Vet Med CMS Benefits & Guidelines

Benefits of Using the Vet Med CMS

The Vet Med CMS allows Vet Med business and academic administrative units to achieve efficiency, quality control and cost-saving goals that are in line with the "shared service center" model now being implemented across campus.In addition to cost savings and efficiency improvements, the following benefits will be realized when the majority of Vet Med business and academic administrative Web content is maintained using the CMS:

  • Common user experiences for the owners of site content and for the users of the sites
  • Shared technical expertise: CMS skills will be transferable across campus
  • Access to Vet Med, campus-wide as well as UC system-wide best practices
  • Centralized CMS hardware/software support is more efficient and less costly than in a decentralized model
  • Better and more widespread adherence to Vet Med, UC Davis branding and identity standards and Web standards
  • Better compliance with UC and federal accessibility policies

The CMS provides the most significant advantages forsites with relatively little dynamic content,sites that are not hosted using a third-party application, andsites that are poorly maintained and/or out of compliance with campus accessibility or identity standards.

Core features of the Vet Med CMS

  • Empower non-technical users to more easily create and maintain Web content.
  • Users can be assigned roles that limit their access to only the content and features appropriate to their job duties.
  • Common content (e.g., logos, icons, boilerplate text) can be created and maintained as a single resource and reused across many pages.
  • Web page templates provide a uniform structure for user-generated content and ensure a consistent presentation across a site.

Additional features of the Vet Med CMS

  • Centrally supported and maintained software and hardware minimize the need for local resources.
  • Common training and support mechanisms for users assure consistency.
  • Web page templates meet Vet Med and campus standards and best practices.
  • If the CMS is unavailable, Web content is still editable on the client's Web server.
  • The CMS can integrate with existing or new Web applications developed by the client.

Vet Med CMS Service - Guidelines

The Vet Med CMS makes it very easy to:

  • Keep your content current and accurate.
  • Add new content, images, media, etc.
  • Be compliant with Vet Med and campus accessibility and identity standards. See guidelines (pdf)
  • Assure that your sites will render well on multiple platforms and devices.

How we can help

  • We have training available via online training videos, as well as group and one on one training sessions.
  • Campus also offers training. (Our template differs from theirs but the training is still 100% relevant to our CMS.
  • With our flexible template you can build your site with a unique layout that lets your sites look stand alone yet still retain the Vet Med branding and style. This allows your users to have a consistent experience when using your site.
  • We are available to build your site and train you to maintain the site yourself.
  • We can work with your unit to help market your services using video, social media, news and event feeds, slideshows, etc.
  • We can show you how to track your sites traffic using Google Analytics

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