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Bespoke functionality

Be unique...

 

Many companies use stock CMS software and off-the-shelf applications. These can fulfil an immediate requirement, but may lack certain features you need. What’s more, they often have a host of unnecessary functions that are not relevant to your working practices.

 
 
 
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Eonic's bespoke approach to CMS functionality includes:

  • Simplicity - ProteanCMS is specifically designed around your business so you don’t have to worry about unwanted features or unfamiliar terminology
  • Efficient workflow - Software developed to ensure tight alignment with your business needs
  • Open source code - When it comes to changes or improvements, you'll automatically get the latest updates applied to your CMS. This keeps maintenance down to a minimum, allowing you more time to focus on your content
  • Integration - We can smoothly integrate with any other key software used within your business
  • Other considerations - Our open source solution helps to keep costs down. With the help of our skilled development team you can customise and build the functionality your business needs
  • The platform will be tailor-made to your needs and do exactly what you want it to do without the addition of bloated code. This helps keep the CMS a manageable size whilst ticking all the boxes
  • A much reduced security risk and less attractive target for hackers, spammers or anyone who wants to cause widespread damage. This is because Eonic's code base isn’t readily available to download and explore.
  • Having written the code, Eonic understands 100% of the code base. This means that any issues with the CMS can be easily fixed by us.

Understanding open source platforms

Whilst popular open source platforms are great for getting a website quickly up and running, there can be disadvantages, including:

  • Many are built with a specific type of website in mind. For example, WordPress was built for blogging which means the interface is geared towards creating posts rather than different content types.
  • An understanding of CSS and HTML will be needed if you want to give your website a unique look and feel. There are plenty of ‘themes’ available to download, but you’re not exactly going to stand out from the crowd without a bit of customisation.
  • Compatibility issues can occur when adding new features, such as plugins, to your website which may cause it to break. There may be a lack of communication from the plugin developer to fix compatibility issues, and waiting for an update (if there ever will be one!) can be tedious.
  • Keeping your CMS up-to-date is important for security. As open source CMSs tend to have a larger user base, they become attractive targets for hackers who want to cause disruption. Plugins and add-ons have the potential to be less secure than the CMS platform, so it’s important to make sure they’re tested, checked and monitored too.