This solution creates new quality and new functional perspective for all of those who need enterprise ready e-commerce solution with huge list of possibilities of content management software like eZ Publish. In practice it means that you might create embedded eZ Publish-based extensions and use them easily in Magento. Now you can create custom contact forms, CMS tree menu, articles and sub-articles and more. You can even develop whole functionality in eZ Publish platform and pass it to Magento as a part of your e-shop. You're not limited to built-in Magento CMS features any more.
eZ Publish is an Open Source Content Management System chosen by thousands of enterprises and organizations world wide. It helps you build corporate websites, intranets, web-shops and media portals. eZ Publish is 100% Open Source, available either as a free download or as an enterprise solution "eZ Publish Premium" with support, guarantees and maintenance. (from ez.no website)
Magento is a feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store. Magento’s intuitive administration interface features powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog-management tools to give merchants the power to create sites that are tailored to their unique business needs. Designed to be completely scalable and backed by Varien's support network, Magento offers companies the ultimate eCommerce solution. (from magentocommerce.com website)
Magento is a powerful feature-rich eCommerce oriented platform. However, the part responsible for giving its users possibility to manage non-catalog content is not flexible enough and it might not fit all the needs. To fill this gap we have decided to merge Magento with the enterprise CMS – eZ Publish.
Magento stays the main – controlling platform. All e-commerce related features are left untouched. The merge is made by creating embedded modules which gives:
- - the embedded eZ Publish back office, but integrated with Magento back office
- - possibility to receive embedded HTML content prepared by eZ Publish
- - embedded components and possibility to receive functional blocks like menu, tree menu etc.