One of our clients runs a software businesses and has an entire team of web programmers at his disposal. When asked CMSIntelligence to design his website, we were a little apprehensive. Why us? Why us when you have more than enough experts on staff to do it yourself?
His answer was simple... and made a ton of sense: He pays programmers between $40and $95/hour to write sophisticated code for his products. And, yes, they could easily manage the website. However, he pays his office administrator $15/hour. If his office administrator could manage the updates easily using our content management system, he would be saving money. It was as simple as that.
So, do you need to pay the 'going rate' for a web programmer or developer to manage your website?
According to a recent report by CNN, being a web developer or programmer is a lucrative job these days. You don't even need a university degree to make a solid living at $60,000+ a year. And the demand for programming work is exploding as the demand for IT business grows. I say, good on them... they have to be dedicated, hardworking and very good at math to succeed in this field.
But, if you are a small to medium sized business that needs to manage cash flow carefully, do you need to pay a professional programmer the going rates of $40-$95/hour to help manage your website? Not any more.
With website software that works like accounting software, you don't have to pay through the nose!
Why doesn't the software for website management work just like your accounting software and your cash register... where you simply add your own content into a structure... and it automatically organizes and presents it for you properly?
That's the question CMSIntelligence asked several years ago. And the answer was: It should. Your website software should work just like any other business technology software.
So, that's what we designed... a Content Management System so reliable and easy-to use-that you could plug in your own content know it would be presented professionally.
We love programmers and web developers! We have lots on staff and they are really great people! We just don't think you should have to pay them every time you want to make a change to your website. That costs too much.
We are happy for the web developers and glad the job opportunities are growing for them.
We just don't think they need to help you manage your website content. Because we know you can do it yourself!