Content Management System Evaluation Checklist

Scores 4.78 with 127 votes
Content Management System Evaluation Checklist
  • In which business field do you operate?
  • Are you for-profit or non-profit?
  • How many people are in your organization?
  • Will you be selling goods or services online?
  • Will your website target businesses or individuals?
  • What is the basic income level of your audience?
  • Will site visitors be looking to make a purchase, learn something, or interact?
  •  Evaluate typical visitor age, gender, race, ethnicity, and geographic location.
  •  What do your visitors expect from a website?
  • How does your audience prefer to communicate?
  • Who will build and maintain your content management system website?
  • How many departments will make content updates?
  • How much training will staff require to administer the CMS?
  • Will upper management access administrative functions?
  • How much can you spend?
  • When do you need to start and complete your website implementation?
  • What functionality do you need from your website?
  • How much employee time can you devote to a CMS project?
  • How much do the software and associated licenses cost?
  • Is the CMS hosted, or will you need servers and IT staff?
  • Does the CMS work on tablets and smart phones?
  • Is the CMS source code available?
  • What organizations are currently using the CMS?
  • Does the software vendor provide a forum or mailing list for customer interaction?
  • How does the vendor help resolve customer problems?
  • What options exist for helping staff learn your CMS?
  • Can you limit access to certain parts of the content management system?
  • Can you add administrative users without incurring additional costs?
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