This presentation was given at Magnolia Conference 2013 by Paul Piper, Managing Director at ilscipio: http://www.ilscipio.com.
Cato: High Performance Commerce with Magnolia & OFBiz ERP. Cato is a custom application that merges the powerful Magnolia v5 with the successful open-source ERP-framework Apache OFBiz. The CMS isn’t simply added on top of the framework, it becomes a full part of the OFBiz framework and both page contexts are accessible at the same time. This is an essential difference to current solutions on the market, but one that makes all the difference. It allows the reutilization of processes that are already available within the system and the override of pages that are processed thereafter. It gives direct access to data that is otherwise hidden within the framework and it centralizes all administration through one great interface. On top of it all, it allows the use of all of the OFBiz business applications within Magnolia’s exceptional dashboard.
The presentation gives an overview over all of Cato’s features within a live demonstration. This includes:
• General background of the product, Magnolia and OFBiz
• Sample Demonstration of OFBiz applications within Magnolia
• Process Duplication and Modification
• Data Access and Templating
• Groovy scripts and Variables