How Company Choose CMS.
Just I did with designers now I want to focus for a moment a specific need of organizations when and how Company Choose CMS. Obviously as I mentioned earlier start by looking the system share you focus.
If you are in university first CMS integrated with learning management system or includes tools that allow to you to build curriculum. If you are in-cooperation looks for CMS that has built in business logic or one they can integrate to your existing system.
Reviewing your current workflow critical for success. A CMS implication within an organization. Not only highlight current problem but also it gives you template to use when comparing the systems.
If your content needs to go to editorial and legal review before its published you need a system and robust groups, permissions, notifications, as the part of publishing process.
You have also better ideas of the team members. That is going to involved using the CMS and what type of the time commitment take. At some points you will be making decision either use the open source CMS or hire vendor implement CMS for you.
Closely Examine Your Current Workflow.
I want to give you few things, think about a make right decision.
Open Source or Proprietary?
- Open source systems have costs associated with them as well.
- Don’t assume that the more expensive solution is better.
- You should be able to find a CMS that meets your needs within your budget.
Properly Engaging Vendors.
- Use clear, concise language that accurately reflects your needs.
- Be specific regarding the functionality you need.
- Ask for details on how tasks are performed and demos of the functionality in action.
- Establish early in the process whether your need multilingual support.
- Will the CMS be counted on to automate the process?
- Research multilingual support features to ensure that the CMS can offer the support necessary to your site
- Can the CMS scale up to the size of your organization?
- Make sure it can serve pages and content quickly regardless of size.
- If your site is high traffic, make sure the CMS can handle the amount of requests your traffic will generate.