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Content Management Software (CMS)

Content Management (CMS) software (CMS) is used for managing digital content across the enterprise and often refers specifically to managing websites and editing web content. There are many different kinds of CMS solutions on the market including both open-source and proprietary solutions. Many Content Management solutions allow the creation, modification and removal of content from the web site without extended knowledge of HTML or the expertise of a webmaster. Content Management software is related to Catalog Management software and Portal software.

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Zoho WorkDrive is an online file storage, sync and collaboration platform for modern teams to work together. Learn more about Zoho WorkDrive
Zoho WorkDrive is an online file storage, sync and collaboration platform for modern teams, small businesses and large enterprises. It introduces Team Folders, which enables teams of any size to work together securely like they're right beside you. Besides, you get the Zoho Office Suite Editors, and complete access stats at the team level and the Team Folder level. WorkDrive takes complete care of your mobility needs with the Android and iOS mobile apps and the desktop sync application. Learn more about Zoho WorkDrive

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Google Drive is a cloud-based storage platform that allows users and teams to store, access, and share files in one secure place.
Google Drive is a cloud-based storage platform that allows users and teams to store, access, and share files in one secure place. Flexible storage options with data loss prevention features are available. Using Google AI, this solution can identify important files, even before a user starts a search. Google Drive can recognize content, collaborators, and other file elements that may be relevant to each user. Additionally, teams can organize files in dedicated shared drives for easy and secure access. Learn more about Google Drive

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World's most popular software for creating blogs and websites. It is open source software that is free to use.
Open source software that is free to use for creating blogs and websites. Learn more about WordPress

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Create, manage and grow your online presence for your business, blog, store and more with Wix’s intuitive website creation platform.
Wix is an industry-leading web creation and business management platform with everything needed to manage and grow an online presence. Craft a seamless user experience with intuitive design features and speedy web performance. Fall back on reliable infrastructure and enterprise-grade security to safeguard visitor data and keep your site running. Expand your reach with marketing campaigns and SEO tools, plus leverage analytics to drive informed decision-making for your business’s success. Learn more about Wix

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Box empowers teams to work from anywhere with a single, secure collaboration platform built for the entire content lifecycle.
From sales contracts to marketing assets, content powers your business — no matter your industry. And with rising costs and complexity, you need a smarter, simpler tech stack. The Content Cloud helps you centralize your content with a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation and sharing, to editing, e-signature and retention. Plus, keep your content protected with built-in security and compliance, so you mitigate potential data leaks and cyb Learn more about Box

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Content management solution that helps businesses with desktop sharing and viewing, text annotations, instant messaging, and whiteboard
Content management solution that helps businesses with desktop sharing and viewing, text annotations, instant messaging, and whiteboard editing. Learn more about Microsoft SharePoint

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Use Confluence to share digital content with your whole organization from startup to enterprise.
Confluence goes beyond being a knowledge base software. Confluence is your company’s ultimate team content management software tool. Share digital content, company updates, and more with your whole enterprise. Stay transparent with planning and execute with confidence on your most complex initiatives. Learn more about Confluence

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Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful website, online store, or portfolio.
Squarespace is a design-driven platform helping entrepreneurs build brands and businesses online. We empower millions in more than 200 countries with all the tools they need to create an online presence, build an audience, monetize, and scale their business. Our products range from websites, domains, ecommerce, and marketing tools, as well as tools for scheduling with Acuity, creating and managing social media presence with Bio Sites and Unfold, and hospital business management via Tock. Learn more about Squarespace

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Wrike is a marketing work management software for enterprise teams with proofing, time tracking, Gantt charts, Kanban boards, and more.
Wrike is a content work management software for enterprise teams. It offers advanced security and full customization for marketing teams. Design and content teams can all benefit from its Gantt charts, custom workflows, shareable dashboards, built-in proofing, shared calendars, request forms, proofing, and automated approvals. Integrates with Adobe Creative Cloud for shorter review cycles. NEW: Get real-time digital performance insights on your content with Wrike’s tools for marketers. Learn more about Wrike

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LibreOffice is an open source office suite with word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, formulas and database tools.
LibreOffice is free and open source office suite software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, and databases. Based on OpenOffice, LibreOffice features a clean interface and tools to enhance productivity and creativity for desktop users. Learn more about LibreOffice

