A content management system (CMS) is a computer system that allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as site maintenance from a central page. It provides a collection of procedures used to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based.
The core features of Content Management Systems vary widely from system to system; many simpler systems showcase only a handful of features, while others, notably enterprise systems, are much more complex and powerful.
- Allow for a large number of people to share and contribute to stored data.
- Control access to data based on user role (i.e., define information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.).
- Facilitate storage and retrieval of data.
- Control data validity and compliance.
- Reduce duplicate inputs.
- Simplify report writing.
- Improve communication among users.
- Define data as almost anything: documents, movies, texts, pictures, phone numbers, articles etc.