Many progressive organizations have desired their web sites move beyond "brochure-ware" to become a tool for all stakeholders, customers, employees, members, vendors etc. to more easily interact. The process of maintaining these dynamic web sites has created new challenges. Who will create, edit, proof and approve the new content? Who will retire old content like past trade shows or events? How will the process flow within the internal information infrastructure?
From these complexities involved in managing the creation, editing, approval and publishing of dynamic web content, the modern content management system (CMS) was born. Ektron, Inc. pushed the CMS concept into document management, forums and blogs. ServerSide, Inc. took advantage of these capabilities for our clients as they appeared in new versions. CMS400.NET has now grown again by adding a host of powerful community features that have found new value in businesses and associations. Users can have tools to communicate and even share/access files of common information in an easy and secure way.
There is a footprint added to the organization's workflow to keep the various aspects of the site up to date. A well crafted CMS with strong workflow capabilities can be an invaluable tool in controlling this process.
Keeping track of revisions and approvals can avoid embarrasing or possibly even costly errors. Add the need to have multiple language support to the mix and you really need the tools that CMS400.NET gives you.
To support the more advanced features for our clients websites, ServerSide, Inc. will utilize XML Smart Forms built using Ektron CMS400.NET. Each different type of structured data will be diagrammed and constructed to meet the presentation, navigation and search requirements determined during initial discovery. Several examples of structured content may be:
- News and Announcements
- Calendar of Events
- Staff Lists
A well implemented content management system can support the content, integration, and functionality your organization needs to properly serve your clientele.