Plone Case Studies
Netsight were selected to develop a Document and Content Management System and public Website for Warwickshire Police. Working closely with their publications department and their e-communications officer, Netsight have built a system that helps them meet their obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
How Fry-IT helped VSO migrate their Intranet to Plone.
A Plone-based site built by Netsight for one of the world's leading tensile fabric architecture firms, with many innovative features and customisations.
A feature rich Open Source Core Electronic Medical Record for small medical providers developed with Plone. Core EMR functionalities: Patient History, Past Visits, Rx, Health Maint., Allergies, Labs, Vitals, Notes, and Procedures.
Oxfam International, an international confederation of non-governmental organisations (NGO) that are working to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice, opt for the free and powerful Plone CMS. Zea was awarded the contract to develop Oxfam new CMS. The project, in which 6 Zea members were involved, resulted in large contributions to Plone including Linguaplone, Versioning, Kupu and Multisite.
The United Nations Joint Logistic Center (UNJLC) has adopted Plone for its new portal providing logistic data to humanitarian crisis. Zea Partners was chosen to provide support and services to the UNJLC team.
Enfold Systems worked with LawTek Media Group, LLC (“Divorcenet®”), an online divorce resource, offering state-specific articles, an online community and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals.
DISCOVER Magazine, the magazine of science, technology and the future, recently launched a newly designed website on the open source Plone content management system (CMS).
Based in Hong Kong, Global Hand, the "humanitarian eBay" uses Plone to map donations to NGOs. Global Hand is an NGO acting as a broker matching donations and needs to support NGO’s in their fight against poverty and disasters. It also provides branded Web sites for the United Nations Joint Logistics Center (UNJLC), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Rotary International. All these services are based on the open source softwares Plone and Zope. This article investigates Global Hand experience and criteria to select these technologies.
SERPRO, the main IT solution provider for the Brazilian Government, is actively using Plone and Zope as its primary Portal construction tool for Government Web Content Management Solutions. SERPRO counts on an impressive list of reference and will soon launch its 50th governmental portal.
Around 55 European, North and South American and African Public organizations participate in the PloneGov project. In doing so, they aim to gain independence from IT services providers by developing, essentially by themselves and in a cooperative manner, applications and websites for their own use as well as for their citizens’. PloneGov strategy mainly rests on Open Source tools: Zope and Plone. PloneGov.org success results from a close collaboration between Public sector (cities, regions and parliaments) and Zea Partners, a non-profit international network of SME building Zope and Plone solutions.
Plone based web site designed and developed by Quinn Interactive utilizing both publicly available and custom products and enhancements.
Lotus-software.de is The “Software and Consulting” Portal for IBM based Software to pool information and resources for the Lotus Community. Today there are many small-sized IBM business partners who build with IBM Platforms Software. The resulting products include such tools as calendar collectors, helpdesk interfaces, and more...
Cincinnati-based school district of Winton Woods
Enfold Systems helps the University of Louisville with a rollout of more than 150 Plone sites, producing benefits for content managers, marketing and IT.
Intranet based system for change management and revision control of automobile parts
Campus wide Portal and Content Management System based on Zope, Plone and elevateIT
This site is used by commercial team and normal users in order to manage the availability of Real Estate goods.
This site is the most designed plone site developped by atReal.
The primary goal was a system that could scale to serve Oxfam America's growing organization and donor base for years to come. When the tsunami crisis occurred, the system was put to the test.
Enfold Systems helps a state health care system transform its slowing Plone site into a stable, maintainable, supported system that handles much more traffic.
EasyFinder 2.0 is the newest online tool from METTLER TOLEDO that helps customers find and choose the right balance for their process, their budget and their environment.
Houston Community College gets a user-friendly system that Windows-trained administrators are comfortable maintaining.
Demagora is a decision making system to improve direct democracy with people in your group, school, association, trade union or political party.
The Participate Project, which aims to explore convergence in pervasive, online and broadcast media to create new kinds of mass-participatory events in which a broad cross-section of the public contributes to, as well as accesses, contextual content - on the move, in public places, at school and at home.
The Walloon Business Federation, UWE (Union Wallonne des Entreprises), migrates its main website and federates to Plone.
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) gets a Plone based website maintained by in-house staff and without vendor lock-in.
The Carbofin Group deals with oil tankers and LNG carriers, therefore it needs to coordinate the work of many people operating far away from each other.
International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research is a conference series with world-wide audience and speakers. 13th conference was held in Oulu, Finland and boasted shiny new Plone site to reflect the technologically aware nature of conference. The customer wanted a nice and easy web site with easy access to content administration.
In today’s competitive business environment, companies face increasing pressures to address customer demand, new market opportunities, and competitive threats more rapidly. To meet this need, they are aligning IT investments to enable scalable on-demand services. However, not all investments are providing originally expected returns. Moreover, rigid IT infrastructures continue to restrict business responsiveness and agility.
