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Titan CMS is a web content management system (CMS) for building public websites, intranets, or extranets from Northwood Software. .Titan CMS is built on Microsoft C#.NET 4.0, SQL 2008 R2, and is designed to operate on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system. Titan CMS offers web and data management, e-commerce, SEO, third-party code integration, site analytics, workflow and security.Take your Manufacturing Website to the next levelAs a food serving equipment manufacturer, Server Products utilizes Titan CMS for a public website with a product catalog of 500+ products; with a single (public) website administrator. Data node filters assists with product selection and a modified ecommerce Shopping Cart facilitates a Request for Quote to a user’s choice of equipment dealers for competitive pricing. The sites' Find a Dealer or Rep lookup also uses a data node filter. Titan CMS has allowed us to transition from duplicating the management of 300+ contacts to one Excel file upload into Titan CMS. The Intranet is populated by department based content coordinators, directed by an Intranet Administrator.,Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too. Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page! Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.,Adding link analytics to find broken links would be helpful. Overwriting an existing file in a file pile, during initial upload could be made easier. Time spent tracking down an original on your network (outside of Titan) to do it properly is painful. A Training Video Library would be very helpful. Sometimes, just knowing it can be done and a brief visual of the concept is all you need.,9,Allowing users to request a quote that goes directly to their choice of dealers has proven to be highly effective in lead conversion. Our Intranet has improved employee efficiency and reduced wasted network space from duplicate copies. Filters have allowed users to quickly find their dispensing, warming or chilling equipment solution, proven with conversions to dealer lookups and quote requests.,WordPress,Acquia Drupal,Content Author / Administrator,More than 10,000 pages,15,2,Public website - listing 500+ products and allowing a user to quickly filter down to the proper equipment to fit a need Intranet - keeps forms handy for multiple departments especially HR - they have more than many realize. Dealer Lookup - find a dealer by location and classification. Request a quote - shopping cart functionality that requests a product quote to user chosen dealers,Dealer and Rep lookup Request a quote Use tags and filters to allow users to quickly find an equipment solution for their need,Content marketing integration Micro sites Deeper analytics functionality,10,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,There really isn't much I would change other than have a clear timeline for completion and possibly put functionality in stages of what needs to be functional to launch and what can be added shortly after. We ran into some content issues late in the game and almost missed a critical launch date because we were trying to focus on all the functionality (even things 3 levels in) vs. top tier and required elements.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Figuring out the user progression for a quote request to multiple dealers was tough. Each dealer was to only see their name on the recipients list with a master list of recipients going to our administrator. It took a few tries to get this going correctly.,10,In-person training Self-taught,10,No, I wouldn't recommend setting up a new site without training, but for a content author or even an editor it can be trained internally with a 1/2 hour session. That would include having the user open the screens, get familiar and do a few test documents. Not too hard at all. If you're doing admin or design work, than I would recommend training. It's not that you won't figure it out, but will you figure it out quickly enough to be most productive out of the gate. Better to learn it upfront and not have to redo anything.,Yes,9,No,I can't think of a time when we didn't get exception support for Titan CMS. Each and every call to support (mind you there hasn't been a lot of calls/emails) has been followed up and solved or escalated without having to wait in limbo. Our project manager for Titan has been a great liaison for their tech support people regarding personal knowledge of our current setup.,setting up content filters renaming tags image library - upload one version and multiple sizes (that you preconfigure) are auto created,verwriting an existing document filter in user management doesn't always find a person quickly,10Content Management Made EasyTitan was used as our primary web hosting across the whole organization. We hosted 4 inter-related websites with it as it helped get across our brand message to consumers. There was a variety of business tasks that were utilized including e-commerce, interactive polls, video pages, and a blog. It was a common ground that the organization could utilize to stay up to date with products and get new employees acquainted with the company.,It gets easier, after taking a couple starter courses and really digging into detail with what Titan could do, it became super user-friendly and I actually enjoyed learning new things about the product. The support group for Titan was extremely helpful. Whenever I had a question or needed some assistance they were always ready and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything was accounted for. Titan made it super easy to be able to preview and save recent work before making it live on the website. This really helped in getting an idea of how to improve simple texts and pictures.,Without taking any kind of beginners course through Titan, I found there was a lot of navigation that was very confusing. Sometimes you really have to dig to find what you are looking for. For example, when there is a table of contents and you have multiple pages under that parent page, it can be very confusing as to which page has the actual information on it and which page you have to tweak in order to get it on the one you are aiming for. Although Titan made it easy to preview your work before going live, sometimes items did not show up or were in different positions then what they would be in when it goes live. This made it very frustrating to tweak