A CMS has two components: a content management application (CMA) and a content delivery application (CDA).
The CMA is a graphical user interface that enables users to design, create, modify and remove content from a website without HTML knowledge.
The CDA component provides the back-end services that support management and delivery of the content once a user creates it in the CMA.
These features index all data for easy access through search functions and enable users to search by attributes such as publication dates, keywords or author.
This helps turn scanned paper documents and legacy electronic documents into HTML or PDF documents.
These features enable content to be updated and edited after initial publication. Revision control also tracks any changes individuals make to files.
This functionality enables individuals to use a template or a set of templates that an organization approves -- as well as wizards and other tools -- for content creation and modification.
Due to a graphical user interface, even those with limited technical knowledge can use the software.
A built-in search function enables users to enter what they are searching for and have a list of items returned to them -- much like a Google search engine.
Not only is creating content easy, but so is removing content. A CMS makes it easy to unpublish content to keep websites up to date.
A CMS can be cloud-based or on premises, but users can access content from anywhere with a device that's connected to the internet.
A CMS makes it easy to manage publishing permissions.
A CMS enables users to manage and update content in real time -- without needing to wait for a developer.
A CMS makes it easy for businesses to add new web pages as their business grows without the need for a developer.
Development teams can roll out updates with just a few clicks.