Welcome to Agoric Source
Agoric Source, LLC is a boutique software consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, in business since 2002. We have worked with both large and small firms, producing custom solutions for internal departmental or enterprise needs, as well as commercial software applications.
Strong experience with accounting and financing applications, especially corporate tax, cost analysis, e-commerce gateways is perhaps our biggest strength, but with a strong design approach and solid project management expertise, we have tackled many other domains as well.
As principal, Kevin Lacobie contributes his 20+ years experience with relational databases (SQL) to produce clean, simple, high-performance database design, as well as 15+ years experience with object-oriented design (also aiming toward clean, simple coding, aiming for error-free operation and low maintenance cost) and 10+ years experience with open source.
Never one to sit still, we are also developing experience with cloud computing and hosted applications. We continue to look for cost-effective, reliable solutions for our clients.
Why Open Source?
Yes, you'll see us frequently recommend open source solutions, even for corporate environments. Open source application platforms, such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, and Zope, are proving themselves in a wide variety of business applications. Adopted not only for license cost reasons, open source environments offer high quality software developed openly and transparently by a large professional community. Good open source applications also create or adopt industry standards, thus ensuring compatibility with other businesses, a wide range of applications, and the future.
However, as an independent consulting firm, we find the best application environment for our clients and products, be it open source or commercial. We have allied with some of the best-of-breed commercial packages as well, and are active partners with such firms as Microsoft and Stone Bond Technologies.
How we contribute
Take advantage of our experience and connections to leading talent in the Houston area for your needs, including:
- developing software for departmental or enterprise use
- managing software development teams
- designing or upgrading your informational technology support for your business, considering big picture issues such as business continuity, local vs. hosted services, commercial vs. open source solutions.
a·gor·ic \ ägor'ik \ 1a: of or relating to the agora 1b: market-based computation 1c: an open system
a·gor·ic source 1: market- or open-source 2a: your source for expert solutions