Case Study
Minoko Design
This Norwegian design consultant uses Moment to take charge of their projects, hours and travel expenses.

Get a closer look at how changing to a project management system adapted to their needs as designers has changed their day to day operations.

By: Sturla Røysland
Kathrine Lindholm
CEO
Minoko Design
The most important thing for us is that you NEVER stop surprising with solutions to our problems.
Minoko in a pinch
Minoko Design is a consulting company that provides services within product development and design.

With 10 employees and a base in both Oslo and Levanger, the company works mainly with the development and design of physical products, but also digital services and strategy.

On their client list, you'll find many Norwegian start-ups, but also large, well-established companies such as Tomra.

Minoko's main selling point as a design agency, is that they know production.
Everything used to be hard
Kathrine Lindholm, industrial designer and general manager, started at Minoko in early 2019. She immediately saw that the management tool was a big bottleneck for the company.

"Especially time tracking was difficult in our old system - everyone complained!".

It was difficult for Kathrine to keep track of hours and to complete invoicing. The previous solution was also server-based, not in the cloud, which led to further complications.

She realized that they had to bear the cost of upgrading because the loss of not doing so would be much greater and things would get harder and harder the longer they waited.

From frustration to relief

Kathrine discovered Moment through other design agencies. After a couple of meetings, it became obvious that the system was adapted to designers' way of working, and would be the right solution for Minoko.


"Moment appeared to be well-adapted, practical and easy to understand."


The transition to Moment started in August 2019, with imports from the previous system and training at Minoko's office in Oslo with video transmission to Levanger.


“We experienced extremely good follow-up from Moment's side. We received quick feedback and support when we had questions. You solved our challenges along the way incredibly well!

The designers' previous frustration was turned into relief in Moment. Now they are very happy, and lead hours more often as well as more accurately.


"The most important thing for us is that you NEVER stop surprising with solutions to our problems. ”

Studio Lights
by Minoko Design
for Rift Labs

80% less work

Because Minoko works very closely and personally with its customers, they need to be on-site and write travel invoices. This was incredibly time consuming and frustrating in the old solution.

“The travel expense module is very good and helps us a lot, this was cumbersome before. It's easy to control, approve and create reports for the accounting office. ”

Kathrine now spends much less time setting up and managing projects. In addition, she gets a much better overview of the profitability of each project, which makes it "easier to put the impact where things can be improved."

Kathrine estimates that she spends 80% less time on administrative tasks than before. This means that she can now focus more time and effort on marketing the company. "You do not want to spend a lot of time on administration".








"The most important thing for us is that you NEVER stop surprising with solutions."

- Kathrine Lindholm, CEO






The way forward
With their strong connection to Norwegian companies, Minoko wants to help get the Norwegian industry back on its feet.

With a management tool that helps them focus more on deliveries and marketing, they now have a far better foundation to stand on themselves.

MINOKO AT A GLANCE
OFFICE
Oslo and Levanger, Norway
10 employees

DISCIPLINES
Product design
Digital services
Strategy

WEBSITE
www.minoko.no

MOMENT AT MINOKO
Since August 2019

  • Project planning
  • Resource management
  • Time tracking
  • HR and absence
  • Invoicing

DATA IMPORT FROM
SuperOffice
INTEGRATIONS
ACCOUNTING
Mamut