Snowbot chose to focus on Drupal because of its open source architecture and well-documented API, which means we can easily integrate your website with other applications. Drupal reduces the costs and complexity of enterprise development while optimizing management, maintenance and support investments.
BENEFITS OF DRUPAL INCLUDE:
Flexibility: Complex functionality can be added over time to create the best experience possible.
Extensibility: Additional functionality any time with available or custom modules.
Community: Tens of thousands of users and developers make Drupal one of the most active open-source platforms.
Connectivity: Drupal is not proprietary and is designed to integrate with best-of-breed applications.
Cost: There are no licensing fees. Drupal will always be free.
For those who don’t know much about Drupal and its implementation, think of a car. Drupal itself is the engine of the car, the theme you select is the car’s body (how it appears to others) and a distribution is the overall automobile.
The basic elements of Drupal can be found in Drupal core; a distribution consists of Drupal core plus additional software. For example, Open Social is a distribution that features Drupal core along with software that makes it possible to create your own community, intranet or network.
CLOUD-BASED APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE
It’s one thing to create a standalone website — it’s another thing all together to integrate with other applications locally and in the Cloud. You can also integrate with social media platforms, marketing automation or email marketing tools, ecommerce platforms and more.
Leveraging the Cloud means taking advantage of hundreds of valuable tools like Salesforce, Marketo, Eventbright and more. For example, Magento and Shopify offer rich administration and catalogue management tools to provide online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their site. We’ll work together with you to identify what makes the most sense for you and your organization.
We leverage Drupal’s CMS tools and build custom functionality to meet your specific requirements. Drupal’s out-of-the-box framework meets most basic functionality needs, so we can focus more of our time on building the custom functionality required to pull the project together.
Before we ever start designing or developing something for you, we make sure we’ve done our due diligence to become experts on your business and the goals for your organization. We do this because we don’t want you to have to redesign or restructure your website after a year or two. We strive to give you a site and connect you with cloud-based applications that will meet your needs for years to come.
We work with you to identify benefits, risks and rewards of building your new site in, or moving your existing site to Drupal 8. We are also ready to support your Drupal 7 platform for years to come.