Migration and Customisation

Making off-the-shelf software a perfect fit

Many of the high performance products available for Zope satisfy a large number of general customer requirements in their off-the-shelf state.  One such example is the CMS Plone.  However, even a standard product as capable as Plone cannot fulfil any and all customer demands.  Accordingly, there usually arises a fairly substantial need for adjustment when new software is integrated.

Luckily, customisation work required for software based on Python, Zope and Plone is typically less than for other systems, since these technologies support the development of easily extensible modular systems.  The cost-to-benefit ratio of making the necessary adjustments is thereby rendered highly attractive to the customer.

Our wealth of experience affords ZOPYX customers many benefits, most notably in the case of exacting assignments for which other service providers lack the necessary know-how.  TextIndexNG and SmartPrintNG represent two particularly sophisticated extensions offered by ZOPYX for Zope and Plone.  TextIndexNG is a highly enhanced search machine, while SmartPrintNG is a Plone extension that enables the export of content in Office formats like OpenDocument, PDF, RTF, WML and OOXML.

Testimonial

The University of Bonn migrated its central website, including branches thereof devoted to its institutes, to Zope/Plone.

Andreas Jung provided the University of Bonn with competent and highly efficient advice regarding the conceptual redesign of their website.  He consolidated the requirements of the University's institutes and used the results to develop a concept for building modular institute websites.

Martin Ragg
IT Project Manager, University of Bonn