Here is a cloud article from Alyssa Clark, our guest today.
ContentCloud from Betaout is the Editorial Project Management system for the CMS. It is a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that is targeted mainly at publishers running WordPress Sites.
WordPress undoubtedly is a very powerful tool for single bloggers or small website owners. But it faces limitation managing multiple teams of content contributors then be it the internal staff or freelancers.
Publishers today are looking forward towards a leaner editorial staff with their increasing dependency on remote content contributors (freelancers) for furnishing digital content. As a result their major focus has drifted to administrative work rather than producing top notch content. Their attention is being diverted in managing the entire editorial process right from generating content concepts to distribution of assignment to post content, track its performance as well as maintaining records of making payments to freelancers.
For each article the publishers need to rally the right resources, provide quick and absolute feedback, distribute and promote content and lots more. In order to maintain this workflow the publishers turned towards alternatives such as spreadsheets, instant messages, emails or project management software’s. They even tried force-fitting their tools to such alternatives that were intended for some other purpose. Despite all their best efforts, these publishers found themselves struggling to keep their head above water.
ContentCloud from Betaout, a project management solution combined all these administrative tasks to one envelope and provided a solution that is far more efficient. It is an editorial project management solution that is a God sent for the content publishers and marketers. ContentCloud helped publishers focus on developing and executing their editorial strategy.
With Betaout’s ContentCloud the media companies and publishers finally found their way out of the limitation that they were facing as an attempt to collaborate with their teams across different locations. Now for a simple and smooth functioning of WordPress newsrooms, they don’t really need to rely on spreadsheets or emails anymore.
ContentCloud empowers the publishers to easily manage multiple authors, copy editors, freelance writers for multiple sites. It automates entire administrative tasks making the editors more productive and highly efficient. The coolest feature of this plugin is its very short learning curve.
Mentioned below is a list of the prime features of ContentCloud:
- Helps in effective and efficient collaboration of teams working across different locations.
- Teams can be placed on a desk which helps in sharing resources across multiple sites which was not possible in WordPress earlier.
- Editors can create Editorial Calendars
- Real time activity feed
- Plug and play solution which requires publishers to install a simple WordPress plugin to make it work
- An impressive user friendly interface with a modern application look and feel.
With more and more remote freelancers furnishing their content digitally for online newsrooms, software like ContentCloud is going to become integral to the digital publishing process. By automating all the administrative tasks the editors now spend less time in perfecting their workflow. They can now devote more time in producing top-notch content.
Alyssa is a writer/blogger. She is a big fan of WordPress CMS, and advises different client with WordPress themes.