CeBIT 2005: CONTENS to present for the first time Version 3.0 for user friendly and efficient Content Management

Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2005

CeBIT 2005CONTENS (Hall 3, Stand E08) will present the completely revamped version of CONTENS, 3.0, for the first time this year at CeBIT. Version 3.0 includes multiple new features such as Direct Edit, context-sensitive menus as well as an extensive API. Working with the newly designed user interface is now even more user friendly as each editor can determine his own personal settings. A new licensing option also offers the possibility to operate as many websites as desired under one license.

The Munich-based firm CONTENS Software will introduce the completely newly designed CONTENS 3.0 to the public for the first time at this year's CeBIT convention (March 10th to 16th, Hanover, Germany). In Hall 3, Stand E08, CONTENS will unveil version 3.0's new technical innovations.

Adjustable Interface and Streamlined Operation

The most obvious change made to version 3.0 is the new, more clearly structured user interface. Editors work directly on the website and have access to a wide selection of functions in context-sensitive menus. Menus, page trees and properties windows can be called up and hidden as desired, while the Favorites system additionally allows frequently needed content and pages to be individually composed.

Next to the well-established work view with its overlayed editing functions, CONTENS 3.0 offers editors further displays, such as Direct Edit. This function enables content changes to be made directly on the browser interface, removing the need for an additional pop-up window. Direct Edit considerably cuts down on the time needed to edit existing content.

Administrators also stand to benefit from CONTENS 3.0. The new user administration enables the allocation of as many groups and role combinations as desired, which substantially simplifies the process of quickly assigning processing rights. Assigning rights can now take place not only centrally, as up until now, but also remotely: with appropriate authorization, administrators can adjust which editors or which roles may access each menu.

New System Architecture and complete API

The entire architecture of CONTENS 3.0, which consistently separates the processing of content from the layout (MVC model), is likewise new. The use of ColdFusion MX enables functionalities such as components, connections to external Java libraries and an XML gateway. Customer-specific modules can be easily integrated into CONTENS with an API, which can be used with all of the system functions in CONTENS 3.0. CONTENS 3.0 uses its own code generators for the production of object classes and forms; the same generators are available for personal applications.  

Expanded License Model and Favourable Prices

CONTENS' new version expands the license model to include an editor-based variant: customers with a CONTENS 3.0 Server License can administrate an unlimited number of websites on one server, whereby additional editor licenses can be purchased. As up until now, the site-based variant is still available, which includes an unlimited amount of editors and offers the option of further websites. Along with the new license model, CONTENS has also dropped the prices for server licenses by up to 20%.

Making a Date at CeBIT

Individual dates for the CeBIT convention can be made at the website www.contens.de/cebit.

About CONTENS Software GmbH

CONTENS Software GmbH provides Content Management Software (CMS) for companies with sophisticated online communication needs. Its line of products meets the demands of businesses from small online editors to international firms.

A strong network of experienced partners conceives innovative and customised CONTENS solutions and implements them according to individual demands. With the help of the CONTENS platform independent CMS products businesses can quickly realise and edit extensive online projects without any prior programming knowledge.

Among the well-known businesses that use CONTENS Content Management products are Brose, Concordia Insurance Group, Credit Suisse, Oettinger Davidoff Group, Discovery Channel Germany, Eurocard, Hapimag, HypoVereinsbank BKK, John Deere, Max-Planck, MVV Energie AG, Peri, ratiopharm, Schwyzer Kantonalbank and T-Mobile.

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