Rather than being held hostage by your web development company, a CMS cuts out the middle man and enables YOU to update and edit the content of your website.

Abbreviated as CMS, a content management system, also called a Web management system is software or a group or suite of applications and tools that enable an organization to seamlessly create, edit, review and publish electronic text. Many content management systems offer a Web-based GUI, enabling publishers to access the CMS online using only a Web browser. Also, a CMS designed for Web publishing will provide options and features to index and search documents and also specify keywords and other metadata for search engine crawlers.

Let's say you wanted to quickly add an event or image to one of your web pages. If your website was hand-coded by a third-party web development company, you'd have to ask them to add the item. You'll gain the ability to make your website more dynamic, more to-the-minute, and more valuable to your visitors.