Magento Extensions Development, Custom Coding, Support & Rescue from Accentika InternetMagento is a mature and well-developed ecommerce platform. But an important benefit for companies wanting to fully integrate Magento with their sales, accounting, warehousing and quality systems is that Magento’s structure supports extensive customisation by development programmers. Customisation can involve modifying Magento operation to ensure better dovetailing with a business’s office systems. Or substantial extension development to add completely new and tailored functionality.
Accentika Internet is a Magento development company and our team of experienced developers can ensure your Magento store is operating exactly the way you want to integrate with your business. We can design and build your Magento store for you, to your exact specification, or we can move you over to Magento from your current ecommerce platform, allowing you to reap the benefits of having one of the most powerful and robust ecommerce systems at the heart of your business. Or we can take your existing Magento store and provide full support and future development, server hosting, data management… everything needed by an active online business.
Magento extension development projects and services carried out by Accentika include:
- Integration with in-store EPOS
- Integration with Warehouse Systems
- Customer Services Management
- QR Code Product Tracking
- Integration with Accounts Systems
- Product Modification
- Securing your store
- Protecting and Optimising your Server
- Rescuing Broken Sites
Developing Your Magento Project
Project development normally begins with a discussion about what result you want to achieve. Contact us or send us your details (right) to get the process going, with no obligation. You may already be an experienced Magento user. But with Magento there are inevitably several ways to get a result. We will advise which approach will give you your result with the least complexity and the best future-proof protection.
Once a technical spec is agreed, often the next step is to prepare visuals. This is the case even for “back end” admin projects as then client and developer both have a clear idea of how a project is going to work in practice.
To go forward with project we clone your live site onto our development servers and commit it into the industry standard version control system (GIT). Projects are approved on our development servers and then GIT is used directly on your live site both to update the site and to “roll-back” the updates if there are any problems which arise because of differences in server specification.
Projects can take from a few days up to some months – for one client we have so far expended 800 hours of development time in considerably customising Magento. Schedules and timelines are agreed at the outset of the project.
Managing Third-Party Extensions
As specialised software designed solely for managing online stores of all sizes there is a large repository of third-party developed software which can be installed to extend Magento base functionality… everything from merchant gateways such as the nicely integrated SagePay extension from Ebizmarts; through to the neat shipping matrix extension from WebShopApps. Such extensions can be installed, and then require “only” configuration and testing to make them work.
In fact the configuration itself can be quite demanding. Any extension that connects to a merchant bank account and handles transaction needs full testing and the more-powerful the extension, the more options and variables need to be fully tested before going live.
New Magento extensions can conflict with other installed extensions and can also stop working after a security update. At the worst, an extension can bring down a site or can silently prevent some previous “vital” block of code from executing. So new extensions should be treated with caution, installed on a staging site and thoroughly tested.
Magento Development and Support
- Magento Specialist Application Coding
- Extension plug-in architecture supports core updating
- Development code tracked with GIT version control system
- Code tested and approved in development environment
- Rollback capability in case of problems