AbsolPublisher is a Web Content Management System (WCMS). The system facilitates capture, management and delivery of content on a website.
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AbsolPublisher is targeted at companies looking for a flexible, robust website management system. Many of the functions that AbsolPublisher fulfills revolve around structuring and managing website content.
What can AbsolPublisher do for me?The main purpose of any corporate website is to expose information about the company to the users of the website. This in turn requires that many of the employees participate continuously toward maintaining the website so that content is consistently up-to-date. The employee then becomes responsible for publishing content to the web even though he lacks both the knowledge and the professional publishing background to deal with the content. A Content Management System (CMS) such as AbsolPublisher can ease this by empowering the employee and automating many of his duties.
Remote Content Maintenance
Many companies that use an agency to create and maintain Web sites, send their change requests for pages via e-mail or fax, and a Web designer has to take the task to create and edit the pages.
For a company’s Intranet, one or more Webmasters or web-savvy employees handle these tasks, but often it is not their primary job responsibility and the task takes them away from their core job requirements. These people likely have a large daily list of tasks consisting of converting received documents into HTML and uploading them to the Web server, many times according to unclear directions of the contributor.
All manual approaches like these are time consuming and add unnecessary expense to Web site and Intranet maintenance. A CMS will help save your company time and money and help prevent errors in content transmission.
Efficient website management without HTML knowledge
While it takes HTML code to make a Web page, not every online editor or employee who contributes to a company’s Web site should or can become a part-time programmer. With a content management solution, the need for editors to even know what the letters HTML stand for is eliminated.
Ideally, the person responsible for the content should not be concerned about the underlying technology. A powerful CMS solution ensures that current information is always in the right shape and place, without editors having to worry about HTML or technical complexities.
Roles and Responsibility
How do you keep the folks from other department from making changes to areas of the site they are not supposed to access? Simply assign authorizations.
Web sites, Intranets and Extranets create new roles for employees: system administrators, site supervisors, and editors. Some organizations need to develop access authorizations and process workflows for managing these sites.
Employees should be able to change only the information that is specific to their department or responsibilities. And companies must protect confidential data from unauthorized access. The system administrator must be able to map the company’s reporting structure to the workflows in their content management system to ensure content accuracy and security.
Keep your website consistent
To prevent your site editors from ruining the look and feel of your Web site- changing the size and shape of your logo or changing your corporate colors- a content management solution reinforcing design consistency is a must.
A Web site should have a consistent look – this is not only a question of corporate identity but also of ergonomics. Site visitors find it much more difficult to orient themselves if the navigation or design of a site changes from page to page or section by section.
Maintaining a consistent look is much easier to control when content is managed independently of layout. A good CMS allows you to define areas that can be changed by the editors while other areas of a page are not accessible.
Separation of Content and Layout
In HTML page content, navigation and layout directions are not clearly separated from one another. What if content and layout need to be changed?
Text passages are mixed in with formatting instructions, links and scripts. The combined coding makes page maintenance a complicated process and requires the person(s) responsible for site maintenance to have strong HTML skills. Some tracking problems can be made easier by using software tools, but it is still difficult to keep the design of a Web site consistent.
When a site is restructured or redesigned, the redesign can mean adding or changing hundreds or thousands of pages. Without an administration system that keeps the content, design and navigation structure separate from one another, a major site redesign can be an almost impossible task.
Because a CMS solution will separate content from the layout and navigation of a site, these problems are removed. It is significantly easier to reorganize or even redesign a site structure without having to touch each page.
Content Workflow and Quality Control
When more than a few employees are involved in a project, you must set up mechanisms to retain quality standards.
Someone needs to check contributions and content before they can be released for publication. In many cases the “second pair of eyes” principle is sufficient: a new text must be submitted to the next senior person to check it before release.
Your content management system should be able to handle this and even more complex review processes. With AbsolPublisher, you are free to configure your review workflows as needed, even when they involve multiple reviewers.
Reuse existing content
Content, such as text or image, is too valuable to use only once.
Modern CMS's save the content without formatting commands, so you can publish it in a different form. For example, some online publishers use this type of capability to publish news to the disparate layouts of different online newspapers. You can also export content easily to other formats such as XML, WML for mobile applications.
Run interactive components online
Most commercial and corporate websites require more than just a management system to control information, they require Shopping baskets, Interactive Polls, Database integration and sometimes even custom development to meet their exact requirements.
AbsolPublisher caters for all of this, it is more than just a CMS, it’s a complete website management and development solution, capable of meeting almost any requirement you might have.
Expand your visitor’s experience by adding interactive components (such as voting polls and competitions) to your website.
AbsolPublisher allows easy integration with these components, allowing editors to add advanced functionality at the touch of a button.
Many of different types of components are available as well and come standard with your AbsolPublisher installation.
And in the event that you come up with a component which does not already exist, we can build it and implement it for you.
Add that personal touch
Allow your users to personalize there browsing experience by creating a ‘members only’ section.
Make your users feel special by allowing them to register for some personal attention.
Once registered, users can have access to special sections of the website, customize their landing page and receive Newsletters via Email, all managed from a single online HTML based Administration System.
Publish Syndicated Information and Syndicate Published information
Websites often need to either pull information from external sources or provide their information to external sources. AbsolPublisher allows external websites to share information with ease.
An advanced CMS should allow information to be imported from external sources automatically. Further more information in a CMS may be useful to other systems. AbsolPublisher allows data to be syndicated into the system as well as out of the system, allowing automated exporting and importing of data. Further more, AbsolPublisher uses standards such as XML to achieve this, this means that minimal development is necessary when integrating two XML compliant systems.
The AbsolPublisher website management system allows you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want.