Do you have a business in a niche market? Umbraco CMS will make your business more efficient, organized and relaxed.
Have you ever heard of Umbraco CMS? It’s the most flexible content management system out there. Find out if it’s what you’re looking for on this page.
Is your content management system causing you to pull out your hair? If you’ve been in business for a while, there’s a good chance that whatever system you’re using to organize and update your website isn’t meeting the demands of your business anymore.
Business is still going well, but staying on top of things seems to be getting more of a battle than it used to be.
You’ll notice these things:
Your content management system has become a lumbering behemoth. You have absolutely no idea what’s in there or where it’s located.
Your employees lose track of documents and published pages. They start missing things and are getting increasingly frustrated.
Meanwhile, you yourself are getting frustrated and stressed over the lack of efficiency in your business. You realize you could be doing much more, if you just had a good system in place.
Then there’s all the other web-based applications. You might be using an online application to send and keep track of your invoices. Maybe you’ve got your documents stored online in a cloud service.
All those things are in separate places and keeping track of everything can make anyone go stir-crazy.
What if you had a content management system that was easy to keep track of and would increase the efficiency of your entire business?
At the basis of of website is your CMS, or content management system. The abilities of your CMS determine, for the most part, what you can and cannot do with your website. As well as how well your website looks and performs. Therefore it’s critical to have a good CMS at your disposal.
If you run a business in a niche market, picking a CMS that fits your business isn’t easy.
Because the market you’re servicing to is limited, most CMS software packages don’t do what you need them to do. Which is likely why you’re not happy with your current system: it doesn’t really fit the needs of your business.
If you’re tired of using an outdated, cluttered and clunky system, fear not: there is a very good solution out there for you. It’s called: Umbraco.
The Umbraco CMS can offer you a complete, organized content management system. Not only that, it can be adapted to incorporate any other web-based services you might be using.
Umbraco, based on Microsoft’s versatile asp.net framework, can be molded to fit any needs your business might have. No matter how niche your market might be, no matter how specific your needs.
You can have it custom build to hold many plugins and integrated systems that will fit your business like a glove. In other words: if you want any business that goes through your website hooked up with your invoice program, you can. If you want to keep track of statistics, expenses, anything you can think of… you can.
If you run e-commerce through your business, Umbraco is also great for supporting that.You can toss out that clunky, generic shopping cart system you were using: Umbraco can support one that’s made especially for you.
Umbraco is an open-source program, which means it’s absolutely free and supported by an enthusiastic community of programmers. The system is constantly being updated and improved, which means you’ll get a CMS that’s always the best it can be.
Umbraco could be the lasting solution you’re looking for. Read on if you’d like some practical advise on finding a developer who can tailor Umbraco to your specific needs.
What you need to look for in an Umbraco CMS Developer
Umbraco is very easy to use, but it is not necessarily easy to install. Besides the basic setup, the program has to be adapted to suit your specific needs. Unless you employ your own IT people, that means you’ll have to outsource.
Picking a good custom software developer is a vital step towards a CMS that suits your needs. If you’ve outsourced IT work before, you know there are pitfalls. Here’s the two main ones we’ve come across:
The IT company focuses just on implementation and doesn’t offer support. This is particularly the case when you hire a group of contractors. After the project’s done, they’re gone and you have no one to go to, when something goes wrong.
The company only works with standard packages. Because there’s so many ways to work with an open source program like Umbraco, many developers only implement their own version of the CMS.
In other words: you need to find a developer who knows Umbraco like the back of their hand. And a business that’’s on hand after the installation to provide you with support.
If you need Umbraco to work in a specific way, look for an Umbraco Gold Partner. They are officially licensed to come up with a tailor-made solution for YOUR business.
Since Umbraco’s own support is rather limited, they’ve partnered with several businesses to make sure there is ample user support out there.
A business doesn’t just make the Gold Partner list. In order to become a partner you have to be trained and certified from Umbraco directly (which isn’t cheap). Then, in order to become a Gold Partner, you need have to be certified for long enough that you can prove your worth.
Umbraco is extremely selective about who they let it into their Gold Partner program. There are only a few Gold Partners in the US and almost none of those offer to integrate your CMS with other web-based applications (such as your bookkeeping application!).
Having a Gold Partner status tells you something about a business’ level of expertise. You have to make sure the business can make your software wishes a reality. Read more about the advantages of having Gold Partner Umbraco CMS developer here.
In short, a business that qualifies as an Umbraco Gold Partner is sure to get you what you need: a solid, complete content management system that fits your EXACT needs. As well as ongoing support and improvements upon your custom solution.
Would like to know more about what Umbraco CMS can do for your business?
At Burada Inc, we’re specialised in implementing and supporting Umbraco. We’d love to sit down with you and talk about how Umbraco can help YOUR business get organized and more efficient. Contact us if you’ve like to talk to someone about your business.
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