I was recommended the SilverStripe platform for a CMS/Ecommerce project I'm due to start for a client, but I suspect it was suggested simply because the CMS aspect looked easy, and with no thought on whether it was suitable from an e-commerce perspective.
Judging by comments in some of these threads, I'm not convinced that this will be an easy thing to implement. I gather it's unstable, lacks real documentation on how to install, configure and modify, and is a mishmash of modules and extensions that are needed for it to installed, which could potentially mean more places for it to fall over.
It's rather off-putting, as I want to go with something that has an obvious timeframe for completing the project, and something that I can be confident in putting forward to the client as a working, safe, stable environment (as much as any selling online can be) in which to sell his products.
Ideally I am looking for a CMS/E-commerce system that will be simple for the end-user to maintain, once the bulk of it is set up, allowing them to concentrate on order fulfillment, change their product catalogue, and create the odd blog post. documentation on integrating payment with Datacash processing system would also be a bonus. In fact, looking at the requirements, I suspect the CMS is mostly about product catalogues, rather than anything complex with multiple templates etc, so perhaps I should consider prestashop or Magento instead?