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Research and reviews for the best content management software

Miranda Limonczenko

Miranda Limonczenko

Marketing Coordinator & Social Media Manager, Business-Software.com
Need a content management system with the power of a worldwide community? The best content management software is designed to give you not only content management functionality, but modules, plugins and skins to power the design of your intranet or extranet. Get up-to-date content through our exclusive articles, Top 10 Reports and reviews on CMS, WCM, ECM and DMS software by following our expert Twitter handle.

Content management software platforms streamline and standardize the creation, editing, sharing and databasing of all the content you need to keep your business running. The best CMS software can be specialized to fit a variety of needs from enterprise content management, document management, intranet content management, web content management and mobile content management. Browse the top content management platforms in Business-Software.com’s Top 10 CMS report as well as other top 10 comparisons and whitepapers. To get updates on the best CMS software by following Business-Software.com's specialized expert Twitter handle.

Content management platforms come in a wide variety of forms that range from fast, easy-to-use, lightweight mobile platforms to complex, powerful solutions. Among the top-rated content management software products are:

  • WordPress CMS
  • Sitecore CMS
  • Joomla!
  • Drupal
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Cloud CMS Platform

    Cloud CMS Platform Articles

    Innovative CMS Platforms to Transform your Site for Mobile Users

    Innovative CMS Platforms to Transform your Site for Mobile Users

    The CMS industry is rising to the mobile challenge with mobile CMS tools designed to help you create a mobile-friendly site that looks and functions better on mobile devices. Here are some cutting edge trends -- and the vendors that are bringing them to the masses -- to take your mobile site from “What?” to “Wow!”

    Automatically Share and Manage Content Across Different Social Platforms

    Automatically Share and Manage Content Across Different Social Platforms

    Content management and sharing on the web is supposed to be fast and easy - but there are so many social and CMS outlets available to us that oftentimes we spend more time than we’d like on making sure our content is shared across every publishing and social platform we use.

  • CMS Software Reviews

    CMS Software Reviews Articles

    SharePoint Reviewed: Why Microsoft Can't Solve Your CMS Needs

    SharePoint Reviewed: Why Microsoft Can't Solve Your CMS Needs

    In this SharePoint review, we look at users' complaints of an incomplete document management system to find which important features the software lacks.

    CMS and Philanthropy: How Liferay Leads a Double Life

    CMS and Philanthropy: How Liferay Leads a Double Life

    Liferay has always defined itself as an enterprise portal software company free from VC funding. Without stakeholders, Liferay serves as a "ray of life," cultivating a rich office culture that encourages developers to become philanthropists, travel, and provide relief to devastating natural disasters. We had the pleasure of speaking to Liferay CMO Paul Hinz about Liferay's accomplishments, both on its CMS platform and within its open source community.

    Box Content Storage and Management for Enterprises

    Box Content Storage and Management for Enterprises

    Box content storage and management is an unparalleled service for storing and organizing cloud-based files. Box allows users to access, share, and manage documents, videos, slideshows and other files from anywhere, making Box the perfect solution for freelancers or companies with multiple office locations.

    5 Painless CMS Platforms for the Uninitiated

    5 Painless CMS Platforms for the Uninitiated

    A great content management system can help build your brand and connect with your customers. Our CMS software recommendations are all free (or affordable) , so you can easily experiment with several and choose the one that best fits your needs and abilities.

  • CMS vs DMS

    CMS vs DMS Articles

    From the Community: What is the best CMS for managing a company?

    From the Community: What is the best CMS for managing a company?

    Content management system (CMS) is a term that most people know today. Wordpress alone spans more than 60 million websites -- nearly 20 percent of the internet. We look at and navigate company content management systems every day. But little does the general public know, building websites is not CMS’s only purpose. Essentially, CMS does what its name entails: it manages company content.

    Content Management vs. Document Management: What’s the Difference?

    Content Management vs. Document Management: What’s the Difference?

