Native or Niche CMS – why is this BAD for your business?
Choosing a CMS or a platform on which to base your internet presence is not really an easy task. There are a lot of choices to be made in order to make a good choice, and there are a lot of obstacles and dangers you will inevitably face along the way.
One of the most common mistakes is going with the CMS that is strictly niche related, or with a native solution that is a property of a digital agency that is developing your website.
Why people opt for these solutions?
In the majority of the cases, these offers look great in the beginning. Both niche CMS solutions and native options are strictly built for a certain type of project, and they are in most cases rather cheap at first glance.
Due to these advantages, many business owners decide to go that way, and it turns out to be one of the worst decisions they ever made.
Why is this BAD for your business?
The main problem with these options is that once you have built your website using them, you are pretty much stuck to them! Niche CMS options have little to no flexibility, and once you need to expand your features, you are simply unable to do it without re-platforming.
Native solutions are also far from ideal, and that is mostly because they are owned by the agencies. In this case, you are also unable to do anything on your own. If you need to expand, for any reason, you are simply forced to pay for further development, and that often comes with a hefty price tag on it.
Why are these solutions popular?
The reason behind this occurrence is that some agencies are actively pushing such solutions. In some cases that is because they are heavily specialised to a certain CMS, and the final result showcases their expertise in the best possible light.
In other, more sinister cases, agencies push for their native solutions, and they do it with a rather low initial bid, which always looks positive from the customer’s point of view. The problem is that the costs of maintenance are usually very high, and in that way, those agencies make huge profits out of the platform or CMS they own and are actively advertising as the best. Of course, from the customer’s perspective, this doesn’t look too good, but once the website has been created, it is hard to decide to do everything again from scratch.
How to avoid these scenarios?
The best way to avoid making this type of mistake is to turn to platform-agnostic digital agencies, such as Studioworx, for help.
Our business model is customer-centric, and we always propose the best solutions for our clients based on their current and future needs. Since we have huge experience with various projects, we will be able to give you the right advice on which CMS to choose. Since we are certified for many leading platforms, and we can work with any CMS, we have no other interest but proposing the solution that will be fully functional and has a potential for the future.