CMS Selection Process – Final Phase

We are now in the third phase of our Content Management System (CMS) selection process for the Refresh project. To recap our progress so far…

Phase 1 was the development of a Selection Criteria Matrix that we would use to rate our initial seven candidates. These seven candidates were (in alphabetical order):

  • DjangoCMS
  • Drupal
  • ExpressionEngine
  • Joomla!
  • Oracle Universal Content Management System
  • Plone
  • WordPress

Phase 2 was the completion of the selection matrix for all seven candidates, followed by selection of a short list of three finalists. At the end of this phase, we decided on the following three finalist candidates (again, in alpha order):

Phase 3 is in progress and will end with the selection of a CMS product for the Refresh project.

We have built on the work done on the Phase 1 Selection Criteria Matrix to develop a list of requirements (PDF) for the CMS, including rationales for each requirement, and fit criteria that we can use to directly evaluate each of our finalist packages against the requirements.

Our schedule is to complete Phase 3 and announce our selection in this space by mid-November. We have also scheduled another FYI presentation to discuss the selection and answer any questions about the process. This is scheduled for Dec. 2, 9-10 a.m. in Burdine 220. We hope to see you there!

Supporting Documents

CMS Evaluation Matrix

CMS Requirements/Rationale/Fit Criteria

Paul Grotevant is an IT Manager for ITS Applications at the University of Texas at Austin.

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2 comments on “CMS Selection Process – Final Phase
  1. cesar says:

    can you post or send me the matrix…but filled out? i mean, i’d like to see where each cms stood and what criteria each met and didn’t meet.

  2. Paul Grotevant says:

    Sorry about that. The link at the bottom of the post has been updated with the completed matrix.