Metaways Infosystems enhances its product portfolio with e-commerce framework Arcavias

Right on time for the CeBIT 2012, Metaways Infosystems GmbH presents the second product from its Open Source portfolio. In addition to the groupware solution Tine 2.0, the e-commerce framework Arcavias is the next big development of the Hamburg IT provider.

Metaways Infosystems enhances its product portfolio with e-commerce framework Arcavias

“Arcavias is a high performance e-commerce framework which combines the benefits of Open Source Software with our high standards of professional software development,” says Hermann Thaele, Managing Director of Metaways Infosystems. “Whether it´s the operation of an efficient web shop, publishing a product catalog online or simply supporting development of your own sales site – with Arcavias we can provide our customers a wide range of individual options.”

Arcavias – at a glance

– High performance
– Open Source LGPLv3 licensed
– PHP 5 based
– Integrates into web sites and applications easily
– Component-based framework
– High-quality, object-oriented concepts and code
– Automated unit tests
– Continuous upgrade from earlier versions

– Multiple shops per installation
– Multiple languages and currencies
– Desktop-like administration interface
– Mobile e-commerce
– Full order management
– Multiple payment and delivery options
– Product bundles, selections and regular products
– Basket plug-ins
– Block pricing support
– Customer groups

The Arcavias team released the first official core package as part of the e-commerce framework. It includes the e-commerce library and the desktop-like administration interface written in ExtJS.

“We are especially proud of the performance of the library which can be reproduced in our small ZendFramework demo application.” says Norbert Sendetzky, Team Leader Software Engineering and Product Management Arcavias.

The demo is available at, contains more than 100,000 articles and uses no content caching at all.

The release is intended for developers who would like to build their own applications on top of the Arcavias framework.

Find out more about Arcavias –

Or visit us at the CeBIT 2012 – Open Source Park – Halle 2 D58 Stand 121

Metaways Infosystems GmbH started with classical IT consultancy around its core business of Hosting. Today Metaways provides reputable clients of various business sectors with the entire services portfolio for internet and Open Source. This includes the planning and implementation of customer-fit solution concepts as well as their operation. Internal Open Source products, application developments and Content Management enhance the portfolio of the Hamburg IT service provider.

Metaways Infosystems GmbH
Frau Kemmer
Pickhuben 2
20457 Hamburg