Suntek Computer Systems


CMS - Content Management System

Documents and Links

What can you do with Suntek CMS?

CMS allows you to control the whole life cycle of a document using a web based interface:

creationdocuments can be entered on the CMS web interface; a template is provided for operators to enter properties and descriptions of a document
uploaddocuments can be uploaded to CMS through the CMS web interface
searchall uploaded documents, including those still in staging status and those already published, can be searched and viewed based on their contents or status using the CMS interface
editdocuments that are not yet published can be edited anytime
approvedocuments can be approved for publication
publishapproved documents are put on the production directory so that users can search and view the contents
retractionapproved documents can be retracted from published status to allow re-editing or permanent removal

How does Suntek CMS add value to your web site?

With Suntek CMS, a web page is no longer just a web page. You can add descriptions to your web page to make searching more accurate. For instance, you can:

The CMS interface specifies fields/properties in a configuration file. Thus, users can add and remove fields conveniently. Coupled with the Suntek search engine, you can combine the power of field-based search and full-text search to make your web pages conveniently accessible to users. Since information is stored as XML records inside CMS, you can define the display format using XSL (XML Style Language) or through the document viewer which converts an XML record into HTML according to a system-supplied template.

Application 1: Library systems and web page categorization

Imagine you are building a search system on resources you have created by yourself or found on the web. For example, you work for the personnel department and created an internal document with MS Word, called retirement-benefit.doc. You want to put it on the web and make it searchable. You can create a bibliographic record on CMS with the following fields:

TitleRetirement Benefits
KeywordsMPF, retirement, medical insurance
Creation date01/11/2000
Primary source

The record can then be submitted to the CMS and subsequently its contents and the associated primary file can be reviewed and approved for final publication on the web. Once put on the production web, you can index both the bibliographic record and the WORD document using Suntek search engine so that users can easily find the document using field-based or full-text search.

Application 2: Newspapers

Suntek CMS is a powerful productivity tool for newspapers or information providers. Templates can be created in advance for different types of stories. Reporters can enter news articles through the web interface. News articles can be reviewed and updated by an editor and made available on the web for searching and viewing.

User Authentication and Authorized Access

Suntek CMS provides user login and authentication using user IDs and passwords. Users of CMS can be grouped by functions and assigned with different authorities. For example, data entry operators can only access the upload function, editors can search and edit documents, senior editors can approve the documents for publication, and system administrators can start and stop the search engine.

Integration with Suntek Search Engine

Suntek search engine allows web users to search your web documents using keywords; it has been a premier search engine for many large and renowned search portals. Using the CMS, you can control the search engine to index all of your published documents so that users can search them from web browsers. CMS integrates smoothly with Suntek search engine by allowing system administrators to start and stop the search engine and the indexing process through the CMS interface.

Scalability, Customizability and Platform Independence

Suntek CMS is built based on industrial open standards. Documents are stored as XML files so that they can be easily extended with new fields and transformed into different formats for data exchange. The CMS is built with Java technologies, which allow easily customizability of the CMS interface and smooth integration with XML tools. As a web-based system built with Java technologies, the CMS can be accessed anywhere from the web by authorized users and run on all system platforms supporting Java (e.g., IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Compaq Tru64 Unix, Linux, and NT).

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