    As companies take steps to improve enterprise information management, many are unsure whether its document management or content management that they need. Read on to learn about the differences and similarities between document management and content management systems.

  • Content Marketing

    Content Marketing Articles

    From the Community: What is the most Flexible CMS?

    From the Community: What is the most Flexible CMS?

    Everyone wants a flexible CMS. A content management keeper should be able to flex, contort and change, growing with you as your company does. In the fast-paced, ever-changing internet environment, a CMS must be capable of building tomorrow’s system.

    CMS Simplified: Why Publishing is the New King

    CMS Simplified: Why Publishing is the New King

    Simple design is everywhere: on billboards, websites and in magazines. Every high-profile startup is sporting the bold colors, clean lines and minimal shading. They show off clean dashboards and ridiculously uncluttered user interfaces. But CMS software struggled with this trend. How can such a complex publishing system, with marketplaces and infinite add-ons, become simple?

    How to Take Charge of Your Content Marketing

    How to Take Charge of Your Content Marketing

    It’s official! The buzz about content marketing in B2B marketing circles is not dying down, which means that it's time for businesses to commit to a dynamic and cogent marketing strategy with content at its crux. Here are some key pointers on the best ways to take charge and ensure that your content marketing strategy is on the right track.

    Creating and Publishing Content the Easy Way with Shareist

    Creating and Publishing Content the Easy Way with Shareist

    We spoke with Shareist co-founder and CEO, Scott Jangro, about creating content, helping users bring together various social and publishing tools, and how Shareist grew out of an internal software solution into an online publishing tool.

  • Document Management Software

    Document Management Software Articles

    Document vs. Contract Management: Is It Time to Trade in Your “Jack-of-all-trades” Tool?

    Document vs. Contract Management: Is It Time to Trade in Your “Jack-of-all-trades” Tool?

    Many companies can effectively run their contract management functions off of a document management system which ticks the initial boxes including storage, easy access, and collaboration. But for companies with complex contract processes, contract lifecycle management (CLM) is the only contract management option for a number of reasons.

    Mobile Business App: Google Drive Review

    Mobile Business App: Google Drive Review

    With Google Drive, Google has entered the cloud storage market, competing with established players like Dropbox and Box.net. Google Drive lets you upload and access your files from anywhere—everything from documents to PDFs to videos, photos and more.

    "Cloudy" Document Management Forecast for SMBs

    While small businesses may not face the sheer volume of information as a typical enterprise, efficient document management is even more important because these companies do not have large staff members or the luxury of time to locate files if they are not readily available.

    Three Solid Strategies for Document Management

    Three Solid Strategies for Document Management

    Document management isn’t just about software—it’s about process and strategy. It may start with software, but it encompasses corporate policies, procedures, and processes, and a successful implementation requires a carefully thought out plan of attack. After all, the software itself is of little use unless you have a strategic plan for what you want to accomplish with it.

  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Articles

    2014’s Top 5 Enterprise Content Management Vendors

    2014’s Top 5 Enterprise Content Management Vendors

    To help clean up your office, we've included a list of the industry's leading five enterprise content management vendors. The solutions range from the robust to the minimalistic and from the most functional to the most flexible.

    What is Enterprise Content Management Software?

    What is Enterprise Content Management Software?

    Enterprise content management is as much a component of overall business strategy as it is a technological solution. If the nature of unstructured data implies chaos, then a top-rated ECM system strives to wring order (or at least value) out of that chaos.

    5 Tips to Integrate DotNetNuke with Sharepoint

    5 Tips to Integrate DotNetNuke with Sharepoint

    Need to build an engaging website with the optimum tools to date? DotNetNuke is one of the best contenders out there. With myriad challenges facing businesses today such as changing content demands, DNN provides a host of solutions to address the evolving interests of the masses and their corresponding technology needs.

