Content Management System defined
- Content management system can be defined as a set of processes which support creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of corporate information on the Internet/Intranet. Generally speaking Content management system covers the complete life cycle of the pages on a website, provides simple tools to create, translate, approve, publish and archive content provides ability to manage the structure, appearance of published pages and the navigation of the website site. Such a system when in place can provide the following business advantages.
- Streamlined authoring process.
- Faster turnaround time for new pages and changes.
- Greater consistency.
- Improved site navigation.
- Increased site flexibility.
- Support for decentralised authoring.
- Increased security.
- Reduced duplication of information.
- Greater capacity for growth.
- Reduced site maintenance costs.
Benefits of Content Management
- Less dependency on the web designers making changes in the web content for you.
- Opportunity of making changes as they are needed, day or night which is increasingly important as business rely on the website as a communication channel.
- Less technical details to manage and memorize as they are simply handled by the CMS.
- Allow anyone with appropriate privileges to edit, author, manage update and approve the site content.
- Tracking of what is done by whom with a possibility of rolling back by the changes using tracked logs.
- Assurance that all the pages are consistent in design, as the same scripts and templates build all the menus and other navigation.