KonaKart and dotCMS, two Java-based software development firms, collaborated to develop an open architecture to facilitate plugin interaction between KonaKart's e-commerce solutions and dotCMS's content management systems. This open architecture allows for the distribution of marketing and social components through an e-commerce experience, while minimizing unnecessary load and risk from transactional systems. Other benefits include a reduced need for IT oversight, easy promotion of local events, and unified tagging for aspects such as products, expert advice, and product reviews.
The open architecture is the result of extensive collaboration between the two companies, beginning last summer. The set of interoperability plugins is expected to be released by the second quarter of 2010.