GlobalSCAPE has announced the availability of its PureCMS hosted content management service. PureCMS is designed to enable organizations to share responsibility for Web site content among non-technical team members, without the need to install and manage a software application internally. The service enables an administrator to manage multiple Web sites from a single Web-based interface and ensures consistent workflow for content contributors.
Users can access the service from any computer connected to the Internet with Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater. Users browse to a protected copy of their Web site, hosted on GlobalSCAPE's PureCMS staging server, click the page they want to edit and make textual or graphic changes on screen. Users can also copy and paste information from Windows applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel into their Web sites. Once the user saves the proposed changes, PureCMS sends the designated group leader an email notification that the changes are pending approval. The group leader can compare the proposed changes to the previous version, approve and publish, or schedule for publishing later.
Features of PureCMS now include: location-independent, browser-based access; OS independent production module (publish to Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and other Unix platforms); direct editing with content check-in and check-out, version control, and permission-based access; editorial workflow, including email notification of pending activity; docucomp Document Comparison technology; templates for creating new Web pages; support for common development tools such as Microsoft Front Page or Macromedia Dreamweaver; and performance statistics and reports. The PureCMS hosted service is available immediately from GlobalSCAPE. Pricing begins at $99 per month for 3 users. Service fees include live technical support, maintenance and a generous storage allowance.