Odoo is an all-in-one business management software ideal for small and large companies alike. It consists of open source business apps, and it covers all of one company’s needs, from eCommerce, Website, inventory, accounting, manufacturing, project management, billing, communication, CRM, point of sale, etc. The main advantage of ODOO is that it’s very easy to use and also fully integrated in the same time. Also, it is really flexible, and it follows the growth of your company, so the additional apps can be added at a time as your needs evolve and your customer base grows.
Odoo uses Python scripting and Postgres database, and it is actively maintained by a large base of developers to provide new, innovative applications, and satisfy their clients needs.
Odoo offers three separate versions of the solution:
* Odoo Enterprise – It’s a self-hosted version, it includes all the apps, and it’s payable for each user.
* Odoo Online SaaS (Software as a Service) version – It’s hosted on a cloud, and the first version is offered for free, but after that, there’s a fixed monthly subscription fee for all the users.
* Odoo Community version – It’s an open source version, and Belgium-based Odoo S.A is taking care of it. In fact, ODOO is the most popular open source ERP system.
When it comes to e-commerce websites Magento is one of the best, and it’s built and designed to be e-commerce only. The platform was released back in 2008, and only three years later, eBay (one of the largest e-commerce websites in the world) has acquired it, and it is still the owner of it.
Magento is free, open source platform, and still, it’s quite rich in features, all the way from support for different currencies and currency rates, to different marketing tools, wishlists, reviews etc. It’s a stable platform with very high performance.
Over 30% of all e-commerce websites are using the power of Magento to run their daily business. It is suitable for shops of all sizes. For example, Nike, Nestle, Lenovo or Samsung are all using Magento.
Magento gives you the option to manage multi-tenants. If you want to run a few online stores from the same place, that is not a problem. Magento will enable you to run them, all from a single CMS. Magento supports seamless integration with many different platforms, such as Google, Salesforce, MySQL, payment processors, shipping services, etc.
Magento is SEO friendly. It comes with basic SEO tools, like sitemaps, friendly URLs, meta-tags, descriptions. It helps to make web-shop visible to the audience all across the web.
People are using mobile devices to do their shopping more often than ever before. But you can also use Mobile Commerce with Magento thanks to HTML5 support.
Magento has a few different user accounts and levels of access. This option can come in handy when you wish to include your team in the website management.
Alfresco is a free content management system created for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Its file system compatibility is provided by an SMB interface. Initially, the platform has been focused on document management, but in time, they expanded it for web content management also. Alfresco includes a content storage and web-based user interface for managing and using standard portal content. Some people describe Alfresco as one of the leading Java-based open source web content management systems.
Alfresco has three editions:
* Alfresco Community Edition – it’s a free software, with an open source and open standards, but it has certain limitations
* Alfresco Enterprise Edition – it’s a commercially and proprietary licensed open source and it’s fully enterprise scalable
* Alfresco Cloud Edition – it’s a Software as a Service (SAAS) version of Alfresco
Alfresco is capable of many things, from document, image, records and learning content management, integrated publishing, multi-language, multi-platform and multiple database support to portable application packaging, Lucene search, Desktop integration with Microsoft Office, Online integration with Google Docs and many more.
Some of the Alfresco customers are Cisco, Nasa and Oxford University Press.
Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system released in 2004. By the number of its installations, it is among the ten most popular open source tools.
It has a lot of features and the flexibility to run small campaign or brochure sites up to complex applications. Its model can be appropriate for small low-cost sites, both as high-cost.
It’s written in C#, and it has Microsoft based infrastructure. It stores data in a relational database and it’s available under an MIT License. In 2009, it was described as one of the leading .NET-based open source CMS systems.
Umbraco is a great platform for site owners, designers and developers too. With it, it is really fast and easy to build and manage your site, and that’s how it makes its clients more productive and focused on content and sending their message to the world. It has a built-in media library which allows you to manage your digital assets easily, especially photo content.
Umbraco also offers a powerful online marketing tool and a great e-commerce platform. It is backed by the Umbraco HQ and it’s offering professional support and warranty at a fair cost.
Umbraco has a community site, called ’’Our Umbraco’’ that has more than 55,000 registered members. Also, there’s more than 250.000 websites that prove its quality.
Sitecore is a customer experience management company that provides web content management and multichannel and contextual marketing automation software. The company was founded in 2001 in Denmark. It started as a company that is implementing websites built on Microsoft technologies, but, by the time, it has grown into a global provider of customer experience management software.
This platform allows you great web content management, in multiple languages and across multiple sites optimized for mobile and display also.
The mission of Sitecore is to build better digital experiences for their customers, and that’s the job of the Sitecore Experience Platform (XP). It’s a backend database that gathers, combines and analyzes the information that allows you to have an introspection into current and past customer interaction with your brand, across any channel and in real time and historically.
Some of their customers are P&G, Uponor, CA.gov and many more.
Drupal is known as a source content-management framework. It’s written in PHP, and it’s used for making all kinds of applications and websites. Anyone can use it, download it, work with it, share it, without any fees, it’s created to be free. Sometimes it’s used for business collaboration, knowledge management and creation of integrated digital frameworks. It has many tools that help you build a structured content necessary for dynamic web experience.
A lot of enterprises from all over the world, governmental and non-governmental institutions and educational institutions are using Drupal. It’s flexible, highly scalable, and you can share content in multiple languages across many devices.
Some basic features of Drupal are excellent security, reliable performance and easy content authoring. Its core principle is modularity, so flexibility is one of its strongest features. It has many themes for customization, and you can use it with some other external services and applications in your infrastructure.
The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world, it consist of more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, coordinators, designers, editors, trainers, strategists, and sponsors working together, and of course, new members are always welcome.