There are many reasons to migrate to a modern CMS, some relate to the content you need to create, curate, and manage. Other reasons relate to the CMS technology and vendor directly.
Let’s look at a few reasons you should consider migrating to a modern CMS from the perspective of the vendor or CMS technology.
Are you getting the support you need from your CMS vendor? Some CMS vendors sell you their solution, then walk away. Others may help with the initial implementation, but anything you need after that, your IT team is on its own. And then there are others who charge for on-going support but getting access to help in a timely manner is challenging and your team is often frustrated with response times and a lack of resolution to their issues.
Think about your CMS vendor. How would you rate them in terms of on-going support? How timely are they in responding to support requests? How quickly do they help you resolve your issues? Do they offer value-added services such as regular training to keep your team up to date on the latest updates to the CMS?
You also need to consider the expected lifespan of your current CMS. Is the vendor sunsetting the version of the CMS you are using? When will that happen, and when will support end as well?
Your CMS is too complex for your needs. You paid for a solution that provides too many capabilities that you aren’t using or that don’t work the way you need them to. Maybe you thought you would need them, or the vendor recommended features your competitors used, that you should use too.
Did you know that a lack of technical resources is the #1 challenge to supporting a CMS?
From the 2019 Digital Priorities Report
It happens far too often. You have a CMS that’s too big and complex for your needs and has become challenging to manage and support. It’s time to right-size your CMS investment, moving to something more appropriate for your current needs, with the ability to support future requirements when you are ready (and not before).
Ingeniux offers Development as a Service. Unlike some CMS vendors, you don’t have to design and develop your website on your own. Ingeniux offers the ability to leverage its professional services development to help you quickly get your site up and running. Our team can do all the work, work side by side with your internal team, work with a third-party design agency, or ensure you have the training you need to do the job on your own. Learn more.
One of the biggest challenges with a legacy CMS is the lack of a defined vendor roadmap. Legacy CMS vendors don’t provide information on product direction because they spend most of their time supporting the current infrastructure and design. When there is a roadmap, it often focuses on how they are moving the current capabilities to a new underlying architecture.
You know it’s time to migrate to a modern CMS if your vendor will spend the bulk of its future upgrades purely on the underlying architecture required to get it to a place where it can offer modern capabilities.
Are you paying too much for your CMS? The costs related to purchasing a CMS and paying for on-going support are going down. You may find yourself in a situation where support costs and total cost of ownership are almost equal, or greater than the costs of a new modern CMS solution. If that’s the case, it’s time to migrate.
SaaS is the future of CMS. If you are not using a SaaS CMS solution, you should consider it.
- A SaaS solution enables you to focus on content, and content experiences, not technology. The CMS vendor is responsible for the underlying technology.
- You can reallocate staff to support other important areas of the company, including developing web-based or mobile applications, or creating new front-end experiences.
- With a SaaS solution, you get 24/7 support, so you can always be sure your website is up and running.
- A SaaS solution provides better performance and security, including DDoS, intrusion detection, and more. It also provides regular upgrades, allowing you to test the upgrades against your website before you accept them.
Ingeniux SaaS CMS: A SaaS platform with the flexibility to meet the custom requirements of your websites and applications, and the management services and standards to keep your sites operating 24x7 and delivering exceptional customer experiences.