to get that perfect spot.,7,Using Titan helped the company improve on issues that the consumers had and shared on our website. It made it easy to really connect with our customers and offer them a level of customer service that otherwise may not have been attainable. Titan CMS allowed the company to be able to track website leads, find what people were clicking on within the website and really track metrics in order to improve on what the company was offering. This in turn helped with customer leads and allowed our sales guys to connect with those interested prospects.,Adobe DreamWeaver,Adobe Photoshop,7,Adding graphics Adding content Maintaining usability Navigation,Making content align viewing in preview, it doesn'tt always look the same live,7Titan CMS: Many benefits for decentralized organizations such as higher educationTitan CMS is being used for both the public facing web site and internal intranet for the entire institution. We are an decentralized organization typical of educational institutions. Titan is being used both by the department responsible for maintaining the web site as well as departments across the organization. Users are both people dedicated to web site creation as well as information technology professionals as well as non-technical administrative staff.,Encouraging consistency in the design of content across pages and ensuring content updating by emailing editors when pages haven't been updated after set amount of time. Flexible navigational structures and design elements such as clam-shell for FAQ sections. Supports responsive design to handle screen sizes from multiple types of devices. Good management of versions for both pages and files/images and good publishing workflow. Good quick image editing capabilities to get the image on the page.,Titan requires some training and users should have fairly good technology skills. Our organization has moved toward more central editing of web content because distributed staff using Titan struggled too much and so it was easier to have more centralized editing than distributed editing. The problem is that administrative staff didn't have enough technology skills. Titan could improve by having two level of editors... full editors using Titian as it is now and then basic editors that would interact with a page similar to interacting with a Facebook page. Can be slow at times when you want to quickly move between screens in Titan. This may be the result of our specific hardware that Titan is implemented on. Sometimes need to edit HTML directly to fix font/formatting problems. Wish CMS integrated Google Web Analytics to allow viewing of page analytics while editing. Wish CMS provided help during a responsive design migration by inspecting HTML and highlighting elements (such as tables) that require modification.,9,Positive ROI by allowing content contributors embedded within departments with the department domain knowledge to update the site directly. More efficient and less centralized spending. Requirement for investment in training users of CMS cuts into ROI. Would recommend a two-step workflow where department content contributors enter information into CMS and then approval step is done by webmaster team to ensure content meets standard formatting guidelines. This workflow functionality exists in the Titan CMS. Positive ROI experienced during projects such as moving to a responsive design because much of the content can migrate untouched. Also positive when updating graphics in template to give site new look.,,MS SharePoint, CrowdCompass, Box,Content Author / Administrator,100-1,000 pagesTitan CMS: Taking Your Website to the Next Level Using This Content Management SystemThe Marketing Department at our organization utilizes Titan CMS to manage our website design and content. Titan CMS has helped our organization organize our website into a format that is intuitive and easy to use.,Organization of content Ease of use Customizable,Drag and drop feature would be great,9,Increased efficiency Ease of management of site Increase in visitors to our site Efficiency of updating website,Content Author / Administrator,10-100 pages,Yes,9,10Titan CMS Admin's Super Awesome ReviewTitan CMS is used mainly by myself, however, the marketing director and IT director also have a login and have basic knowledge of how the system works. Titan CMS addresses our need for an easy to use CMS to update our website on a daily basis. It also works alongside of our customer relationship management software that is used by the entire staff.,Layout/structure of information - Fairly intuitive, it is easy to search for content (within the CMS) if your website is large. However, a CMS truly can only be as organized as the user is. WYSIWYG editor - Creating and publishing pages is extremely easy, the WYSIWYG editor standard, but gets the job done. Applying styles, linking content, adding tables, videos, etc is all very simple. Customizable - There is no limit of possibilities of page layouts, styles, data organization, etc. If you have HTML experience, you can really create anything you'd ever need in the Titan Administration area (where you have access to page layouts and styling).,I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content. If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh. A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful. Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.,7,Our website prior to using Titan CMS was very similar in terms of the way content was laid out. However, since using Titan, we have been able to add new content to our site in a much quicker fashion. The new website and CMS has certainly helped increase the number of visitors to our site.,WordPress,Content Author / Administrator,1,000-10,000 pages,4,3,Keeping content on our website fresh SEO Customer service Education,Our web development team customized Titan to work hand-in-hand with our CRM software. Having the two programs "talk" to each other allows our entire company to remain on the same page. Having some prior HTML/CSS experience has allowed me to truly customize anything in Titan.,We plan on making our website responsive and we will be using Titan throughout that process.,10,7,No,Kelly at Northwoods has been a rockstar at assisting us with the website transition, answering questions, explaining her thoughts and she has truly become a "part of our team."
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July 07, 2015

