Adage Technologies was founded in 2001 in Chicago as a web and custom software company, the second development company founded by our President, Roy Chomko. In the years since our founding, we've shifted to focus exclusively on web design and development. As our creative team has grown, however, we've maintained the commitment to quality technical development that has always been central to our roots as a software company.
Over our 15 years in business, we've outlined a powerful five step process for our website design and development. The most important step of our unique "5 D's" process is the first one: Discovery. Before we build your website, we work with your teams to conduct user research and refine your digital brand and organizing idea. We then build high-fidelity, clickable prototypes to fine tune your user experience before you invest in development.
Our partnerships have been central to our growth as a web design and development firm. In 2005, we began building websites using the Ektron content management system, which we used as our primary platform until becoming one of the first North American Episerver Partners in 2009. Since then, Episerver has powered some of our most celebrated ecommerce websites, including the 2015 Episerver B2C Site of the Year for the Metropolitan Opera
Around the same time, we began work on our revolutionary Tessitura integration solution, ACE Platform, which would lead us to becoming the leading American Tessitura integration partner. Through our work with leading associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, we've also become a trusted partner for a number of association management systems, including Abila netFORUM.
Today, we continue to grow as we remain committed to helping our client solve unique ecommerce challenges. We've been identified as a Fortune 5000 Fastest Growing Company three of the last four years and we continue to expand our resources, including adding our first satellite office in Birmingham, Alabama in 2016.