I have been looking at software for building a site for a direct sales company. (and quotes have been all over the board for various premade software that is already aimed at direct sales $$$$$$$$)
Would need a backoffice (ie consultant logs in and can see mail/forum and interact with each other, download documents, perhaps see information on their sales/earnings, downline etc, have their own replicated page that is public viewed (like a facebook fan page) and likely some other functions like placing an order for their customers with paypal as a gateway all of which is hidden from the public )
meanwhile having a simple general site/pages of, who the company is for the general public that you dont need to login to see etc.
can drupal handle something like this or would it require a lot of coding and tweaking of already made stuff/modules? Just trying to guage if these super expensive already made geared towards direct sales software bundles are worth all the money they are asking for or not. Or if Drupal might be worth looking into.