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Content Management System (CMS) is basically a software application that is used to create digital content. There are two sides to CMS.

The first is ECM or Enterprise Content Management. It helps to maximise workplace operational efficiencies by aligning document management, digital asset management and retention of records. Hence end users get role based access to the digital assets of an organisation.

The second is WCM or Web Content Management which helps in the shared authoring of websites.

Again, a typical CMS has two components. One is the CMA or content management application which is the front end user interface. It allows additions and modifications to website content without the intervention of the webmaster and can even be carried out by one who is not technically inclined. The other is the CDA or content delivery application which updates web sites after compiling the changes made in CMA.

One Stop Blockchain and Cloud Solutions offer various components of CMS to our clients with functions customised to suit individual requirements. However, whatever be the CMS used by us the core functions are almost similar amongst all – indexing, search and retrieval, format management and revision control and publishing.

  • Indexing, search and retrieval – This function indexes all data to facilitate searches and enables users to search by attributes such as keywords, author or any similar trait.
  • Format management – As the name suggests, it helps turn scanned paper documents to its electronic counterparts such as HTML or PDF documents.
  • Revision features – We update and edit any content even after initial publication. As a safeguard, it also helps us to monitor if any changes have been made to files by individuals.
  • Publishing functionality – With this function, we use one or a set of templates or wizards and other tools to modify or create content.

There are a huge number of software vendors and what can be used depending on the nature of the content as required by the organisation. However, these are some of the top ones that we use to maximise CMS on behalf of our clients –

WordPress

It is an open source WCMS based on PHP and MySQL. There are two ways that WordPress can be used. The first is a part of an Internet hosting service (WordPress.com).the second is through a local computer as its own web server (WordPress.org). This software is very popular amongst blogging sites. What is advantageous in WordPress is that we can switch between different themes to change the functionality and looks of the website without altering the site content or core code.

Silver Stripe

There are a number of inherent advantages of Silver Stripe CMS software. Ease of use and a simple interface that eliminates clutter are the prime features. It also ensures flexibility and customisation through a good set of extensions and modules. These features have made Silver Stripe one of the most downloaded software (714,000) and are available in 65 languages. This speaks volumes about its popularity.

Drupal

Drupal is very versatile CMS software and there are many benefits of using it. With Drupal, as digital marketers and web developers, we can manage quality web content presentation regardless of the device that is being used. Drupal is a platform that offers amazing speeds, helping clients cash in on business opportunities. Finally, the software is enterprise ready for the busiest websites. Most importantly, it is highly scalable and will be in tune with your business requirements and brands.

We at One Stop Blockchain and Cloud Solutions make an in-depth analysis of your organisational needs before arriving at a decision on which CMS software will be ideal for you.