Content Management System (CMS)
Καλτουρουμίδης, Κυριάκος Ο.
A content management system (CMS) is the collection of procedures that manage the work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures must allow a large number of people to contribute and share stored data, to control access to data based on user roles, to aid in easy storage and retrieval of data, to improve the ease of report writing and communication between users. Generally, CMSs belong in five main categories based on their use. These categories are (1) the Enterprise CMS (ECMS), (2) the Web CMS (WCMS), (3) the Document management systems (DMS), (4) the Component content management systems (CCMS) and (5) the Mobile content management systems. In this text we will focus on Web CMS. There are many different content management systems in the market today, some of which are commercial systems that cost a certain amount of money and some are free of charge and can be downloaded from the Internet (open source CMS). Every type of a CMS system serves a different goal, other are better for shopping carts, other for software training (e-learning), forums, blogs, customer management, and contact management or for a web site management.