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    Content Management  
    Content Management criteria describe the various features and functions that facilitate the management of content.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name TeamSite
4.5
V/5 Content Management Server
5.5
engenda
1.0
Authoring Server Suite
2000
Spectra
1.0
 
    Manufacturer Interwoven Vignette eBusiness Technologies NetObjects Inc. Allaire Corporation  
      Group Score:
460 out of 580
Total Score:
1302 out of 1660
  Group Score:
436 out of 580
Total Score:
1266 out of 1660
  Group Score:
412 out of 580
Total Score:
1188 out of 1660
  Group Score:
344 out of 580
Total Score:
861 out of 1660
  Group Score:
176 out of 580
Total Score:
805 out of 1660
 
    Automated Link Creation  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
4


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      TeamSite does not support automatic link creation out of the box. However, automatic link generation can be accomplished using an application server and DataDeploy.   Through the use of category/keyword pairs associated with individual content or code fragments, Vignette can allow site designers to build intelligent links between pages and content; a simple business rule can then dynamically retrieve related items.   engenda provides linking among other page and site components via metadata. Users need not know the URL of a page, they instead choose where in the site's category structure the content should go, which allows flexibility in publishing, as the categories can be mapped to one or more physical site structures.   Automatically creates links and navigation bar images based on the site structure. Customization options for the automatically created links are not very extensive.   None.  
    Check In/Check Out  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
16


 
      TeamSite supports three types of Locking: Submit Locking enables concurrent file use, but gives lock holders priority in submitting to the staging area. Optional Write Locking prevents other users from editing a locked file. Mandatory Write Locking makes all files in a Workarea read-only until a user locks them for editing. Locking options are configurable by the Administrator.   V/5 provides advisory locking functionality. All projects, files, records, and templates, are automatically locked. If another user opens the file that is already open, they are warned that the file has a lock. The user can then open the file in read only mode, or claim the file.   Downloading a file for editing checks the file out and locks it. A padlock icon displays next to the item. It is possible to allow the same file to be edited by different people; however, they cannot upload the file to be published.   Adding a source code file as an asset would allow it to be checked in or out.   Spectra integrates with Source Safe on Windows which supports checking files in and out.  
    Component Search  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
8


  Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Users can perform a rules-based search to search for both metadata and TeamSite Templating content.   V/5 includes the Vignette Application Power Pack (Power Pack), which is a set of prebuilt tools designed to accelerate the assembly, deployment, and management of e-business applications. The Power Pack contains an embedded search engine technology which can be used. As content is added through the Power Pack Content Management Application, it is automatically indexed by the search engine and is immediately available to users of the site.   A comprehensive search allows for searches of items or content by specifying the search criteria (name, content, creation date, edition, custom, properties) from a drop down menu, and selecting a match option. Wildcard searches are also possible.   No.   Component searches are not supported; however, the Object Finder does maintain a list of all created components.  
    Content and Metadata Storage  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      TeamSite can store both content and metadata either in a file system or database.   Metadata, categories and keywords can be assigned to each content item. The content itself is stored in a database (Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server or DB2) or on the file system.   All file-based content is stored in an object-oriented database in its native file format and is organized hierarchically using metadata. Data from web or other applications is stored separately in either traditional files or relational databases.   Content and metadata are stored in a database internal to the site. Content can also be stored in external sources such as Excel, Access, ODBC, and JDBC databases.   Spectra can store metadata within the supplied database or an external database such as MS SQL.  
    HTML Contribution  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
16


 
      Each user installs an application called LaunchPad which allows the user to configure which HTML authoring tool to use with HTML files. In addition, any tool can directly access the TeamSite server via a normal network file system.   HTML files are created and edited outside the Production Center using any editor desired and then submitted to the Production Center. When the file is added to the Production Center, it creates a new Production Center file. When an HTML file needs to be modified, it must be resubmitted to the Production Center.   HTML files can be contributed with the engenda client or any third party authoring application.   TeamFusion Client and the Content Contributor Client are the only tools supported out of the box. Licenses must be purchased for each of these applications. Content Contributor is only appropriate for adding data to existing or new pages.   ColdFusion Studio as Allaire HomeSite works well. Any text editor could also be used.  
    Import an Existing Website  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
16


 
      Both local and remote websites can be very easily imported into TeamSite. Users can simply drag and drop an existing web site into a Workarea via TeamSite's file system interface.   Both local and remote sites and pages can be very easily imported. The process involves submitting the file or folder to the Production Center.   Existing websites can be imported with drag and drop; however, sites must be stored locally and mapped to a Windows drive. engenda can also import existing sites or portions of sites in batch.   From TeamFusion Client, local and remote sites can be imported.   Spectra uses proprietary tags making it unfeasible to import existing sites unless the sites were created with ColdFusion Studio.  
    Integration with Multiple Tools  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
40


  Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      TeamSite has outstanding tool integration capabilities. Each user installs an application called LaunchPad. LaunchPad allows users to configure which tools to use with which files. In addition, any tool can directly access the TeamSite server via a normal network file system.   Content and templates to be delivered from the V/5 application can be built using any tool then submitted. Vignette provides its own development environment. Content entry can be integrated into Microsoft Office using VBA, as well as the WebEdit Pro tool.   engenda integrates easily with a wide variety of tools that can be used to create and edit content.   NetObjects integrates with Microsoft FrontPage, which requires purchasing licenses for NetObjects FrontPage Connector. External HTML can also be referenced, but this is not an acceptable workaround. A Macromedia Dreamweaver Connector and Business Documents Connector that allows any user to contribute to the web site from within the desktop application they use to create it are also available.   Spectra integrates well with other Allaire products. Integration with other third party products requires an API to a standard object model such as COM or CORBA.  
    Link Checking  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      TeamSite does not include link checking. For this functionality, TeamSite relies on third party link checking tools, which work out of the box with TeamSite's file system interface.   Personalized Vignette applications can be developed with links being automatically managed to best suit the needs of each individual. The Vignette application can track the individual visitor and store their profile, enabling the application to feed them content in line with their requirements, without the need for developers to hardcode links.   Internal links are managed by the engenda system and organized by metadata. Therefore, links are managed by the system and can not be broken unless manually altered. engenda does not support external link checking.   From TeamFusion Client the Asset Screen can verify all links in a site.   Only with ColdFusion Studio.  
    Non-HTML Contribution and Management  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
48


  Weighted Score:
48


  Weighted Score:
48


  Weighted Score:
48


  Weighted Score:
48


 
      TeamSite supports all types of non-HTML content, including graphics, downloads, source code, server-side executables, scripts, images, and media. They are contributed and managed just like HTML content.   V/5 Content Management Server supports all types of non-HTML content. Non-HTML content is contributed the same as HTML files, by submission to the Production Center.   engenda supports all file types, including images, rich media, Microsoft Office documents, and structured documents. It provides advanced content management capabilities for standard Web file formats (e.g. XML, XHTML, WML, DHTML).   Image's and PDFs are managed by the Asset's Screen. They can be easily added or removed from the site.   Users access Spectra through a browser to add content such as PDFs, images, and other non-HTML content to a website.  
    Templates  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
48


 
      TeamSite Templating provides extensive templating functionality. There are two types of templates that can be used: Data Capture Templates are rendered from XML files that define the form for capturing content that is reusable. Presentation Templates are files used to define how data is to be displayed, written in XML, and can contain Interwoven XML tags, HTML, and Perl.   The V/5 Content Management Server makes strong use of templates and supports two types: Tcl templates and Microsoft ASP (Active Server Pages) templates. V/5 uses Content Delivery templates to create pages and Content Management templates, through which users enter or edit content. V/5 includes a very comprehensive and easy to understand Template Cookbook.   engenda supports the use of templates for design and content logic. engenda can also apply templates designed for specific devices. Users can apply templates to HTML and XML without having to perform scripting or programming.   Templates are heavily supported in TeamFusion. Creating a new site from a template is simple. The AutoSite templates take a lot of the tedious work out of creating websites.   Spectra supports the creation and use of templates to keep a consistent format throughout the application  
    Versioning  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
80


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      TeamSite maintains extensive file version histories. Versioning prevents the copying of files over existing versions; allows for comparing files in Workareas, staging areas, or editions; and allows for comparing file details, visual differencing, source differencing, merging files, and reverting to older versions. When DataDeploy is used, database content version histories are maintained for content created with TeamSite Templating. TeamSite versions not only individual assets, but also entire web sites through TeamSite Editions.   V/5 Content Management Server provides extensive version control that can be used if desired. Versions can be created for items (files, records, or templates) or for a project and all the items in the project. Versioning can also be implemented in workflow using the version program task.   engenda has extensive version control features. When an item is checked out and modified, a new version is automatically created. If an item is checked out but not modified, a new version will not be created.   A backup of a site is created any time that site is published. The site can be restored or recovered from the backup copy. It does not automatically create a new version for each backup, but an administrator could manually create new versions.   New versions must be created the same as the original. Adding a property to a ContentObject type to keep track of the version is possible.  
 

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