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Empower teams to build apps that connect the organization and drive outcomes—no code needed.
Operationalize your critical data, move beyond rigid tools, and reimagine workflows with AI with no code required. Learn more about Airtable

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Ideal for businesses of all sizes, it is a form building tool that helps users create survey forms while also reviewing submissions.
Trusted by over 18 million users, Jotform's form builder is the easy way to create and publish online forms from any device. The company offers 10,000+ ready-made form templates, 100+ integrations to 3rd party apps, and advanced design features making it the leading online form builder for organizations all over the world. It's popularly used to create payment forms, lead generation forms, registration forms, contact forms, application forms, and more. Learn more about Jotform

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Weebly helps you launch and grow your online store with step-by-step guidance, full SEO optimization, marketing tools and more.
Weebly allows anyone to start and grow their own online store with curated templates, powerful features and integrated marketing. More than 50 million entrepreneurs around the world use Weebly to grow their customer base, reach a global audience and create a quality website that works well on any device. Weebly offers a range of pricing options and is consistently the highest rated website building mobile app in the App Store and Google Play. Learn more about Weebly

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The collaborative work management leader, helping companies plan, execute, and deliver great work and exceptional customer experiences.
Adobe Workfront is a collaborative work management solution that addresses the challenges of disconnected teams, siloed tools, and the relentless pace of enterprise work. Workfront includes capabilities to capture and plan, assign and execute, and deliver and measure work in a variety of use cases for organizations of all sizes in all industries. With Workfront, these organizations can prioritize the right work, quickly identify bottlenecks, automate processes, and deliver measurable outcomes. Learn more about Adobe Workfront

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Grow your business organically by outranking and outshining your competitors with better content marketing and SEO.
Marketing 360 has a fully integrated content management platform. Marketing 360 content program focuses not only on increasing your rankings and visibility, but also on increasing the clickability of your listings and then the convertibility of your organic traffic. Learn more about Marketing 360

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Revver helps you organize and automate all of your document-dependent work, putting your documents to work for you.
Revver is a solution designed to put your documents to work for you. Revver helps you digitize, organize, find, and secure your documents while also giving you the tools to effectively collaborate on document work and automate document-centric tasks. Revver’s award-winning platform transforms document-dependent work from a burdensome task to a powerful source of growth and positive impact for mid-market organizations across all industries. Learn more about Revver

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Bitrix24 is 100% free CMS with unlimited pages, bandwidth and your own domain name.
Bitrix24 is 100% free content management system with unlimited pages, bandwidth and your own domain name. Used by over 12 million businesses, it comes with capture forms, CRM, email marketing and sales automation. Learn more about Bitrix24

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You can create a website with Webnode in just minutes. Join our 40 million users and build one yourself.
If you want a good looking website in short time Webnode is the way to go. Launched in 2008, it has helped over 40 million users create their own websites. It doesn’t matter if you need a professional website for your company, a beautiful portfolio or a user-friendly e-shop, you have the right tool to build the website just the way you want. Anyone can build a website with Webnode. You don’t need to hire programmers or designers or pay for hosting. Learn more about Webnode

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Streamline your content assets, increase your team’s productivity, and instantly discover creative content with AI Visual Search.
As a leader in digital asset management (DAM), Canto is the simplest, yet most powerful DAM platform on the market. This solution allows organizations to centralize, organize, and share assets. With AI Visual Search, you can use natural language to instantly discover content without relying solely on metadata. Canto's platform, with flexible pricing, serves diverse industries, empowering teams from 50 to global enterprises to maximize their content delivery and ROI. Learn more about Canto

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ContentStudio is a data-driven content marketing and social media tool that allows you to discover, compose and share engaging content.
ContentStudio is a multi-use social media management and content marketing tool that allows you to discover, compose and share the best content. It has a suite of products for content discovery, publishing, planning, analytics and automation to help marketing teams work and collaborate efficiently. It is the perfect tool for discovering trending content, managing multiple social media networks, recycling evergreen posts, analyzing performance, collaborating with the team and a lot more. Learn more about ContentStudio

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CMS designed to help both novice users and expert developers to build websites and applications.
CMS designed to help both novice users and expert developers to build websites and applications. Learn more about Joomla

