Excellent Article by Jose Onate (Avenue Web Media)
Drupal is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS), designed for power and flexibility. Considered by many as the most important platform for the PHP programming language, Drupal has a large fan-base of professional developers that use the software for all sorts of commercial projects, and often contribute to extend Drupal with their own work.
Drupal excels as a CMS and also as a development platform. It has a strong core capable of large flexibility. This means that the system can support many types of features with ease, from shopping carts to user profiles, calendars, galleries and beyond. Drupal can handle just about anything you can imagine. As developers, we embrace this flexibility because it allows us to turn any website dream into reality.
Drupal is also robust and safe. With over 700 developers working on the latest version of the core, a platform like Drupal has endured rigorous testing and deep scrutiny before it is allowed to become part of your website.
Drupal is also very cost effective because it allows us to develop complex sites in a fraction of the time it would take using other technologies. With thousands of community-contributed modules extending the flexibility of Drupal, chances are that Drupal already supports whatever feature you can imagine; and even if we can’t find a module that suits your needs, we can build new modules relatively quickly.
Also, and perhaps just as important as everything else, Drupal can be setup to be extremely user and search-engine friendly, making your site a pleasure to navigate and a hotspot for the search engines.
And of course, Drupal gives you direct access to manage your site. We can set you up with various levels of permissions and access to different areas for registered members, contributors and content editors. You can update the site yourself and/or delegate content management tasks to other members of your team. Content Management with Drupal can be as easy as typing a letter on Microsoft Word, and you have instant access to each and any area of your site.