For when an ‘off the shelf’ system can’t do the business.
Off the shelf CMSs such as Wordpress, Drupal and Umbraco, are well established open-source platforms. But they have their limitations. Often, they cannot deliver the functionality a business needs to grow.
SimpleClick’s custom-built CMS has been developed using the same tools that power internationally renowned open-source platforms. The difference is that the software is 100% customised for you, not patched together to get close to what you need.
It all depends on what you want your website to achieve. Here are a few scenarios where using a bespoke CMS, such as SimpleClick’s Doddle, makes sense.
You require a simple interface.
One that is easy for your colleagues to navigate and update, yet powerful enough to perform all the required functions. This can be very difficult to achieve with open-source platforms.
You want to stand out from the crowd.
Most websites built using open-source platforms are based on a template. Without a bespoke CMS, you will run the risk of your website looking very similar to many others; maybe even a competitor!
You must be in control of driving traffic to your site.
Too often, an off the shelf CMS will create unfriendly URLs because the customer does not have control over the meta data of every page. This can have a negative impact on where your business appears in online search engines. This is avoidable with an intuitive CMS tailored to your business needs.
You require your website to integrate with existing software.
It could be that you want your website to integrate with customer fulfilment software or with your finance department. If you opt for a ‘plug and play’ option, it might only work with certain aspects of your software. You’ll also be heavily reliant on software updates going smoothly and it is not uncommon for an update to disrupt the core code of your website. All this is avoidable with a fully customisable CMS.
You are looking for multi-site control.
Multi-site management from a single login is only possible with a custom CMS. It saves a huge amount of time. And if you choose Doddle, it enables single click publishing of news, events, product listings, and much more. Best of all, you can repurpose content and designs to create a consistent look and feel across all your sites.
You have security concerns.
Anybody whose site has been hacked can tell you what a nightmare it is to locate and isolate the threat. With the likes of Wordpress, you are at the mercy of plugin and theme developers to ensure that the site has no vulnerabilities. If a new vulnerability is found how quickly will it be patched, if at all? We take away this headache for clients with Doddle.
We created Doddle to address all of the above scenarios, and more. A fully-customisable CMS underpinned by SimpleClick’s expertise, it’s a doddle to: