Corporate website development: choosing a management system
The development of corporate sites includes several main stages, among which the development of site functionality plays one of the most important roles. Now you can no longer find corporate sites made “static” (that is, on “pure” html) – the possibilities of dynamic sites are much broader. Dynamic development of corporate sites is performed using CMS-content management systems .
Choosing the right CMS for a corporate website is a difficult and responsible task. The management system for a corporate site has specific requirements, which is due to the peculiarities of such type of sites as corporate sites. So, what are these specific requirements?
First, the management system for corporate sites must be reliable, i.e. ensure maximum security of the site and the data stored on it . This is very important, because corporate websites often store confidential data of the company’s partners or clients, and the leakage of confidential information is fraught with very serious consequences.
For example, you can not allow hackers to get hold of customers ‘ account numbers, secret passwords, and so on through hacking the corporate website of a Bank.to do this, the corporate website management system should never have security “holes”.
Secondly, the corporate site management system should have a fairly broad functionality with a flexible configuration system . For example, many companies need to integrate their site with existing business process automation systems, customer service systems (CRM), and so on.for Example, integrating a company’s corporate site with 1C allows you to organize a fast and reliable two-way data exchange between the site and the 1C system.
Third, the corporate site management system should have a user-friendly interface. Filling the company’s corporate website with information, writing responses to online customer requests, conducting online consultations-all this should be accessible to employees of the company who do not have special education in the field of web programming and web design.
And finally, fourth, the corporate site management system must have a high speed of operation . The speed of loading site pages from the server (the speed of displaying the site to users) is affected by many different factors, and the speed of loading the CMS itself is also important. If the management system loads the server too much, the site pages will load slower as a result.
Various content management systems are able to perform either their own specific range of tasks, or are more versatile. For example, the main application of CMS DLE (Datalife Engine) is the creation of news sites, CMS WordPress is used primarily for creating blogs, and the 1C – Bitrix system is designed for sites that need integration with 1C.
CMS Joomla! it is a universal management system, because it has the ability to create almost any type of site. Thanks to a huge number of different modules, components, applications and modules, the functionality of CMS Joomla! it can be expanded to meet the individual needs of the site.