Reduced Initial and Ongoing Cost
Many CMSs are free like Drupal, Joomla, DotNetNuke Community Edition, Orchard, and WordPress. Accuraty Solutions has experience in implementing all four of these CMS solutions and has built websites using them that range from $400 to $30,000. Most common smaller websites with 3 to 10 pages of content cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Hosting a fully managed CMS based website will often cost a little more than a typical static or do-it-yourself website.
Significant changes and additions to an organization or its products and services become significantly easier to accomplish once the website is established in a CMS. Adding an Event Calendar can often be accomplished by the client, or added by Accuraty at a very low cost. In the past establishing and maintaining a mailing list and using it to send a regular Newsletter had significant costs and required a wide range of technical skills – adding these abilities to a CMS can be accomplished at an extremely low cost and training is usually 15 to 30 minutes to get the client/user taking care of these themselves.
A universal page navigation, structure, and layout is created, making pages have a similar theme and design without any "coding". Many CMS tools use a WYSIWYG system for their content editing/management modes. It makes it easy for beginner users to create custom content, which means when your organization expands, it's simple to add another page of information to the site structure.
Easy to use
Designed for non-technical people in mind, simplicity in design of the admin UI allows content managers and other users to update content without much training.
Being able to control how content is published, when it is published, and who publishes it. Some CMS systems allow administrators to set up rules for the workflow management. A typical example is adding start and end dates to a pool schedule so that it is only visible on the website from April thru September, for example – after September the pages and links simply vanish until they become active again.
Initial cost of implementation
Larger implementations may require significant planning as well as training. Some CMS projects may require advanced hosting setup and/or integration with other services (database, email, Active Directory, etc). Commitment to training, developing and upkeep are all costs that will be part of any long term solution. Finding a good webmaster and hosting provider can dramatically mitigate this disadvantage for larger website projects.
Cost of maintenance
If done without the assistance of a knowledgeable web company, maintaining CMSs may require license updates, upgrades, and hardware maintenance that is often beyond the skillset of most small and medium organizations. Fortunately, you can count on Accuraty to provide knowledgeable attention in maintaining, managing, and upgrading your CMSs.
Storage and bandwidth
Volume of files maybe large in HTML based systems. A site that contains many files leaves itself open to unexpected issues. For example a client updating the site may create HTML errors or cause the display of content to stray from the graphic designer’s original style and layout. For large websites with significant traffic, a larger CMS can experience latency if hardware infrastructure is not up-to-date. Accuraty has significant experience in tailoring a CMS closely to a clients situation and needs. You can rely on us to make sure compression, caching and other advanced website and application hosting services are setup correctly and maintained for peak performance and savings on your valuable resources.