Companies looking for an inexpensive and simple way to bring Web and intranet content under control will find Ektrons CMS100 to be a good tool for the job. The product lacks some key content management features but implements the ones it does have very well.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Company sites could easily outgrow the basic CMS100. Also, the product could fall behind as businesses move to greater use of XML- and Java-based services. PROS // Very easy to use and implement; extremely affordable. CONS // Lacks many basic features, such as check-in/check-out; users on non-Windows systems lose some functionality. Ektron Inc., Amherst, N.H.; (603) 594-0249; www.ektron.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Businesses will be able to implement CMS100 in little time and with little training.