First of all, a boutique is a small shop where clients can find dedicated merchandise and unique items, or products which are produced in small quantities. The advantage of entering in such a shop, compared to big supermarkets, is that here you'll also find staff ready to assist you and to give you guidance step by step. Indeed, one may say that a boutique charges higher prices, also in comparison to chain stores, which is definitely true. However, once you bought something from a boutique you'll have the feeling that you own a unique item, which will differentiate you from the rest, and is not this what we all want – to be unique?
Software boutiques are a new way of defining petite software companies which are focused on a certain niche, and which are able to offer specialized support to their customers. Even more, such a firm is able to offer a unique product, tailored on the client's needs and requirements. But, let's see what advantages does a customer have when collaborating with a software boutique company:
A software boutique takes the client's specifications and transforms them into a customized piece of software. Practically, if you are not satisfied by the mass-produced software programs which you can find, then a boutique company will tailor a product according to each and everyone of your requirements. The outcome will be a software product which is able to fit perfectly your company's needs.
Generally, a boutique company is focused on a certain niche, for example developing applications and software products using Microsoft technologies. The advantage of having such a partner, is that you'll have the confidence that he has the knowledge and proven experience to offer you the best advices regarding that specific area, and that he's always updated with the latest technologies.
Crystal clear communication and dedicated support
Having a smaller amount of projects, a boutique software company can offer its clients dedicated support, according to every client's need through a direct communication flow. This means that the information will not need to travel through several departments until it reaches you, so that you'll always be updated with the status and the quality of the work.
A good communication, not only that can save time, but also can make the development process more efficient. For example if you want a specific functionality for your application, collaborating with a boutique firm, you'll able to keep track of the development process and promptly interfere in the development process if the work is not going in the desired direction, or if you want to change the approach. Also, fewer the clients, better the support. Practically, a software boutique will offer you their entire attention and expertise, whenever this is required.
Every client is important
For a boutique company every client is important, and because they can not afford to lose a client, they can not really afford to do a bad job. Every development project is treated with care, and you'll know for sure that your project will be handled by the best men.