Technologies We Use
At Crown Point Solutions, we work with our clients to select the best software platforms for their business goals. If you have a preferred platform, let us know. We have worked with many, and if we’ve never worked with it before, no problem.
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Interested in a Content Management System? Great, we’ve worked with the following:
- Kentico CMS
- Ektron CMS
- Homestead (hosted)
- GoDaddy Website Builder (hosted)
If you prefer a specific CMS, we can work with it. As each CMS has strengths and weaknesses, the best CMS for your business may depend on a number of factors.
What about E-Commerce? We do E-Commerce. Our primary client uses a customized version of Able Commerce that integrates with their systems. We’ve found it to be a solid platform. E-Commerce has risk as well as opportunity. PCI Compliance standards are enforced by the credit card industry, partly to minimize risk, though related PCI fines also entail risk. We’ll help you figure that part out too.
We’ve worked with the following E-Commerce platforms:
- Able Commerce (.NET)
- Amazon Payments
- Amazon Webstore (hosted)
- WooCommerce (PHP, integrates with WordPress)
- ZenCart (PHP)
We also work with databases: query them, build them, and integrate them. We primarily work with Microsoft databases (MS SQL, MS SQL Express, MS SQL CE, MS Access), but are also familiar with MySQL, XML, and flat file databases.
We have our own hosted server located in Fort Collins, Colorado, where we host most of the websites and applications we develop. By managing our own server, we’re able to configure it to suit our clients’ needs. For some of our clients, hosting internally or at other web hosts is the preferred option. We’re happy to support whatever hosting situation works best for you.
Social Media is both technology and culture. We manage social media efforts for multiple clients and know the following social media platforms:
- Buffer (social media publishing)
- Hootsuite (social media management)
Search, Local Search and Review Sites
These three are highly integrated, so we’ll discuss them together. Google, for instance, has all three aspects. Yelp, while known for being a review site, is also a local search platform. As being found in search engines and having a good reputation are valued by most businesses, we pay attention and help you navigate these ever-changing waters.
We work with all the following, among others:
- Google (including Google Local, Google Places for Business, and Google Maps)
- Bing (including Bing Places for Business and Bing Maps)
- Yahoo! (including Yahoo! Local and Yahoo! Maps)
- Angie’s List
- Insider Pages
If we don’t already know it, we can learn it or contract with someone else who does. We’ll be your single point-of-contact and get the job done. Call us today to see how we might be able to improve your business.