Only pay for what you need
The CMS Survey Report 2009 suggest businesses are rightly focusing on implementation investment rather than licensing costs.
Ease of use is a must have
Over 800 businesses were polled and, refreshingly, ease of use is one of the top criterion for companies assessing the merits of a given CMS. 49% of respondents said it was a top three factor when deciding to invest (only 18% said their CMS was easy to use).
Open Source is best
Few companies say they are satisfied with their CMS with 21% rating community open source vendors as excellent and only 4% finding proprietary vendors excellent.
Other trends suggest that integration with other parts of a business and with work processes is significant for larger companies, and less so for smaller companies.
SEO and analytics
Surprisingly, SEO friendliness is only the third most important selection criteria for 30% of companies and is even less important for the rest.
All good news for our CMS
Much of this is good news for us as we have placed ease of use at the centre of our CMS development strategy. Contact us for more details.