Titan CMS Review: "Take your Manufacturing Website to the next level"

Score 9 out of 10
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As a food serving equipment manufacturer, Server Products utilizes Titan CMS for a public website with a product catalog of 500+ products; with a single (public) website administrator. Data node filters assists with product selection and a modified ecommerce Shopping Cart facilitates a Request for Quote to a user’s choice of equipment dealers for competitive pricing.

The sites' Find a Dealer or Rep lookup also uses a data node filter. Titan CMS has allowed us to transition from duplicating the management of 300+ contacts to one Excel file upload into Titan CMS.

The Intranet is populated by department based content coordinators, directed by an Intranet Administrator.

  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
  • Adding link analytics to find broken links would be helpful.
  • Overwriting an existing file in a file pile, during initial upload could be made easier. Time spent tracking down an original on your network (outside of Titan) to do it properly is painful.
  • A Training Video Library would be very helpful. Sometimes, just knowing it can be done and a brief visual of the concept is all you need.
Titan CMS works well for our small team of authors and I have heard first hand how companies with hundreds of authors use it too. In years past the software was weak for handling multiple language sites, if this is your need take the time to evaluate how this process works and will integrate with your translation providers. I've had great success using Titan CMS to manage a large product catalog with heavily detailed pages.
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April 18, 2014

Titan CMS Review: "Content Management Made Easy"

Score 7 out of 10
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Titan was used as our primary web hosting across the whole organization. We hosted 4 inter-related websites with it as it helped get across our brand message to consumers. There was a variety of business tasks that were utilized including e-commerce, interactive polls, video pages, and a blog. It was a common ground that the organization could utilize to stay up to date with products and get new employees acquainted with the company.
  • It gets easier, after taking a couple starter courses and really digging into detail with what Titan could do, it became super user-friendly and I actually enjoyed learning new things about the product.
  • The support group for Titan was extremely helpful. Whenever I had a question or needed some assistance they were always ready and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything was accounted for.
  • Titan made it super easy to be able to preview and save recent work before making it live on the website. This really helped in getting an idea of how to improve simple texts and pictures.
  • Without taking any kind of beginners course through Titan, I found there was a lot of navigation that was very confusing.
  • Sometimes you really have to dig to find what you are looking for. For example, when there is a table of contents and you have multiple pages under that parent page, it can be very confusing as to which page has the actual information on it and which page you have to tweak in order to get it on the one you are aiming for.
  • Although Titan made it easy to preview your work before going live, sometimes items did not show up or were in different positions then what they would be in when it goes live. This made it very frustrating to tweak to get that perfect spot.
I found that Titan CMS was very good for the size company that I was with (50-200 employees). It was easy for me to maintain by myself, but it was also easy to introduce some key tasks to other employees so they could utilize it as well. I came from a background with no website experience and Titan actually enlightened my use of Content Management Systems
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May 09, 2016

Review: "Titan CMS: Many benefits for decentralized organizations such as higher education"

