Drupal is an amazingly flexible, enterprise-ready web application framework which powers everything from small community websites to major corporate web portals. Drupal is used by NBC, The Weather Channel, the NBA, Twitter, Harvard University - to name just a few. We've been using Drupal for website development since 2006 and are constantly impressed with its ability to meet the needs of local Michigan and national clients both small and large. Since it's open-source, there are no licensing fees. Drupal provides incredible, business-ready solutions which would normally take thousands of dollars to develop as custom code. The Drupal community is passionate and dedicated, and all contributed code undergoes rigorous review to ensure quality and security.
Google and Bing both rank sites based on whether they are adapted to mobile browsers. It's crucial that your website is mobile-ready, because otherwise there's a good chance you will not even appear in mobile search results. All of our web design is responsive so that you know it's already built-in. Drupal's theming approach makes it easy to develop mobile-first sites.
Drupal on Windows?
Yes, definitely! Dedicated Microsoft and Drupal professionals have devoted many resources to supporting Drupal on Windows, MSSQL and Azure. As a result, developing Drupal web solutions on Windows is efficient and powerful. Drupal can easily integrate backend MSSQL databases, so if your current data is in a Windows environment there is no difficulty creating fantastic web-based integrations for your customers and staff. Many of our projects actually run Drupal in MSSQL to make integration even tighter - you can update your backend SQL database with data from your website. We also now use Azure SQL to host Drupal sites. If you want the power and flexibility of Drupal but have the requirement of using Windows-based environments and databases, Provisio has the know-how and experience you need.
WordPress or Drupal?
Chances are that if you're looking for a website designer, you're already familiar with WordPress. Your current website may be built on WordPress. It's an extremely popular content management system which is fantastic for blogging and SEO. There are a ton of ready-made templates that allow you to get a basic website up and running quickly. So why would you choose Drupal ? We use Drupal for the following advantages:
Drupal can grow with you as your needs become more complex. Want to create an integrated login with your employee database? No problem. Integration with your Exchange Active Directory? We've got you covered. Ready to start selling products and services online? Drupal has powerful, proven commerce tools. Need membership management with hierarchical levels of access permissions? You got it. Maybe you need none of those things - yet. But when you do, they can be added without completely redoing your website.
Drupal is trusted by major corporations all over the world because it's secure. Both core code and contributed modules are constantly reviewed for security vulnerabilities.
Drupal is designed to need minimal maintenance and has a host of available tools to handle high concentrations of web traffic. Our web maintenance agreements are extremely reasonable because of Drupal's proven reliability.
Updating the Drupal framework and its modules is pretty easy. Drupal uses a modular framework rather than plugins, which means that when Drupal updates its core code, it won't break contributed modules.
OK, we know that's not a real word, but you get the idea. If you want to do it in Drupal, you can.
Provisio helps businesses to streamline their operational processes by eliminating redundant data entry and making data readily available to customers and staff. We've chosen Drupal because it helps us to accomplish this at a fraction of the cost of developing on other mainstream web frameworks. If you want your website to be more than just a website, we would be excited to show you what we can do for you.