Used as the Content Management System (CMS) for thousands of websites -- including Heinz -- Umbraco is an excellent choice for enterprise-sized businesses. It’s usability is virtually endless because it runs on an ASP.net platform.
Open Source Code
Umbraco uses open source code, which means it is free. There is some expense however -- you still need a savvy technical staff to use it. But that is the case for other contenty management systems as well. Content management systems are difficult to use in general at the enterprise level, but Umbraco is a helpful tool and developers are not limited by its framework. Some other content management systems have complicated backend data storage for content and media. When choosing a CMS, it is important to consider whether or not your development decisions will be dictated by your CMS -- or if the CMS gives you room to run.
Because Umbraco is written in C# and deployed on the Microsoft platform, it works completely seamlessly with virtually any Microsoft product. For example, it integrates with Microsoft Word so any content updates you make in Word can be automatically applied to your website (if you choose to do so).
Responsive User Interface
One of the most popular features is Umbraco’s mobile responsive user interface (UI). You can make content changes directly from your phone or tablet. It is just as fast as Tweeting or updating your Facebook status. The user interface is quite intuitive and does not require vast technical knowledge. Umbraco renders just like an HTML page and you can copy and paste within it.
Umbraco has API capabilities that are built in natively using .NET, while other content management's API is an add-on module. Another difference is API that is read-only and limited to content supported by their content API. In contrast, Umbraco allows you to theoretically do anything you can program a module to do -- including creating and deleting content.
And there are Umbraco’s user resources, including a vibrant online community of IT specialists and more than 100 video tutorials on their website. They also offer a fee-based premium support service.
If you are considering your choices for a content management system, The Creative Momentum is experienced in fitting a CMS to its clients. We utilize Umbraco, Drupal, Magento, Shopify, Orchard, and WordPress for many of our customers, depending on their needs. Talk to us today and we will help you decide which CMS is the right choice for your business. Also, feel free to comment or share what you like about Umbraco below.
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