XenForo - for community
SilverStripe - for CMS
Prestashop - for store front
AddOnChat - For live chat room
Ideally, I need to add blogs and a gallery also.
The way things stand right now, all these applications are not integrated and do not communicate with each other particularly well - it leaves one hell of a resource footprint on the server also to be running all these fully blown applications.
My solution to the headache is to migrate to IPB which can handle all of the above in one integrated application that has far less of a server resource footprint and in addition the applications can all communicate (where needed).
I doubt for a second I am the only person in this position and whilst it is good that IPB solves the issues and brings these critical site modules under one umbrella there are downsides - namely that the UI of IPB isnt that modern or that nice to use.
I know the question of 'when will xenforo do this' has been asked many times before so I will not ask it but would like to know the opinions of KAM on this topic and hopefully gain an insight into whether or not they feel that 'suite' type applications will EVER be developed in house.
I would love to carry on using xenForo but realistically it is not a viable option for me at this time, although I very much wish it was.
Does any of the xenForo team have any feedback regarding any of the above?