Henk founded Boxma IT in 2008 after he observed inefficiencies in the development and translation processes. He started to develop customized solutions, such as providing interactive previews for translators. This enabled translators to deliver a better quality right away, which reduced internal costs. Reuse is key: all solutions were implemented on top of existing infrastructure and tooling that was available at his clients.
Boxma IT provides visuals. His work resulted in the generic Rigi platform, used by many product development organizations. Besides significantly reducing costs, Rigi helps to shorten time-to-market and improves the quality of the released multilingual products. It connects to major translation management systems and seamlessly integrates with development processes. The solution includes solutions for internationalization (i18n) testing, software localization, in-country review, generation of multilingual screenshots for documentation (e.g. instructions for use), etc.
The demand for this solution is increasing and the company is growing. We implement features based on customer experiences and feedback. A passionate and dedicated team of skilled developers is continuously extending its capabilities.
Henk holds a master’s degree in technical computer science with a strong focus on electrical engineering. He is a passionate speaker and frequently presents about his experiences at conferences.