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Enterprise Integration

Flexible Workflows

Industrial Strength Security

Limitless Extensibility

Robust Scalability

"A significant strength of Plone is its flexibility."
-- T. Kim Nguyen, Senior System Analyst at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

"The interface is simple enough for new users to start creating content in just a few minutes, yet the system can be scaled up to provide a manageable platform for tens of thousands of users across various business units."
-- Calvin Hendryx-Parker, CTO at Six Feet Up

Enterprise Integration

Finally, all of your services and content function as one. Plone seamlessly connects with specialized applications and standard enterprise systems like CRMs, Salesforce, and Oracle.  It integrates with web servers, SQL and NoSQL databases, continuous integration tools, web services, and frameworks.

Flexible Workflows

Manage the life cycle of your content (from initial creation to publication and storage) with version control, content locking, document and digital asset management, and search. Digital rights and process management tools such as role and group permissions, editorial flow, and content collaboration are 100% customizable. View content history, revert to previous versions, and edit without disrupting the user experience. Use Content Rules to automatically publish, move content, send notifications, and more.

Industrial Strength Security

The creativity and speed of Open Source blended with a technologically-advanced Python backend yields superior security without sacrificing power or extensibility. The extremely low number of vulnerabilities found in Python and Plone demonstrates the maturity of Plone’s security and development processes1. Plone's outstanding test coverage and continuous integration testing combined with a fine-grained security model make it the best choice for security-conscious environments. Read more about Plone's security...

Limitless Extensibility

Plone is yours. Choose from hundreds of add-ons for document and content storage, content delivery, forms processing, social syndication, personalization and more. If you can’t find it, you can make it.

Robust Scalability

Perfect as a standard or complex installation. Out-of-the-box Plone provides superior content search and retrieval services, along with integration capability, backup and recovery; localization; caching; and system security. Manage digital assets, documents, web content with a consistent interface. Plone also has outstanding clustering capabilities - allowing websites to be split across multiple servers to handle high traffic.

Intranets

Why have an intranet with one service and a public site with another when you can have both in Plone? Keep it simple and lightweight for small teams or scale it to serve a global business. Either way, because Plone is Open Source, you have complete control over how you use it.

Multi-site Management

Spin up one site or multiple subsites within a single Plone installation. Plone lets each have its own look and feel, user authentication, workflows, and more—all . Plone offers convenient way to maintain congruent server support while promoting front-end freedom instead of cookie-cutter websites.

Designer Friendly

Plone’s theming engine, powered by Diazo, lets you easily incorporate your existing branding or update it. Every aspect of the user experience is customizable.

Multilingual

Available in more than 40 languages and counting! Easily handles Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and even right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Plone documentation is multilingual too!

Accessibility Standards Compliant

Plone is WCAG 2.0 compliant and meets or exceeds W3C’s WAI-AA and the US government's Section 508 standards for sight- and motor-impaired individuals. Plone’s JavaScript has fallback modes to work with any browser.

Documentation and Support

Everything you want to know about Plone can be found in the documentation; GitHub repositories; Plone community forums, chat rooms, and mailing lists. The official Plone documentation was created and is maintained by the community for content contributors, developers, site administrators, designers, and integrators. Additional support is available from numerous service providers around the world.

Installing Plone

Based on Python and Zope libraries, Plone runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, BSD, Solaris, and virtual machines. No complex set up procedures are needed — a straightforward process will get you up and running in minutes.

Authentication and Single Sign On

Easy integration with LDAP, Active Directory, Oracle, OpenID, Shibboleth, CAS, Kerberos and many other authentication systems. You name it, Plone talks to it.