Content Management Systems (CMS)
Take all the work out managing your website by
using a content managed website.
Winning Solutions, Inc. (WSI), with offices
located in the Midwest (Ames, Iowa) and Southeast
(Fort Myers, Florida) has been actively involved
with Content Management System's (CMS) and
dynamic websites for years. We have worked with
a wide range of CMS packages and successfully
implemented them for a wide range of client's and
client needs. By utilizing our skills in
design we have pushed the envelope of each
content management system we have developed for. WSI
has been able to intertwine our
marketing and web programming skills around and
into CMS packages to increase their feature list.
WSI's vast knowledge in CMS development allows us
to quickly and cost effectively create a fully
functioning CMS, or a
custom CMS solution
tailored to your individual or business needs.
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a free quote for your custom CMS or Content
Management Sytem project today.
Common Content Management System Questions
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
CMS stands for Content Management System.
A content management system often contains a
base set of features that allows users to
login in to an administrative section of a
website. This administrative section
typically has a collection of web forms to
add and manage web pages in the website.
Additional features, referred to as
modules, can be installed to further the
functionality of a content management
system. These additional content management
system features generally include contact
forms, user management tools, calendar
tools, ecommerce or e-commerce (online
stores), news posting tools, as well as,
blogs and user forums. The specific CMS
features, or content management modules,
available depend on the particular content
management system used.
A good CMS website or content managed
website will allow a lot of bang for the
buck. This is the primary reason that
content management systems are so prevalent.
It will also allow for an easy and efficient
way to update and organize content for your
one of our offices in Fort Myers, Florida or
Ames, Iowa to find out how a CMS can greatly
improve productivity and implement a whole
new level of organization to your website
content and website development workflow.
How do I know if I need a Content Management
In deciding whether or not your site
needs a CMS, there are a few factors you
- How many different people will be
adding and updating content on your
- How often will updates be made?
- How computer literate are the people
that will be making the updates?
- What is the complexity and size of
Content Management System driven websites
typically have frequent updates, a large
base of website users users, multiple site
administrators and the website, is often
times, a primary instrument in the
organizations daily business processes.
If a full content management system isn't
what you are looking for, WSI also offers
design services and
custom content management systems.
to find out more about any of these web
services or to
discuss which website option will best meet
What if I don't need a full Content
Management System (CMS) solution?
You might find that a content management
system or content managed website isn't
going to work for you or your current
business process. You could also find that
the cost of a CMS is too high for your
budget. That doesn't have to mean that you
can't still move forward with your
internet marketing strategy and website.
There are other options available.
WSI can create a
custom CMS solution for your specific
needs. By creating a custom solution, you
can save yourself some expenses, and have a
CMS that is tailored to do exactly what you
need it to do without having to pay for
extra features you may not use.
You could also decide to go with a
smaller or more cost effective solutions by
small business website created from a
template or move forward on a
one of our offices located in Iowa (Midwest)
or Florida (Southeast) to speak with an
experienced website specialist that will
help you come up with a web strategy or plan
that will work for you and your needs.
Does a content managed website require
Yes. Typically content managed
sites require a training period. Many
companies can implement a content management
system but may not be able to adequately
train your staff on how to use the system.
WSI provides content management system
training and staffs trainers with knowledge
of many content managed website systems.
Even if WSI didn't build your website or
install and configure your content
management website, we can provide training
and on going CMS support.
Drop us a
line if you would like to know more about
What if I need custom CMS programming or
specialized CMS development?
You're in the right place. We don't
just stop with installation, configuration
and hosting of content managed websites.
We also provide continued CMS programming,
CMS support, CMS training and customized CMS
If you're looking for a new CMS design or
CMS web design, we have you covered there
Winning Solutions, Inc. can address any
of your content management system concerns
or questions. Use our
contact form to
reach either of our office locations in
the Midwest or Southeast or call our Florida
and Iowa offices at 515-239-9900.
We like what we see and want to begin a
relationship with you, however, we're located
hundreds of miles away from your office and no
where near Iowa, the Midwest, Florida or the
Southeast - will this work?
We have had, and continue to develop,
numerous relationships with clients that
were not located around either our Ames
Iowa, or Ft. Myers Florida locations. Some
of our clients weren't even in the Midwest
Depending on the scope of the content
management system services required, face to
face meetings are not necessary to develop a
custom content management solution, CMS
training class, CMS development plan or CMS
hosting. Many of our clients enjoy sitting
in the comfort of their own office or home
and conducting a phone or shared desktop
meeting with one of our trainers, designers
Our attention to detail and customer
service has helped us deliver many systems
without ever having a face to face
discussion with the client.
our Midwest (Ames, Iowa) office or our Fort
Myers, Florida (Southeast) location
today for a free content managed website and
web redesign consultation.
Content Management System Benefits
Here is a list of common content management
website benefits to help you in your website
planning. If you have additional questions or are
ready to start your project feel free to give us a
call or contact us at
either our Florida or Ames locations.
- Easily update your website content
- Good return on investment
- Typically very feature rich
- User management systems typically included
- Modules may be available to expand
- Pre-defined process for web updates
- Features can included ecommerce options
- Possible to manage multiple sites from one
system (Depends on CMS)
Content Management System Drawbacks
Here is a list of common content management
- Requires configuration and possibly
programming to install
- Requires installation and setup on a server
that supports the system
- Updates may be required from time to time
- Typically has a higher base price then other
- Limited to features available to the
- Custom programming or development required
to customize features
- May not support your business process
- Typically direct support from CMS developer
- Training may be required by a CMS trainer
- May require a custom web hosting solution
- Typically not very search engine friendly
- May require routine upgrades
- Can suffer in search engine rankings
- May have a monthly fee or subscription for
features or hosting
WSI's Content Managed Website Experience
Winning Solutions, Inc. has provided full
implementation and deployment of content management
websites for many clients. These services have
included providing training support, custom
development, hosting and server implementation, web
and graphic design implementation and development as
well as optimization for search engines.
P.L.O.W. - Putting Libraries on the Web - State
WSI provided training assistance for the P.L.O.W.
program for the Iowa State Library. Our WSI trainer
assisted their staff in training around Iowa in
delivering their chosen content management system
into the hands of their intended users. This process
required WSI to learn their content management
system, inside and out, to provide the best level of
training. This knowledge transfer was completed
easily due to WSI's previous experienced with
content managed websites.
Iowa Student Loan
Iowa Student Loan contacted WSI after they had
already selected a content management system and
requested assistance in implementing their own
design into the site. WSI provided search engine
build services as well as project support
throughout the entire process.
If you have further questions or are ready to
start your project with WSI send us an
email or contact us
by phone (515) 239-9900.