A content management system (CMS) is a computer application that supports the creation and modification of digital content. It supports multiple users in a collaborative environment.

RNE CMSs include Web-based publishing, format management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval. By its nature, the content management systems support the separation of content and presentation.

Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, maps, and program code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user.


Main functionalities covered currently by RNE CMS:

  • Document management
  • Calendars (Projects, Events, meetings, etc.)
  • Tasks
  • Discussions
  • Webforms (Subscriptions, surveys, etc.)
  • Change Request (including workflows)
  • Address Book (Internal RNE usage)


RNE CMS is basically structured in (see below picture for an example):

  • Spaces (and subspaces)
  • Sections
  • Groups (People)
  • Permissions


A space is a collection of content. Depending on the needs, spaces can be further divided into subspaces (for a large grouping of content nested within a space) and/or sections (where the content actually lives within spaces or subspaces). 
In our case, every Space and subspace may be considered as different web pages inside CMS.


A subspace is an additional division of content nested within a larger space. A site can have as many subspaces as necessary to appropriately house users’ content, but it is recommended that subspaces are used for multiple pieces of content that follow one theme. (For example, each regional division within a department of a company would have its own subspace.)


A section is where your content actually lives on your site. Our CMS is loaded with documents, tasks, discussions, and events as default section options, but we can easily add additional content types.


Groups are a collection of users. Functionally they are used in two ways:

  • Address Book (contacts)
  • Permissions (each group has its own permissions)

Types of users

We may consider basically three types of users:

  • General Administrators
    • Create the Spaces and Groups
    • Create the permissions for the respective Spaces and groups
    • Manage the backend of CMS
  • Space Administrators
    • Manage the content of their spaces
    • Manage the users of their groups
    • Indicate to the General Administrators the needed functionalities
  • Users
    • View and interact with content
    • Based on permissions they may have editing options for certain content types

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