On 22/12/2009, at 2:33 AM, Matt Hamilton <ma...@netsight.co.uk> wrote:
On 21 Dec 2009, at 00:56, Dylan Jay wrote:
Had a customer presentation on Friday and we gave a new pitch on
what Plone's key competitive advantages are (in this case for
intranets). Thought I'd share it in case it's helpful to others.
Following from Matt's recent "flexibility" ads we said Plone's
uniqueness is flexibility in three different dimensions making the
its flexibility greater than the sum of its parts. Flexibility
makes Plone a kind of intranet construction kit where the "elevator
goes all the way up".
1. Theme and branding
- because it's a "web" content management system that gets used for
2. Workflow, permissions and hierarchy
- because of it's "smart file system" data model. Ability to
delegate responsibility in different ways.
3. Functionality and plugins.
- because of viewlets, portlets, content rules, content types, ZTK
etc - allow third party functionality that slips nicely into
Plone's UI. Plone's equivalent of the app store - 3000 plugins.
Open source is I guess another dimension to the flexibility but we
didn't really go into that as much, e.g. no license restrictions to
encumber roll out.
That is a fantastic set of points there. I really like it. Keeps
away from any technical / philosophical issues and just focusses on
benefits in a way that no other system could really touch.
Do you happen to have your slides available from your presentation?
Actually since your flexible intranet presentation was so good we just
showed some of your slides giving it as an example of the ways in
which plone can be adapted to an organisation without limit.
In hindsite this approach maybe made plone seem to be needed to be too
customized. We should have combined it with demoing some out of the
box intranet plugin features like wikis blogs and notifications. (We
really need a plone intranet distribution)
We also demoed a reusable multiple reviewer workflow where review
steps and schema can all be edited togeather using dexterity.
Matt Hamilton ma...@netsight.co.uk
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