We've released a major update to our Web Content and Experience Management (WCXM) Evaluation Stream, which reviews 35 major CMS products from around the globe.
First and foremost, you will notice the name change: from WCM to WCXM. To be clear, we're not after adding more ingredients to the acronym soup. However, the marketplace is undeniably changing. Customers and vendors are moving towards more sophisticated ways of managing their web content and the resulting customer experience. It is no longer just about managing content or just on the web.
With this in mind, we have also updated our scenarios and vendor ratings criteria to reflect the latest use cases, and features and functions we evaluate in the WCXM products. For example, we pay much greater attention to mobile capabilities, which are surprisingly weak in this class of tools.
Version 21.0 also includes updated reviews of the following vendors:
Another key theme comes courtesy of today's press release: the increasing trend toward commercialization of open source Web Content & Experience Management (WCXM) solutions.
What does that mean for you, the buyer? You need to keep an eye on the narrowing gulf between open source and proprietary business models and how they might affect your CMS purchasing decision.
We’ve discontinued coverage of the following Web CMS vendors (though you can still access archived versions of our reviews):
We’ll be adding new vendors, including ModX and SalesForce, in forthcoming updates to the WCXM stream.
As always, our WCXM stream subscribers can download Version 21 in its entirety, or just individual chapters, and comparison charts immediately. For those of you not familiar with our evaluations, go ahead and download a free sample here.
Web Content Management Evaluation Stream looks at... Idoc Script in Oracle Universal Content Management
"Idoc Script -- developed originally by Stellent as a page language -- is simple, VB-like, and has been extended by Oracle with new methods (so it's not going away any time soon). You can use Idoc for a variety of purposes. However, because Idoc Script is a proprietary language, in a world that's turning more and more in the direction of open standards, developers who have experience with this one-off language are increasingly hard to find. It's certainly not
a great career builder for your own engineers, although some of them will need to learn it, regardless..."
Learn the real strengths and weaknesses of major CMS vendors from around the world, in our Web Content & Experience Management evaluation research stream.
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