WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Oh My!

More and more often we are finding that each client we work with has become increasingly unsure of which technology to specifically use. In a time with endless IT companies and their opinions, it becomes harder for non-technical people to determine what is best for them.  If you’ve been looking for a new web application company each company you talk to will probably recommend a different option. One company may swear by WordPress, offering a list of reasons it is the best technology to use. However, the next company may offer you a similar sized list, detailing the reasons not to use WordPress. So how do you decide who is right?

It is our experience that every IT company seems to offer the solution that caters to their preferred technology, not necessarily the correct one for their client’s problem.  When you think about it you’ll realize this is true of most things in life.  Ask a friend where a good place to eat is.  You’ll get a response based on what they like not necessarily what you like.  Ask a co-work which golf course is the best and they will probably tell you the one they are a member at.  It’s human nature.

Swithcbox takes a different approach. We’ve been building software for over 12 years and in that 12 years, we have worked with many different systems. Among many others, we have worked with WordPress, Drupal, Spree, Shopify and Magento and through that experience, we strongly believe that each one is uniquely suited for different problems. At Switchbox, we take an approach that we call being “technology agnostic.”  All that means is that before we recommend a particular technology, we take the time to really understand you needs and problems. As we understand what you we need can start to make a strong recommendation on which platform is best for you not which platform is easiest for us.

If you are getting ready to start a new project and you’re feeling overwhelmed with technology choices and the various advice you’re receiving, give us a call. We would be happy to sit down with you, discuss solutions as well as the varying technologies and how they work. We would like to work with you, towards a solution to your problem.