What We Do and How We Do It
Up front, no question about it... We stake our reputation and success on the power and flexibility of the Open Source "Power Duo" of:
- Drupal - the renowned community-based Content Management System, and
- Ubercart - the Drupal-based eCommerce system.
On a foundation of Drupal and Ubercart – enhanced, of course, by excellent contributed modules that extend these core platforms – we add our As Needed Secret Sauce. When there is a gap between what you need and what is available, we love to do "just enough" and "just right" development to ensure that the systems we design and build match your business vision and requirements.
Our focus is on microenterprise and small business supply chain networks (the "push") and alternative markets (the "pull") of social network economies. To help level the playing field in a world dominated by large corporations and global supply chains, such alternative markets need to showcase the "Who, How, and Why" dimensions of consumer purchase decisions rather than the "How much and Where" focus of the Big Is Good World.
Knowing what you want to do is an important step in creating a successful business model and associated business information system. But it is just the first step. The next and equally important step is identifying the "know how" and "with what" to ensure your project is a success. That is, it's all about technology selection, design, and implementation. It is critical to have a good fit between your vision for your business and the design and functioning of your Internet-based embodiment of that business vision. To find that best fit of technologies to support projects like yours, we've "kicked a lot of tires" and "kissed a lot of frogs."
We are 100% confident that we've picked the best tools and technology for our work. And best of all, these incredibly powerful and flexible building blocks are all Open Source projects and technologies. So you put your budget to the invaluable People Power that make a project succeed, not to expensive licenses for opaque proprietary technologies.