Content Management System for intranet

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Hello all,

I hope this isn't the wrong forum - but I'm looking at content
management systems for my company intranet, to serve about 1500
employees, and include sections for each department, maybe a document
library, and maybe a discussion forum.

The only one I've looked at so far is Ektron.  My budget is about $20k
to $30k; the first proposal I got was about $8k for the Ektron licenses
and about $40k in development, discovery, implementation costs, billed
at about $150/hr for about 280 hours of work.

I'm going to check out other CMS options, can anyone recommend a
content management system or give any further advice?  My company is
fairly backward so ease of use on the interface is extremely important
to me.

I just can't believe it would take 280 hours to implement this from
beginning to end, but maybe it does.

My apologies if I have posted to the wrong forum, but the intranet
forums don't seem to be used.

Best regards,


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I guess this involves a lot of customization, and making the CMS fit in
right into the company. 7 weeks doesn't sound outrageous to me. You can
think of it as: $40k spread out over 1500 people. That's 27 USD/person. It
might be very well that with a cheaper solution those 1500 people waste
some time to get used to it, and you have hidden costs that exceed those
40k big time (just in case we get an OSS freak who is going to claim that
it all can be done for free).

If they can deliver, and their demo looks good, it might be well worth the
price. Remember that you researching every possible option, and testing
all possible options also costs money.

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