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A content management system (CMS) supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of corporate information.
CMS is a software system that is used for content management. The system is used for interactive usage by large number of people. The system can manage content that includes computer files, image media, electronic documents, web content and audio files. The basic idea is to make the files available inter office and can be shared on the Internet. The benefits offered by CMS are that it allows easy sharing of the files as server based software is used by most systems. Some of the CMS systems have provision for 'Web content' and for 'Workflow Process'.
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software system used for content management. This includes computer files, image media, audio files, electronic documents and web content. The idea behind a CMS is to make these files available inter-office, as well as over the web. A Content Management System would most often be used as archival as well.
A web content management system is a system with additional features to ease the tasks required to publish web content to web sites.
Web content management system is often used for storing, controlling, versioning, and publishing industry-specific documentation such as news articles, operators' manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, and marketing brochures. A content management system may support the following features:
Import and creation of documents and multimedia material.
Identification of all key users and their content management roles.
The ability to assign roles and responsibilities to different content categories or types.
Definition of the content workflow tasks, often coupled with event messaging so that content managers are alerted to changes in content.
The ability to track and manage multiple versions of a single instance of content.
The ability to publish the content to a epository to support access to the content. Increasingly, the repository is an inherent part of the system, and incorporates enterprise search and retrieval.
Some content management systems allow the textual aspect of content to be separated to some extent from formatting. For example the CMS may automatically set default color, fonts, or layout.