NEXTUP has delivered a Zope/Plone based E-invoicing solution to ACTIVA, the biggest office supplies vendor in the Czech Republic.
NEXTUP has delivered a Zope/Plone-based solution for invoicing control & workflow to Orco Property Group.
The primary goal was to create a platform that artists in the field of gem sculpture and jewelry design without much knowledge of computers could use, and that consumers would find easy to navigate, browse, search, collect and interact.
A Plone "Intelligent Intranet" suite of applications, integrating document and dossier management with ISO 9001:2000 - certified organization processes, in a mid-sized Italian Public Organization.
Lviv Apartments agency specializes in short-term apartments rent in Lviv, Ukraine. This is a trustworthy apartment provider in real estate market in Lviv, offering its services since 2006. During that period numerous guests from around Ukraine and abroad have been staying at its apartments, many of them have become regular clients.
Policy Tracker is the website for regulatory professionals in Europe's spectrum management and telecoms sectors. It keeps you up to date with policy developments and consultations as they happen and provides the information to influence the outcome. PolicyTracker is the only newsletter devoted exclusively to spectrum management and policy. This is a newsletter that covers the regulation of spectrum and telecoms. PolicyTracker organizes training events on all aspects of spectrum management, from specific issues to general courses covering the latest developments in the field.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Cleversafe is an open source-minded technology start-up that builds Dispersed Storage (extremely secure and fast storage cloud) appliances and solutions, based upon open source software and community. This case study explains how Contextual went about meeting Cleversafe's requirements for its new developer community portal.
OneWorld South Asia (OWSA), the south Asian centre of OneWorld International Foundation, works to facilitate human rights and sustainable development in the region by leveraging a range of media and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). For its IT projects, this international NGO, rely intensively on Plone, an open source Content Management System (CMS) and Zope an open source application server.
PloneGov applications are easily transferable to similar foreign authorities and their potentials for replication are enormous. This project open the way to international software collaboration. The development of such software sharing initiatives helps underpin the sustainability of public services and save public money.
McCall Design Group, based in San Franciso, CA, is an architectural design firm that has done flagship projects with national and international retail and hospitality giants such as Limited Brands, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Gap, and Williams-Sonoma as well as smaller, specialized prototype stores and boutiques for clients such as Kate Spade, Gazoontite, Gymboree, and cultural institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and The San Francisco Symphony.
Effective Web content management remains a painful problem for many institutions of higher education. Old methods and tools used in maintaining static web sites are costly and inefficient, and the quality of content is often poor. Content management systems (CMS) offer solutions, but do you buy or build? And how to get buy-in from independent-minded academic units? How are new systems and capabilities integrated with the CMS?
Free software has an important difference compared to privative models: their users are able to cross the line of being just consumers and become providers of technology. This fosters the development of a social environment in which users, developers and different organization join with the purpose to socialize, study, improve software, share knowledge and promote. Such spaces are known as Users Groups.
The Italian PloneGov community has been growing at an impressive rate since the launch of its national branch in September 2008. This case study presents in details a number of Plone based open source projects developed by several Italian public administrations.
This case study introduces the importance of organizing the Plone users within various vertical markets. It presents various “Plone for…” initiatives and sites named «Subcommunities» which are active in the fields of Libraries, Education, eLearning, eGovernment, Artists, eCommerce, Multimedia, …
The National University of Cordoba (UNC), Argentina, recently launched its new institutional website built on Plone 3. This project results from a close collaboration between the University development team with the support and assistance from Menttes, a local software development company.
The towns and cities participating in the CommunesPlone project are developing cross collaboration. They help each other and form an innovative open source Community. The Private sector is also involved, bringing technical expertize to the public sector developers. Every one is welcome to join the project and support the Community. CommunesPlone is an active member of the international PloneGov innitiative.
A coordinated Plone Intranet and public Website for the management of the communication strategies of a National Health Agency
The Tourism Site for the Puglia Region (Italy), features images, multimedia, interactions and travel guides to discover the beauty of the region. It was build on Plone, making advantages of all its integration capabilities of Plone and of the experience of the promoters in the Tourism sector.
A reusable, customized, service-oriented Plone portal for the businesses
Use The Key is one of Isotoma's most successful Plone implementations to date. Without the power and flexibility of Plone we wouldn't have been able to achieve a project of this scale and complexity ready as quickly and to the standard we did.
After migrating to Plone from a CMS that was no longer supported, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's public website now utilizes the user-friendly Plone CMS, supported by over 300 solution providers in 57 countries. That, combined with more than 200 core developers of the software, will help ensure the long term viability and evolution of the system.
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics has developed a service to manage and present the scholarly output of their researchers. The PubMan database manages publication metadata and full-texts of publications published by their scholars. The PubMan metadata is harvested into the MPI website CMS (Plone). The system developed for the creation of the publication lists, allows the researcher to create a selection of the harvested data in a variety of formats.
