Open source Integration and Customization
Open Source Software, abbreviated as OSS, is a name given to the computer software that allows the users to utilize, modify and amend the software, to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. Open source gives you the benefit of design, development and distribution providing accessibility to the source of a product. However, integration of Open Source Software demands thorough knowledge in the open source software market. It also requires ample experience in software development.
eAdvertise.eu open source software integration service enables you to enjoy complete advantage of collaborative software development that turns open-source software more stable, flexible and cost-effective in comparison to commercial products. The Open Source Integration services of eAdvertise.eu aims at assisting the companies to enjoy maximum return on software investment enabling them to reduce cost, accelerate development process and upgrade performance.
OpenCart is a powerful open source shopping cart system that is user friendly and feature rich. Here you can simply upload some products, enter your PayPal details and open an online shop very easily.
Magento is a new professional open-source ecommerce solution offering unprecedented flexibility and control. Magento was designed with the notion that each eCommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike.
Prestashop a free and open source e-commerce solution. It supports payment gateways such as Google Checkout, Authorize.net, PayPal and Payments Pro via API.
ZenCart is an open source online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Providing support for many languages and currencies, it is available for free.
CubeCart is an eCommerce script written with PHP & MySQL. With CubeCart you can setup a powerful online store as long as you have hosting supporting PHP and one MySQL database.
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source.
WordPress is a highly-flexible and popular open source CMS and blog publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It provides a simple user interface that non-technical people can easily use and it works perfectly with most of the web applications and widgets.
Joomla! is a free, open source content management system for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets. Joomla! includes features such as page caching to improve performance
Drupal is a free and open source modular framework and content management system (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. Drupal, like many modern CMSs, allows the system administrator to create and organize content.
Mod - X is a free, open source cms and web application framework for content publishing on the web. It is written in the PHP language and supports MySQL as the database.
phpFox -Phpfox is a very powerful script that will enable any webmaster to create their very own niche social network site.
osDate dating and matchmaking script fully integrates with major bulletin boards (phpBB, vBulletin, etc.) and FlashChat, and provides several payment modules, multiple skins, and free upgrades.
PhpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP programming language. The name "phpBB" is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free software.
eAdvertise.eu is one of the pioneers in open source application implementations & support. We offer our exclusive Open Source Integration service to the corporations requiring high quality, on-time and affordable open source deployments. Through the various open source applications, eAdvertise.eu aids to uplift user productivity, streamline business processes over your company.
Girded with a huge expertise in Open Source Software, eAdvertise.eu offers
- Open Source Software integration
- Maintenance and support
- Open Source Software integration consulting
- Migration to Open Source Software
Advantages of using Opensource Software
Open Source Software has significant advantages when compared to the commercial products. The benefits of using Open Source software have been explicated hereunder:
Using most of the current Open Source projects does not entitle you to any fee or royalty. This makes many people to term it a "free software". But unfortunately, the English language does not recognize separate ideas for "free-of-charge" and "free" as implied in the word "unconstrained". Exponents of free software licences usually emphasize freedom over cost, though practically the chief open source projects are free in both senses of the term.
From the business standpoint, the purchase cost of software is only a single factor, the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is actually what matters. Other factors remaining equal, the solution with lowest TCO is generally what is desirable. Statements favoring low TCO for open source software are:
Probably no purchase price
Potentially no requirement to account for copies in use, bringing down administrative overhead.Claimed less requirement for regular upgrades (offering lower/zero upgrade fees, reduced management costs)
Claimed extensive uptimes and reduced requirement for costly systems administrators
Not vulnerable to viruses removing the requirement for virus checking, downtime and data loss.Less vulnerable to security breaches and hack attempts lowering systems administration load.
Auditability is considered to be one of the many benefits of Open Source software. Closed-source software compels its users to have faith in the trader while claims are made for qualities like adherence to standards, security, flexibility, freedom from backdoors in the face of prospective changes. Those claims simple remain claims in case the source code is unavailable. The publication of the source code assures the users of the software that there is some basis for those claims.
Whether this adopts the form of a cursory and informal inspection or more stringent auditing, it is clear that third party inspection is not possible without access to the source. Now the industry does not assert on third party inspection, but it is possible that as open source patterns become more popular then expectations of audits will move upward.
Flexibility and Freedom
Open Source software offers further flexibility via freedom.
Freedom from a single trader:
Software traders may go out of business, and they may randomly decide to discontinue the development of a particular product. But how would your business make out if it depended on such a product? Open-source software solves your problem in this instance. It enables you to holed back not only the right to use the software you already possess, but the capacity to continue to use it according to your changing needs.
Freedom to modify your software:
You are not confined to what a particular company believes you require. Proprietary software vendors should cater for several companies, especially their own. Open-source software can be adjusted in the way you do business. It is generally within the resources of all but the smaller organizations to improve Open Source software to fit their own requirements. In case in-house development skills do not exist, a small mail to the project's mailing list will get a suitable consultant.