Today we're happy to feature a case study from Eric Davis of Little Stream Software, highlighting how Eric, a consultant providing Shopify app development for App Owners, uses Remarq in his consultancy. Interested in your use of Remarq being featured as a case study? Send us an email!
Before he started using Remarq, Eric had the choice of spending hours pushing pixels in a tool like InDesign — or using a bunch of tools and band-aid scripts he put together to take a markdown document, convert the text into other formats, and then generate a PDF version of the document.
The issue? His publishing workflow was based on open source projects that frequently ended up causing problems:
In Eric's words, "It worked okay, but it was tied to my computer."
To consistently produce case studies, white papers, or longer articles that matched his company branding, he needed all the tools set up on his computer, he couldn't have anyone else help with his process. Worst of all? The system wasn't that repeatable.
Over the last month, Eric has used Remarq in three very specific ways:
Before he started using Remarq, Eric's biggest concern was "If I need to re-generate a document, will it look the same as it looked originally — or will it look differently?"
Operating a consulting practice that regularly produces documentation, reports, marketing content, and books, Eric wanted to know that whatever tool he used for his publishing workflow would allow him to generate documents that matched his branding and styling. And, most importantly, that updates to the tool wouldn't break his design, forcing him to recreate old documents.
Now, using Remarq, his documents look like he's paid a designer step in and produce his documents.
On top of that, there's timesaving factor without needing to set up or fiddle with new tools. Having a consistent 'just going to work' tool is a huge benefit.
On top of that, Eric has sold services — Roadmapping Sessions — to clients where he's used Remarq as a way to deliver the deliverable documents to them. And the client feedback was great:
If it weren't for Remarq, he'd have had to use his standard office document template. Instead, Remarq gives him a document that looked like he paid a designer to step in and produce the final report.
Anytime he's had problems, Jeremy (Remarq's Founder) has contacted him through email or chat and helped him figure out what's going on and helped Eric fix it. Many times, it's been an issue with Eric's document, and Jeremy has helped him figure out the cause.
Eric eagerly recommends Remarq for consultants and people who aren't so heavy on the design side, people who see the value in having a nice looking document but don't want to spend the time tweaking pixels or getting InDesign to work.
In Eric's words, Remarq is useful for people creating lots of documents. There are months where he'd create 10-20 documents for clients, for his website, and for his business. Having a system where you can throw the text in there and know it'll look good is perfect.
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