CMSs or ‘Content Management Systems’ are frequently used for storing, controlling, revising, semantically enriching, and publishing documentation.
A Content Management System (CMS) with regard to websites is a computer-based environment that manages collaborative work flow, where procedures are performed for the purpose of building and maintaining Web presence. This is sometimes referred to as ‘Web Content Management’ (WCM).
A WCM system is a CMS designed to simplify the publication of Web content to Web sites and mobile devices, in particular, allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or even necessarily the uploading of files. For our purposes, we refer simply to Veloware’s CMS.
The CMS is designed to:
- Allow for multiple people (users) to easily contribute to and share stored data
- Control access to data and tasks based on user roles (user roles define what information each user can view or edit)
- Reduce repetitive duplicate input
- Synchronize intermediate steps
- Collate into a final product
- Improve the ease of statistics discovery
In a CMS for Web building, data can be defined as almost anything digital – text, documents, videos, pictures, contact information, etc.