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Take the guesswork out of finding the right content management system for your needs with our guide to choosing the right CMS. See how Brightspot compares to CMS alternatives like Adobe AEM, Drupal, WordPress VIP, Contentstack, Contentful and Sitecore.

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What do you need to consider when selecting a content management system? Check out these resources to learn more about choosing the right CMS for you.

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A combination of poor marketing and user confusion has created a CMS market where buyers aren’t always getting what’s right for them. With advice from Forrester Research analyst Joe Cicman, learn here how to select the best CMS for your business needs.
Here are the top eight corporate-friendly CMS attributes to look for if your organization is in the market for a new content platform.
If you’re a digital leader tasked with choosing a new content management system for your organization, you’ll ultimately need a CMS that works for your content development team. Along with collaborating with your IT department to find a CMS that fits in with your organization’s technology stack, you'll want to look for features related to usability, scalability, agility, security and speed.

CMS architecture

The options for CMS architectures have grown along with the number of vendors trying to convince you their approach is the best. To help you cut through all the clutter, we've developed guides to explain the differences between the main types of CMS platforms, including coupled CMS, decoupled CMS and headless CMS, as well as the pros and cons for each.

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Headless CMS solutions are a subset of decoupled CMS architecture. With a headless CMS platform, there is no fixed front end—instead, the solution acts as a content-only data source. Learn more about headless CMS here.
Find out everything you need to know about decoupled CMS architecture and the questions decision makers need to ask when considering different CMS options—headless, decoupled, hybrid—for their organizations.
Discover why hybrid CMS architecture is the most flexible option for content management, and how it offers the ability to mix presentation choices.

CMS insights

Get expert insights about extending the full capabilities of your content management system to publish content, manage digital experiences and reach the right audiences no matter the channel or device.

Learn how to avoid the content management marketing hype and select the right CMS for your digital strategy inside this Forrester Consulting study, commissioned by Brightspot.

Why choose Brightspot?

Fast, flexible and fully customizable. Brightspot perfectly harmonizes your technology approach with your content strategy and grows with you as your business evolves.
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Fastest speed to market
Create, collaborate and launch at lightning speed to deliver digital experiences that stand out—no developers required.
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Customize to your exact business needs
Brightspot grants you the ultimate flexibility to modify the CMS architecture how you want.
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Launch and develop on today’s most flexible CMS
Whether headless, decoupled or hybrid—you choose. With an API-first framework, every project can be designed and delivered the way you want.
"Sticking with a legacy CMS would have constrained our creativity and undermined our confidence. With a modern CMS like Brightspot, we can move and innovate the way we want now, and in the future."
- Senior Manager, Digital Strategy
"For us, Brightspot offers a lot of benefits. We are really excited to be able to pair the out-of-the-box features that come with the upgraded version of Brightspot with our custom development to be able to provide a sleek, modern CMS for our evolving newsroom."
- Senior Project Manager, POLITICO
"We originally partnered with Brightspot to implement an enterprise CMS that delivered high-quality user experience, which was a success. Now, years later, Brightspot is still ensuring our digital properties embody vivid images, powerful search and compelling stories and that our editorial content integrates with our auction engine to provide a seamless experience for our users."
- Vice President, Platform and Application Strategy
"It's been four years since the initial implementation, and our editorial staff continues to be very happy with the platform. U.S. News anticipates using Brightspot for many years to come."
- Senior Vice President of Technology, U.S. News & World Report
"Brightspot has an incredibly fast, sleek front end, and the back end is intuitive, simple and effective. Basically, it helps us publish faster."
- Director of Multimedia, National Geographic
"Brightspot improved the quality of life for our editorial team, who can now manage sites, collaborate and publish experiences faster and more seamlessly than ever to meet the demands of our audience. It also empowered our development team, giving them total control over the look and feel of our platform."
- Director of Technology, Televisa Digital

Find the right CMS for your digital strategy

The right CMS can turn your digital goals into reality—now and in the future. Connect with a Brightspot expert today to compare CMS options and find your perfect fit.

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