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EMC Documentum

Started Jul 29, 2009

Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lacy Aug 19, 2009.

 

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Bridget Carriveau left a comment for Tyrel Jennings
"Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)"
Oct 21, 2009
Lacy replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"By System Users - are you referring to content managers -- or your developers? We had a Hannon Hill demo this week -- and the template-system seemed extremely straight forward."
Aug 19, 2009
Lacy replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"We just had an Acquia Drupal demonstration ... and I have to say not impressed. A LOT of internal development would be required ... they don't provide any theme development or data migration assistance - you're supposed hire on of their…"
Aug 19, 2009
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EMC Documentum

Hey all,It's Tyrel Jennings from Memorial University of Newfoundland again. Thanks for all the feedback on my initial thread about our CMS search. Many of the responses were very useful.We have continued our CMS search and are have almost come to an official recommendation for the school. However, other university executives outside of the search are still pushing Documentum as the CMS we should choose (we have previously written off Documentum some time ago in our search). Apparently, some…See More
Jul 29, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"Watching it right now. Nice to see them improving the in-line/in-context editing, as we saw that as a major usability asset that many other CMS products had. Thanks for the response."
Jul 9, 2009
Jeff Murphy replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"I think Drupal 7 will address many of the "confusing" interface problems. Of all the CMS I've looked at it is the most versatile although there is a learning curve. You might want to view this video to see what is coming soon.…"
Jul 9, 2009
Ed Welch left a comment for Tyrel Jennings
"Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks. I think it will work fine for you…"
Jul 9, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"I will make sure to take a look at it. Thanks for the reply."
Jul 9, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"Thanks for this reply. Cascade Server has been one of the ones we have been most interested in. We were aware of its high costs but not particularly aware of its steep learning curve for developers. We are in the process of setting up some trial…"
Jul 9, 2009
Ed Welch replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"Tyrel, Southern Wesleyan University went down this road nearly two years ago. The site was a combination of Dreamweaver/Contribute-maintained sections along with some custom database-driven php applications for keeping directories and a mixture of…"
Jul 9, 2009
Piero Tintori replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"Oh, also I'll be doing a vendor independent talk about this at Eduweb in Chicago on the Tuesday (21st) called: Running an Efficient HE Web Content Management Evaluation Process Abstract: Running a procurement and evaluation process for a Web…"
Jul 9, 2009
Piero Tintori replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"You should take a lot at our one: TERMINALFOUR Site Manager. We built it from the ground up for higher education :) http://www.terminalfour.com/wcm-for-highered/"
Jul 9, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"We looked at Typo but we were concerned with having to learn the TypoScript language. We are concerned with buying a product that would 'trap us in', or having to become too reliant on the product and making it difficult to switch to…"
Jul 9, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"We briefly looked at PaperThin but we were concerned with the ColdFusion aspect of it. Not many of our developers are well experienced with ColdFusion and the ones that are don't really like it. I think we are looking for something more PHP or…"
Jul 9, 2009
Dave Hannum replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"Here at Ohio University, we use CommonSpot by PaperThin. Out of the box, it gives you tremendous capabilities. What is great for us, is that we can build custom elements to integrate into it. It's runs in ColdFusion and works with Oracle, SQL…"
Jul 9, 2009
Tyrel Jennings replied to Tyrel Jennings's discussion Evaluating CMS Systems/Vendors
"We have been reviewing Drupal as well and got a similar impression. Drupal seemed like it would require alot of internal development. We are looking for something a little more out-of-the-box. We are hoping that Acquia's version of Drupal is…"
Jul 9, 2009

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Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Internally Developed Custom CMS
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Marketing & Communications
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At 3:55pm on October 21, 2009, Bridget Carriveau said…
Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)
At 1:51pm on July 9, 2009, Ed Welch said…
Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks.

I think it will work fine for you once you can wrap your head around the way the system is constructed, and how to do the configurations. There's a lot of upfront configuration when adding a section to the site, but configuration sets make maintaining a site, once established, a fairly simple matter.
 
 
 

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