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

Andreas Jung realised the portal gasmonitoring.info on our behalf for the purpose of optimising gas procurement activities of major industrial customers. Agile processes were used to transfer complex computational methods and domain-specific algorithms related to gas procurement onto a modern web platform. Andreas Jung impressed us with his ability to implement complex concepts in minimal amounts of time and to react rapidly to changing requirements.

Dipl. Eng. Markus Gebhardt
Project Manager, Energieberatung Gmbh, Essen