Makes Generally Available

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2012-03-15, a CMS (content management system) that equips business users with drag-and-drop tools for building websites, was made available today at the CloudForce event in San Francisco. You can read more about CloudForce news here.

2012-03-15 site01.pngIntended for sales, marketing and other corporate departments that use as a platform for business operations, provides website templates, integrated forms and connectors to the underlying Sales Cloud database. While speedy setup was touted as one of the main reasons to use phrase “marketing at the speed of social” was used during the keynote presentation--website security will likely be another key point that will tempt users to the latest Salesforce offering.

After speaking with officials and using a no-cost trial account to set up a basic website, I can say that while is simple to use, business pros should be ready to roll up their sleeves to get satisfactory websites.

To try out Site. com, the first thing to do is to get an account. New users should watch the short training videos that demonstrate some of the basic features of For example, even when using templates to create website pages that post available jobs or that promote a product and provide a lead form, there are scores of options available to customize the look and feel of the page. And while has done a good job of setting up nicely designed templates, users will undoutably want to make tweaks. Making these tweaks means knowing what design tools are available and having some idea of what design elements are essential for effective web design.

Let’s just say that I was able to quickly create some fairly mangled websites very quickly using So, while the site will provide a way to integrate a website with backend capabilities, organizations will still need to have one or two people who actually know something about good design to make effective use of the service.

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