An increasing trend for organizations is to ensure an effective and efficient means to manage web content. While there are variations from one Web content management system to another, the overall gains in efficiency can ripple through an organization, alleviating technical staff members and placing control over Web content into the hands of the individuals most familiar with organizational Web objectives.
Among the many types of Web content management systems is an open source project known as Drupal. Because of its flexibility and easy-to-use platform a well-deployed implementation of Drupal can be very valuable to an organization.
April, 2010 – databasepublish.com – Many executives and decision makers know what they want when it comes to a Web content management system. Making the right decision for the organization requires investigating Drupal content management solutions and a variety of other products on the market.
For reduced risk and additional assurance for a successful implementation, it is advantageous to employ a content management consultant to help easily differentiate among the potential Web content management systems. An experienced content management consultant may provide a better value assessment than a traditional in-house selection team could.
After deciding to implement a Web content management system, the ability to assess the various systems on a level playing field is highly beneficial. This includes examining core functionality, customizability, and the potential integration capability with existing systems. Naturally, timelines for different phases of the project and cost of the entire project are important to consider as well.
An experienced content management consultant is excellent at not only placing the various attributes and benefits of different systems into perspective, but they are also exceptional at providing insight into viewing a Web content management system in ways that may otherwise go unnoticed. In other words, a professional consultant can help eliminate the sales pitch aspect of procuring a system and provide solid recommendations for value added efficiency.
The consultant’s level of experience with a broad range of content management solutions is important to consider when choosing a Web content management system. A consultant that is familiar with implementing and tailoring not only Drupal content management systems but a wide-range of content management solutions can help reduce any bias that might arise f r o m a consultant who is only familiar with one type of system.