Applications built to your specific requirements give your business unique competitive advantages.
Whether you're building a brand new application or replacing an old one, to get the maximum return on your investment, you need to ensure that your solution is designed, built and implemented effectively and efficiently. To do that you need The Right People using Proven and Effective Processes and Leading Edge Tools.
The Right People
Agora is owned and operated by technology loving business people and business minded technologists. It's a strong combination.
Every customer engagement is staffed by a business relationship manager, a trained and certified project manager and software architect and backed up by the appropriate teams of business analysts, programmers, quality analysts, screen designers, usability experts, technical writers and trainers.
Proven and Effective Processes
Each phase of the software development process has standard milestones, documentation and deliverables.
Tracking Milestones- Weekly status meetings are conducted to discuss issues and all are tracked in Agora's proprietary Issues Tracker system.
Communication- Team sites allow communication among all team members and is the repository for all project documentation.
Change Management- Microsoft Team Foundation Server is used to control all source code and Agora uses our own Build Control tool to constantly keep code up to date.
Quality Assurance- Quality is built in throughout the process through unit testing, code walk-throughs, peer reviews, module testing and system testing. The process is managed with our proprietary Exceptions Tracker tool.
Leading Edge Tools
Over the past 10 years, we have built the Agora Application Development Framework. Agora brings this full set of tools to each development engagement. These tools ensure that we consistently deliver high quality software and that all members of our development team - or yours - can modify and update all the code in a project. Our tools allow our programmers to minimize the time they spend on core "plumbing" and maximize their time on the business functionality that provides you with unique business value.
More detail on the Agora Application Development Framework.