Why you need a Content Management System: CMS Series Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of this series we answered the question “What is a Content Management System? ” Now we are looking at why your site should have a content management system, or “CMS.”

A website has become one of the primary modes of communication in today’s business world. It has many advantages, including

  • Omnipresent: a website is not limited by geography or time zones, and can be accessed 24/7 by visitors around the world
  • Transient: did you decide you want to change that marketing tagline? Found a typo in that press release? You can change content and, unlike brochures or signage, it is instantaneously available to the world

However, there are a couple challenges that companies often face

  • Expertise: websites are written in coding languages that most people cannot effectively use
  • Frequency: website content has a notoriously short shelf life, and needs to be updated regularly to stay fresh
  • Budget: paying web designer fees to upload a press release can be a drain on your budget

Content Management Systems eliminate these barriers. They allow anyone to update the website without technical knowledge, allowing more people throughout your organization to have a role in keeping your website up to date. It also allows you to focus your technology on investing in new web development features or increasing your search engine rankings.

We have covered “What is a CMS ” and “Why you need a CMS.” In the final part of this series we cover “What is the best Content Management System?