Guide

Content management systems

Introduction

Content management systems (CMS) are computer applications that allow users to organise and manage their digital content. Most common uses of CMS include web and enterprise content management.

Web content management systems typically allow multiple users to create and edit content on websites, extranets or intranets. These systems rely on simple interfaces and templates that help non-technical users (eg editors and authors) to control how their content appears on the web.

Enterprise content management systems typically integrate web content, document and records management, workflow and collaboration tools, etc all within one platform.

This guide explains how content management systems work, and the different types of CMS that exist. It highlights some key CMS features and the advantages of using a content management system.

Finally, this guide offers tips to help you choose a suitable CMS supplier and a content management system requirements checklist to help you find the best CMS solution for your business.