Discover How Magento With CYOP's Open Source And Cloud Based Ecommerce Services Allow Businesses To Increase Sales, Improve Customer Service, And Lower Costs.
Magento is an open-source content management system specifically designed for ecommerce websites that was originally developed by Varien Inc. under the name "Bento" and later acquired by eBay.
Magento is, by far, the top open source ecommerce application currently in use and is estimated to account for approximately 1% of all websites on the Internet and approximately 34% of the top 20 ecommerce platforms.
With a complete and robust set of features that include support for digital products and a theme based structure, Magento provides function comparable to that of the best of commercial ecommerce solutions, but Magento is 100% free to download.
Magento utilizes a theme based structure that separates layouts, templates, and skins to comprise the "look and feel" of the ecommerce website. The structure is very similar to WordPress and, once a developer is familiar with how Magento's theme structure works, the act of creating a unique store design is relatively simple.
Here are just some of the many enterprise-class ecommerce features found in Magento:
Magento provides three different software versions including Magento Community Edition, Magento Enterprise Edition, and Magento Go.
Magento Community Edition is a free open source content-management system. Anyone with programming experience can modify the core application. Developers can implement the core files and extend its functionality by creating new plug-in modules themselves, or by adding one of the hundreds of add-on modules provided by other developers in Magento Connect.
Magento Enterprise Edition is derived from the Magento Community Edition and has the same core files. Unlike Community Edition, this is commercial open source and not free open source software, but has more features and functionality. This edition is designed for large businesses that require technical support with installation, usage, configuration, and troubleshooting.
Magento Go is a cloud-based eCommerce solution that includes web hosting by Magento Inc. While Magento Go has many built-in modules and can support additional Magento extensions for more functionality, it is the least customizable of the Magento platforms.
CYOP employs a proven project management methodology that includes a detailed requirements analysis to effectively discern feature/function requirements before any development efforts begin which minimizes deployment time and necessary re-work.
The CYOP planning process includes development of a basic Functional Design, a Gap Analyis to determine custom development efforts, a Data Migration Strategy to ensure data from current systems can be effectively migrated to the new system, and a Systems Interface Design to describe any external systems that need to be integrated and how that will be accomplished.
CYOP's Project Implementation Roadmap combines a coordinated technical programming and development effort with sound project management to effectively bridge the gap between the client and the programmers to ensure business objectives, and not just a programming exercise, are achieved.
CYOP leverages free open source software to build for our clients an application that is highly customized for thier business and that they OWN. Because the finished application is owned by the customer who has full access to the souce code, there is no vendor lock-in and the application can never be obsoleted since with a large community of open source programmers able to ensure ongoing development and support.
Additionally, a sound support process and infrastructure ensures personnel have a way to escalate any questions or issues and that any bugs are promptly addressed.
CYOP's services combine the best features of open source software with the best features of Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling organizations to effectively own, control, and further develop and modify as needed, their own EDI software applications without the large expenses of hardware acquisition & maintenance, software licensing, data center facilities or an IT staff.
The CYOP team has extensive experience in enterprise computing and has successfully implemented dozens of Small Business EDI solutions resulting in increased revenues and growth for our clients.
By leveraging open source EDI software with CYOP planning, implementation and support services, even a smaller businesses can afford an enterprise-class EDI solution with no capital expenses, no hardware to maintain, no software license fees, and no need for on-site technical personnel. On-premises solutions are also available if desired.
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