Pantheon | Modules Unraveled
*First off, what is Pantheon One? Give us the elevator pitch.
* Product Overview: Pantheon One - What does it do, why it is good, who is it good for
* You guys have built custom distributions into this? How does that work?
* Custom Distributions: How it is easy to make your own custom distribution and use it with Pantheon One
* What’s the reason for Pantheon One?
* Industry Trend: Organizations don't just need one website, they need many websites.
* Why not just use Multisite?
* Technical Discussion: Drupal Multisite vs Git Upstreams
* Who is the target audience for this?
* Universities and other organizations with many sites
Pantheon One in the Wild
- Is anyone already using Pantheon One?
- Case Examples: UC Berkeley, ASU, Cornell - How these universities use Pantheon One to manage their custom distributions which power campus wide websites.
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Michael Haggerty, CEO of Trellon, joins me this week for the fourth and final episode covering CRMs in Drupal.
- Before we start I’d like to get your take on what a CRM is.
- What sets CRM Core apart from other CRMs?
- What kind of configuration is necessary to setup a functioning CRM with CRM Core? (Is this something that a sitebuilder without much development knowledge can get working?)
- What are some of the features?
- What kind of documentation is available?
- What is your idea of the target audience for CRM Core?
- If you had to choose between developers and site-builders, which would you say CRM Core is more geared toward.
- What size of organization is CRM Core ideal for?
- Do you have any clients that are live on CRM Core right now? (Even if you can't name names)
Jamie Abrahams and Joachim Noreiko join me this week to talk about the Party module, and it's CRM integration with Drupal.
- I’d like to get your take on what a CRM is.
- What sets the party module apart from other CRMs?
- What kind of configuration is necessary to setup a functioning CRM with the Party module? (Is this something that a sitebuilder without much development knowledge can get working?)
- Is there any documentation?
- If there was one thing you could brag about Party that makes it better than all of the other CRMs what would it be?
- Who is Party aimed at?
- What size of company is Party ideal for?
- Do you have any clients that are live on Party right now? (Even if you can't name names)
Lev Tsypin joins me for the second (of four) installment of CRMs in Drupal. He's been involved with the development of the Redhen CRM, and here's what we talked about.
- I had Dave Greenberg on the show not too long ago to talk about CiviCRM, but incase anybody listening didn’t catch that one, can you start out by briefly explaining what a CRM is?
- Why would someone want a CRM since the Drupal user entity is fieldable?
- How is RedHen different from other CRMs?
- Why did they decide to build RedHen instead of going with CiviCRM?
- The Drupal CRM space appears quite fragmented - did they evaluate and consider combining efforts with other Drupal CRM modules? (http://groups.drupal.org/crm-api, http://drupal.org/project/crm_core, http://drupal.org/project/crm)
- RedHen seems to be the front-runner (in my opinion because they are the most active) native Drupal CRM solution - is RedHen gaining support from other CRM Drupal developers (meaning - can we get all these disparate Drupal CRM modules consolidated into one solution, namely RedHen?
- I understand that RedHen doesn’t do much out of the box. What kind of configuration is necessary to setup a functioning CRM?
- Is there documentation somewhere?
- Who should look into RedHen?
- What size of company is RedHen ideal for?
- Do they have any clients that are live on RedHen right now? (Even if they can't name the client's names)
Questions from Twitter
- @TGroff: I see they do have an installation profile, is that basically the same as a "RedHen Distribution"?
- What was the motivation behind creating "RedHen Groups/Organizations as Groups" rather than using OG? They mentioned, in blog post #2 that "the relationships between Drupal user records, contacts and organizations were too complex to cleanly build this feature on top of both RedHen and Organic Groups", can they elaborate on that point?
- How will RedHen handle paid memberships, donations? I'm assuming via Drupal Commerce integration?
- How does RedHen handle duplicate records? ie - will there be "de-dupe" tools?
- Does RedHen have now, or plan to have reporting tools such as - Top Donors, Income Reports, SYBUNT ('Some Year But Not This Year' donor report), LYBUNT ('Last Year But Not This Year' donor report)
- Do they have plans for a bulk e-mail tool, or what would they recommend for bulk e-mail? Seeing that RedHen can take advantage of all Drupal modules I imagine it would be easy enough to just use whatever Drupal bulk e-mail tool your prefer - SimpleNews, MailChimp, etc.?