6 Reasons a flexible CMS is essential

6 Reasons a flexible CMS is essential
Mar 24

Riaan Pietersen

Web Development

Umbraco Website Design and Development

It’s become clear that adaptability and flexibility are no longer just advantageous traits for a content management system (CMS) – they're absolute necessities. The days of rigid, one-size-fits-all CMS solutions are behind us. Today's fast-paced, ever-evolving online world demands a more agile approach, one that can effortlessly adapt to the unique needs of each business and its audience.

In this latest Insight from League, we’ll look at the critical role flexibility plays in a modern CMS. We'll explore the drawbacks of outdated, inflexible systems and delve into six compelling reasons why businesses should embrace a more adaptable CMS.

How a legacy CMS holds you back

Legacy CMS platforms often come with a host of challenges that can stifle a business's online growth. The most significant issue is their inherent rigidity – these systems were built during a time when digital needs were simpler and less dynamic. As such, they are not equipped to handle today’s complex, ever-evolving demands.

They're hard to customise, and making even minor changes can be a cumbersome process. This slows down content updates, impedes website improvements, and, ultimately, hampers your ability to deliver a seamless user experience. Legacy systems are often marked by complexity, both in terms of their back-end coding and front-end user interface. This makes them less user-friendly, especially for non-technical team members who may struggle to navigate these systems effectively.

This means that these outdated CMS platforms typically require constant developer intervention. Any change, whether it's adding a new page, updating an image, or modifying site navigation, often needs a skilled developer to code the changes manually.

Why consider upgrading to a more flexible CMS?

We can think of 6 good reasons why it’s worth upgrading to a platform that offers Umbraco’s level of flexibility. Namely…

  1. No coding expertise required: A CMS that allows content creation without coding knowledge frees up specialised teams for their core tasks.
  2. Any place, any time content editor: Responsive authoring enables efficient content creation on various devices, promoting a "time is money" approach.
  3. One platform for different uses: A versatile CMS that serves multiple functions, reducing maintenance and training costs.
  4. Integrated image editing: In-platform image editing eliminates the need for external tools, streamlining content creation.
  5. Quick edits with multiple contributors: A flexible CMS simplifies the editorial process, making it accessible and collaborative, ultimately boosting productivity.
  6. Future-proof: A CMS built on open standards allows for scalability and adaptability to changing business requirements.

The flexible, open-source answer

As far as CMS platforms that value flexibility and simplicity go, Umbraco is exemplary. Its easy-to-use interface streamlines workflows for developers and content editors alike. With headless capabilities, it offers frontend flexibility and supports preferred development tools. Umbraco manages and delivers content across multiple channels for a unified experience and supports agile processes for continuous deployment, making it an excellent choice for modern, efficient content management.

As veteran Umbraco experts, our team can help your business unlock the flexibility benefits of this powerful platform. Our app and website development game is especially strong, and Umbraco helps us to deliver exceptional results. So, take the next step for your business and get in touch.

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