What is a CMS ?
CMS stands for Content Management System , CMS is a database driven web application that stores the text content of the web pages into a database to allow end user updates and add of new content, and this is to eliminate the need of involving developers when the content need update.
There are many tools for building CMS solutions. Some are open source and some others are priced, some are simple and some others are complex. It is not necessary that most expensive CMS is the best for you , expensive CMS systems may involve complexity that you do not need and at a certain point it becomes overhead on your business.
Why you need a CMS ?
Keeping your tradional web site content as up to date as you like is usually difficult process as it requires technical knowldge in HTML and web programming . Usually there are delays getting the new content on-line and requires pre-production testing which also subjected to bugs and mistakes, so your site content get outdated. That’s why you need CMS.
A CMS web interface allows you to manage your web site content even if you are not technical , or having experience with HTML or web site design. It also reduces your need to your web design agency or IT department. CMS reduces the time required to publish, allowing you to get your content on-line faster. This is a very important issue for any professional web site.
Choosing the right CMS system that fits your business is a difficult process that requires a extensive experience and requirement analysis.