Traditionally, companies can opt for either standard software or consultancy. Servware is a new form that unites software and service; a large part of the software is standardized and an element of personalization is added on the basis of co-creation. This piece of customization ensures that the solution is better attuned to the situation and infrastructures of the customer, so that the risks and implementation times are lower compared to solely consultancy based solutions, but impact is greater than with standardized software packages.
Alexander van Eerden, CEO of Building Blocks: “To us, being named a Cool Vendor is a great step for Building Blocks. We believe this proves that our transformation from consultancy to ServWare has been a successful journey. I am happy with this recognition and extremely proud of what our team has accomplished. The creation of our unique block structure started in 2015, because we wanted to minimize repetition in our work and had the strong will to continuously focus on improving the added value of our solutions for our clients. By creating software that is 80% standardized and 20% custom made we can ensure short and efficient implementation, but still deliver a solution that perfectly fits the individual needs of our clients and offer a them a competitive edge. With our technology we contribute to a sustainable data science strategy for our clients, not only in the Netherlands but also increasingly in other countries.”
Gartner “Cool Vendors in IT Services,” Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, et al, 3 October 2019