CMS Proof-Of-Concept & Prototype Projects

Evaluate an idea with a rapid and lightweight mini-project

Sometimes you need to find out if a CMS can support your needs and the best way to do this is with a POC (proof-of-concept) build.

We can take an outline of your requirements and assemble something that demonstrates functionality to give you confidence that you can achieve your goals with your preferred CMS.

We can also build out the same requirements in multiple CMS to help you evaluate your options and select the right system for your company.

Types of prototype

The types of demonstration we can produce for you include: -

  • basic page and templating setups so you can get a glimpse of how a CMS might work
  • exploring a new feature in your current CMS
  • finding out if upgrading your CMS to the latest version provides any tangible business benefit
  • example integrations with e-commerce
  • prototype builds to connect with IDAM
  • social media integration examples
  • connecting CMS with CDN and caches
  • trialling new SaaS services
  • exploring data imports to assess if the CMS can support the amount of content and data you require
  • connecting with cloud services to provide login features
  • video players and other media
  • mobile native and progressive application examples
  • connecting the CMS to monitoring, analytics, tag management and campaign management tools
  • trying out new front-end development frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular, and others
  • exploring technology to accelerate page delivering, with tools like Varnish Cache and HAProxy
  • connecting a new front-end to legacy applications
  • exposing new APIs for apps and sites to use
  • automation of build and deployment
  • moving technology to a more cloud-native approach
  • batch processes uploads
  • reporting

We can offer help with virtually any CMS, including:
    • Magnolia CMS
    • Adobe AEM
    • Wordpress
    • Umbraco
    • Nuxeo
    • Alfresco
    • SaaS offerings such as Squarespace, Wix
    • Headless cloud CMS, for example Prismic
    • Static site generation with Jekyll and similar tools
    • Bespoke CMS
    • Anything Java, .net, PHP, Python, and other languages

The outcome of POC work is to get confidence in the chosen solution, a fresh insight into ways of working from outside your regular team bringing you new ideas and approaches, and code samples that can be used as a strong foundation to move your project forward.

This service is particularly valuable when you have an shortfall in engineering resources and need to find ways to improve your technology but competing priorities make it challenging to start explorative work. We can build it for you, outside of the limitations inherent with BAU work, and yet to a high technical standard enabling future development. We can act as a catalyst to kickstart new streams of work by giving you something that can demonstrate business value.

CMS Platforms

We can offer help with virtually any CMS, including:

  • Magnolia CMS
  • Adobe AEM
  • Wordpress
  • Umbraco
  • Nuxeo
  • Alfresco
  • SaaS offerings such as Squarespace, Wix
  • Headless cloud CMS, for example Prismic
  • Static site generation with Jekyll and similar tools
  • Modifications to bespoke CMS and legacy systems
  • Anything Java, .net, PHP, Python, and other languages

 

Why prototype?

The outcome of POC work is to get confidence in the chosen solution, a fresh insight into ways of working from outside your regular team bringing you new ideas and approaches, and code samples that can be used as a strong foundation to move your project forward.

This service is particularly valuable when you have an shortfall in engineering resources and need to find ways to improve your technology but competing priorities make it challenging to start explorative work. We can build it for you, outside of the limitations inherent with BAU work, and yet to a high technical standard enabling future development. We can act as a catalyst to kickstart new streams of work by giving you something that can demonstrate business value.

Get in touch

If this article has helped you and you would like to find out more about the services we offer, get in touch for an informal chat.