While Agility is shifting away from the hands-on development work, they plan to stay highly engaged in the architecture of complicated solutions to ensure their customers are experiencing best industry practices, high performance and scalable solutions. The shift will also help free up development resources for new product development focused on increasing traffic and revenue for media sites.
Co-Founder and CEO Michael Assad remarks, "Agility was hatched from a web development services company, so a service mentality is at the core of our DNA. As the demand for our content management system grows, we have decided that developing website solutions in-house is not the most effective way to meet increasingly sophisticated customer requirements – that’s where our partners come in”.
Existing Agility Customers
To meet the demand for the Agility CMS software, Agility is relying on its partners who have been able to take over the fulfillment of required services for their existing customers. While still working closely together with these partners, Agility has begun transitioning project management over to Fourth Dimension, Brushfire North, Buena Digital and Point Alliance who will primarily step in on maintenance of websites and implementation of new website features.
The customer transitions are happening over time to allow for a smooth and successful process. Agility will continue to be involved with their partners to create new CMS-based solutions that can be executed independently.
"This transition will free us up to focus on our new product developments geared for magazines and media companies. While we will no longer be doing custom development work, we remain the only content management system vendors that stays involved for the life of a deployment through our architecture and development support services", says Jonathan Voigt, Co-Founder and CTO at Agility.
Agility works with a variety of customers including both brand and media to help maximize the value of their online content. Their customized solutions are geared to raise profitability of the online channel by increasing traffic, boosting advertising revenue and promoting subscriptions while decreasing the time and cost of keeping content up to date. Their programs are designed with an entire creative team in mind offering a fresh and easy solution for content management across the board.
Agility was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto Canada. Agility became the fastest growing web development company in Canada earning the Profit Hot 50 Award numerous times.
Customers include Glow Magazine, ParentsCanada, Canadian Bride, Clean Eating, Muscle Mag, Oxygen, Oprah Network, W Network, Cineplex, Business News Network and NHLPA.
The recent launch of Unbound Media, Agility’s own online magazine style blog – a resource for digital publishing – has been building momentum in the publishing community, further securing their position as thought leaders in the North American media landscape.
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