Reflab has developed for Medecins Sans Frontieres, the Governance reform process (GRP) site to involve the whole movement to contribute to the discussion.
The Logistic Cluster is an inter-agency service whose mission is to coordinate the logistics capabilities of humanitarian organizations in large-scale operations or in complex emergencies.
Prior to migrating to Plone SOS Children had a desire to develop numerous topic centred sub-sites but lacked a mechanism to maintain them. This case study tells the story of how implementing a solution based on Plone plus Lineage has allowed SOS Children to significantly boost its web presence whilst preserving the success of its main site and accelerating the growth in its online donations.
The New Mexico Consortium integrates the strengths of New Mexico's research universities and builds strategic connections with scientific institutions throughout the world in order to support and promote scientific research and education in the state. It is owned and managed by the three New Mexico Universities: New Mexico State University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and The University of New Mexico.
Axis Technology Software, LLC, separate division of AXIS Technology, LLC company, that focuses on DMsuite™: Data Masking solution. AXIS DMsuite profiles, provisions, and masks data without slowing down business processes or time-to-market that is needed for enterprises whose business success depends on protecting customer and proprietary information.
North Village / Saariselän Keskusvaraamo Oy is reservation and service agency for North Lapland. Keskusvaraamo rents out holiday residences, everything from luxury log cabins to economical holiday suites.
Pohjois-Lapin Matkailu Oy is a marketing organization representing over 80 North Lapland travel companies, being the biggest travel consortium in the area. saariselka.fi portal attracts travellers to the destination and guides them to local services and attractions.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a Plone-managed website running on Windows servers, integrating with their Active Directory database to manage user accounts and Internet Information Services (IIS) to handle caching and load-balancing via Enfold Proxy. For security, availability and performance, Enfold Systems set up a staging environment for content management inside CDOT’s firewall, with content then published to a production environment outside the firewall. Single points of failure are eliminated by using a Microsoft Cluster Service cluster and configuring Plone to store content in MySQL using dual-master database replication in both staging and production environments.
The UPC BarcelonaTech website is an attractive forum for the whole university community, with internationally-recognised accessibility features.
Openforum Academy (OFA) is a think tank with a broad aim to examine the paradigm shift towards openness in computing that is currently underway, and to explore how this trend is changing the role of computing in society.
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), needed a new website to serve as a global information hub on sugarcane products and their global economic, environmental and social benefits.
ARPAT - Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Tuscany. A complex project with migration and use of LDAP, relational DBMS, faceted navigation, custom workflow and much more.
SIx Feet Up reviews the process and results of a project for a Fortune 200 Pharmaceutical Company
The Python On Demand service guarantees the availability of two programmers, whenever such a need arises. Additionally, visits at the Customer's site help in maintaining cooperation and better communication.
A government unit contracted the deployment of a new CMS in accordance with the Customer's requirements, based on Plone, Django and other Python frameworks. The Python CMS Solutions service turned out to be the best solution.
We had built the website using Plone technology for the road agency of Xiangtan
How some of Plone’s latest technologies helped deliver Our Africa, an innovative multimedia educational resource.
The research project BackMeUp is using a Plone site as collaboration tool. Three small sized companies and five research institutions are involved in this project and develop a service to archive data that is stored in numerous online platforms in one backup. The research project is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the national structural program COIN – 'Cooperation and Networks'.
GeaBox SA is a company located in Switzerland that can protect you and your business from the ears of strangers. GeaBox ensures maximum security of your telephone conversations, providing the most suitable solutions for private individuals, professional users and small businesses. Specifically designed GeaBox technologies will help you forget about eavesdropping and feeling of unease while talking business on your phone!
A complete training platform, based on Plone CMS workflow engine with user-friendly interface that can be integrated into the website and recreates the auction workflow for its subscribers. The developed online auction system can be used to prototype and test auction formats, test auction bid strategies, train auction bidders.
Dr. Easwar T.R Paediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Coimbatore, India has set up Ortho One Orthopaedic Speciality Centre to use Plone as the platform for its Intranet. Custom add-ons were created along with the existing greate Plone add-on products. Gap bridging work continues and the system is in use for daily hospital work. Administrative staff use if for scheduling events, announcements, online messaging, Operation Theatre List maintainence, Address book, Visiting surgeons and Fellowship allocation calendar, Staff leaves etc.
Non-profit website for the Kingborough Lions United Football Club utilising several Plone plugins and diazo.
The research project OpenSecurity aims to develop an open source security solution protecting employees and data in public institutions. The outcome should be a solution to prevent the loss and (un)intentional misuse of sensitive, citizen-related data held by public bodies. X-Net is hosting a Plone site which is used as project website on the one hand and as internal collaboration tool on the other hand. The consortium consists of three small companies, a research institution and two demand carriers, who all together use the Plone site to document the communication and the results. The research project OpenSecurity is funded by the Austrian security research programme KIRAS of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).