eZ Systems

eZ Systems

A Norwegian enterprise open-source CMS vendor

eZ Systems is a Norway-based enterprise open-source content management system (CMS) provider that helps businesses maximize the value of their content. It has grown organically since 1999 and has deep experience building tools to create, deliver, and optimize digital experiences, from eZ Publish CMS to eZ Platform and eZ Studio.

eZ Platform and eZ Studio

Good old eZ Publish CMS was replaced by eZ Platform and eZ Studio in 2015.

  • eZ Platform provides a modern, Symfony-based CMS ready for customization, extending, and scaling. It is free to use under open source license.
  • eZ Studio is based on eZ Platform and provides tools for editors and marketers to manage and optimize the customer experience. It is a commercial product distributed via enterprise subscription.

Our partnership

Besides being eZ business partners since 2009, we were also involved in several eZ projects, such as the redesign of the eZ Community site in 2010.

Since the beginning of 2012, we have joined forces with eZ Systems under an R&D agreement to help build the next generation of eZ Publish. After setting the basis with the Public API and choosing Symfony as the framework, a hybrid version eZ Publish CMS 5 achieved its maximum and was replaced by eZ Platform at the end of 2015.

Featured work

R&D of eZ Publish kernel

R&D of eZ Publish kernel

Since the beginning of 2012, our top engineers have been involved in building the next generation version of eZ Publish. A big milestone was achieved at the end of 2015 when eZ Platform was released with the possibility of running the CMS without the legacy code.

Community authentication system

Community authentication system

To leverage a single sign-in feature across different systems, eZ System undertook a big overhaul in 2012. We were involved in migrating community users from legacy system to LDAP and building a login and registration endpoint for all eZ Publish based sites.

Community website

Community website

In 2010, our partner designer Sunčana Špriovan won the eZ Community website design contest and some time afterwards we got involved in the frontend development of the site. 

Technologies and paradigms

The base technology was, of course, eZ Publish. Additionally, we have worked with:

  • Symfony PHP framework
  • Solr
  • Elastic Search
  • LDAP
  • XML/XSLT (DocBook)
  • REST
  • DDD (Repository)
  • TDD (PHPUnit)

Netgen was involved in the relaunch of our corporate website ez.no. Their knowledge of eZ Publish combined with a great, professional, and dedicated attitude made us succeed on time.

Bertrand Maugain, VP Marketing of eZ Systems