    Going Paperless: Profit Doesn’t Grow on Trees

    Going Paperless: Profit Doesn’t Grow on Trees

    It’s estimated that American companies spend $360 to file, find, and reproduce just ONE lost document. Additionally, most businesses reportedly misfile nearly 20 percent of all records, costing $14,000 in lost productivity per worker in the process of searching for core data. Companies of all sizes are adopting the “paperless office” to reduce costs. The right enterprise content management system can make the transition simple.

  • Free CMS Platforms

    Free CMS Platforms Articles

    The Best-Value CMS Platform

    The Best-Value CMS Platform

    We started with 20 CMS, then painstakingly cut that number to three. These three open source content management systems each have rich features and a thriving marketplace that provides additional modules, plugins and skins at a reasonable price.

    The No-Cost Office, Part 3: Free CMS that Don't Cost a Pretty Penny

    The No-Cost Office, Part 3: Free CMS that Don't Cost a Pretty Penny

    CMS is the must-have platform to help your business establish an online presence. The good news for companies is that there are dozens of fantastic free and open-source solutions to choose from. If your company does not yet have a CMS, check out our suggestions and get started!

    The Growing Trend Towards Lean, Mean CMS Machines

    The Growing Trend Towards Lean, Mean CMS Machines

    With CMS giants like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla offering more, more, more features, sometimes we wonder if less isn’t more. The Lean start-up trend has become a mainstay in the tech industry in the past few years, so it’s no surprise that some people are translating this “less is more” mentality to their software design as well.

    Best Free Content Management Systems

    Best Free Content Management Systems

    So far in this series we’ve written about the best free small business accounting software, CRM systems, web conferencing services, ERP systems, and EMR solutions. While all of these segments feature high quality products, no segment quite compares to the quality and diversity of freely available software found in the web CMS segment. Check out our picks for some of the top free content management solutions available.

  • Knowledge Management Software

    Knowledge Management Software Articles

    Knowledge Management and Social Media: A Friendship At Odds

    Knowledge Management and Social Media: A Friendship At Odds

    Social media and knowledge management: one organizes the information of a company while the other organizes the voices of the world. Yet the two distinctly alike tools are not friends. They are also two distinctly different ways to organize information -- but why?

    Build a Digital Workplace in the Cloud with Igloo Software

    Build a Digital Workplace in the Cloud with Igloo Software

    Think of your company's knowledge management system--does it invite social collaboration across the enterprise? If you answered no, then IGLOO Software has a solution it wants to sell to you. We sat down with IGLOO's Stephen Rahal to ask some questions about how enterprise social can make good on the promise of boosting productivity and helping accomplish tasks.

    Scone Mobile: IGLOO's Play Towards BYOD

    Scone Mobile: IGLOO's Play Towards BYOD

    Igloo, a cloud-based enterprise social and knowledge management intranet, announced yesterday the new version of their platform will be free to download on August 31st. The new version, like other large version upgrades (such as the Android’s Jellybean or Ice Cream Sandwich), has a tasty title: Scone.

  • Web Content Management System (WCM)

    Web Content Management System (WCM) Articles

    Tips for Buying a Web Content Management System

    Tips for Buying a Web Content Management System

    After buying a web content management system and building an assortment of high-quality content, companies use social platforms to increase brand awareness, build consumer trust and guide traffic back to their website.

    From the Community: Best Web CMS for Non-Developers

    From the Community: Best Web CMS for Non-Developers

    Every business needs a web CMS in order to survive. A shop with a neon “open” sign may not win traction, and the old “word of mouth” has been replaced with the “share” button. In a world full of texts, tweets, posts and shares, having no voice at all on the web can be detrimental to your small business.

    From the Community: Top Criteria for Evaluating Web CMS

    From the Community: Top Criteria for Evaluating Web CMS

    Join us for a detailed look at questions asked by members of the Business-Software.com Community. Today’s question comes from Tamilselvan M., in Duluth, MN, who asked, “What criteria should I use when evaluating Web CMS solutions?”

