Drupal has been causing a buzz within the IT industry for a number of years, but has only gained a viable proposition for the enterprise market. With its convenient, on-demand CMS and web application framework, it is trusted by thousands of businesses, and organizations throughout the world for creating personal and corporate websites, ecommerce sites, social networking sites, and intranets.
As Drupal Development services have begun to take hold, several major benefits have become evident. These are:
Extensibility / Modulation
Drupal Extensions have really set the platform apart from the rest of the pack. One main goal of the Drupal development company was to create a most extensible ecommerce system on the planet.
And they succeeded, in a big way. This publishing platform has no virtual limitations of its capacities. It was designed to be robust as a whole but modular as a system. With fully documented CMS, you can easily add functionality to a website, such as adding a calendar, event handler, and other extensions to achieve specific requirements. By nature, this CMS is designed to be flexible enough to rise to any development challenge.
The user friendly system suggests registration, login, forgot password, and user permissions, providing a robust customization environment whereby both content and the presentation are customized based on user-defined preferences.
Drupal supports LDAP servers, and other authentication sources.
Flexibility and Conversion
Drupal now has an extension for Magento which helps integration of Magento into a Drupal based website. If you are converting from another platform, there are tools which allow you to import products, customers and order information from other carts such as OSCommerce and X-Cart.
Add or modify the content on your website
Drupal CMS is the cost effective way of releasing your organization’s intellectual capital to your customers. Simply put, this CMS enables you to add or modify the content on your website without taking the help of a web designer or a computer programmer, from anywhere and at any point of time.
Long Term ROI
Since this publishing platform is open source in nature and has no ongoing fees or licenses, it is cost effective as part of a long term strategy. Moreover, it also has an increasingly bright future as it consistently claims new market share in the CMS industry, and is a safe long term bet as a widely known, used, and maintained system – at minimal ongoing cost.
Drupal is a publishing platform which is gaining its catching its momentum globally with its outstanding features. Developers love its well-documented APIs. Designers love its flexibility. Site administrators love its limitless scalability.