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We are in the process of choosing a new CMS (current CMS is FinalSite). Candidates include Ectron and OmniUpdate. Does anyone already utilize either of these, and if so, what has been your experience with them?

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We've been using OmniUpdate's OU Campus since October 2006.

Every user I show it to learns it in less than an hour, and continue to use it now years later, without needing any retraining whatsoever (and these are the users who struggle with MS Word).

Do yourself a favor. Stop evaluating now and pick OmniUpdate's OU Campus.

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you have, or just reply to this thread.

Justin Gatewood
Webmaster
Victor Valley College
gatewoodj@vvc.edu
760-245-4271, ext. 2697
Thanks, Justin. I'll pass your contact info along to our web staff to follow up with you if they have any specific questions on how you're using OU and what your experience with them has been.
This is a topic we go over quite a bit around here. Just search up the old conversations for most of the pertinent info.

The general advice: depending on your needs, go with OmniUpdate, dotCMS, or Reason. Any of those three are almost certain to leave you satisfied.
OUCampus user since Spring 2009. Easy to train users, easy to set up accounts. Can generate nice custom reports so I can see at a glance which user accounts are dormant; which pages are stale and should be reviewed by the departments (can see last date published). Customer service is very responsive. They hold short monthly webinar trainings which I find very useful.

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