ecosystem. Marko Petron, Proekspert's head of industrial automation leads the effort. (Today, Proekspert’s Tartu office is located at Ülikooli 6a.)2008
Sass Henno's novel is based on real events and the life of programmers at Proekspert in the early 1990s. It is Estonia's number one bestseller for a period of two weeks.2013
To make the company more customer-oriented and increase employee satisfaction, Proekspert embraces the principles of holacracy. The company believes that creative workers need leaders instead of managers. Employees are given more responsibility and management brought to the grassroots level.2013
Employees purchase Proekspert's shares from the Danish industrial group Danfoss, making Proekspert a fully employee-owned company. "The best organizations are those where the employees are owners themselves," says Marko Sverdlik, Proekspert's CEO. The buyback also enables Proekspert to develop new competences outside Danfoss' primary focus areas.2015
What began as a temporary summer office in the Estonian seaside resort city of Pärnu becomes a permanent office. Today the office is located on Aia Street.2015
Proekspert is named Design Implementer of the Year at the Enterprise Estonia Entrepreneurship Awards. It is also shortlisted for Company of the Year.2016
Proekspert expands its number of offices so people may work where they like. An office is opened on Tallinn Street in the town of Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa.2017
Proekspert data scientists make European Space Agency equipment last longer in space. The project's main goal is to test artificial intelligence algorithms to help monitor the condition of reaction wheels, potentially increasing the longevity of mission critical assets.2019
The Responsible Business Forum recognizes Estonian companies that care about the environment and contribute to society more than the law requires. Proekspert receives a Bronze badge in the category of medium- and large companies.2021
Proekspert values individual freedom, decision-making, and proactiveness. The opportunity to realize one’s ambitions motivates people and is great for the whole company.
In our self-organizing and supportive work environment, teamwork is of the utmost importance. Everyone can participate, initiate, and be part of the company’s future. Furthermore: Proekspert is employee-owned.
We have a vast array of projects of different types and lengths, so one can choose stable challenges or enjoy a more variable workflow. There’s plenty of interesting work for all.
Proekspert supports a flexible work arrangement. We have four offices in Estonia: Tallinn, Tartu, Kuressaare and Pärnu, and we’re ready to open new ones, if need be. We also have tens of home offices around the world.
Every individual, and even whole teams, may pick the best place, time, and way of working, helping to keep work and private life in balance. Flexibility fosters productivity and mental well-being.
We pay a lot of attention to our employees’ well-being and help them in their self-development. Our coaches support personal journeys. Everyone at Proekspert has a yearly personal self-development budget, and we offer health support and psychological counselling that extends to our employees’ families, too.
Proekspert’s purpose is to boost the capability of the organizations to create and deliver products that have a clear positive impact on the lives of a large number of people.
We do partnerships and cooperation in the area of smart devices, machines and robots, their man-machine interfaces and control systems and intelligent automation (keywords: IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0, product development, smart data, design and usability).
We help companies develop sustainable next-gen connected devices and focus on the customer through smart services.
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