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June 21, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:18pm

What is CMS?

Find out why this application is important for those producing content.

By James Nunns

CMS stands for content management system, it is a computer application that helps support the creation and modification of digital content.

A CMS works by integrating document management, digital asset management and records retention functionalities, and providing end-users with role-based access to the organisation’s digital assets.

CMS systems are typically used for enterprise content management (ECM) and web content management (WCM). Both ECM and WCM systems have two components, a content management application and a content delivery application.

The CMA is a graphical user interface that is designed to allow the user to control the creation, modification, and removal of content from a website. The CDA provides the back-end services that support management and delivery of the content once it has been created.

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Content management systems typically have four core functions. Indexing allows for all data to be easily accessed through a search function, so a user can search by author, keyword, or other attributes.

Format management capabilities allow for scanned paper documents and legacy electronic documents to be turned into HTML or PDF documents.

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Revision features are designed to allow for content to be updated and edited, while the publishing functionality will allow individuals to use templates and tools to create and modify content.

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