Not all CMS are equal!

Some people call anything that remotely lets you edit a web page a 'content management system' or CMS.  In our view, 'content management' is a whole philosophy on how to manage your website as part of your communication strategy.

A true CMS like Notion gives you the tools to take a holistic approach to store and publish content, with total control over the workflow processes in managing your website.

Once you start working with Notion, you will begin to appreciate the difference! Contact us for a demo.

The following is a brief explanation of the difference between a website with full CMS functionality and one with limited "content management".

Website with full CMS

A true CMS such as Notion, stores all of the website's content (images, text and documents) in a content database for efficient management.

When a web page is requested, the content is assembled dynamically by the presentation application using templates and stylesheets.

This means that all pages on the website can be managed through the web-based management application, enabling non-technical people to efficiently manage the whole website without any special software.

Website with limited 'content management'

Many 'content management' solutions are essentially 'static' websites with some content being stored in a database.

Most pages are 'static' HTML pages, with some parts of the site (such as a newsletter section) being stored in a database.

This means only some parts of the site can be managed effectively, while the rest of the site will require technical people to maintain.

Webpage Editors

Some web page editing software claim to be 'content management' solutions.

However, while they make it easier to edit web pages with WYSIWYG interfaces, and some have 'back end' components on the web server with 'content management' functions - they are still essentially a desktop applictaion editing 'static' websites.

True CMS

In contrast, a true CMS like Notion has all management tools centralised at the server, which means all content management functions are accessible through a web browser.

No special software is required at the desktop.

Other crucial advantages include the separation between content and presentation, and the ability to easily integrate with other databases and business systems.