whatAsoft possess a large number of technologies (Our competence can be seen in profile). But in most cases we prefer to use Bitrix to develop web projects. In the article, we'll give the grounds for our choice.
And we start with a review of the advantages of Bitrix from administrator’s perspective. If the site is made on Bitrix and designed according to the specifications (whatAsoft — a certified partner of the Bitrix), the intervention of programmers is not needed in the future. Everything is simple: the product features are being inserted through the administrative section, email templates are being edited visually, fields in forms are easy to add remove (you need to do just five mouse clicks).
Take a look at different sites on Bitrix:
|Parameters of comparison||Bitrix||Wordpress||Joomla||HostCMS|
|Barriers to entry||The developer must go through certification.||Easy for beginners. Developer’s level is determined only by this portfolio.||Easy for beginners. Developer’s level is determined only by this portfolio.||Rather difficult for beginners. Developer’s level is determined only by this portfolio.|
|Quality monitoring||Projects shall be put through tests. It confirms the accuracy and quality of development||No||No||No|
|The cost of the box||Paid||Free. Paid off-the-shelf and frameworks.||Free. Paid off-the-shelf and frameworks.||Paid|
|The cost of the development||Above the average price for work made by certified developers, an inexpensive price for work made by beginners.||Inexpensive||Does somebody use it?||Above the average|
|Understandability||Good||Good||Terrible||Not half bad|
|Exterior solutions||Centralized store with good moderation.||Centralized store with good moderation, a great number of sources.||A great number of sources.||A limited number of contractors.|
|The speed of development of unique solutions||Average||High||High||Average|
|The speed of development of non-unique solutions||Average||Average||Slow||Slow|
|Frequency of resourcing to the developer working with the existing functionality||Seldom||Seldom||Often||Often|
|SEO background||Excellent||Excellent||Depends on installed modules||Average|
|Import of exterior data||Simple||Simple||Difficult||Difficult|
Conclusion: Bitrix provides sufficient tools for projects of any level. But it’s not only a tool but also the one who uses it plays a big role.