5 benefits of Drupal for enterprise websites

1 January 2022

Many large organisations find it hard to choose a CMS. Comprehensive websites need a lot of features that are not built into every system. We prefer Drupal, one of the most popular open-source CMS platforms for multinationals. Drupal offers many advantages to large organisations and multinationals, like BMW Motorrad, IFFR and Maastricht University. We’re happy to share them with you!

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Drupal reduces costs

Drupal is an open-source CMS. While "open-source" doesn't always mean "free," with Drupal, it indeed is. 

Unlike similar systems where you might end up paying hundreds — to thousands — of euros per month, Drupal costs absolutely nothing. Of course, you might pay more for hosting, modules, and other additional services, but overall, Drupal's price tag is very reasonable. 

Drupal is supported by a significant community 

Drupal 10 is one of the few CMS platforms backed by a close-knit community of developers, webmasters, and content managers. This community now counts over a million Drupal experts. 

At iO, we consider knowledge sharing very important. So, it's no surprise that we have several specialists contributing to the Drupal project. We even boast the largest Drupal team in the Benelux — more than 130 experts passionate about their craft. 

Drupal is scalable and flexible 

Looking for a CMS that can grow with your organization? Then Drupal is definitely the right choice — partly thanks to its capabilities in headless technology. 

Drupal is used by websites experiencing extreme traffic spikes, such as the GRAMMY Awards and the NBC Olympics website. Large organizations that require multi-channel websites with customized content, like Pfizer and weather.com, also rely on Drupal. 

Drupal includes built-in features that ensure your website's performance, making it today one of the most scalable and flexible CMS platforms. 

Drupal is a leader in multilingual websites 

No other CMS offers better multilingual capabilities than Drupal. More than 100 languages are immediately available, and with automatic translation, you can easily reach international audiences with localized content. This is great news for organizations with a multi-site brand platform. 

An accessible website that scores high on SEO and achieves a high conversion rate? That's every webmaster's dream. And with Drupal's accessible tools, it doesn't have to be an unattainable dream. 

Modules and integrations 

Drupal is built on PHP, Symfony, Twig, and Composer. These components are familiar to many developers. But beyond this accessible foundation, it's also possible to fully tailor your enterprise website to the user. 

There are thousands of free and paid modules and themes that alter existing Drupal functions or add extra functionalities to your website. Think of modules to manage meta tags, create forms, build sitemaps, and establish redirects between URLs. 

These modules enhance your Drupal experience. One way they do this is by enabling integrations with third parties. Facebook, Google Analytics, Salesforce, AWS — whatever integration you need, you're likely to find it with Drupal. 

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