> Support > About the CMS

About the CMS

What is a CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) is a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based. The procedures are designed to:

In a CMS, data can be defined as almost anything - documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, etc. CMSs are frequently used for storing, controlling, revising, and publishing documentation. Content that is controlled is industry-specific. (Entertainment content differs from the design of a fighter jet). There are various terms for systems (related processes) that do this. Examples include: Web Content Management, Digital Asset Management, Digital Records Management, Electronic Content Management (and others). Synchronization of intermediate steps, and collation into a final product are common goals of each.

Why Use a CMS?

CMS have a plethora of great features that you can utilize to streamline your website content editing process.  Below is a simple list of some of these great features.

  1. Content only exists in one place so there is no need to worry about overwriting someone elses changes.
  2. There are an infinite number of history states, so if you have made a change viewable to the public by mistake, you can go to the last page in the history and restore that version.
  3. You can login to your website from anywhere in the world and edit your site without any special software on your computer.
  4. You can limit content by implimenting workflows.
  5. You can create private areas of your website without any programming knowledge.
  6. You can easily add images or files to your site and keep them in one organized spot.