There a numerous options for content management systems, or CMS, on the market. However, not all are equal. You need to choose a CMS that will not only provide for your needs now, but in the future as well. You need a CMS that is “future friendly.”
Here are five features of content management systems that you should consider before making your decision:
For CMS technology that allows for template use, you should be aware before purchase that not all templates will be customizable and that some templates will be add-ons at an additional cost. Usually templates are fairly priced; however, in order to be truly unique from competitors, you should consider coding your own template.
The core of all content management systems is their ability to create, edit, organize and delete pages within your website. Most people will assume that all CM solutions do this, but it is not a guarantee. CMS options that do not include these core tasks should be avoided.
You should consider a CMS that allows for using multiple languages since we live in a multicultural society. If you’re able to accommodate these numerous languages, you could have a leg up on your competition. Nevertheless, you should only consider this option if you plan to use it. In other words, don’t advertise it if you’re not going to provide properly translated multilingual content.
More than half of Americans (63%) use their smartphones to search the web, according to the Pew Research Center. Therefore, you should find a CMS capable of performing responsive web design, which will automatically scale your website design to fit the device viewing it. This is called a “fluid grid” website.
Choosing the best CMS for your business can be a big decision. For more information content management systems like SharePoint, cloud computing and other ways to improve your business with enterprise technology, contact the Atlanta IT consultants at Innovative Architects.