I am working with a web development and design company that has posed a custom CMS for my business. Since this will eat up 60% of the budget for the site, and also I fear tie me to the company, I am reluctant to go the custom route.
The company is telling me an off the shelf CMS is expensive and will be even more expensive for them to use then their custom one to link to the site.
I sense this isn't true but need more information.
- CMS Recommendations for this scenario? (am looking at Autonomy or Open Text but as a CMS neophyte don't know if these are overkill or just right.)
- How much does a CMS cost? What are the influencing factors?
- Shouldn't it cut the cost way down if the development firm doesn't have to write new code for the custom CMS?
Thank you for your assistance....I am ready to sign a contract in a few days and don't want to make a very expensive mistake either way.