Features

Features Overview

 We are delighted to highlight below some value added features of Melis Web applications and e-Commerce Development Platform. Beyond these features gathered into the same product Melis Platform makes a difference as it is Intuitive, Industrial and instantly accessible to the 5+ millions PHP and Zend Framework developers. 

Intuitive: In a few second web developers and non-IT contributors understand Melis is the most powerful tool to continuously develop new attractive web applications and to enthusiastically maintain them. It is one of the most important criteria to succeed an OCO (Online Channel Optimization) strategy.

Industrial: Digital applications become more and more strategic and new IT and business managers demand the highest standard in term of security, performance, agility, scalability and cost-effectiveness. Melis Technology is built on the best industrial standard components of the market which guaranty all layers of your applications (applications, application server, framework, language, etc.) are evolutive and under a support contract with the highest SLA's. As a native DevOps tool, it embeds the 80+ most powerful and easy to use standard productivity features of Zend Server for the benefits of Developers and Operations.

Accessible : PHP and Zend Framework developers instantly become experts of the solution without having to learn new proprietary framework and tools. 

Melis Website Full Responsive Design

Security

The number one rule in term of security is to make sure there are no holes into your security strategy. There is no chance to secure your applications if all the components of your applications like the PHP language, the PHP framework or the Database are not fully supported with immediate alerts and fix processes.  

Melis Technology protects your data agaisnt any threats and attacks with a significant set of tools and services on all layers of your application. In case of a security alert when using Small Business, Profesionnal or Enterprise Editions you get immediate fixes from Melis and Zend combined support services on all components of your application including PHP and Zend Framework at a very low cost and with high SLA's. 

In providing support on PHP and Zend Framework in addition to its products Melis Technology has a critical competitive advantage in term of Security compared to all other PHP applications.

Security

Multi-Site

Multi-Site

Melis is a unique platform to manage all your digital applications (Intranet, extranet, internet, e-commerce, mobile, social  and all type of web applications...) that allows you to:

  • Manage and deploy an unlimited number of websites with only one Melis platform,
  • Easily share content, modules, tools, code or processus on one or all sites,
  • Keep a consistent brand and corporate identity across all your sites and applications

Multi-language

Multilingual management is one of the most important feature of Melis architecture and is integrated in all aspect of content and site managements.

Melis Platform can be deployed in all languages due to the usage of UTF-8 and Unicode. Each application, content or module can be tag as unique for a specific language or be shared with all languages. 

Translators will get unique authenticated and limited access to their language and content in order to translate your content efficiently and securely.

Multi-Languages

Multi Channel

Multi Channel

Why not render your customers a consistent experience on all your platforms and websites to provide them the ability to interact at anytime wherever they are?

Present them a unique content adapted to the device they use like web, tablet or smartphones with the adapted layouts for a persuasive multicanal experience.

Melis architecture naturally adapts the content to all type of devices which make all pages and contents to be reconfigured to any type of formats. It makes the content independent from the device that access to it.


Live Editing

User Experience (UX) is one of the most critical criteria  to succeed a web deployment and an OCO (Online Channel Optimization) strategy. The impact on the costs  and deployments are spectaculars. Some Melis customers deployed Melis Technology for more than 250 contributors which ease of use generates huge savings.  

In fact Users and Contributors adopt immediately Melis technology as it is simple, intuitive and powerful. At the same time the developers and architects love it as it is based on PHP and Zend Framework standard components which make it easy to use with a very accessible architecture. 

With more than 10 years experience in Web Applications development and deployment Melis Technology architects built the best interface of the market for easy pages Live editing or reach content creation done by Marketing, Sales or any other users or contributors in charge of making the web applications constantly up to date.

Live Editing

Social Media

Social Media

Combine your web and Social networks strategies in order to permanently interact with your visitors and customers. 

Melis Platform ease the integration of your websites with the most important Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. when offering at the same time to your visitors their own communities linked to your website.

Thanks to Web 2.0 features of Melis Technology you can build your user communities without complex programming.


e-Commerce

Manage efficiently your e-Commerce catalogs thanks to the simplicity of Melis e-Commerce and CMS back-office.

Whether your shops have one or thousands articles our performant and robust interface allow you to manage easily your catalogs, classes,  products, attributes, customers, orders, promotions and more...

Managing your online shops and stores has never been so simple and efficient with Melis CMS and e-Commerce applications.

e-Commerce

Accessibility

Accessibility

As for "live Editing" Accessibility was very critical for Melis Technology conceptors as it hightly contributes to an Online Channel Optimization strategy. The goal is not only to make you websites accessible by all types of devices, browsers, tablets or smartphones but also to make it visible by all. 

Accessibility consists of a set of rules that must be met throughout the life of your websites from the graphic creation and IT technology up to the content capture. 

Melis Platform provides many functionnalities and tools to allow contributors to optimize the accessibility of you websites throughout the time.


