What is CMS?

With growing trend for more content-oriented websites that attract and retain frequent, loyal, and valuable visitors, came the need to manage website content more efficiently.

The challenge was to develop a system that streamlined the maintenance of website content by reducing the amount of back-and-forth time between developer and client. Content Management System or CMS is the solution that addresses these issues.

What is a CMS?

A CMS is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your website, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.

What are some real world examples of what CMS can do?

CMS is used all over the world to power webites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

  • Company websites or portals
  • Company intranets and extranets
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Government applications
  • Small business websites
  • Non-profit and organizational websites
  • Community-based portals
  • School and church websites
  • Personal or family homepages

Implementing CMS is ideal for websites with content that requires regular timely updates – such as products, promotions, events, news and articles. The result is a website that is entirely managed in-house without the need to hire a specialist or webmaster, and - by not having to depend on an outside provider - delays and other time limitations with revisions can be completely avoided.

Summary of Benefits

  • Instantly update or revise the website without any coding knowledge
  • A designated person, or a team of designated people can have access to make revisions
  • Web site management can be kept in-house
  • Reduce delays and time limitations by being independent of outside provider