DataFlex Content Manager is a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is a software system for creating, maintaining, organizing and publishing website content. DataFlex Content Manager runs on the DataFlex Web Application Server and Internet Information Services (IIS), DataFlex Content Manager provides an easy-to-use and stable environment.
Using conventional methods, website content and formatting are bound together in HTML pages. To use HTML, some level of technical capability is required to format content and maintain the site. With DataFlex Content Manager, content authors develop and maintain information in a word processing-like environment that runs in their web browser; with a click of the mouse, their information is stored in a database an a web server, ready to publish.
DataFlex Content Manager is an entirely web-based software system. An authors interface to create content and manage the system is Microsoft Internet Explorer. By using a browser interface, DataFlex Content Manager can be made available anytime, anywhere without the need to install special client software; the browser provides access to DataFlex Content Manager from anywhere on the internet, a corporate intranet or a local machine.
A DataFlex Content Manager website is composed of user created content and one or more design templates that determine how the information will be displayed to a visitor in their web browser. DataFlex Content Manager can publish content in any design that can be implemented in a template. By simply changing the template, all content in a DataFlex Content Manager website can change. Content can be developed without involvement in design, layout or technology. Design and layout can be developed independently of content.