ExpressionEngine: The Business Case

ExpressionEngine: The Business Case

Presentation outlining the business reasons for choosing ExpressionEngine as your CMS.

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Stephen Lewis

March 30, 2010
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  1. ExpressionEngine e Business Case

  2. Introduction

  3. Introduction About ExpressionEngine • Content management system • Built by

    EllisLab • Released in 2004 • Web based • PHP and MySQL • Commercial license: $249.95
  4. Introduction About Me • Web professional since 1999 • ExpressionEngine

    developer since 2006 • Released over a dozen EE add-ons
  5. Introduction : About me Fucking brilliant. Just wanted to say

    thanks. Derek Hogue, referring to SpeakEasy. This is a truly excellent plugin and makes my life, as a developer, so much easier. Ben Lilley, referring to SL Combinator. Fantastic work on this extension, Stephen. I love how easy it is (for me and my clients) to add Google Map info. Martin Ridgway, referring to SL Google Map.
  6. Who uses ExpressionEngine?

  7. Who uses ExpressionEngine? World Famous Agencies • Happy Cog •

    Erskine Design • Blue Flavor • Factory Interactive
  8. Who uses ExpressionEngine? World Famous Clients

  9. Who uses ExpressionEngine? Over 3.5 million page views / day

    Combined page views across top 5 ExpressionEngine websites. Source: http://bit.ly/ee-stats/
  10. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine

  11. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Flexible Just what you need.

  12. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Flexible • Total content control •

    Complete separation of content and design • Easier content creation and editing • Implement any design • Redesign without touching the content
  13. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Secure e most secure CMS on

    the market.
  14. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine : Secure 0 10 20 30

    40 EE 1.x Plone 3.x Typo3 4.x Drupal 6.x Xoops 2.x Mambo 4.x WordPress 2.x 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 39 25 22 21 11 5 2 Security advisories. Unpatched. Source: http://secunia.com/
  15. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Commercial You get what you pay

    for.
  16. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Commercial • Proven business • Professional

    development team • Professional support staff • Strong, well-managed community • Comprehensive documentation • Commercial mindset
  17. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Extendable Do anything.

  18. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine Extendable • Powerful default installation •

    Add features as required • Do anything with add-ons
  19. Reasons to use ExpressionEngine : Extendable Add-ons • No hacks

    • Lower costs, fewer bugs • Grows with your business • Helps your business grow • Build your own for fun or profit
  20. Conclusion

  21. Conclusion Client Benefits • Proven • Flexible • Secure •

    Non-proprietary • ExpressionEngine Professionals Network
  22. Conclusion Agency Benefits • No hacking • Add-ons = competitive

    advantage / free love / more money • Say yes more • Fewer security headaches • Community
  23. I’m done Follow me on Twitter @monooso and @expin Read

    my blog at http://experienceinternet.co.uk/blog/
  24. Questions? Follow me on Twitter @monooso and @expin Read my

    blog at http://experienceinternet.co.uk/blog/