A content management system which is known as CMS for short is essentially the back end of your website that is usually used to update, add and remove content, images and products and pages. All CMS systems offer slightly different options in regards to what you can do and many of them also have split user login levels meaning that you can create multiple users with different levels of access / permissions. This allows you to give different employee’s responsibility for certain parts of the site.
When choosing your CMS system, it is important to ensure that it includes all the functionality that you need. For example, it may be that you want to be able to schedule products or pages to go live on a certain date, or you want the ability to be able to add products via an Excel or.CSV spreadsheet rather than having to add them all manually.
Many web design companies have their own CMS systems that they have developed. There are advantages and disadvantages to using one of these systems as opposed to an off the shelf content management system. If you want a system that can be adapted to include all the functionality you need plus ease of adding in other functions as and when needed, then a bespoke CMS is the best option for you.