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Drupal is one of the most acclaimed and versatile open source content management system with powerful built-in features to manage websites and communities with large number of users. Drupal is scalable, flexible and secure CMS with community-contributed modules and add any feature your site might need. There is no need to write a CMS from scratch to develop a business app. The contributed modules extends the core capabilities and makes Drupal CMS so flexible.

Drupal is multi-faceted, as you can use Drupal if you want to run a simple blogging and news sites or complex database applications. If you want to meet these demands you will need to seek out a Drupal developer to help you build a highly customized Drupal website. You need to consider various factors in choosing the right Drupal developer for your website. Here are the details:

Requirement Analysis

Before you hire a Drupal developer for your project, define the work from clear requirements. This includes the list of features and functionality, and the Drupal developer will select the right combination of modules to achieve the well-defined goals.

Strategy & Scope

When you have worked out the clear requirements, you need to have an idea about the skill sets required for configuration, installation, module, and theme development, depending on the size of the project. Drupal can support a one-page static site or easily handle huge volume of content that has thousands of pages and readers accessing the site concurrently. When you have determined the needs, remember to plan the time, developer hours, themes, modules and third party integration which can be done by developers you’re hiring.

Design

When you want to build a visually appealing website, the developer has numerous options to create a theme leveraging the superior and unique designs for your website. The key to Drupal designing are standardized and reusable elements to speed up production and save time, at the same time the website it is attractive and user-friendly.

Security

The most important point is to protect the site against security vulnerabilities. Another advantage for Drupal is security and privacy, and that’s why government sites including White House are using it. With enterprise-class security, third party integration and reports, Drupal is highly safe and secure.

Cost

If you want to implement Drupal projects on time with custom modules and themes, you’re likely to spend more. Drupal developers have to undergo steep learning curve to master the CMS with its numerous modules having overlapping functionality. If you are building the site on your own, it could overwhelm you, unless you are a technical whiz.

Search engine-friendly

Drupal has been search engine friendly built into the system with faster page loading experience on websites and mobile devices to drive visitors and increase page ranking.

Customization

Drupal is highly customizable, scalable and flexible with a wide array of modules and themes that lets you change every aspect of the website. A developer can create something that’s unique to customize the look and feel of the Drupal site.

Integration

Drupal is a reliable option to install third party applications to enhance the functionality of the site. Drupal developer can automate workflows between Drupal and other platforms and third party systems with huge experience in solving critical issues.

Wondering how to get the best Drupal developer for your company? Unsure of how it works or what you’ll gain? Please contact us to learn more about our Drupal service.

Anubavam is a full-service Drupal development company with 9+ years of experience in offering world-class Drupal solutions and delivered 250+ web and mobile projects for small, medium and Fortune 500 companies across 18 countries. We have a highly efficient team of Drupal developers, Engineers, QAs, Designers, Business Analysts and Marketing professionals who deliver products of highest quality at affordable price using Agile and Scrum models. We can seamlessly migrate content from legacy systems or HTML websites to Drupal CMS.

 



Selecting the CMS strategy is part of the complex decision process of IT managers and developers to ensure the best customer experience. While organizations should evaluate the CMS for scalability, flexibility, high performance and user-friendly features and also should reflect your objectives, goals and requirements.     

Here is a list of 10 things you should consider when selecting the right CMS:

1. Usability

When choosing a content management system (CMS), be sure to define the functionality requirements and allow third party add-ons to serve your needs. Every company may have varied requirements, for instance if the website should seek support for documents, images, video, blogs, chat, forum, comments, payment gateway and social media.

2. Free & Open Source

Popular open source CMSes such as Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla has a huge community and powers a wide range of sites, from blogging to high-profile sites. Check for CMSes which are affordable and free of licensing costs and greater freedom to customize. Popular CMS such as Drupal has a large active community of Drupal developers providing support to develop the CMS.

3. Simplicity & Ease-of-use

Don’t overlook systems that offer an array of features and functionality, but non-geeks may find it very complex to handle. Look for CMS software even non-technical users without programming knowledge can add or remove features without the help of developers.

4. Customization

The best approach to use the CMS framework is to build from the ground up. Drupal, for instance, offers highly customizable and scalable modules to meet the unique requirements of your business.

5. Modules & Themes

When your organization is expanding fast and need more functionality to augment your business, the CMS should be extensible in some manner. The CMS should have the ability to add extra modules or plugins to support additional features is an important consideration.     

6. Scalability & Performance

After ensuring that the CMS delivers all your needs, please check that the CMS deployments is refactored for scalability and high performance to support all your current and future needs. The CMS should have the capabilities to store and process a large number of requests at high speed.

7. Integration

Some organizations may have processes for different business verticals and they don’t integrate effectively. It should extremely important to consider a CMS with capabilities for seamless integration with your existing system or third-party applications.

8. Search engine friendly

Search engine optimization is an important aspect of any website and when selecting a CMS please look for a search engine friendly CMS which ranks high on Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.

9. Social Media & Online Communities

Adding social media is a must-have feature for any website nowadays. Ensure that the CMS provides built-in support or through third party plugins for sharing of content on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, etc. as well as building your own online community for improving user engagement.

10. Mobile-ready

Ensure that the CMS supports multiple mobile platforms and operating systems. Building a responsive web design to optimize content for desktop, laptop and mobile devices such as iOS, Android, etc.    

Conclusion

Choosing a CMS requires a great deal of strategic planning and futuristic vision, at the same time bringing great value for the organization.

Anubavam is a Drupal development company with 9+ years of experience in offering world-class Drupal solutions and delivered 250+ web and mobile projects for small, medium and Fortune 500 companies across 18 countries. We have a highly efficient team of Engineers, QAs, Designers, Business Analysts and Marketing professionals who deliver products of highest quality at affordable price using Agile and Scrum models. We can seamlessly migrate content from legacy systems or HTML websites to Drupal CMS.  
 

Anubavam provides integrated library management solution that supports the library-wide operations including acquisition, selection, cataloging, circulation, data management, reporting, and mobility. The library automation solution enables users to access all library materials, regardless of their category or location. The next-generation library management system offers significant benefits:

Acquisitions
Track and manage purchase orders, update catalog, and send borrower notifications. Monitor budgets, reconcile invoices and approve payments to suppliers. Master file management and suggestion management for users.

Cataloging
Customized search for library collections including course catalogs, books, digital media, publications, etc., and obtain up-to-date records.

Membership
View the books borrowed, place the books on hold, request or renew books, renew membership, and create in-depth patron reports. Get information on book availability.

Library Locator
Manage library across multiple offices and locations with a common system and processes and improve global efficiencies.

Dynamic Reporting
Customized reports in multiple and various formats and track key performance indicators of the library for reliable decision-making.

Mobile Library
Circulate from anywhere. Use the library mobile solution to manage all notification processes through automatic alerts, notices and defaults.

Library Circulation
Manage library borrowing and lending and view overdue list. This allows you to verify the book stock.

Library Administrator
Manage all the author list, donor list and library settings. Invoice processing, library issues and also keep a tab on payment, renewals and remainders.
 

 

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