Hi, here we are!
4 friends, graduated from prestigious universities and who used to work for big French companies such as Shell, Thomson or Renault, founded Smile and positioned themselves in the area of management application on microcomputers. Back then, they used development tools known as "RAD" (Rapid Application Development).
Whereas most people are content with static web pages (basic information pages), Smile immediately turned to web applications. Clever! Impressed, the French bank, Le Crédit Lyonnais, entrusted Smile with the development of the 1st bank website, and then, Renault also chose Smile, and... done deal! Contracts were signed one after the other and the turnover multiplied by 5 in 5 years. Loud and clear!
My little business is thriving
The internet bubble bursts and takes with it a large number of web agencies. Smile resisted, reacted and started to build its expertise around new open source solutions. A decision for the future!
The wheels keep turning
Competition emerges but Smile keeps the lead of open source solutions, even extends its expertise to new areas such as CMS, Portals, e-commerce, Decisional, Infrastructure and ERP. To enhance its offer, related services were also created: media agencies, application management, exploitation, system... The result? A growth of 50% and the opening of 3 new agencies in France.
The world is calling
300… 500… 2.000 staff and 17 agencies across the world. And it doesn’t end there! Being now a leader in Open Source solutions, Smile is still going merrily along and is progressing, loyal to its essential values of collective intelligence and sharing!