What is a component content management system?
A component content management system (CCMS) is a content management platform that segments content into discrete, self-contained components which can easily be shared and reused across any number of publications and channels — from internal and external corporate communications to product training, technical documentation, learning and development, customer education, and everything in between.
Sometimes referred to as a learning content management system (LCMS), a CCMS makes it possible to share and reuse individual content components, from single paragraphs, procedural steps, images, tables, or even a single title.
These components are stored in a centralized content repository, making it easy to reuse and streamline content across different channels. A robust CCMS allows content groups across the organization to create, manage, publish, reuse, and store content components at a granular level, even when operating on a global scale.
Driving efficiency with the component content management
A CCMS allows organizations to improve content management ROI across the extended enterprise by centralizing content in order to streamline processes, increase agility, and drive a better user experience.
Traditional content creation with off-the-shelf tools is managed at the document level, causing inefficiencies, inaccuracies, and duplication of work. Managing content at the component level makes content smarter and more powerful by ensuring accurate and consistent branding, reducing time to market, supporting collaboration across the extended enterprise, and ultimately improving the customer experience.
Not only does a component content management system centralize content creation, maintenance, publishing, delivery, and reuse, but it also makes it easy to personalize content at scale for global audiences.
A CCMS also allows organizations to reuse content components across teams and platforms throughout the extended enterprise, while simplifying maintenance processes, expanding delivery channels, and simultaneously providing robust security, access controls, and version histories to support regulatory compliance.