Performance

Each time your application has more than 1 sec respond time users are frustrated and abandoning their reading or shopping processes. That is why Melis Technology is developed and relies 100% on Zend Framework, the most performant PHP open source Frawework which community leader is Zend Technology, the "PHP Company". Zend Framework brings many standard performance benefits among which we may cite the following: class loading, Zend_Db Performance, view rendering, etc.

That way you save the learning of any "proprietary technology" when getting the best standard performance and evoluting tools. Melis Technology premium versions embed Zend Server which brings more than 80 additional standard features to improve all production aspects of your applications. The most popular are: caching technologies, auto-scaling and proactive monitoring, multiserver management, session clustering, rollback automation, job queue, and many others...  All these features combined provide the highest level of performance you can expect from a Web Applications. 

Performance

Workflow

Workflow

Melis Technology allows a total control of your website and content including the text format and design.

With an incredible ease of use Melis Technology provides to the websites managers to play an active role into the website management including the processes control, the publication rights, the versionning, the approbations, the progressive publications, the notifications and the archiving.

Melis Workflow was part of the first version of Melis CMS as an essantial feature of a performant and efficencient website to drive and control a real Online Channel Optimization


Media Manager

Melis Platform ease the management of hundreds or thousands of digital contents. With its Media Manager and File Manager, Melis library manage all type of medias like video, images, PDF files... that facilitate the organisation and publication these contents with the management of the alt balises for a better accessibility. 

A lot of functionnalities are available like massive upload of media or automated format generations for massive upload, size and weight control or image modifications with crop and resize features...

Media Manager

Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation

Today SEO is key to improve your website ranking on the search engine. With Melis Technology your website will reach and stay at the top as you can efficiently manage for each website and page the SEO tags (title, metas, descriptions, etc.).

You can also instantly improve the rankin with optimized URL's for different search engine. For that Melis has a unique constant URL's analyser and optimizer in order to permanently access to one page even if it has been moved or renamed which guaranty a continuous high ranking on the search engine.

The generation of robots.txt files and sitemaps.xml is dynamically managed depending of your site tree view in order to keep a constant update in real time on the search engine.


APIs and Customize

Gain flexibility and extensibility with an open architecture! Using standard components allows interoperability and integration with legacy systems even when they are completely differents. 

Not Only Melis platform is based on all the Zend Framework, PHP and XML but it is built on an open architecture that provides unprecedent flexibility and extensibility. 

Melis provides to developers all the API's layers and tools to modify API's or develop their own extensions.

APIs and Customize

Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery

Web Applications and IT technologies evolve at a fast pace and Continuous Delivery provides consistency, automation and collaboration capabilities throughout the application life cycle. It helps you to release web applications faster and with greater quality by streamlining and automating the process of bringing software from code to production.

Melis Technology makes the evolution of your application an easy and natural process in providing developers and operations major continuous delivery features and services which can be classified into 4 categories:

  1. Continuous Integration to build your applications with: Consistent PHP Stack, Error Detection, Library Packaging, Application Packaging...
  2. Release Automation to deploy your applications with: Automated Deployment, Cluster Deployment, Dependency Validation, Automated Rollback, Auto-deploy on Scale-up, Library Versionning...
  3. Infrastructure Automation to adapt the power of the infrastructure to the traffic with: Automated Provisionning, Automated Configuration Control, Elastic Scaling...
  4. Application Management to track and understand instantly the behavior of your applications with: Application monitoring, Performance Management, Root Cause Analysis, Change Tracking, Shared "Dev/Ops" Visibility...

In running Melis Technology you inherit Zend Patterns with all Continuous Integration market tools like Jenkins, or Infrastructure Automation tools like Chef, Shell Scripts, VMware vCloud Automation Center or the Zend Pattern for Monitoring with Nagios...If needed you will get also Zend SDK's for custom integrations with other Continuous Integration or automation software or processes.


Continuous Integration

Continuous integration is the 1st step of the Continuous delivery cycle. It covers the 3 phases of a Software building (build, Code Quality and Packaging).

We recommend your developers or partners to use Jenkins open source application as it is already integrated by Zend through the Zend Pattern for Continuous integration. That way you inherit all the patterns and plug-ins already developed

Continuous Integration

 Release Automation

Release Automation

Melis Technology provides you the most performant ready to use Release Automation tools and services to automate the deployment on a single or multiple servers infrastructure (Cluster Deployment) in checking all dependencies and features to automate a rollback if something goes wrong. 


Infrastructure Automation

Melis Technology embeds a complete set of ready-to-use tools to automate the provisioning (adapt the power of the infrastructure to performance needs) and control the configuration. 

It also provides all "Elastic Scaling" features on the cloud of your choice through Zend Technologies partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Right Scale, IBM Smart Cloud and many other Cloud providers like NBS in France with which Melis Technology has a partnership.

Infrastructure Automation

Application Management

Application Management

Once your applications are in production Zend Server provides you many tools to manage it. They all rely on the very powerful Application Monitoring and Code Tracing that include Root Cause Analysis capabilities. 

It also provides Audit Trail (Tracking of any changes done on the production servers) and many tools to provide visibility and share information between Developers and Operations people.