Saying goodbye to a tech that your business has been using for a good number of years – and saying hello to a new one – could be nerve-racking for some entrepreneurs who are quite anxious about changes.
Now that the release date of Drupal 9 has been announced, if you are one of the business owners who is skeptical about upgrading your CMS, you might be on the fence about doing the upgrade. Well, that’s completely understandable since Drupal 8 can do a lot of wonders, and you can even call it a “beast” for its countless of functionalities, features, and modules. However, you should not discount the fact that Drupal 9 it is the same as D8 only better.
If you’ve been using Drupal 8 for your brand and you know how to use it efficiently, Drupal 9 will not be in any way foreign to you. Think of it as a minor upgrade, according to Drupal team. The creators made the D9 out of the D8, so everything will be familiar to you.
However, if you don’t know anything about upgrading your current Drupal (which is understandable since you focus more of your time running the business instead of doing tech works), don’t worry because you can always consult with a digital product consultancy agency. The release of D9 is in June 2020, so you still have some time to prepare for Drupal 9.
If you have little to zero knowledge on how to upgrade your CMS, working with an agency could be a lot handy. And in case you haven’t worked with one before and you are looking for one now, look for these qualities:
Experience in the industry – Make sure that the agency you are going to entrust your CMS solutions with has been in the industry for quite some time now. While there are many aggressive, progressive, and efficient newcomers out there, experience is king when it comes to this industry. So you would want to work with a company that has at least five years of experience in providing digital solutions to clients. Keep in mind that more seasoned companies have had the opportunity to experience all kinds of problems and that they have come up with solutions to those road blocks.
Holds a good reputation – Checking a company’s credibility has never been easier, thanks to the power of online reviews. Before you sign any documents, make sure that the company maintains a good track record. Read reviews about the company and its services, look for positive feedback, and if there are any negative reviews, make sure first that they are genuine. There’s no reason to hire a company that provides inadequate, inefficient services, it’s just a waste of money and time.
Has worked with known clients – Which on would you trust: a company that only worked with small players or a company that worked with larger players? One good way to know if you are going to be in the hands is to know the client history of the agency. It is a plus if the company has worked with companies that you already know or businesses that are well-known in their respective industries. If the agency was hired by these companies, it could mean that its services are topnotch.
Entrusting your business’ CMS needs to a digital solutions agency should be convenient and a good experience. There are many well-known and reputable agencies in Australia and New Zealand that you can consider. If you want to prepare for Drupal 9 the best possible way, contacting such agencies will do you heaps of help.