Integrating with 3rd party systems or using trusted Magento extensions. Often there are points when Magento falls short of your specific needs and this is part of its power. Common requirements can manifest themselves in trusted extensions which are well supported and used around the world. Equally there are risks. Many extensions are available which might not provide the benefit you desire so its very important to be prudent when deciding when and how to extend Magento. The articles in this section will help guide you in the first steps.