Categories of Content Management Products
Content Management Products are software products that are used to manage website content. Each of the Content Management Product has unique features that are specific to a particular vendor. There are many powerful Content Management Products available in the market now-a-days as more and more vendors are getting into the content management industry. These Content Management Products are generally categorized based on the licensing fees at the entry level of the product. The categories of the Content Management Products include enterprise platforms, upper tier, mid market, open source, and low-priced. Let us now give a brief description of each category and a list of few products under each category.
The enterprise platforms are large scale platforms that are typically marketed in multidimensional suites which span many function points. The Content Management Products under this platform mostly do not suit the straight forward web content management system projects. The entry level licensing fee for the Content Management Products under this category is about US $ 200K to 250K. Some of the most popular Content Management Products under this category include Stellent - Universal Content Management, Vignette - V7 Content Management Suite, Documentum (EMC) - Web Publisher 5.2, FileNET - P8 WCM, and Interwoven - TeamSite 6.1.
Stellent Universal Content Management which comes under the enterprise platform category offers a flexible, robust and scalable content management solution that allows employees, customers and partners to collaborate, contribute, and access business content anywhere worldwide. In addition, Stellent Universal Content Management enables organizations to fully maximize the value of their information and intellectual assets by bringing content, such as spreadsheets, contracts, marketing materials, CAD drawings, digital assets, records, and catalogs to the web where it can be efficiently managed. Vignette V7 Content Management Suite is another enterprise category of content management system which eases and automates the processes for creating, managing and publishing content for the web, giving business users extended control over the management of their web content. In addition, Vignette V7 Content Management Suite enables organizations that need to simplify the management of content to websites and portals, to cost-effectively increase the value of their interactions with customers, partners, suppliers, and employees.
The next category is the upper tier category. The Content Management Products under this category are usually targeted at large departments and corporations. In addition, the Content Management Products under this category tend to focus more narrowly on web content management. The licensing fee for most of the Content Management Product implementations ranges from US $ 125K to 175K. Some of the most popular Content Management Products under this category include Percussion - Rhythmyx 5, FatWire - Content Server 5.5, Microsoft - Content Management Server 2002, Mediasurface - Mediasurface 5.0, OpenText - Livelink Web Content Management Server, Day - Communiqué 3.5.4, and Tridion - R5 V5.1.
The next category is the mid-market category. The Content Management Products under this category are usually targeted at mid-market firms or enterprise departments. The licensing fee of the Content Management Products under this category ranges from US $ 40K to 100K. The Content Management Products under this category usually trade off ease-of-implementation for less customizability. Some of the most popular Content Management Products under this category include Serena - (Merant) Collage 4.5, RedDot Solutions - RedDot 6.0, Synkron A/S - Synkron.web, Ingeniux - Content Management System 4.0, PaperThin - CommonSpot Content Server 4.0, Roxen - Roxen CMS 3.4, and Refresh Software - Core Content Management.
The next category is the open source category. The Content Management Product packages under this category are available under the open-source licensing terms. Some of the most popular Content Management Products under this category include Zope - Content Management Framework / Plone, Midgard Project - Midgard 1.6, OpenCms - OpenCms, Typo3 - Typo3, Apache Project - Cocoon Framework, Bricolage - Bricolage, Mambo - Mambo Server, and TikiWiki - Tiki
category is the low-priced category. The Content Management Products under
this category are usually targeted at relatively straight forward content
management system requirements. The licensing fee of the Content Management
Products under this category ranges from US $ 5000 to 25000. Some of the
most popular Content Management Products under this category include Fog
Creek Software - CityDesk, Ektron - MS100/200/300/400, Macromedia - Web
Publishing System, GlobalSCAPE - PureCMS V 3.0, and Sitecore - Sitecore
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