    Percussion's Decoupled Web Content Management Product Targets Midmarket Marketers

    Percussion's Decoupled Web Content Management Product Targets Midmarket Marketers

    If you've ever felt like it was harder to get a new feature up on your site as opposed to actually creating the new content then CM1, Percussion Software's flagship offering in web content management (WCM) was designed with you in mind. We talked to president and CEO Deidre Diamond about how Percussion is using decoupled architecture and a highly visual interface to go after midmarket content creators.

  • WordPress Reviews

    WordPress Reviews Articles

    Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Businesses

    Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Businesses

    The real success of a website depends on readibility, speed, accessibility, social sharing, and analytics to monitor your progress. Read on to learn about the top 10 WordPress plugins that will increase the reach of your content and help you actively grow your readership.

    Comparison of the Big Three WCM: Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal

    Comparison of the Big Three WCM: Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal

    Finding the right Web Content Management System (WCM) can be difficult or just downright stressful, which is why many companies turn to the three most popular free-to-use WCM: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. WCM is a software solution that allows you to oversee everything from editing, reviewing, and publishing electronic text. With so many different functions and options on each of these WCM, it can be intimidating to figure out which one will suit you best.

    WordPress CMS is the Only CMS You Need

    WordPress CMS is the Only CMS You Need

    As an open source CMS, WordPress can actually be anything to anyone. Just check out sites like the NFL, the New York Times, and Ford. All very different sites serving different purposes but built using WordPress. So why shouldn't you use another open source platform besides WordPress?

    A Guide to WordPress Plugins for Content Management

    A Guide to WordPress Plugins for Content Management

    With so many choices of available plugins for your CMS needs, it’s hard to know where to begin. Learn how to supercharge your CMS with this overview of WordPress Plugins for content management.

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    Top Content Management Blog Posts

    2014’s Top 5 Enterprise Content Management Vendors

    2014’s Top 5 Enterprise Content Management Vendors

    To help clean up your office, we've included a list of the industry's leading five enterprise content management vendors. The solutions range from the robust to the minimalistic and from the most functional to the most flexible.

    SharePoint Reviewed: Why Microsoft Can't Solve Your CMS Needs

    SharePoint Reviewed: Why Microsoft Can't Solve Your CMS Needs

    In this SharePoint review, we look at users' complaints of an incomplete document management system to find which important features the software lacks.

    Tips for Buying a Web Content Management System

    Tips for Buying a Web Content Management System

    After buying a web content management system and building an assortment of high-quality content, companies use social platforms to increase brand awareness, build consumer trust and guide traffic back to their website.

    The Top 10 Business Apps for iPhones

    The Top 10 Business Apps for iPhones

    When you download each of these top 10 business apps for iPhones, you gain control of your business and boost productivity. We at Business-Software.com compiled our own top 10 business apps for iPhones, considering the various pieces of your business you need to run on the go.

Popular Content Management Solutions

Percussion CMS

Percussion CMS

Percussion CMS is a web content management solution that's designed to increase web traffic, conversions and social interactions.

Oxcyon Centralpoint

Oxcyon Centralpoint

Oxcyon Centralpoint is a robust enterprise web content management solution that meets the needs of mid- to large-sized organizations.

WordPress

WordPress

WordPress has become one of the most ubiquitous CMS solutions in the world. The WordPress name now encompasses a range of different products as well as the

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is a CMS solution that lets people work together on content, information and line-of-business data with many integrated capabilities.

Concrete5 CMS

Concrete5 CMS

Concrete5 CMS is an open source web CMS software solution that can be used to build a variety of site types. At the start, all you need to do is insert a

SilverStripe Open Source CMS

SilverStripe Open Source CMS

SilverStripe Open Source CMS is a web CMS software solution that makes it easy to manage and edit all your pages. Within a few hours, you can learn how to

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