CONFTEC is an independent software vendor (ISV) responsible for the software development and IT infrastructure management of major EU jewelry retailers. CONFTEC needed to find an enterprise-ready application platform to build customized retail applications and a custom ERP application from the ground up. The solution would need to provide CONFTEC with a custom-built online retail platform that would enable quick development and ongoing innovation.

After comparing languages and solutions including Java, Perl and ASP, CONFTEC chose to build its system using PHP and Zend. The company uses Zend Studio for creating and maintaining its extensive codebase, and Zend Server to manage and monitor its applications.

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