Oomph sees itself as a platform agnostic company, which means that we do not specialize in one platform over the other. We like to work with clients to explore their specific needs and make recommendations on the right technology direction. That said, when making a CMS selection, we prefer open-source, GPL-licensed software suite that is free and clear to customize. Of the various options out there in the market, we have found that the following platforms are the most flexible platforms with large developer support, and an adoption of web standards that will keep them relevant in the coming years.
WordPress is a robust platform going back to 2001 that can now do almost anything with some development and organizational know-how. Version 3.0’s expanded taxonomy and custom post-type features make it even easier to roll out a rich site that goes well beyond the standard “blog” format that WordPress started out with. We speak at WordCamps around the country, write about WordPress for Smashing Magazine, and even founded our local Providence WordPress Meetup.
Drupal is one of the most popular, sophisticated, and powerful open source web content management systems available today and is used to run some of the biggest websites on the web. We've used Drupal to build some amazing things - simple websites for non-profit organizations, membership-based websites for publishers, a one-click online community deployment system for market research purposes, and even a back-office intranet for a high-end clothing brand.
BuddyPress is a WordPress spin-off product that adds a layer of social networking features to a standard WordPress install. BuddyPress supports friends, an activity stream, private messaging, groups, forums, extended user profiles out-of-the-box with plug-ins for tons of other features. To date, we have completed a half-dozen Buddypress implementations, some simple, some very complex. Head over to our portfolio to learn more about what our team has been doing with the platform.
CitySoft is an all-in-one web platform for membership organizations offering both website CMS and database functionality in one system. We've done implementations, data migrations, and were the core developers of the systems' web theming framework.
CiviCRM is an open source web-based database system for nonprofits and associations that runs atop Drupal, making it possible to share information between your database and your website, such as email signup forms, member directories, and more.
Avectra is a hosted membership management solution. For clients that use Avectra, we can work to make the transition between your real website and your membership website as seamless as possible.
Marketo is a high-end marketing automation solution. Integration with your website can give you even deeper insight to your prospects. We've even build a WordPress plugin to make it easy to deploy Marketo's tracking code on your website.
No, it's not just for sales teams any more. Salesforce is a powerful web database and application framework that can be molded into almost anything. Fully hosted and fully supported, Salesforce offers a robust API to developers for integrating their system with just about anything. Whether you're using Salesforce for sales automation, project management, human resources, member management, or just a simple contact list, integrating this data with your website is possible and can positively impact your bottom line.
Got Video? Vimeo can be a good video hosting solution. More business friendly than YouTube, Vimeo offers HTML5/iPhone/iPad support, nice statistics, and even advanced privacy settings if you need to limit your audience.
Google is a web giant with a series of incredible web services that can be integrated into your website. We've worked with Google's video APIs to build custom integrations with YouTube, geolocation APIs for content geotargeting and location-based directories, and their wonderful map APIs for building powerful, dynamic maps. We've also worked a great deal with Google Analytics, starting from the very basics all the way through to custom event tracking and site funnels.
Fetch is a simple digital product delivery service. For clients looking to sell instantly downloadable high quality audio, video and eBooks, we've used Fetch in conjunction with both Drupal and Shopify with great success.
When it comes to eCommerce, Ubercart (with Drupal as a foundation) is a superb platform for enabling eCommerce features within a larger web property. We recently worked with Ubercart to acheive a paid membership model, built a custom Ubercart module for electronic delivery of eBooks, and created a custom Ubercart payment method module for processing transactions through an external magazine audience management system.