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We'll set up your website/intranet for you with a default responsive design template. We'll even add a bit of default content for you, and set up a couple of initial users with different roles as, in our experience, it is easier to add to what's already there than to start with a blank canvas. We'll give you 14 days FREE TRIAL, and then you just pay on a monthly "pay as you go" basis with no minimum contract. You can cancel at any time.
Although you can just get "stuck in" yourself and either use the default template supplied, or use the design tools to choose a different design from a gallery or to upload your own FREE OF CHARGE, it does involve a learning curve - and therefore a lot of time and frustration that could be better spent actually using the platform!
Firstly, regardless of whether your are using the LightCMS platform as a public website or private intranet - or a combination of both - you want it to look great on any device, be easy to navigate and be branded in your corporate look. We design and produce responsive web designs on this platform every day, and it makes sense to utilise our experiences to shorten your learning curve.
Secondly, no matter how (supposedly) easy any content management system is, the churn rate is high from those suppliers that expect their new customers to figure it all out for themselves. We prefer to take a different approach and encourage our clients to let us help with the initial design, and to ensure that your website and intranet structure is set up as you want it, with initial content uploaded and some users in place.
In practice, our conversion rate is close to 100% because we take the time to go through it with you, help you get things set up correctly, add some initial content and users etc, and then provide ongoing support as required.
If it was a case of making some basic changes to an existing template, adding some initial content and helping you to set up initial users and their roles; £295 plus VAT.
If you needed something more elaborate in design with customised features, and specific requirements for how content could be displayed, both publicly and privately; from £1,500 plus VAT.
However, we find that most businesses need something in the middle of that. Some underestimate the time involved in setting even a basic website/intranet up and learning how to use it, whilst others think they need a far more elaborate solution than they actually do! On this basis, if you budget around £750 plus VAT, you won't be far wrong.
You get a 14 day free trial, and if we build your website/intranet for you, you won't pay any monthly fees until it's "open" anyway. And then you pay £29 plus VAT pm. There's no minimum contract and you can cancel at any time. There are no hidden extras or upgrades required; you get unlimited users, pages, products and data storage, and access to every function and feature from the first day of your trial onwards!
Yes, absolutely. You can either use it as a website or intranet or both simply by setting up users, giving them roles and choosing which content you want them to be able to access with read or write access. The platform comes with e-commerce built in and ready to go. We find that an increasing number of businesses who started using it as an intranet now also use it for the website. In some cases they've done this by simply migrating content from their old website to the LightCMS platform, and once they've realised how easy it is to managed content on it compared to their old website platform, they've accelerated the process!
And, a number of businesses who started using the platform solely for their website are now using it as an intranet. Staff in different locations can log in to it like a Cloud Hosted Office. It means there is no need to rely on a physical server located - and maintained - in your office. It is easy to use and centrally managed, so patches, upgrades and new features are all handled for you.