SOURCE: Ars Logica, Inc.


September 09, 2010 09:00 ET

Ars Logica Publishes the Compass Guide to Web Content Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  Ars Logica announced today the publication of the first four of its Compass Guides to Web Content Management™, a comprehensive set of product evaluations on 35+ leading CMS (content management system) vendors. The Compass Guides are designed to help potential buyers of CMS technologies identify the software best suited to their needs, and the reports are based on information from a wide range of sources, including:

  • Product testing conducted by Ars Logica at CMS manufacturers' headquarters
  • More than a dozen years' experience analyzing and recommending CMS software products
  • Extensive knowledge of actual CMS implementations and the business problems they were designed to solve
  • CMS vendors' responses to an exhaustive 172-item product/company questionnaire
  • Experience helping vendors evaluate features and functions for future product versions

"We thought it high time that potential buyers of CMS systems had reliable, vendor-neutral, freely available guidance to help them make their purchase decisions," said Ars Logica founder, Tony White. Unlike other analyst firms, Ars Logica bases the analysis in its Compass Guide reports on interviews of companies using each CMS product evaluated, vendors' responses to an exhaustive 172-item questionnaire, and actual hands-on product testing at vendors' headquarters. "The thing that really sets Ars Logica apart is our hands-on product testing. Of course we also have broad-based industry expertise, as do a few of our competitors, but we know of no other analyst firm that combines a dozen plus years covering the CMS market with detailed, first-hand product knowledge," said White.

The first four reports cover Day Software, SDL Tridion, Sitecore, and Magnolia Software. Subsequent reports will analyze Vignette, Ektron, FatWire, Interwoven, Oracle, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, RedDot, Bridgeline Digital, Hippo, Jahia, eZ Systems, GX Software, Kentico, CrownPeak, Ingeniux, Acquia, Alterian, Clickability, EPiServer, Atex, CoreMedia, Escenic, dotCMS, PaperThin, Percussion, TERMINALFOUR, OmniUpdate, Hannon Hill, Plone, and Typo3.

In addition to publishing the Compass Guide to WCM, Ars Logica also offers the following services:

  • Technology Selection Consulting -- customized consulting engagements aimed at helping enterprises evaluate and choose the right CMS platforms for their businesses.

  • Analyst Anytime™ unlimited inquiry -- an annual subscription-based advisory service that provides clients a way of getting quick, detailed answers to their content-technology questions.

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