Alagad is your ally, literally. The word Alagad means ally, or soldier, in Tagalog – the language of the Philippians. Most accurately it means “someone who fights for you.” This concept goes to the heart of what Alagad stands for. We create custom software that supports your mission.
Our corporate mission is to make the world a better place by creating custom software. This software we create might solve business problems, improve how information and work is managed, or maybe it simply makes the end user’s life bit easier. No mater how, we believe we can contribute to making the world a better place every single day. This truth is at the heart of Alagad and is expressed in everything we do.
Our Business Model
We want to empower our clients and give them everything they need for a successfully project. We do this by sharing our process openly, allowing our clients to specify their own rates, and offering a 100% cash back guarantee of quality. No one but Alagad does this. We do this because we’re on your side.
We believe another way we can help is by sharing our experience. We openly share our processes and our challenges with the world. We frequently survey our clients to learn how we’re doing. That information is posted, unedited and anonymously, on our website for all to see. This helps potential customers gain deeper insight into who we really are. It also gives us further incentive to make sure we do our best work, no matter what.
We believe we can make the world better by sharing our knowledge, experience, and inventions with the world. Alagad does this in many ways: We publish our blog, speak at conferences, attend user groups meetings, and write for trade publications. If we can help one developer improve then we have helped all of that developer’s clients, and their client’s clients, on into infinity.
Additionally, we’re happy to help those who aren’t even our clients. Do you need impartial advice on how to approach a project? Do you need help brainstorming? Do you simply have questions? Contact us, we’ll help however we can.
Alagad frequently contributes to open source software projects. We also publish many of our own libraries and tools freely for all to use. After all, a rising tide lifts all boats.
We believe in giving until it hurts. Alagad contributes 5% of net income – before expenses – to charity. We support programs that are working to make the world a better place by improving education, nutrition, and quality of life for as many people as possible.
Our message is simple: Work with Alagad, we’re your ally. Together we can make the world a better place.