Web Content Management Systems often come with a hefty price tag attached, but never seem to explain what you get for your money and who really needs to use a Web CMS. As there are now so many CMS’s available on the market, deciding which one is right for you and your business is no longer an easy task.
First of all there are a selection of good open source CMS’s available, from WordPress through to Joomla, all based around the technology PHP. Benefits of these is that there is no licence fee nor extra fee for the database it uses. Don’t get confused that this is FREE though as many advertise. There is still a lot of development required by your web developers to get these CMS’s working and looking right, so the costs can add up quickly, as the systems are overly complicated.
The main CMS platform we offer and the “Big Deal” as we like to call it, is Sitefinity. We have teamed up with Sitefinity and gained Certified Partner accreditation, to provide the most comprehensive, powerful and feature rich Content Management System available. Built for enterprise content management systems but design for web content management system, Sitefinity offers the latest tools for businesses to build, expand and create their websites without limitations. Sitefinity is a multi award winning CMS by Telerik, which has won awards from Microsoft, Deloitte, CMS Watch, to name a few.
Build on .NET with SQL Server, Sitefinity allows you to create, edit and modify any content in the website, growing your web pages without limitation, in an Search Engine Optimised method, and removing all technical knowledge. If you know how to use Word, then you know how to use Sitefinity.
- Full RadEditor WYSIWYG Editors
- Inbuilt Images Resizing
- Embed multimedia, video, flash, images and any web 2.0 content
- Content Work Flow Control
- Rollback & Version Control
- Standards Compliant web pages (XHTML & CSS validated to W3C)
- Drag ‘n’ Drop Functionality
- Multi-lingual site management
- SEO friendly content
- Brand Consistency Rules
- News & Newsletters
You can view an interactive demo of Sitefinity here and more
importantly you can see a full list of the included features and functions with this amazing CMS here.
As we are proud of Sitefinity, we do not shy away from showing you a demo and give you access to play with the web system so you can see how easy to use it really is, contact us here today and we will arrange full access without a sales pitch attached!
Our Spin On Sitefinity
As great as Sitefinity is, at Spin Box we believed it could be so much more, so over the past few years we have had our geeks beavering away, enhancing Sitefinity with the most amazing functionality ever. Spin Box have create Sitefinity on steroids, but maintaining the simple to use interface as well as the robustness as if it were fresh out of the box. Some of our amazing innovative plugin’s to Sitefinity CMS include:
- SpinDoc allows you to select any Microsoft Word Document from within the CMS and sit back and watch Sitefinity CMS convert the word document into a standards compliant web page, including resizing all the images automatically. All the content will be XHTML compliant and all the images will be saved to the CMS Library, available to use on other web pages too. This saves all the annoying Copy & Pasting tasks, as well as getting images out of Word without the need of Photoshop!
- SpinProps – One of the most comprehensive property and housing management facilities available, fully integrated within Sitefinity. This is a real big boy, allowing you, your agents to advertise Properties for Sale or Rent. Also available is a full online application form per property with tracking & reports. This system has been built for the HomeBuy Industry, providing some of the largest online property management systems and advertising available in the UK.
- SpinMedia – Get all your Social Media Management and SEO from one place, your CMS. Social media gains more users per day than Australia has in population. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are the kings of the digital airwaves and if your business is not pro-active on Social Media it will be damaging. However content generation can be time consuming and expensive, so we have allowed any content in Sitefinity to be published directly on your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube account at a click of a button - see full article here
And not to stop there, we have now included Facebook “Recommend”. Any content in your website, from articles through to e-commerce products, you can publish this with the new “Recommend” on Facebook plugin, all integrated within Sitefinity.
- SpinJobs - Full Job Board and recruitment system, allowing for CV uploads, Job Boards, Applicant Tracking and an amazing Word to Database converter, so you can search against Word Doc CV's in your library.
- SpinCommerce – Yes, we have done it! We have developed a fully integrated ecommerce store within Sitefinity. That means you have a single online system where you can manage all the content for your website and also manage your entire ecommerce store to sell your products. Supporting PayPal, WorldPay, SagePay and whole chunk more of gateways, SpinCommerce allows you to change which products get displayed on which pages, through to using the same styling as the rest of your CMS website. The feature list for the ecommerce store is mind blowing, so for full SpinCommerce details, please click here to see the ecommerce features available.
These are only some of the great additional tools available we have developed with our CMS, exclusively at Spin Box for our Sitefinity release. Great news is they are all optional, as well as if you need more, than we have proven we can deliver it all under a single online secure integrated system.
CMS Costs & Pricing
As it is with all good web content management sytems, costs are based on end business requirements, features, designs, markteing strategy and any bespoke development that maybe required. The good news is the core functionality and licencing is at a very low cost. With over 6000 websites around the world developed on Sitefinity, you know you are in good hands.
Base licencing costs are also one off, so no annual licencing fee's or additional costs per user or administrators, you pay for it, it is yours forever.To get a good idea of costs, and to discuss your requirements, click on contact us below and send us a quick message about your CMS requirements.