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CMS Vendor Selection Pack

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10 April, 2017

CMS Vendor Selection Pack

Digital Doughnut

Selecting a new Content Management System can be a daunting task for those who don’t have the experience of choosing web CMS software or a framework to help them through the supplier selection process.

The Digital Doughnut CMS Vendor Selection Pack aims to clarify the overall process and the individual stages you need to go through before you agree terms with your chosen supplier.

This bundle of four documents will help you to ensure that you find the vendor best suited to your requirements as an organisation, however large your business.

The pack contains:

  • CMS Vendor Selection Overview Document. This 12-page PDF document outlines seven key stages of the vendor selection process, equipping you with the framework you need to ensure a smooth vendor selection process.
  • Business case template. Building on the summary of CMS benefits contained in the Overview Document, this Word document contains more detailed information about a range of CMS benefits, and also outlines the key trends which are driving the growth of this market. 
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) template. The RFP is the cornerstone of the CMS vendor selection process. As with the business case template, we have provided this document in Word format, so you can easily adapt it for your own requirements. The template contains the headings and sub-headings you need for your own RFP, including brief descriptions of what should go in each section. 
  • Vendor scoring matrix. Provided as an Excel spreadsheet, you can use the vendor scoring matrix to assess your shortlisted vendors against 13 core capabilities and associated attributes.

We firmly believe that different types of vendor will suit different types of business. We can help you find the best match.  While we don’t provide you with an evaluation of different vendors, we do equip you with some of the knowledge and tools you need to make the most well informed decision.

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