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Membership and database management software with all you need to run your organization.
Focus on growing your membership instead of repetitive admin tasks with WildApricot. Our easy-to-use software helps you automate membership dues, event registrations, and more. You'll also have access to a community of peers and experts to share knowledge and best practices. Learn more about Wild Apricot

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Peppertype helps you to generate more ideas for your next blog post, product launch or ad campaign. It is built on GPT3 technology
Peppertype is an artificial intelligence based solution which creates high quality content for businesses. Businesses around the globe are using Peppertype for creation of ad copies for search engines, social ads and creatives, resolving plagiarism and grammar issues, ideating content ideas and thought leadership across all social channels. Learn more about Peppertype

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Create, tailor, and deliver digital experiences and content — fast
Meet Salesforce CMS, the only digital experience platform build on the #1 CRM, so you can easily extend the marketing journey across channels. With content templates and visualization, it is easier than ever to develop and manage content across brands, regions, and beyond. Users can draft, publish, and update promotional emails, social, banners, and blog posts in seconds. Build content in one place. Deliver it anywhere. Learn more about Salesforce Marketing Cloud

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Open source content management system used by some of the largest websites such as The Economist and the White House.
Open source content management system used by some of the largest websites such as The Economist and the White House. Learn more about Drupal

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Content Management Software (CMS) Buyers Guide

What is content management software?

Content management software (CMS) helps businesses manage digital content on websites without the need for extensive HTML experience. The software helps establish a categorized repository of content and enables the creation, modification, storage, and deletion of all forms of digital assets, including documents, images, videos, etc.

The benefits of content management software

  • Streamlined processes through workflow management: Content managers need to oversee a number of processes such as ideation, content creation, approvals, editing, publishing, and promotion, each involving a different set of people. A content management system provides a collaborative platform where managers can implement content processes and track the status of all content in a dashboard. The platform also encourages collaboration by allowing users to comment on documents and easily route documents.
  • Website content management system: Traditionally, changing content on a webpage requires an understanding of HTML coding and web design. With modern content management software, which typically has a graphic interface, users can manage the content of their website from a single dashboard without getting involved in any coding. Users can easily change webpage content, replicate changes across all pages, publish fresh content, or delete old content.

Typical features of content management software

  • Collaboration tools: Share files, communicate, and work with team members on content.
  • Document management: Create, upload, store, and share documents in a searchable, centralized location.
  • Web content publishing: Publish content for public distribution across multiple channels such as websites and social media sites.
  • Full-text search: Search for documents and media assets in an online repository.
  • Text editor: Create and edit content in an online text editor.
  • Access controls and permissions: Define levels of authorization for users to access specific files or folders with privileges to read, write, or edit.

Considerations when purchasing content management software

  • Third-party integrations and plugins: Third-party integrations and plugins extend the functionality of a content management system beyond what is offered natively in the software. Users can integrate their content management system with other business solutions to minimize data import/export efforts and improve productivity. For example, Google Analytics integration with a content management system allows users to track key performance metrics within the dashboard of content management tools. This allows content marketers to better respond to web traffic changes and update search engine optimization strategies accordingly. Buyers need to evaluate their cross-application collaboration needs and then shortlist products that support integration with their business applications.
  • Deployment options: There are different ways to deploy CMS software: cloud-based, on-premise, or a hybrid deployment. A cloud-based content management systems can be easily accessed online and typically has a low recurring subscription cost. An on-premise version comes at a higher upfront cost and requires a heavy IT investment on the user's end, but offers better control of the software by the user. Users need to analyze their IT resource and investment capabilities before choosing a content management system for their business.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) will drive automation in the content management software space: As AI is increasingly being adopted by businesses, it's not surprising that vendors of content management tools have started exploring use cases of AI technology. AI is currently helping businesses personalize content and optimize visitor engagement by performing analytics of visitor behavior. AI also helps users organize content by providing better content tags using "text clustering" algorithms. We expect to see more such use cases of AI over the next three to five years.
  • Image recognition will power search functionality in content management software: The demand for visual content and images is growing faster than ever. In fact, content with images results in a 650% higher engagement rate compared to content without images. Image recognition and meta-tagging, powered by machine learning and deep learning, make image search more exhaustive. Using this technology, businesses can search their repository for images without typing the exact keyword. As the demand for visual content keeps increasing, we expect to see an increase in the adoption of this technology over the next three to five years.