While Inclind is adept at structuring successful websites on almost any platform, our we are most proficient with our highest suggested: Drupal. This Content Management System (CMS) is the Inclind web design team's preferred development platform for many reasons. Here are a couple of solid benefits.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is a PHP based open source content management framework that can be used in any scenario, no matter the business. You may have heard of Wordpress before - think of Drupal as its bigger and more capable brother. Drupal can be taken and molded to meet your needs. Intranets, extranets, content management, event ticketing, ecommerce, customer relationship management (CRM), surveying/questionaires? No sweat.
The White House, Sony, Electronic Arts, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Examiner, MTV and other big name companies trust in Drupal - and so should you.
Drupal, the Open Source CMS
Proprietary = limited. Having a small team of programmers building a proprietary content management system in-house is unrealistic. Drupal is not just a platform, it's a community. Thousands upon thousands of programmers and web developers contribute to enhancing Drupal each day, which is the catalyst for Drupal's unmatched excellence in providing the most cutting-edge features available.
Because Drupal grows so quickly, and is created by developers who understand what web design and marketing firms need, we don't tell a client "that's not a possibility of the system", you hear "Drupal is flexible enough to custom build your vision."
A website that isn't planned for growth will not grow a company. You need a website design that allows for organic growth. You need to be able to add and manage content not only on existing pages, but have the power to add news web pages and even entire directories. Drupal is built for ease of use both in editing current content and generating new website sections.
Drupal's core and contributed modules are code checked daily for stability, interoperability, and security. With over 10,000 developers working on Drupal every day, security issues are fixed and resolved quickly- unlike proprietary systems who take months or even years to discover bugs. Don't be a victim!
The beauty of Drupal is that its not a platform you have to shoehorn your business into, it can do anything you want it to do. Ever been frustrated when you're sold a product that doesn't do what you need? Take a look at some of the customizations we have done for our clients.
One of the core strengths of open source software is its ease of integration with other open (or closed) platforms - and Drupal is no exception. We've integrated the following platforms and solutions with Drupal:
- Drupal with Microsoft Dynamics (see the Acquia webinar)
- DCM4CHE imaging software with Drupal
- Connected UPS Worldship with Ubercart and Drupal
- Integrated RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) feeds for real estate websites
- Molded one clients unique business logic with Drupal
- Created a frontend reseller for Mozy Pro backups, and much more.
At Inclind, we know what makes content management systems work. We've built countless custom systems before snuggling up with Drupal. If you think it's as simple as flipping on a switch, maybe you should come in and see what we're all about. We aren't just a cookie cutter website assembly line- we build fine tuned, personalized, high performance websites to help you and your business succeed online.