[Evangelism] Seeking talking points for Plone sales pitch

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Sun May 3 19:45:33 UTC 2009

for intranets I'd also talk about

- ldap/AD integration including reusing existing AD groups
- webdav/enfold desktop
- delegated local workflow ie allowing teams to controll their own  
content and review process

but most importantly is look for case studies on plone.net such as  
Belron whove done bug intranets using Plone. Talk about Plone as well  
used and safe option that gives them versatility.

Dylan Jay, Plone Solutions Manager

On 04/05/2009, at 5:14 AM, Paul Godley wrote:

> Greetings from a new list subscriber!
> I'll be doing a sales pitch at work proposing we use Plone for a
> company intranet. I'm seeking good talking points for a short
> presentation to decision makers. I originally asked on TriZPUG. They
> gave me some great advice and recommended I ask here too.
> I do Python and Zope programming, took Joel Burton's Plone Bootcamp
> last summer, have dipped my toe into Plone dev, and have an internal
> Plone server running with logins set up for some coworkers.
> I plan to use Plone's "view as slideshow" option to do a short
> presentation. My main point will be that the content is searchable.
> (As opposed to countless xls and doc files out on a file server.)
> Next, that Plone is easy for everyone to contribute to, thereby
> allowing the contribution and maintenance effort to be shared around
> the office. People in charge of the info can now be in charge of
> publishing it. Cool stuff.
> After that point, I'm not sure where I want to go. I'm thinking "can
> do a lot out of the box", "can display data from other databases we
> have", then "we can create custom content types if needed". It'll be a
> short presentation, so that will probably cover it.
> I'd love to benefit from the experience of others pitching Plone. Did
> some point really score for you? Did that thing you thought of as the
> killer feature fall flat with your audience? What worked and what
> didn't?
> Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
> -P
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