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Andreas Jung/ZOPYX made it possible for us to transition smoothly from an outdated platform to the solid, future-proof content management system Plone.  With the help of Andreas Jung/ZOPYX's expansive know-how, we were able to implement our detailed specific requirements ourselves and to stand poised for future requirements with a great deal of confidence.

Michael Marek
Founder of ergonomic::on, Tübingen & Vice President, German UPA, Stuttgart