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Titan CMS is being used for both the public facing web site and internal intranet for the entire institution. We are an decentralized organization typical of educational institutions. Titan is being used both by the department responsible for maintaining the web site as well as departments across the organization. Users are both people dedicated to web site creation as well as information technology professionals as well as non-technical administrative staff.
  • Encouraging consistency in the design of content across pages and ensuring content updating by emailing editors when pages haven't been updated after set amount of time.
  • Flexible navigational structures and design elements such as clam-shell for FAQ sections.
  • Supports responsive design to handle screen sizes from multiple types of devices.
  • Good management of versions for both pages and files/images and good publishing workflow.
  • Good quick image editing capabilities to get the image on the page.
  • Titan requires some training and users should have fairly good technology skills. Our organization has moved toward more central editing of web content because distributed staff using Titan struggled too much and so it was easier to have more centralized editing than distributed editing. The problem is that administrative staff didn't have enough technology skills. Titan could improve by having two level of editors... full editors using Titian as it is now and then basic editors that would interact with a page similar to interacting with a Facebook page.
  • Can be slow at times when you want to quickly move between screens in Titan. This may be the result of our specific hardware that Titan is implemented on.
  • Sometimes need to edit HTML directly to fix font/formatting problems.
  • Wish CMS integrated Google Web Analytics to allow viewing of page analytics while editing.
  • Wish CMS provided help during a responsive design migration by inspecting HTML and highlighting elements (such as tables) that require modification.
Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
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February 03, 2016

Review: "Titan CMS: Taking Your Website to the Next Level Using This Content Management System"

Score 9 out of 10
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The Marketing Department at our organization utilizes Titan CMS to manage our website design and content. Titan CMS has helped our organization organize our website into a format that is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Organization of content
  • Ease of use
  • Customizable
  • Drag and drop feature would be great
Titan CMS is well suited for those looking for a content management system that is easy to use and is managed by a staff of knowledgeable individuals that provide answers to your questions and get back to you in a timely manner.
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July 02, 2015

"Titan CMS Admin's Super Awesome Review"

Score 7 out of 10
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Titan CMS is used mainly by myself, however, the marketing director and IT director also have a login and have basic knowledge of how the system works. Titan CMS addresses our need for an easy to use CMS to update our website on a daily basis. It also works alongside of our customer relationship management software that is used by the entire staff.
  • Layout/structure of information - Fairly intuitive, it is easy to search for content (within the CMS) if your website is large. However, a CMS truly can only be as organized as the user is.
  • WYSIWYG editor - Creating and publishing pages is extremely easy, the WYSIWYG editor standard, but gets the job done. Applying styles, linking content, adding tables, videos, etc is all very simple.
  • Customizable - There is no limit of possibilities of page layouts, styles, data organization, etc. If you have HTML experience, you can really create anything you'd ever need in the Titan Administration area (where you have access to page layouts and styling).
  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
Titan CMS works best when one specific person can be completely dedicated to it. In my past experience, when multiple people work with it, it can be difficult to control hidden content/pages, and other fine details. While it is user friendly, I honestly feel that people that have not worked with prior CMS will be much slower picking it up than WordPress.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (4)
9.8
API (1)
5
Internationalization / multi-language (1)
5
WYSIWYG editor (3)
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness (3)
8.9
Admin section (3)
8.0
Page templates (4)
9.7
Library of website themes (1)
3
Mobile optimization / responsive design (2)
9.8
Publishing workflow (4)
9.8
Form generator (4)
8.6
Content taxonomy (4)
9.9
SEO support (4)
9.7
Bulk management (4)
9.8
Availability / breadth of extensions (3)
7.9
Community / comment management (3)
9.8

About Titan CMS

Titan CMS is a web content management system (CMS) for building public websites, intranets, or extranets from Northwood Software. .Titan CMS is built on Microsoft C#.NET 4.0, SQL 2008 R2, and is designed to operate on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system. Titan CMS offers web and data management, e-commerce, SEO, third-party code integration, site analytics, workflow and security.

Titan supports editing through blocks of content, lists, and functions. The most common is the WYSIWYG Freeform block, meant to facilitate editing with a minimal of technical skill. Commenting and rating features support engagement from the end user. Titan's SmartSearch automatically captures and tracks search words that site visitors use to query your site and the results they received during that search request, so to identify areas of need and target content for those search requests by mapping keywords. Filters and tags organize and arrange content. Workflow and Page History with Rollback allow managers to delegate day-to-day content management while still controlling final approval.
Categories:  Content Management

Titan CMS Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No