How to Choose a Content Management System (CMS)
When deciding on a Web Content Management System (CMS) for your business or organization there are some things to consider. The first one, is to think about the objectives, requirements, activities and processes of your business or organization. A CMS system should be easy to use for non-technical employees especially since they will be the ones who update and manage the content on the website without having to involve the IT department.
Questions to Ask
- Does the CMS enable users to manage and update the site content easily?
- Does the CMS protect the website against unauthorized or unintentional changes?
- Does the CMS make your site run faster?
- Will the CMS drive more traffic to your site?
Features of a Good CMS:
- Ease of use: Flexible design modules, ability to customize a good look and feel for your site.
- Mobile Readiness: Mobile Responsiveness capabilities (same look and feel on SmartPhones, Tablets, iPhones, iPads and laptops).
- Workflow Permissions: Ability to approve content before it’s posted to the site.
- Templates: Whatever your business is you want to make sure the CMS has easy to use templates that you can build your site.
- Scalability and Performance: Determines how fast your pages load on your site.
- Strong SEO (Search Engine Optimization): Having a good search feature on your site is really important for visitors to be able to find what they are looking for. Also having those certain keywords that users can search for in Google or Bing to find your website.
- 24/7 Support and Service: Ensure that whichever CMS you choose has the ability to support and service your needs.
For large scale CMS delpoyments we recommend to our customers a Drupal CMS and for delpoyments on a smaller scale we recommend a WordPress CMS.