Four Success Factors for CMS Projects
If you have been working in a small or large organization for any length of time, you are no doubt familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS), and their value. CMS brings people and tasks together for information sharing and collaboration, and it is an important part of the environment. It increases productivity and improves the quality of decisions.
But, if your business thinks of CMS as simple file sharing or data repository, you are not getting your money’s worth! Today’s CMS must be mobile and native with a responsive interface, and integration with internal and external systems. It should include single sign on with other applications to encourage user adoption and simplify and streamline access to, and use of, data. That approach will add tremendous value to your organization and to your users.
Your users are no different from the users working in the company next door. They expect and deserve easy-to-use solutions that offer simple, mobile access and intuitive, high performance navigation and task management. Without that, your users will be unhappy and your ROI and TCO will not meet your expectations. There is a lot of information out there and your users should not have to dig to find it and use it – they should be able to answer a question, share information and complete a task easily and in a timely fashion.
If your business has a CMS solution, or if they are looking to implement CMS or upgrade to something more usable and efficient, you MUST consider integration with other systems, responsive interface, mobile access and single sign-on. These three factors can make the difference between success and failure in a CMS project.
Say it with me now: CMS success is dependent on mobility, integration, responsiveness and single sign-on. See? That wasn’t so hard was it? If you want to write your own CMS success story, look no further!