content management system

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content management system

A software suite that is used to create and manage documents and websites. The term is generally associated with Web content, but systems are developed to maintain all kinds of information (see document management system).

One of the features of a comprehensive content management system (CMS) versus a basic Web authoring program is its ability to update the entire site when global changes are made, eliminating the tedium of updating each page one at a time. The CMS may allow the Web designer to manage the site from a single console, and it may also provide versioning, which keeps track of all the changes made to each Web page so they can be rolled back if necessary.

The CMS accepts third-party plug-ins that provide functions such as banner advertising, shopping carts, blogs, wikis, newsletters, opinion polls, chat rooms and forums. Over the years, a few Web publishers have custom-coded their own content management systems, but there have been myriad CMS packages available on the market offering quite a variety of different features and approaches. However, as of 2015, the most popular open source CMS platform is WordPress. Joomla! and Drupal come in a distant second and third. See WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and OSCOM.
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Epicor CMS software is claimed to address the real-world challenges that the automotive industry faces for global growth.
Essential services to be provided are: - delivery of cms software maintained and developed for a period of at least 10 years; - personnel support for the implementation of the new cms system; - personnel support for the migration of data from the legacy system to the new system to be procured; - providing software maintenance services, Service and support for a maximum of 10 years; - providing the new system and applications in a secure data center with good connectivity to the internet traffic nodes.
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The CMS software package provides process validation and is provided with software for compliance to CFR 21 part 11.
Our role is to bring in the management expertise and management styles we have from our experience from all over the world - setting up the CMS software, introducing PDA technology, asset gathering, conditioned surveys, putting together a structured and planned maintenance regime based on manufacturer recommendations, and managing the inventory they have at the moment by putting it together in a central hub.
Also CMS software has been used in order to facilitate updating of existing data by programmers.
As marketing director, Calilhanna wasted no time in launching a new website that reflects the company's new branding initiative and includes the three CMS software products.
Building a low cost digital library is becoming less complex thanks to the availability of open source CMS software required for administrating digital content on the Internet.
com had been a Percussion customer since 2001, using the CMS software.
ExtendMediaa[euro](tm)s CMS software, which will integrate with Ciscoa[euro](tm)s current IP video offerings, will be a core component of the companya[euro](tm)s next-generation video architecture, according to the company.
ExtendMedia's CMS software, which will integrate with Cisco's current IP video offerings, will be a core component of Cisco's next-generation video architecture.