Our Business Model
Although the web and software development space has become increasingly crowded, our unique business model has helped us stand out for over ten years and allowed us to share in the successes of a diverse group of clients.
How we do business
Adage developers must be able to talk to clients
Every developer at Adage is required to deal directly with clients, ensuring each developer is getting first-hand accounts of the business issues involved, the problems the work is looking to solve and the budgets and timelines for the work.
Adage invests in its developers
Adage has ongoing training and discussion sessions with the development team to improve understanding of their work, including reviewing new technologies, improving communication skills, sharing best practices among peers and studying errors for future improvement.
Adage does not offshore work
Adage’s team of developers work from a single Chicago office. No work is ever sent abroad. Collaboration among the development team is key to Adage’s success through working together, discussing optimal solutions and, perhaps most importantly, designing only what is needed based on requirements.
Adage is dedicated to its core values
Commitment - We have the discipline it takes to overcome challenges without any drama.
Professionalism - Respect and integrity are key to how we operate. We don’t add clients; we create partnerships.
Excellence - We’re never satisfied. We’re results-focused and always looking for ways to improve our products and processes.
Service - Our number one goal is to help you exceed your goals. Our team is dedicated to customer service of the highest quality because we’re invested in your success.
What can Adage provide?
A commitment to a long-term relationship
Most web development firms want to “get in and get out” without being tied to ongoing maintenance and support. Adage stays at your side for the long haul with a dedicated support team and hosting options.
Applications built to be scalable and adaptable
Adage practices agile development to build products that keep you prepared for the future. We produce quality, concise code that is scalable to allow changes and additions to occur seamlessly.
Informed advice and sound strategies that generate highly-effective solutions
Adage sees all of its clients as partners, and is invested in their success. Adage is a trusted advisor with the expertise to help you figure out the investment that's right for your organization. Unlike most development firms, we're not afraid to tell you what you don't need.
Web solutions built with every user in mind
Adage builds websites using some of the leading content management systems available today, including EPiServer and Kentico, to ensure that editing your content doesn't have to mean editing code or working through another department. Additionally, our UX team is a part of every development process to design intuitive interfaces for every application.
Expertise at integrating with existing systems
Adage is skilled at developing custom integration tools and plugins to connect your business-critical applications to each other and to your website's content management system. Adage has developed integration solutions for everything from proprietary software to CRM systems to marketing automation platforms, such as Silverpop.
Expertise at taking legacy systems and upgrading to web-based applications
Adage focuses on creating and upgrading applications centered around human interaction. We upgrade legacy systems to improve organizational efficiency and reporting capabilities, and to streamline or combine disparate databases. The net results are fewer errors, less downtime and improved abilities to manage workflow, operations and productivity.
Project rescue when other developers have failed or underserved clients
Some of Adage’s greatest successes have come when we were brought in to fix/repair/finish work that had already been started by another web developer or by an in-house group. Adage excels at salvage, stability and correction operations.