Content Management Systems

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The Business Buying Guide to
Content Management Systems

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CONTENTS
Part One: An Introduction To CMS
Summary: A detailed description of content

management systems.
Part Two: The Benefits
Summary: A look at the benefits a content

management system can offer throughout the life

cycle of your organisation's content.
Part Three: Select The Right Solution & Supplier
Summary: Factors to consider when selecting a content management system for your

business.
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Part One: An Introduction to CMS
A detailed description of content management systems.
A content management system is an application that can be used to organise, publish and manage large

amounts of content. This content can be images, documents, and other types of multimedia files. Content

management systems typically offer:

Ability to import and develop content

Control of different versions of files

Detection of system users and assignment of roles

Alerts for developers if the content is altered

Publication of relevant content to a specific storage

area
These systems are also intended to handle the logistics of

collaborative document development.
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Part Two: The Benefits
A look at the benefits a content management system can offer throughout the life cycle of

your organisation's content.
The entire life cycle of a document or multimedia file needs to be managed. This includes tasks such as

storage, tracking of changes, archiving and clean up. Content management systems can do all this and also

offer:
Collaboration during content creation

This is often an extremely critical feature because there is plenty of scope for chaos during collaborative

content development. It is useful to have a system that facilitates and simplifies the process by ensuring

correct versioning and providing alerts to developers when content is changed.
Easy management of versions

The management of various versions of a file, from creation to publishing, with all the editing required during

the work flow, can be daunting. With reliable content management software, the risk of the wrong version

reaching the final stage is greatly reduced.
Access to mission-critical content

A good content management system ensures a business can access its mission-critical content whenever it

needs to. This can increase the efficiency of the department or organisation that needs it.
Guaranteed publication to target audience

The system will ensure that the appropriate content is published to a location where the relevant audience

can access it easily when required.
Security of sensitive information

A management system will help ensure that the information is available only to the appropriate audience.

This ensures that sensitive internal information does not reside in public spaces. The content management

system also provides the means for tracking any malicious activity.
Adherence to regulatory standards

In today’s regulatory environment, it is critical for a business to ensure compliance in every aspect. Content

management systems can ensure that all documentation complies with the necessary criteria.
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Part Three: Selecting the Right Solution & Supplier
Factors to consider when selecting a content management system for your business.
There are a number of alternatives you can consider if you are planning on developing or purchasing a

content management system:
Open-source applications

This is an option if you are extremely price-sensitive and do not have very

extensive or complex needs. In most cases, an open-source application will

require further customisation to meet your requirements.
Corporate portal software

These instant, out-of-the-box solutions can be built upon to create content

management software that fits your needs. This is a quick and easy solution for

smaller businesses, but does not meet the needs of large businesses.
Commercial content management software

Many vendors produce packages for medium-sized and large organisations. They

tend to have a complete suite of features, and many industry developers are

familiar with them.
Before you decide to develop or purchase a system:
Assess additional component requirements

Check whether there will be additional hardware or software requirements to

make the system work with your current software portfolio. Factor this into your

cost analysis.
Determine whether you need open applications

Remember that there is both an upside and downside to open framework

software. While it is able to accommodate broader sets of requirements, it can be

more expensive to build it out.
Examine need for post-purchase customisation

Find out whether you will have to carry out post-purchase customisation. If so,

factor this into your cost analysis.
Understand company-specific needs

Make sure you fully understand the value of the business process to your

company. Look at company size, locations involved, the value of tangible savings,

benefits, integration with other business applications, ease of implementation and

data migration issues.
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