Enterprise-tier content management vendors continue to struggle in a Web Content Management marketplace characterized by a profusion of smaller players, according to research released today by independent research and evaluation firm, CMS Watch.
These conclusions stem from the most recent release ofThe Web CMS Report 2010, in which CMS Watch interviewed Web Content Management customers and integrators around the globe to evaluate forty-one Web Content Management solutions. The report can be purchased online from CMS Watch (http://www.cmswatch.com).
CMS Watch found that smaller Web CMS vendors and open source offerings continue to grow, partly at the expense of solutions from larger, enterprise-tier vendors. “We’ve seen over the years that facility at Document and Records Management does not translate smoothly to success in developing Web CMS functionality,” observes CMS Watch analyst, Kas Thomas. “With few exceptions, mid-tier Web CMS vendors and open source platforms have innovated more rapidly, often using lighter-weight architectures that support greater adaptability,” Thomas adds.
None of the enterprise-tier vendors can claim an undisputed leadership mantle:
- Autonomy/Interwoven continues to innovate, but its TeamSite CMS platform targets an increasingly narrow customer base
- EMC|Documentum’s web publishing services trail most competitors in functionality and usability, despite recent upgrades
- IBM’s Lotus Web Content Management (LWCM) package remains primarily an adjunct to Big Blue’s WebSphere Portal Server platform
- Open Text is struggling to persuade customers that it can turn around two aging toolsets in Vignette and RedDot
- Oracle’s Web Content Management products have largely plateaued amid a broader wait for the company’s forthcoming “11g” line of platforms