The Future of Web Content Management at Bucknell


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The Future of Web Content Management at Bucknell

  1. 1. The Future of Web Content Management at Bucknell
  2. 2. Why are we “getting rid” of EasyWeb? <ul><li>FileNet stopped developing the product 3 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Support for product ends December 31, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>FileNet’s new CMS is not a good fit for Bucknell </li></ul>
  3. 3. The new products look great! <ul><li>They support “drag & drop” </li></ul><ul><li>The workflow notifications are customizable and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>The user interfaces have improved </li></ul><ul><li>In fairness to EasyWeb, had FileNet continued to develop their product, it would probably be greatly improved </li></ul>
  4. 4. How are we selecting a new CMS? <ul><li>Extensive research of the CMS industry </li></ul><ul><li>Developed criteria for new CMS based on current experience </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted online demos of product that made first cut </li></ul><ul><li>Sent out RFPs to six companies </li></ul><ul><li>Will be holding on campus demos with finalists </li></ul>
  5. 5. Researching for a CMS <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Contacted other universities </li></ul><ul><li>Websites of vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Technology trade journals </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of products out there </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the right fit is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>No product will be perfect </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criteria for selecting a new CMS <ul><li>Because this is our second CMS search, we’re in a unique situation: we know what we are getting into this time around. </li></ul><ul><li>We know what questions to ask, and we know how to understand the answers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Online Demos <ul><li>We’ve watched demos of over a dozen products </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve seen a wide range of products, from simple graphical interfaces, to complex folder structures </li></ul><ul><li>The good news: even the worst product we’ve seen is better than what we have now </li></ul>
  8. 8. CMS features to look forward to: <ul><li>Inline image editing </li></ul>
  9. 9. CMS Features <ul><li>Graphical interface that gives you the freedom to reuse content and fine-tune page layouts </li></ul>
  10. 10. CMS Features <ul><li>Contribute content through Microsoft Word </li></ul>
  11. 11. CMS Features <ul><li>Improved “tasks/in box” </li></ul>
  12. 12. CMS Features <ul><li>Preview content inline </li></ul>
  13. 13. Request for Proposal (RFP) <ul><li>Revised our RFP from the first CMS search </li></ul><ul><li>Asked over 70 questions </li></ul><ul><li>A team of 11 people reviewed the RFP responses </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow the list to the top 3 contenders for on-campus demos </li></ul>
  14. 14. When will all of this happen? <ul><li>Currently evaluating products </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to have public demos of “finalists” after Thanksgiving break (week of Nov. 28 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Intend to select new product by end of year </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to begin using it by summer of 2006 </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Will This Mean for Departments? <ul><li>Will EasyWeb users have to learn a new CMS? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Will any current work be lost? </li></ul><ul><li>No!! </li></ul><ul><li>Will departments have to migrate their sites? </li></ul><ul><li>No!! (Web Development team will do that for you) </li></ul>
  16. 16. What else does this mean for you? <ul><li>Will the new system really be easier? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! From everything we’ve seen in the demos, they appear to be dramatically easier </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be less screens to click on? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes!! </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be faster? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes , from the demos we’ve seen so far </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sneak Preview – Companies on our short list <ul><li>SCT Luminous: </li></ul><ul><li>Ingeniux: </li></ul><ul><li>Perussion: Rhythmyx </li></ul><ul><li>Serena: Collage: </li></ul><ul><li>Hannon Hill: CascadeServer </li></ul><ul><li>Ektron: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you. We appreciate your interest. Roberta Sims University Webmaster Web Development Team Information Services and Resources Bucknell University November 2005