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Content Management Systems Reviews - TeamSite

In my previous posts, I described component content management. A component content management system (CCMS) is used for managing component content.
 
A component content management system (CCMS) is a content management system that manages content at a granular or component level rather than at the document level. There are few of them in today's market including Interwoven, Documentum, AuthorIT, DocZone, Vasont, SiberLogic, Trisoft, Astoria, Tridion. In this my post, I am going to describe Interwoven.
 
This system is made by Interwoven company which was purchased by Autonomy which in turn was purchased by HP. Autonomy TeamSite is a market-leading content management system for content authoring, site design and layout, content targeting, advanced analytics, workflows, and archiving.
 
Interwoven TeamSite® is the industry’s most advanced Web Content Management System. For enterprises, TeamSite powers corporate and ecommerce web sites, employee intranets, support portals, marketing microsites, and extranets as well as e-mail, wireless, and print.
 
Product Architecture
 
TeamSite is built on a high-performance repository that stores and manages all asset types, including file-system content, database content, XML, digital and brand assets, media files, documents, and application code.
 
TeamSite supports multi-channel content strategy. By exposing and re-purposing content across multiple customer, partner, and employee touchpoints, companies get more value from their investments in content development and deliver more consistent messages.
 
Features
 
TeamSite provides a set of application services to manage content and automate business processes, including: 
  • flexible, easy to manage workflows for automating critical business processes; 
  • library services for creating, browsing, searching, transforming, and viewing assets; 
  • parallel development support; 
  • templating capabilities; 
  • version control, access control, and search services; 
  • metadata management services; 
  • archival services; 
  • multi-stage deployment and provisioning; 
  • taxonomy and navigation management.
Multi-site management and archiving
 
TeamSite has branching and collaborative development model. This approach enables organizations to manage multiple sites —corporate sites, micro-sites,intranets, extranets, support sites, portal, or multi-channel publishing initiatives — all from the same infrastructure. TeamSite maintains archived copies of individual assets, as well as snapshots of whole sites, so users can compare, track, or roll back individual assets or applications, site sections, whole Websites or documents.
 
Parallel, collaborative content development
 
TeamSite’s extensive parallel development capabilities are ideal for companies who require frequent changes to multiple sites, want to retain control, and deliver high quality experiences. With parallel development, separate teams can work independently on different projects without additional software or hardware costs. Collaboration capabilities allow users to simultaneously make changes to content, data, and code—on the same site. Users visually review and merge changes, then test the entire Website as if it were live.
 
Administration and security
 
TeamSite has robust security with granular permission management. Sophisticated roles and rules features make it easy for non-technical business users to manage multiple initiatives and sites within specific, predefined boundaries. Using TeamSite to delegate administration and contribution reduces demand for resources and enables companies to get accurate, relevant content to the web faster.
 
Ease-of-use
 
Designed for all types of users, TeamSite provides the industry’s most intuitive, simple, and customizable user experience. The platform is easy enough to use for business professionals and other non-technical content contributors, yet powerful enough for project managers, site designers, developers, and administrators.
 
TeamSite includes:
 
ContentCenter Standard — a clear, easy portal-like interface with wizard-driven, point-and-click content contribution features for non-technical business users; interacts with business content, workflows, and forms.
 
ContentCenter Professional — an advanced interface for power users, project managers, and administrators, who can perform the most advanced content management with just a few clicks. Project managers can quickly and easily track and manage the content publishing lifecycle. Administrators can take advantage of in-context administrative functions to set up environments and monitor content contribution.
 
FormsPublisher — provides for structured, form-based content authoring by nontechnical business users. FormsPublisher is most often used by common or frequent content contributors as an interface for authoring such content types as press releases, announcements, or events as well as content that is likely to be repurposed across multiple channels (such as Web, wireless, and print) and/or multiple sites.
 
SitePublisher — a WYSIWYG content contribution interface with a reusable component based architecture enables powerful drag-and-drop assembly for efficient page management as well as in-context editing for point and click page editing. “Smart” templates, out-ofthe-box site functionality, and point and click navigation management also help organizations quickly create dynamic web sites, and then easily customize their presentation, content, and functionality to meet changing business needs.
 
Point-and-click customization
 
By easily making customizations directly on the page, with point-and-click simplicity, page owners can quickly modify content and its look and feel to fit changing business requirements.
 
In-context review and edit
 
Authorized team members can easily modify content in the context of any Web page they are browsing—without having to go to a separate content management interface.
 
Portal Integration
 
Interwoven includes connectors for leading enterprise portal applications including SAP, BEA, and IBM. The connectors are designed to deliver content, code, and metadata to portal repositories and enable business users to manage content directly from within the portal interface. Customers can also integrate TeamSite with leading enterprise applications software from vendors, including Siebel, Peoplesoft, and Oracle.
 
Platform extensions
 
TeamSite platform extensions ensure seamless integration across the enterprise. TeamSite is fully compatible with all is fully compatible with all Interwoven Web solutions, including:
 
Interwoven LiveSite - a content delivery engine, provides delivery of dynamic, targeted, and interactive.
 
Interwoven ReportCenter - allows site administrators to track and report all content management and publishing activities.
 
Interwoven Content Transformation Services - allow business users to automatically transform documents into PDFs and HTML—prior to publishing.
 
Interwoven MediaBin Digital Asset Management Server - for rich media asset management.
 
Interwoven WorkSite Collaborative Document Management Server - for document security, storage, collaboration, and retention.
 
Interwoven MetaTagger - content intelligence services for automated metadata extraction and recommendation.
 
Interwoven OpenDeploy - content distribution and publishing services - for multi-stage content and code provisioning.


Key Features

Key Feature
Description
 
 
Advanced information
management
Provides extensive search services so people find content quickly; associates content with editing, testing, reuse, auditing, and publication processes.
Reusable component
based architecture
Enables rapid site rollout with reuse of content and site functionality for creating and managing Web pages and entire sites without additional coding.
Drag-and-drop layout
Layout sites, templates, and pages by dropping components onto pages, dragging them into place, and making powerful customizations with a point and click interface.
Navigation management
Inheritable templates
Easily manage site navigation through a drag and drop, point and click interface
Metadata management
services
Sophisticated templates automatically distribute updates and permissions across sites
Visual annotate
Supports easy commenting and page mark-up directly from browser
Visual publish
Empowers content contributors to access and edit content directly from within Web browser
E-mail interface
Supports in-line, actionable content management tasks such as approve, edit, tag, and preview, directly from Microsoft Outlook
Front Office
Enables content authoring, submission, and publishing directly from Microsoft Office
Administration
User Interface (UI)
Localization
Fully internationalization and localization of administrative UI for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese—all from a single instance
Optimized workflow—
with an easy, drag-and drop
visual modeler
Extends a combination of flexible, rigid, or fully-customized creation, review, notification, and publishing processes, supporting quality controls and business process automation
of multiple online and offline initiatives
XML object store
Manages XML content and varying object models for element-level collaboration, reuse, management, version control, and search
Security access control
Provides configurable asset locking model with SSL/LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, and CA SiteMinder® support, and native operating system file and directory permissions support
Central control and
delegated administration
Allows centralized control of the entire platform with flexible groups and roles-based delegated administration
Granular permissions
Simplifies control of activation, restriction and access rights for any role or user, with each function, folder, or asset within the system
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