Discounteo.com Achieves Success with Magento
Discounteo.com is one of the largest eCommerce sites in the French market and recently launched on Magento in March, 2009. Developed by SQLi, a Magento Enterprise Partner, Discounteo.com has made a positive assessment of the migration to Magento, as mentioned in a recent blog post on the SQLi Communiqués Blog (French):
SQLI and Discounteo - A Common Focus for Innovation
To expand its business, Discounteo, specializing in online sales of home electronics wanted to deploy an eCommerce platform that could meet strong performance expectations ... Daniel Broche, President of Discounteo, was one of the first french eCommerce leaders to have made the choice of Magento in the spring of 2008 ...
“Following the decision to relaunch our online platform, we have discussed various proposals, both proprietary software and open source. The SQLi team has been particularly convincing in their technological and functional solution with Magento, and also by their professionalism and ability to anticipate our needs.
The proposed solution by SQLI fully met our requirements (integration with an ecosystem of applications, e-commerce features dedicated to our products, performance ...). Moreover, SQLi is very sensitive to our desire to innovate and expand the project in this capacity. For example, we are among the first to have introduced a conversation on our site, and are innovating in terms of CRM, logistics, etc. ... Open Source is an important driver because it can be less restricted than proprietary technologies”
Magento and SQLi - The Promise of Open Source
The work to implement the new Discounteo.com provided the opportunity to create software extensions adding to the ecosystem of the Magento platform. Some of these extensions (ones of a generic nature), are now available through Magento Connect (SQLi Dashboard, SQLi Range Filters). Thus, with its successes in the development of e-commerce sites, SQLI continues to invest and contribute in next-generation platform, Magento.
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