A Content Management Systems, or CMS for short, is a program that companies can utilize to gather important information and data, and make it readily and easily accessible by their employees. Efficiency is key to running a successful business, and a strong CMS means that everyone is on the same page when it comes to sharing and viewing relevant information, whether that be useful articles, client information, or company reports. However, a CMS provides benefits beyond simply storing information. A good CMS provides an easy-to-use, secure way to share sensitive information within your company; a user-friendly platform to create custom content; and a one-size-fits all way to gather and share data of all types, from videos, to articles, to calendars.
Protecting company information is vital to the health of a company. When employees use third-party applications to share sensitive information from computer to computer, it is opening up countless avenues for that data to get places it shouldn’t. When client information or company sales numbers are passed through the same networks people use to share music and pictures with their friends, it is easy for that information to end up in the wrong hands. The two main reasons employees would run this risk is that their company doesn’t have a CMS in place, or their current CMS isn’t very user friendly. A good CMS is a secure, user friendly platform that lets employees transfer sensitive information to one another without the threat of a security breach. A secure company is a successful company.
A CMS allows users to generate their own content relevant to your company or industry. Whether it is internal information meant to make your employees’ lives easier, or information to put on your website or distribute your clients, a CMS is a great tool to have. It can lead to active engagement among your employees, and gives everyone the opportunity to have their voice heard. Best of all, many of the most popular CMS don’t even require programming knowledge to generate this content. They have very visuals-oriented interfaces, and let you make everything from blog posts to entire websites on a graphics-based platform. When everyone can generate content, you never know where the next big idea is going to come from!
Sharing and Social Media
Having all types of content housed on one platform makes it very easy for your employees to share interesting and relevant information with their peers. When everything from industry news to company accomplishments is all contained on the CMS, sharing on social media is only a few clicks away. Having this increase in social media presence benefits your company in a number of ways. The more your employees are talking about your company, the bigger your presence will be. This way, your company’s online presence goes from maybe one blog post a week, to having relevant information dispersed by employees constantly.
Learning Evolution strives to be the type of company that can help you in many different ways. Through our Category Management courses presented on our own custom LMS, to the many different types of custom content we have developed for our clients, Learning Evolution is working every day to “evolve” the way companies do business.